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Download as PDF dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Information Collection Requirements Referenced in HIPAA, Title 1 for the Individual Market, supporting regulations at 45 CFR 148.120, 148.122, 148.124, 148.126, and 148.128, and Forms/instructions; Use: The provisions of Title I of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) amend the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act) and are designed to make it easier for people to get access to health care coverage, reduce the limitations that can be put on the coverage, and limit the issuers’ ability to terminate coverage. This information collection requirement will ensure that issuers in the individual market comply with Title 1 of HIPAA, provide individuals with certificates of creditable coverage necessary to demonstrate prior creditable coverage, file the necessary documentation with CMS for review in States that have Federal direct enforcement, and ensure States’ flexibility to implement State alternative mechanisms. Individuals and their dependents need certificates of creditable coverage to take advantage of the rights they have under HIPAA. States and CMS need the information supplied by issuers to properly perform their regulatory functions under HIPAA and or existing State law.; Form Number: CMS–R–205 (OMB#: 0938– 0703); Frequency: Recordkeeping, Third party disclosure, and Reporting—On Occasion; Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Business or other forprofit, Not-for-profit institutions and Federal, State, Local or Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 1,042; Total Annual Responses: 2,987,501; Total Annual Hours: 868,147. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Business Proposal Forms for Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs); Use: The submission of proposal information by current QIOs and other bidders, on the appropriate forms, will satisfy CMS’s need for meaningful, consistent, and verifiable data with which to evaluate contract proposals. The Government will be able to compare the costs reported by the QIOs on the cost reports to the proposed costs noted on the business proposal forms. Subsequent contract and modification negotiations will be based on historic cost data. The business proposal forms will be one element of the historical cost data from which we can analyze future VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Jkt 208001 proposed costs. In addition, the business proposal format will standardize the cost proposing and pricing process among all QIOs. With well-defined cost centers and line items, proposals can be compared among QIOs for reasonableness and appropriateness; Form Number: CMS–718BP, 719BP, 720BP, 721BP, SUM, STAFFING, SC1 and SC2 (OMB#: 0938–0579); Frequency: Reporting—Triennially; Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, Business or other for-profit; Number of Respondents: 20; Total Annual Responses: 20; Total Annual Hours: 455. 3. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of the Demonstration of Coverage of Chiropractic Services Under Medicare; Use: Section 651 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003, authorizes a two-year demonstration ‘‘to evaluate the feasibility and advisability of covering chiropractic services under Medicare’’. The Demonstration aims to evaluate both the costs and the benefits of expanded coverage for chiropractic services. The evaluation will examine the achievements as well as the difficulties inherent in demonstration implementation. The study includes a descriptive evaluation of the program, a survey of a total of 2,000 beneficiaries using expanded services, analyses of medical claims to determine service utilization and expenditures, as well as the cost impact on the Medicare program. These data will allow the researchers to examine use, effectiveness, and satisfaction of Medicare beneficiaries with the chiropractic services they receive in relation to their demographic and clinical characteristics. The results will help CMS to understand the user’s experience with chiropractic services and with this Medicare demonstration; Form Number: CMS–10187 (OMB#: 0938-New); Frequency: Reporting— Monthly; Affected Public: Individuals or Households; Number of Respondents: 2000; Total Annual Responses: 2000; Total Annual Hours: 667. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 12363 To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on May 9, 2006. CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development—C, Attention: Bonnie L Harkless, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: February 8, 2006. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 06–2165 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). OMB No.: 0970–0151. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting comments on plans to collect data on a new cohort for the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). ACF is conducting this study to collect information on Head Start performance measures and has contracted with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (with Juarez and Associates and Educational Testing Service as their subcontractors) (contract #HHSP23320052905YC) for this purpose. FACES will involve five waves of data collection. The first wave will occur in fall 2006. Data will be collected on a sample of approximately 3,650 3- and 4year-old children and their families from about 350 classrooms across 60 Head Start programs. Data collection will include assessments of Head Start children, interviews with their parents, and ratings by their Head Start teachers. Furthermore, site visitors will interview Head Start teachers and management staff. The second wave in spring 2007 will be very similar to the fall 2006 data collection, except that we will not repeat interviews with the Head Start staff interviewed in the fall. The children in the second wave will be at the end of their first year of Head Start. Trained staff will also do observations of children’s Head Start classrooms. E:\FR\FM\10MRN1.SGM 10MRN1 12364 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 47 / Friday, March 10, 2006 / Notices The third wave will occur in fall 2007 and will involve follow-ups with children who at this time are starting their second year in Head Start. Data collection will follow the same procedures as in fall 2006. The fourth wave will occur in spring 2008 and will involve follow-ups with children who at this time are either completing