Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 71176 [E6-20543]

Download as PDF 71176 Federal Register / Vol. 71, No. 236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities for both the CDC and ATSDR. Dated: December 1, 2006. Alvin Hall, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E6–20859 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–244] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Centers 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 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 sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Dec 07, 2006 Jkt 211001 comply with the normal clearance procedures because the use of normal clearance procedures is reasonably likely to cause a statutory deadline to be missed. The reporting requirements being filed under this collection do not represent substantively new processes for the Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) providers. The reporting requirements have been updated in specific areas to provide a mechanism for disclosure and recusal in the event of a conflict of interest involving members of the PACE governing body or their immediate family members. In addition, the requirement that PACE organizations must furnish a copy of signed contracts for inpatient care facilities to CMS and the State administering agency has been removed. The Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly; program revisions final rule, CMS–1201–F, and the reporting requirements in this collection are required to become effective on the same date. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection. Title of Information Collection: The Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE). Form Number: CMS–R–244 (OMB#: 0938–0790). Use: PACE organizations must demonstrate their ability to provide quality community-based care for the frail elderly who meet their State’s nursing home eligibility standards using capitated payments from Medicare and the State. PACE programs must provide all Medicare and Medicaid covered services including hospital, nursing home, home health, and other specialized services. This collection is necessary to ensure that only appropriate organizations are selected to become PACE organizations and that CMS has the information necessary to monitor the care they provide. Frequency: Reporting—Once and On occasion. Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions and State, Local, or Tribal Governments. Number of Respondents: 54. Total Annual Responses: 108. Total Annual Hours: 44131.50. CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by December 29, 2006, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 individuals designated below by December 22, 2006. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’s 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. 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 December 22, 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: Bonnie L Harkless 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: November 9, 2006. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E6–20543 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10216] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Center 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 of the following subjects: (1) The AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08DEN1.SGM 08DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-R-244]


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

AGENCY: Centers 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 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 normal clearance procedures is reasonably 
likely to cause a statutory deadline to be missed.
    The reporting requirements being filed under this collection do not 
represent substantively new processes for the Programs of All-inclusive 
Care for the Elderly (PACE) providers. The reporting requirements have 
been updated in specific areas to provide a mechanism for disclosure 
and recusal in the event of a conflict of interest involving members of 
the PACE governing body or their immediate family members. In addition, 
the requirement that PACE organizations must furnish a copy of signed 
contracts for inpatient care facilities to CMS and the State 
administering agency has been removed.
    The Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Programs of All-inclusive Care 
for the Elderly; program revisions final rule, CMS-1201-F, and the 
reporting requirements in this collection are required to become 
effective on the same date.
    Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection.
    Title of Information Collection: The Medicare and Medicaid 
Programs; Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE).
    Form Number: CMS-R-244 (OMB: 0938-0790).
    Use: PACE organizations must demonstrate their ability to provide 
quality community-based care for the frail elderly who meet their 
State's nursing home eligibility standards using capitated payments 
from Medicare and the State. PACE programs must provide all Medicare 
and Medicaid covered services including hospital, nursing home, home 
health, and other specialized services. This collection is necessary to 
ensure that only appropriate organizations are selected to become PACE 
organizations and that CMS has the information necessary to monitor the 
care they provide.
    Frequency: Reporting--Once and On occasion.
    Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions and State, Local, or 
Tribal Governments.
    Number of Respondents: 54.
    Total Annual Responses: 108.
    Total Annual Hours: 44131.50.
    CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by 
December 29, 2006, with a 180-day approval period. Written comments and 
recommendations will be considered from the public if received by the 
individuals designated below by December 22, 2006.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS's 
Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/PaperworkReductionActof1995 
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 December 22, 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: Bonnie L Harkless 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: November 9, 2006.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E6-20543 Filed 12-7-06; 8:45 am]
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