Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), 4868-4869 [E8-1361]

Download as PDF 4868 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2008 / Notices The notices are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank indicated. The notices also will be available for inspection at the office of the Board of Governors. Interested persons may express their views in writing to the Reserve Bank indicated for that notice or to the offices of the Board of Governors. Comments must be received not later than February 12, 2008. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Burl Thornton, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. Patricia L. Pierce, as an individual, and Patricia L. Pierce and Oliver P. Smith, both of Menasha, Wisconsin, as a group acting in concert, to retain voting shares of First Menasha Bancshares, Inc., and thereby indirectly retain voting shares of First National Bank–Fox Valley, both of Neenah, Wisconsin. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 23, 2008. Robert deV. 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Relationship Financial Corporation; to become a bank holding company by acquiring 100 percent of the voting shares of Guadalupe National Bank, both of Kerrville, Texas (in organization). Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, January 23, 2008. Robert deV. Frierson, Deputy Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. E8–1383 Filed 1–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6210–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10210] Emergency Clearance: Public Information Collection Requirements Submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00102 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Additional Quality Measures and Procedures for Hospital Reporting of Quality Data for the FY 2009 IPPS Annual Payment Update (Surgical Care Improvement Project & Mortality Measures); Form Number: CMS–10210 (OMB#: 0938– 1022); Use: The approval of this data collection process is essential to meet the requirements of Section 404 of the Medicare Prescription Drug and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 and its applicability to the hospital market basket. This section of the MMA requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to, ‘‘... establish a frequency for revising such [market basket] weights including the labor share, in such market basket to reflect the most current data available more frequently than every five years.’’ This information is used by Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) to E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 18 / Monday, January 28, 2008 / Notices identify opportunities for improvement, and to effectively target quality improvement initiatives in order to meet the statutory requirements for QIOs. The information will be made available to hospitals for their use in internal quality improvement initiatives. The information is used by CMS to direct its contractors to focus on particular areas of improvement, and to develop quality improvement initiatives. Most importantly, this information is available to beneficiaries, as well as to the public in general, to provide hospital information to assist them in making decisions about their health care. CMS conducts focus groups or market testing prior to public reporting hospital quality data on the Hospital Compare Web site. For FY 2008, we propose to add the HCAHPS Survey to the measure set. For FY 2009, the set of measures for the RHQDAPU program will consist of measures previously approved through the PRA process, as well as additional measures identified through this rulemaking. We propose to add the following additional measures for FY 2009: Pneumonia 30-day Mortality (Medicare patients); SCIP Infection 4: Cardiac Surgery Patients with Controlled 6AM Postoperative Serum Glucose; SCIP Infection 6: Surgery Patients with Appropriate Hair Removal. These three measures were recently endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and will be added to the set. All of these measures have been approved by the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) for inclusion in the national voluntary hospital reporting set, and are fully specified and included in The Joint Commission Specifications Manual for National Hospital Quality Measures. The measures offer important additions to our understanding of patient outcomes (mortality) and patient safety efforts, and could help encourage additional systems change in hospitals in the areas of pneumonia care and surgical services. Frequency: Recordkeeping, reporting, third-party disclosure—quarterly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-forprofit; Number of Respondents: 3,700; Total Annual Responses: 3,700; Total Annual Hours: 806,250. CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by February 29, 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 February 25, 2008. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:56 Jan 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 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. In commenting on the proposed information collections please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of the following ways by February 27, 2008. 1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number lllll, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 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: January 18, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–1361 Filed 1–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10255, CMS– 10112, CMS–R–148 and CMS–287–05] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 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) is publishing the following summary of proposed AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4869 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: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of Care and Disease Management Under Medicare Advantage. Use: CMS is conducting an evaluation of care and disease management programs under Medicare Advantage (MA), which includes a survey of all MA plans. The survey will help describe the structure and operation of these programs. The survey will gather information about MA health plans’ care and disease management programs that is not available from other sources, such as relations with health providers, the use of electronic data systems, characteristics of care and disease management programs, population served, physician intervention, differences with regular MA plans and special needs plans, and evidence of effectiveness and assessment of costs. Information is collected through a onetime, self-administered mail questionnaire. Form Number: CMS– 10255 (OMB# 0938–New); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: Private sector– Business or other for-profit and Not-forprofit institutions; Number of Respondents: 475; Total Annual Responses: 475; Total Annual Hours: 435. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Phone Surveys of Products and Services for Medicare Payment Validation and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 405.502. Use: The phone surveys of products and services for Medicare payment validation and supporting regulations in 42 CFR 405.502 will be used to identify specific products/services provided to Medicare beneficiaries and the costs associated with the provision of those products/services. The information collected will be used to validate the Medicare payment amounts for those products/services and institute revisions of payment amounts where necessary. E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1

