Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 71140 [E7-24261]

Download as PDF 71140 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 240 / Friday, December 14, 2007 / Notices Dated: December 7, 2007. John Teeter, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E7–24235 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–37–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10177] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services. 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(a)(2)(ii). This is necessary to ensure compliance with an initiative of the Administration. We cannot reasonably comply with the normal clearance procedures because of an unanticipated event, as stated in 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(ii). rmajette on PROD1PC64 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:31 Dec 13, 2007 Jkt 214001 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Survey of Contract Labor in Selected Health Industries; Form Number: CMS–10177 (OMB#: 0938-New); Use: The Office of the Actuary (OACT), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting emergency review and approval of an information collection request (ICR) for a one-time, sevenquestion survey of professional contract labor costs in selected health industries. The survey will empirically quantify the locally-purchased and nationallypurchased proportions of professional contract labor costs incurred by hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and kidney dialysis centers (ESRD). The results of this study will determine the proportion of professional contract labor costs that should be included in the labor-related share (LRS). The LRS of Medicare perspective payment system (PPS) payments is the proportion of said payment that is subject to the area wage index adjustment. This adjustment accounts for geographic variation, thus the survey will directly impact the distribution of Medicare hospital and SNF payments to PPS providers. ESRD providers are not paid prospectively at this time, although that appears likely at some point in the future. Frequency: One-time; Affected Public: Private Sector and State, Tribal and Local governments; Number of Respondents: 4,000; Total Annual Responses: 4,000; Total Annual Hours: 4,000. CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by January 14, 2008, 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 31, 2007. 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 December 31, 2007: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development—B, Attn: William N. Parham, III, Room C4–26– 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. 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: December 7, 2007. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E7–24261 Filed 12–13–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–218 and CMS–10252] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human 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) 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. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Information Collection Requirements Contained in 45 CFR Part 162; HIPAA Standards for Electronic Transactions; Use: This submission contains information collection requirements in HCFA–0149– F, CMS–0003–P, CMS–0005–P, and CMS–003/005–F. This collection establishes standards for electronic AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\14DEN1.SGM 14DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10177]


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

AGENCY: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Department of Health 
and Human Services.
    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(a)(2)(ii). This is necessary to ensure compliance with an 
initiative of the Administration. We cannot reasonably comply with the 
normal clearance procedures because of an unanticipated event, as 
stated in 5 CFR 1320.13(a)(2)(ii).
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Survey of Contract Labor in Selected Health 
Industries; Form Number: CMS-10177 (OMB: 0938-New); Use: The 
Office of the Actuary (OACT), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid 
Services (CMS) is requesting emergency review and approval of an 
information collection request (ICR) for a one-time, seven-question 
survey of professional contract labor costs in selected health 
industries. The survey will empirically quantify the locally-purchased 
and nationally-purchased proportions of professional contract labor 
costs incurred by hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNF), and 
kidney dialysis centers (ESRD). The results of this study will 
determine the proportion of professional contract labor costs that 
should be included in the labor-related share (LRS). The LRS of 
Medicare perspective payment system (PPS) payments is the proportion of 
said payment that is subject to the area wage index adjustment. This 
adjustment accounts for geographic variation, thus the survey will 
directly impact the distribution of Medicare hospital and SNF payments 
to PPS providers. ESRD providers are not paid prospectively at this 
time, although that appears likely at some point in the future. 
Frequency: One-time; Affected Public: Private Sector and State, Tribal 
and Local governments; Number of Respondents: 4,000; Total Annual 
Responses: 4,000; Total Annual Hours: 4,000.
    CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by 
January 14, 2008, 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 31, 2007.
    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 December 31, 2007: CMS, Office of 
Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations 
Development--B, Attn: William N. Parham, III, Room C4-26-05, 7500 
Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244-1850. 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: December 7, 2007.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E7-24261 Filed 12-13-07; 8:45 am]
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