a second year in Head Start or completing kindergarten. For those children who are still attending Head Start, data collection will follow the same procedures as in spring 2007. For those children attending kindergarten, data collection will include assessments of children, an ‘‘update’’ survey of the information collected from the parent interview, and ratings of the children’s academic progress and school adjustment by kindergarten teachers. The fifth wave of data collection will occur in spring 2009. Children who attended kindergarten the previous year will not be included in this wave. The procedures for this effort will be the same as for kindergartners in spring 2008. This schedule of data collection is necessitated by the mandates of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–62), which requires that the Head Start Bureau move expeditiously toward development and testing of Head Start Performance Measures and, by the 1994 Estimated Total Burden Hours: 20,582. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours (averaage of 3 years): 6,861. Average burden hours per response 3,464 3,464 350 60 120 120 350 1 1 9.4 1 1 1 1 1.00 0.66 0.25 0.25 0.80 0.75 1.00 3,464 2,286 823 15 96 90 350 2,789 2,882 370 70 300 1 1 8.2 1 1 0.75 0.66 0.25 1.00 0.50 2,092 1,902 759 70 150 1,333 1,425 200 1 1 7.5 0.40 0.66 0.025 533 941 375 1,172 1,282 200 200 1,171 1,102 964 1 1 6.7 1 1 1 1 0.75 0.66 0.25 200 0.75 0.75 0.50 879 846 335 200 878 827 482 1,172 1,103 965 1 1 1 0.75 0.75 0.50 879 827 483 OMB Comment dsatterwhite on PROD1PC65 with PROPOSAL Additional Information Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. Jkt 208001 Estimated Response Burden for Respondents to the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2006)—Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009. Number of responses per respondent Year 1—Fall 2006: Head Start Parent Interview ..................................................................... Head Start Child Assessment .................................................................. Teacher Child Rating ................................................................................ Program Director Interview ....................................................................... Center Director Interview .......................................................................... Education Coordinator Interview .............................................................. Teacher Interview ..................................................................................... Spring 2007: Head Start Parent Interview ..................................................................... Head Start Child Assessment .................................................................. Teacher Child Rating ................................................................................ Head Start Teacher-new .......................................................................... Head Start Teacher-continuing ................................................................. Year 2—Fall 2007: Head Start Parent Interview ..................................................................... Head Start Child Assessment .................................................................. Teacher Child Rating ................................................................................ Spring 2008: Head Start Parent Interview ..................................................................... Head Start Child Assessment .................................................................. Teacher Child Rating ................................................................................ Head Start Teacher Interiew .................................................................... Kindergarten Parent Interview .................................................................. Kindergarten Child Assessment ............................................................... Kindergarten Teacher Questionnarie and Child Rating ........................... Year 3—Spring 2009: Kindergarten Parent Interview .................................................................. Kindergarten Child Assessment ............................................................... Kindergarten Teacher Questionnaire and Child Rating ........................... 20:31 Mar 09, 2006 Annual Burden Estimates Number of respondents Instrument VerDate Aug<31>2005 reauthorization of Head Start (Head Start Act, as amended, May 18, 1994, Section 649(d)), which requires periodic assessments of Head Start’s quality and effectiveness. Respondents: Federal Government, Individuals or Households, and Not-forProfit Institutions. OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer for ACF. E-mail address: Katherine_T.Astrich@omb.eop.gov. PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours Dated: March 6, 2006. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 06–2321 Filed 3–9–06; 8:45am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Pediatric Advisory Committee; Amendment of Notice Food and Drug Administration. Notice. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES).
    OMB No.: 0970-0151.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) of 
the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is requesting 
comments on plans to collect data on a new cohort for the Head Start 
Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES). ACF is conducting this 
study to collect information on Head Start performance measures and has 
contracted with Mathematica Policy Research, Inc. (with Juarez and 
Associates and Educational Testing Service as their subcontractors) 
(contract HHSP23320052905YC) for this purpose.
    FACES will involve five waves of data collection. The first wave 
will occur in fall 2006. Data will be collected on a sample of 
approximately 3,650 3- and 4-year-old children and their families from 
about 350 classrooms across 60 Head Start programs. Data collection 
will include assessments of Head Start children, interviews with their 
parents, and ratings by their Head Start teachers. Furthermore, site 
visitors will interview Head Start teachers and management staff.
    The second wave in spring 2007 will be very similar to the fall 
2006 data collection, except that we will not repeat interviews with 
the Head Start staff interviewed in the fall. The children in the 
second wave will be at the end of their first year of Head Start. 
Trained staff will also do observations of children's Head Start 
classrooms.

