Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 15529-15530 [E8-5761]

Download as PDF 15529 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 57 / Monday, March 24, 2008 / Notices 1902(a)(32) of the Act, which provides that payment under the plan may only be made to the provider or practitioner, except under very limited circumstances. Section 1116 of the Act and Federal regulations at 42 CFR Part 430 establish Department procedures that provide an administrative hearing for reconsideration of a disapproval of a State plan or plan amendment. CMS is required to publish a copy of the notice to a State Medicaid agency that informs the agency of the time and place of the hearing, and the issues to be considered. If we subsequently notify the agency of additional issues that will be considered at the hearing, we will also publish that notice. Any individual or group that wants to participate in the hearing as a party must petition the presiding officer within 15 days after publication of this notice, in accordance with the requirements contained at 42 CFR 430.76(b)(2). Any interested person or organization that wants to participate as amicus curiae must petition the presiding officer before the hearing begins in accordance with the requirements contained at 42 CFR 430.76(c). If the hearing is later rescheduled, the presiding officer will notify all participants. The notice to Texas announcing an administrative hearing to reconsider the disapproval of its SPA reads as follows: Mr. Chris Traylor, State Medicaid CHIP Director, Texas Health and Human Services Commission, P.O. Box 13247, Austin, TX 78711. Dear Mr. Traylor: I am responding to your request for reconsideration of the decision to disapprove the Texas State plan amendment (SPA) 07– 011, which was submitted on September 24, 2007, and disapproved on December 20, 2007. Under this SPA, the State proposed to revise the reimbursement methodology for Medicaid services delivered as ‘‘birthing center facility’’ services by eliminating the 2.5 percent rate reduction implemented September 1, 2003. The amendment was disapproved because ‘‘birthing center services’’ are not a recognized service within the scope of ‘‘medical assistance’’ under section 1905(a) of the Social Security Act (the Act), and ‘‘birthing center facility services’’ are not a recognized provider type under that section. Thus, payment to birthing centers is not consistent with the requirements of sections 1902(a)(10)(A) and 1902(a)(32) of the Act. Section 1905(a) of the Act defines those services eligible for medical assistance under Medicaid, generally based on the type of provider or practitioner. Birthing centers are not a recognized type of provider or facility eligible for payment under that section. Nurse midwife services are a recognized service under section 1905(a)(17) of the Act. On June 29, 2006, CMS disapproved Texas SPAs 04–33(b) and 06–004 for the same reasons cited above. The State did not appeal either of these disapprovals. Through those prior disapprovals, CMS notified Texas of its concern that there is no statutory or regulatory authority for birthing center facility payments that are part of the current approved Medicaid State plan. The hearing will involve the following issues: • Whether there is legal authority to provide payment to birthing center facility services in the absence of any statutory authorization for coverage of birthing center facility services. • Whether the express authorization of coverage for ‘‘nurse midwife services’’ as a recognized service under section 1905(a)(17) of the Act identifies the provider of such services as the nurse midwife practitioner, rather than as the birthing center. • Whether direct payment for nurse midwife services can be made to persons or entities other than the nurse midwife, consistent with section 1902(a)(32) of the Act, which provides that payment under the plan may only be made to the provider or practitioner, except under very limited circumstances. I am scheduling a hearing on your request for reconsideration to be held on May 7, 2008, at the CMS Dallas Regional Office, 1301 Young Street, Room 1196, Dallas, Texas 75202, in order to reconsider the decision to disapprove SPA 07–011. If this date is not acceptable, we would be glad to set another date that is mutually agreeable to the parties. The hearing will be governed by the procedures prescribed by Federal regulations at 42 CFR Part 430. I am designating Ms. Kathleen ScullyHayes as the presiding officer. If these arrangements present any problems, please contact the presiding officer at (410) 786– 2055. In order to facilitate any communication which may be necessary between the parties to the hearing, please notify the presiding officer to indicate acceptability of the hearing date that has been scheduled and provide names of the individuals who will represent the State at the hearing. Sincerely, Kerry Weems Acting Administrator Section 1116 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. section 1316; 42 CFR section 430.18) (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance program No. 13.714, Medicaid Assistance Program.) Dated: March 14, 2008. Kerry Weems, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. E8–5881 Filed 3–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: LIHEAP Quarterly Allocation Estimates, Form ACF535. OMB No.: 0970–0037. Description: The LIHEAP Quarterly Allocation Estimates, ACF Form-535 is a one-page form that is sent to 50 State grantees and to the District of Columbia. It is also sent to Tribal Government grantees that receive over $1 million annually for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Grantees are asked to complete and submit the form in the 4th quarter of each year. The data collected on the form are grantees estimates of obligations they expect to make each quarter for the upcoming fiscal year for the LIHEAP program. This is the only method used to request anticipated distributions of the grantees’ LIHEAP funds. The information is used to develop apportionment requests to OMB and to make grant awards based on grantees’ anticipated needs. Information collected on this form is not available through any other Federal source. Submission of the form is voluntary. Respondents: State Governments, Tribal Governments that receive over $1 million annually, and the District of Columbia. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours LIHEAP: Quarterly Allocation Estimates, Form ACF–535 ...................................... 55 55 .25 13.75 VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Mar 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24MRN1.SGM 24MRN1 15530 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 57 / Monday, March 24, 2008 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13.75. Additional Information Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202–395–6974, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Dated: March 17, 2008. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E8–5761 Filed 3–21–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. mstockstill on PROD1PC66 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public. Name of Committee: Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory Committee. General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the agency on FDA’s regulatory issues. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on April 24 and 25, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. VerDate Aug<31>2005 16:33 Mar 21, 2008 Jkt 214001 Location: Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Ballroom, 2 Montgomery Village Ave., Gaithersburg, MD. Contact Person: Karen F. Warburton, Center for Devices and Radiological Health, Food and Drug Administration, 9200 Corporate Blvd., Rockville, MD 20850, 240–276–4238, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1–800– 741–8138 (301–443–0572 in the Washington, DC area), code 3014512396. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. Therefore, you should always check the agency’s Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting. Agenda: On April 24, 2008, the committee will discuss, make recommendations, and vote on a premarket approval application, sponsored by VisionCare Technologies, Inc., for an implantable miniature telescope (IMT). The IMT, a visual prosthetic device, is indicated for monocular implant in patients with stable, moderate to profound central vision impairment due to bilateral central scotomas associated with endstage macular degeneration with geographic atrophy or disciform scar, foveal involvement, and cataract. On April 25, 2008, the committee will discuss general issues concerning the post market experience with phakic intraocular lenses and laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK). FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/ohrms/ dockets/ac/acmenu.htm, click on the year 2008 and scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link. Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before April 15, 2008. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled on April 24, 2008, between approximately 9:30 a.m. and 10 a.m. and between approximately 3:30 p.m. PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and 4 p.m.; and on April 25, 2008, between approximately 10 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. and between approximately 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. Those desiring to make formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before April 7, 2008. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably accommodated during the scheduled open public hearing session, FDA may conduct a lottery to determine the speakers for the scheduled open public hearing session. The contact person will notify interested persons regarding their request to speak by April 8, 2008. Persons attending FDA’s advisory committee meetings are advised that the agency is not responsible for providing access to electrical outlets. FDA welcomes the attendance of the public at its advisory committee meetings and will make every effort to accommodate persons with physical disabilities or special needs. If you require special accommodations due to a disability, please contact AnnMarie Williams, Conference Management staff, at 240–276–8932, at least 7 days in advance of the meeting. FDA is committed to the orderly conduct of its advisory committee meetings. Please visit our Web site at http://www.fda.gov/oc/advisory/ default.htm for procedures on public conduct during advisory committee meetings. Notice of this meeting is given under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. app. 2). Dated: March 14, 2008. Randall W. Lutter, Deputy Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 57 (Monday, March 24, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 15529-15530]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: LIHEAP Quarterly Allocation Estimates, Form ACF535.
    OMB No.: 0970-0037.
    Description: The LIHEAP Quarterly Allocation Estimates, ACF Form-
535 is a one-page form that is sent to 50 State grantees and to the 
District of Columbia. It is also sent to Tribal Government grantees 
that receive over $1 million annually for the Low Income Home Energy 
Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Grantees are asked to complete and submit 
the form in the 4th quarter of each year. The data collected on the 
form are grantees estimates of obligations they expect to make each 
quarter for the upcoming fiscal year for the LIHEAP program. This is 
the only method used to request anticipated distributions of the 
grantees' LIHEAP funds. The information is used to develop 
apportionment requests to OMB and to make grant awards based on 
grantees' anticipated needs. Information collected on this form is not 
available through any other Federal source. Submission of the form is 
voluntary.
    Respondents: State Governments, Tribal Governments that receive 
over $1 million annually, and the District of Columbia.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                  Number of     Average  burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours per       Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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LIHEAP:
    Quarterly Allocation Estimates, Form ACF-             55               55              .25            13.75
     535....................................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 13.75.

Additional Information

    Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the 
Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, 
Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. All requests 
should be identified by the title of the information collection. E-mail 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov.

OMB Comment

    OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of 
information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document 
in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having 
its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. 
Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information 
collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of 
Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Fax: 202-395-6974, 
Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families.

    Dated: March 17, 2008.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E8-5761 Filed 3-21-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P