Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 20695 [E6-5831]

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In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:21 Apr 20, 2006 Jkt 208001 of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. We are, however, requesting an emergency review of the information collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following requirements for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency review because the collection of this information is needed before the expiration of the normal time limits under OMB’s regulations at 5 CFR part 1320. This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of the Administration. We cannot reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures because the use of the normal clearance process would delay the implementation of our survey, which in turn would jeopardize our ability to complete the Report to Congress by August 8, 2006. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection; Title of Information Collection: Strategic and Implementing Plan Regarding Specialty Hospitals—Section 5006 of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005; Use: Section 5006 of the DRA requires CMS to develop a strategic and implementing plan regarding physician-owned specialty hospitals. CMS is required to analyze whether physician investment in specialty hospitals is proportional, whether the investment is a bona fide investment, and whether the Secretary should require annual disclosure, and the provision of care to Medicaid patients, patients receiving medical assistance under a demonstration, and patients receiving charity care, and lastly appropriate enforcement; Form Number: CMS–10192 (OMB#: 0938– NEW); Frequency: Reporting—As requested; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, Federal government; Number of Respondents: 400; Total Annual Responses: 400; Total Annual Hours: 1600. CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by May 1, 2006, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendation will be considered from the public if PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20695 received by the individuals designated below by May 1, 2006. 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/ regulations/pra or e-mail 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. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden or any other aspect of these collections of information requirements. However, as noted above, comments on these information collection and recordkeeping requirements must be mailed and/or faxed to the designees referenced below by May 1, 2006: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850, Attn: William N. Parham, III; and, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974. Dated: April 12, 2006. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–5831 Filed 4–20–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–359, 360, R–55; CMS–368, R–144; CMS–643, CMS–R–305, CMS 10174, and CMS–10097] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\21APN1.SGM 21APN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10192]


Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements 
Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)

AGENCY: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS.
    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services (CMS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing 
the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. 
Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden 
estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, 
including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility 
of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of 
the agency's functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) 
ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to 
be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology to minimize the information 
collection burden.
    We are, however, requesting an emergency review of the information 
collection referenced below. In compliance with the requirement of 
section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, we have 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following 
requirements for emergency review. We are requesting an emergency 
review because the collection of this information is needed before the 
expiration of the normal time limits under OMB's regulations at 5 CFR 
part 1320. This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of 
the Administration. We cannot reasonably comply with the normal 
clearance procedures because the use of the normal clearance process 
would delay the implementation of our survey, which in turn would 
jeopardize our ability to complete the Report to Congress by August 8, 
2006.
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Strategic and Implementing Plan Regarding 
Specialty Hospitals--Section 5006 of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 
2005; Use: Section 5006 of the DRA requires CMS to develop a strategic 
and implementing plan regarding physician-owned specialty hospitals. 
CMS is required to analyze whether physician investment in specialty 
hospitals is proportional, whether the investment is a bona fide 
investment, and whether the Secretary should require annual disclosure, 
and the provision of care to Medicaid patients, patients receiving 
medical assistance under a demonstration, and patients receiving 
charity care, and lastly appropriate enforcement; Form Number: CMS-
10192 (OMB: 0938-NEW); Frequency: Reporting--As requested; 
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit 
institutions, Federal government; Number of Respondents: 400; Total 
Annual Responses: 400; Total Annual Hours: 1600.
    CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by May 
1, 2006, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and 
recommendation will be considered from the public if received by the 
individuals designated below by May 1, 2006.
    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/regulations/pra or e-mail 
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.
    Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the 
burden or any other aspect of these collections of information 
requirements. However, as noted above, comments on these information 
collection and recordkeeping requirements must be mailed and/or faxed 
to the designees referenced below by May 1, 2006:
    Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security 
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850, Attn: William N. Parham, III; and,
    OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, 
New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax 
Number: (202) 395-6974.

    Dated: April 12, 2006.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E6-5831 Filed 4-20-06; 8:45 am]
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