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[FR Doc No: E8-1361]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10210]


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(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: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Additional 
Quality Measures and Procedures for Hospital Reporting of Quality Data 
for the FY 2009 IPPS Annual Payment Update (Surgical Care Improvement 
Project & Mortality Measures); Form Number: CMS-10210 (OMB: 
0938-1022); Use: The approval of this data collection process is 
essential to meet the requirements of Section 404 of the Medicare 
Prescription Drug and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 and its 
applicability to the hospital market basket. This section of the MMA 
requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services to, ``... establish 
a frequency for revising such [market basket] weights including the 
labor share, in such market basket to reflect the most current data 
available more frequently than every five years.''
    This information is used by Quality Improvement Organizations 
(QIOs) to

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identify opportunities for improvement, and to effectively target 
quality improvement initiatives in order to meet the statutory 
requirements for QIOs. The information will be made available to 
hospitals for their use in internal quality improvement initiatives. 
The information is used by CMS to direct its contractors to focus on 
particular areas of improvement, and to develop quality improvement 
initiatives. Most importantly, this information is available to 
beneficiaries, as well as to the public in general, to provide hospital 
information to assist them in making decisions about their health care. 
CMS conducts focus groups or market testing prior to public reporting 
hospital quality data on the Hospital Compare Web site.
    For FY 2008, we propose to add the HCAHPS Survey to the measure 
set. For FY 2009, the set of measures for the RHQDAPU program will 
consist of measures previously approved through the PRA process, as 
well as additional measures identified through this rulemaking. We 
propose to add the following additional measures for FY 2009: Pneumonia 
30-day Mortality (Medicare patients); SCIP Infection 4: Cardiac Surgery 
Patients with Controlled 6AM Postoperative Serum Glucose; SCIP 
Infection 6: Surgery Patients with Appropriate Hair Removal.
    These three measures were recently endorsed by the National Quality 
Forum (NQF) and will be added to the set. All of these measures have 
been approved by the Hospital Quality Alliance (HQA) for inclusion in 
the national voluntary hospital reporting set, and are fully specified 
and included in The Joint Commission Specifications Manual for National 
Hospital Quality Measures. The measures offer important additions to 
our understanding of patient outcomes (mortality) and patient safety 
efforts, and could help encourage additional systems change in 
hospitals in the areas of pneumonia care and surgical services. 
Frequency: Recordkeeping, reporting, third-party disclosure--quarterly; 
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, not-for-profit; Number 
of Respondents: 3,700; Total Annual Responses: 3,700; Total Annual 
Hours: 806,250.
    CMS is requesting OMB review and approval of this collection by 
February 29, 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 February 25, 2008.
    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.
    In commenting on the proposed information collections please 
reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured 
consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of 
the following ways by February 27, 2008.
    1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to 
http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ``Comment or 
Submission'' or ``More Search Options'' to find the information 
collection document(s) accepting comments.
    2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following 
address:

CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of 
Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control 
Number ----------, Room C4-26-05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, 
Maryland 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: January 18, 2008.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
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