Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 22419-22420 [E8-9068]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 81 / Friday, April 25, 2008 / Notices sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES 4. 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. [Refer to the crosswalk and track changes document for a list of changes to this information collection request since the last Federal Register publication.] 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. 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 at (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 May 27, 2008. OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Carolyn Raffaelli, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974. Dated: April 17, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–9067 Filed 4–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:20 Apr 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–43 and CMS– R–71] 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 a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Conditions of Participation for Portable X-ray Suppliers and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 486.104, 486.106, 486.110; Use: These requirements contained in this information collection request are classified as conditions of participation or conditions for coverage. These conditions are based on a provision specified in law relating to diagnostic Xray tests ‘‘furnished in a place of residence used as the patient’s home,’’ and are designed to ensure that each supplier has a properly trained staff to provide the appropriate type and level of care, as well as, a safe physical environment for patients. CMS uses these conditions to certify suppliers of portable X-ray services wishing to participate in the Medicare program. This is standard medical practice and is necessary in order to help to ensure the well-being, safety and quality professional medial treatment accountability for each patient. Form Number: CMS–R–43 (OMB# 0938– 0338); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00099 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 22419 not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 726; Total Annual Responses: 726; Total Annual Hours: 1,815. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Assumption of Responsibilities and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 412.44, 412.46, 431.630,476.71, 476.73, 476.74, and 476.78; Use: The Peer Review Improvement Act of 1982 amended Title XI of the Social Security Act to create the Utilization and Quality Control Peer Review Organization (PRO) program which replaces the Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) program and streamlines peer review activities. The term PRO has been renamed Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). This collection describes the review functions to be performed by the QIO. It outlines relationships among QIOs, providers, practitioners, beneficiaries, intermediaries, and carriers. Form Number: CMS–R–71 (OMB# 0938– 0445); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 6,036; Total Annual Responses: 6,036; Total Annual Hours: 156,846. 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. 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 June 24, 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, E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1 22420 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 81 / Friday, April 25, 2008 / Notices 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: April 17, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–9068 Filed 4–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services [CMS–2895–PN] Medicare and Medicaid Programs; The Det Norske Veritas Healthcare, Inc (DNV) for Deeming Authority for Hospitals Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Proposed Notice. sroberts on PROD1PC70 with NOTICES AGENCY: SUMMARY: This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of a deeming application from Det Norske Veritas Healthcare (DNV) for recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. Section 1865(b)(3)(A) of the Social Security Act requires that within 60 days of receipt of an organization’s complete application, we publish a notice that identifies the national accrediting body making the request, describes the nature of the request, and provides at least a 30-day public comment period. DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on May 27, 2008. ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS–2895–PN. Because of staff and resource limitations, we cannot accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmission. You may submit comments in one of four ways (no duplicates, please): 1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on specific issues in this regulation to http:// www.cms.hhs.gov/eRulemaking. Click on the link ‘‘Submit electronic comments on CMS regulations with an open comment period.’’ (Attachments should be in Microsoft Word, WordPerfect, or Excel; however, we prefer Microsoft Word.) 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments (one original and two copies) to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid VerDate Aug<31>2005 20:20 Apr 24, 2008 Jkt 214001 Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–2895– PN, P.O. Box ll, Baltimore, MD 21244–8010. Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period. 3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments (one original and two copies) to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–2895–PN, Mail Stop C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. 4. By hand or courier. If you prefer, you may deliver (by hand or courier) your written comments (one original and two copies) before the close of the comment period to one of the following addresses: a. Room 445–G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20201. (Because access to the interior of the HHH Building is not readily available to persons without Federal Government identification, commenters are encouraged to leave their comments in the CMS drop slots located in the main lobby of the building. A stamp-in clock is available for persons wishing to retain a proof of filing by stamping in and retaining an extra copy of the comments being filed.) b. 