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    The third wave will occur in fall 2007 and will involve follow-ups 
with children who at this time are starting their second year in Head 
Start. Data collection will follow the same procedures as in fall 2006.
    The fourth wave will occur in spring 2008 and will involve follow-
ups with children who at this time are either completing a second year 
in Head Start or completing kindergarten. For those children who are 
still attending Head Start, data collection will follow the same 
procedures as in spring 2007. For those children attending 
kindergarten, data collection will include assessments of children, an 
``update'' survey of the information collected from the parent 
interview, and ratings of the children's academic progress and school 
adjustment by kindergarten teachers.
    The fifth wave of data collection will occur in spring 2009. 
Children who attended kindergarten the previous year will not be 
included in this wave. The procedures for this effort will be the same 
as for kindergartners in spring 2008.
    This schedule of data collection is necessitated by the mandates of 
the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-
62), which requires that the Head Start Bureau move expeditiously 
toward development and testing of Head Start Performance Measures and, 
by the 1994 reauthorization of Head Start (Head Start Act, as amended, 
May 18, 1994, Section 649(d)), which requires periodic assessments of 
Head Start's quality and effectiveness.
    Respondents: Federal Government, Individuals or Households, and 
Not-for-Profit Institutions.


Annual Burden Estimates

    Estimated Response Burden for Respondents to the Head Start Family 
and Child Experiences Survey (FACES 2006)--Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 
2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009.

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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Year 1--Fall 2006:
    Head Start Parent Interview.................           3,464               1            1.00           3,464
    Head Start Child Assessment.................           3,464               1            0.66           2,286
    Teacher Child Rating........................             350             9.4            0.25             823
    Program Director Interview..................              60               1            0.25              15
    Center Director Interview...................             120               1            0.80              96
    Education Coordinator Interview.............             120               1            0.75              90
    Teacher Interview...........................             350               1            1.00             350
Spring 2007:
    Head Start Parent Interview.................           2,789               1            0.75           2,092
    Head Start Child Assessment.................           2,882               1            0.66           1,902
    Teacher Child Rating........................             370             8.2            0.25             759
    Head Start Teacher-new......................              70               1            1.00              70
    Head Start Teacher-continuing...............             300               1            0.50             150
Year 2--Fall 2007:
    Head Start Parent Interview.................           1,333               1            0.40             533
    Head Start Child Assessment.................           1,425               1            0.66             941
    Teacher Child Rating........................             200             7.5           0.025             375
Spring 2008:
    Head Start Parent Interview.................           1,172               1            0.75             879
    Head Start Child Assessment.................           1,282               1            0.66             846
    Teacher Child Rating........................             200             6.7            0.25             335
    Head Start Teacher Interiew.................             200               1             200             200
    Kindergarten Parent Interview...............           1,171               1            0.75             878
    Kindergarten Child Assessment...............           1,102               1            0.75             827
    Kindergarten Teacher Questionnarie and Child             964               1            0.50             482
     Rating.....................................
Year 3--Spring 2009:
    Kindergarten Parent Interview...............           1,172               1            0.75             879
    Kindergarten Child Assessment...............           1,103               1            0.75             827
    Kindergarten Teacher Questionnaire and Child             965               1            0.50             483
     Rating.....................................
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    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 20,582.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours (averaage of 3 years): 6,861.

 Additional Information

     Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to 
the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Information 
Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF 
Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

 OMB Comment

     OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of 
information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document 
in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having 
its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. 
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of 
Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Attn: Desk Officer 
for ACF. E-mail address: Katherine--T.Astrich@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: March 6, 2006.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 06-2321 Filed 3-9-06; 8:45am]
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