Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 63611-63612 [07-5480]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 217 / Friday, November 9, 2007 / Notices Dated: November 2, 2007. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–21995 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Request for Nominations of Candidates To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is soliciting nominations for possible membership on the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. This committee provides advice and guidance to the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, and the Director, CDC, regarding the most appropriate application of antigens and related agents for effective communicable disease control in the civilian population. The committee reviews and reports regularly on immunization practices and recommends improvements in national immunization efforts. The committee also establishes, reviews, and as appropriate, revises the list of vaccines for administration to children eligible to receive vaccines through the Vaccines for Children Program. Nominations are being sought for individuals who have expertise and qualifications necessary to contribute to the accomplishments of the committee’s objectives. Nominees will be selected based upon expertise in the field of immunization practices; multidisciplinary expertise in public health; expertise in the use of vaccines and immunologic agents in both clinical and preventive medicine; knowledge of vaccine development, evaluation, and vaccine delivery; or knowledge about consumer perspectives and/or social and community aspects of immunization programs. Federal employees will not be considered for membership. Members may be invited to serve for up to four-year terms. Consideration is given to representation from diverse geographic areas, both genders, ethnic and minority groups, and the disabled. Nominees must be U.S. citizens. The following information must be submitted for each candidate: Name, VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:48 Nov 08, 2007 Jkt 214001 affiliation, address, telephone number, e-mail address and current curriculum vitae. Nominations should be accompanied with a letter of recommendation stating the qualifications of the nominee and postmarked by Friday, November 30, 2007 to: Tonica Gleaton, Immunization Service Division, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Mailstop E–05, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, telephone (404) 639–8836. 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 CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: November 1, 2007. Elaine Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–22013 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Member Conflict Review, Occupational Safety and Health Research, Program Announcement (PA) 07–318 In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the aforementioned meeting. Time and Date: 8 a.m.–5 p.m., November 30, 2007 (Closed). Place: Renaissance Hotel, 6th Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters to be Discussed: The meeting will include the review, discussion, and evaluation of Member Conflict Review, Occupational Safety and Health Research,1 PA 07–318. Contact Person for More Information: Stephen Olenchock, PhD, Scientific Review Administrator, Office of Extramural Coordination and Special Projects, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, CDC, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505, Telephone (304) 285–6271. The PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 63611 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 CDC and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. Dated: October 30, 2007. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E7–22032 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10220 and CMS– 10224] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. 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 necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the Agency’s function; (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. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS) Web Security Consent Form; Form No.: CMS–10220 (OMB# 0938–NEW); Use: In establishing a web based application process, we allow providers and suppliers the ability to enroll in the Medicare program via the Internet. For these applicants, no security consent form is needed to enroll or make a change in their Medicare enrollment information. These applicants receive complete access to AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES 63612 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 217 / Friday, November 9, 2007 / Notices their own enrollments through the web based version of the Provider Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS). In order to allow a provider or supplier to delegate the Medicare credentialing process to another individual or organization, it is necessary to establish a Security Consent Form for those providers and suppliers who choose to have another individual or organization access their enrollment information and complete enrollments on their behalf. These users could consist of administrative staff, independent contractors, or credentialing departments and are represented as a User group. User groups and its members must request access to enrollment data through a Security Consent Form. The security consent form replicates business service agreements between Medicare applicants and organizations providing enrollment services. We have revised the information collection request since the publication of the 60-day Federal Register notice (72 FR 13793). Rather than the four original forms, we are proposing only two different versions of the Security Consent Form. The form, once signed, mailed and approved, grants a user group or its member’s access to all current and future enrollment data for the Medicare provider. The user group administrator, within the user group, assigns to each member of the group, a security role that will define their levels of functionality within PECOS via the web for an individual or organization. Frequency: Reporting—On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other forprofit, not-for-profit institutions, individuals or households; Number of Respondents: 177,500; Total Annual Responses: 177,500; Total Annual Hours: 44,375. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: HCPCS Level II Code Modification Request Process; Use: For Medicare and other health insurance programs to ensure that claims are processed in an orderly and consistent manner, standardized coding systems are essential. The Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level I1 Code Set is one of the standard code sets used for this purpose. Level I1 of the HCPCS, also referred to as alpha-numeric codes, is a standardized coding system that is used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not included in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, such as ambulatory services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) when VerDate Aug<31>2005 23:48 Nov 08, 2007 Jkt 214001 used in the home or outpatient setting. As technology evolves and new products are developed, there are continuous changes to the HCPCS code set. Modifications to the HCPCS are initiated via application form submitted by any interested stakeholder. These applications have been received on an on-going basis with an annual deadline for each cycle. In October 2003, the Secretary of Health and Human Services delegated CMS authority to maintain and distribute HCPCS Level I1 Codes. As a result, the National Panel was delineated and CMS continued with the decision-making process under its current structure, the CMS HCPCS Workgroup. CMS’ Council on Technological Innovation (CTI) has instituted a number of improvements to the HCPCS process. Specific process refinements include public notification of CMS’ preliminary decisions, and a new opportunity to respond to CMS’ preliminary decisions at a public meeting before a final decision is reached by the workgroup. CMS has streamlined the form into a userfriendly application. The content of the material is the same, but the questions have been refined. CMS is also preparing a system of records (SOR) notice. Applications are received, and distributed to all workgroup members. Workgroup members review the material and provide comments at the HCPCS workgroup meetings. Discussions are posted to CMS’ HCPCS Web site. Final decisions are released to the applicant via letter; and all resulting modifications to the HCPCS codes are reflected on the HCPCS update. Form Number: CMS–10224 (OMB#: 0938– New); Frequency: Reporting: Occasionally; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and State, Local or Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 300; Total Annual Responses: 300; Total Annual Hours: 3,300. 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. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 on December 10, 2007. OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Carolyn Lovett, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974. Dated: October 26, 2007. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 07–5480 Filed 11–8–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10243] 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 of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the Agency’s function; (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. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Data Collection for Administering the Medicare Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) Instrument; Use: The Medicare Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) is a uniform patient assessment instrument designed to measure differences in patient severity, resource utilization, and outcomes for patients in acute and postacute care settings. This tool will be used to (1) standardize program information on Medicare beneficiaries’ acuity at discharge from acute hospitals, (2) document medical severity, AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\09NON1.SGM 09NON1