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. If you intend to deliver your comments to the Baltimore address, please call telephone number (410) 786– 9994 in advance to schedule your arrival with one of our staff members. Comments mailed to the addresses indicated as appropriate for hand or courier delivery may be delayed and received after the comment period. For information on viewing public comments, see the beginning of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cindy Melanson, (410) 786–0310. Patricia Chmielewski, (410) 786–6899. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Submitting Comments: We welcome comments from the public on all issues set forth in this proposed notice to assist us in fully considering issues and developing policies. You can assist us by referencing the file code CMS–2895– PN and the specific ‘‘issue identifier’’ that precedes the section on which you choose to comment. Inspection of Public Comments: All comments received before the close of the comment period are available for viewing by the public, including any personally identifiable or confidential business information that is included in PO 00000 Frm 00100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 a comment. We post all comments received before the close of the comment period on the following Web site as soon as possible after they have been received: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the search instructions on that Web site to view public comments. Comments received timely will also be available for public inspection as they are received, generally beginning approximately 3 weeks after publication of a document, at the headquarters of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244, Monday through Friday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment to view public comments, phone 1–800–743–3951. I. Background Under the Medicare program, eligible beneficiaries may receive covered services in a hospital provided certain requirements are met. Section 1861(e) of the Social Security Act (the Act), establishes distinct criteria for facilities seeking designation as a hospital. Regulations concerning provider agreements are at 42 CFR part 489 and those pertaining to activities relating to the survey and certification of facilities are at 42 CFR part 488. The regulations at 42 CFR part 482 specify the conditions that a hospital must meet in order to participate in the Medicare program, the scope of covered services and the conditions for Medicare payment for hospitals. Generally, in order to enter into an agreement, a hospital must first be certified by a State survey agency as complying with the conditions or requirements set forth in part 482 of our CMS regulations. Thereafter, the hospital is subject to regular surveys by a State survey agency to determine whether it continues to meet these requirements. There is an alternative, however, to surveys by State agencies. Section 1865(b)(1) of the Act provides that, if a provider entity demonstrates through accreditation by an approved national accrediting organization that all applicable Medicare conditions are met or exceeded, we will deem those provider entities as having met the requirements. Accreditation by an accrediting organization is voluntary and is not required for Medicare participation. If an accrediting organization is recognized by the Secretary as having standards for accreditation that meet or exceed Medicare requirements, any provider entity accredited by the national accrediting body’s approved program would be deemed to meet the E:\FR\FM\25APN1.SGM 25APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 81 (Friday, April 25, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22419-22420]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-9068]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-R-43 and CMS-R-71]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: 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 a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Conditions of 
Participation for Portable X-ray Suppliers and Supporting Regulations 
in 42 CFR 486.104, 486.106, 486.110; Use: These requirements contained 
in this information collection request are classified as conditions of 
participation or conditions for coverage. These conditions are based on 
a provision specified in law relating to diagnostic X-ray tests 
``furnished in a place of residence used as the patient's home,'' and 
are designed to ensure that each supplier has a properly trained staff 
to provide the appropriate type and level of care, as well as, a safe 
physical environment for patients. CMS uses these conditions to certify 
suppliers of portable X-ray services wishing to participate in the 
Medicare program. This is standard medical practice and is necessary in 
order to help to ensure the well-being, safety and quality professional 
medial treatment accountability for each patient. Form Number: CMS-R-43 
(OMB 0938-0338); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business 
or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions; Number of 
Respondents: 726; Total Annual Responses: 726; Total Annual Hours: 
1,815.
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Quality 
Improvement Organization (QIO) Assumption of Responsibilities and 
Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 412.44, 412.46, 431.630,476.71, 
476.73, 476.74, and 476.78; Use: The Peer Review Improvement Act of 
1982 amended Title XI of the Social Security Act to create the 
Utilization and Quality Control Peer Review Organization (PRO) program 
which replaces the Professional Standards Review Organization (PSRO) 
program and streamlines peer review activities. The term PRO has been 
renamed Quality Improvement Organization (QIO). This collection 
describes the review functions to be performed by the QIO. It outlines 
relationships among QIOs, providers, practitioners, beneficiaries, 
intermediaries, and carriers. Form Number: CMS-R-71 (OMB 0938-
0445); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit 
and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 6,036; Total 
Annual Responses: 6,036; Total Annual Hours: 156,846.
    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.
    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 June 24, 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,

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7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

    Dated: April 17, 2008.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
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