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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10220 and CMS-10224]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
    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 necessity and utility 
of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of 
the Agency's function; (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.
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System 
(PECOS) Web Security Consent Form; Form No.: CMS-10220 (OMB 
0938-NEW); Use: In establishing a web based application process, we 
allow providers and suppliers the ability to enroll in the Medicare 
program via the Internet. For these applicants, no security consent 
form is needed to enroll or make a change in their Medicare enrollment 
information. These applicants receive complete access to

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their own enrollments through the web based version of the Provider 
Enrollment, Chain and Ownership System (PECOS).
    In order to allow a provider or supplier to delegate the Medicare 
credentialing process to another individual or organization, it is 
necessary to establish a Security Consent Form for those providers and 
suppliers who choose to have another individual or organization access 
their enrollment information and complete enrollments on their behalf. 
These users could consist of administrative staff, independent 
contractors, or credentialing departments and are represented as a User 
group. User groups and its members must request access to enrollment 
data through a Security Consent Form. The security consent form 
replicates business service agreements between Medicare applicants and 
organizations providing enrollment services.
    We have revised the information collection request since the 
publication of the 60-day Federal Register notice (72 FR 13793). Rather 
than the four original forms, we are proposing only two different 
versions of the Security Consent Form. The form, once signed, mailed 
and approved, grants a user group or its member's access to all current 
and future enrollment data for the Medicare provider. The user group 
administrator, within the user group, assigns to each member of the 
group, a security role that will define their levels of functionality 
within PECOS via the web for an individual or organization. Frequency: 
Reporting--On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, 
not-for-profit institutions, individuals or households; Number of 
Respondents: 177,500; Total Annual Responses: 177,500; Total Annual 
Hours: 44,375.
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: HCPCS Level II Code Modification Request 
Process; Use: For Medicare and other health insurance programs to 
ensure that claims are processed in an orderly and consistent manner, 
standardized coding systems are essential. The Healthcare Common 
Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) Level I1 Code Set is one of the 
standard code sets used for this purpose. Level I1 of the HCPCS, also 
referred to as alpha-numeric codes, is a standardized coding system 
that is used primarily to identify products, supplies, and services not 
included in the Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes, such as 
ambulatory services and durable medical equipment, prosthetics, 
orthotics, and supplies (DMEPOS) when used in the home or outpatient 
setting. As technology evolves and new products are developed, there 
are continuous changes to the HCPCS code set. Modifications to the 
HCPCS are initiated via application form submitted by any interested 
stakeholder. These applications have been received on an on-going basis 
with an annual deadline for each cycle. In October 2003, the Secretary 
of Health and Human Services delegated CMS authority to maintain and 
distribute HCPCS Level I1 Codes. As a result, the National Panel was 
delineated and CMS continued with the decision-making process under its 
current structure, the CMS HCPCS Workgroup.
    CMS' Council on Technological Innovation (CTI) has instituted a 
number of improvements to the HCPCS process. Specific process 
refinements include public notification of CMS' preliminary decisions, 
and a new opportunity to respond to CMS' preliminary decisions at a 
public meeting before a final decision is reached by the workgroup. CMS 
has streamlined the form into a user-friendly application. The content 
of the material is the same, but the questions have been refined. CMS 
is also preparing a system of records (SOR) notice.
    Applications are received, and distributed to all workgroup 
members. Workgroup members review the material and provide comments at 
the HCPCS workgroup meetings. Discussions are posted to CMS' HCPCS Web 
site. Final decisions are released to the applicant via letter; and all 
resulting modifications to the HCPCS codes are reflected on the HCPCS 
update. Form Number: CMS-10224 (OMB: 0938-New); Frequency: 
Reporting: Occasionally; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit 
and State, Local or Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 300; 
Total Annual Responses: 300; Total Annual Hours: 3,300.
    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 
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.
    To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the 
proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk 
officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on December 10, 
2007. OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Carolyn 
Lovett, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974.

    Dated: October 26, 2007.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 07-5480 Filed 11-8-07; 8:45 am]
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