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E8–11552 Filed 5–22–08; 8:45 am] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES Disease, Disability, and Injury Prevention and Control; Special Emphasis Panel (SEP): Associations of Vaccine Adverse Events and Human Genetic Variations, Request for Proposal Number (RFP) 2008–R– VAC01 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: 12 p.m.–2 p.m., June 12, 2008 (Closed). Place: Teleconference. 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:34 May 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Dated: May 16, 2008. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–11589 Filed 5–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–138, CMS– 10147, CMS–10146 and CMS–10064] 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 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: Medicare Geographic Classification Review Board AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 30105 (MGCRB) Procedures and Criteria and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 412.256 & 412.230; Use: Section 1886(d)(10) of the Social Security Act established the MGCRB, an entity that has the authority to accept short-term hospital inpatient prospective payment system (IPPS) hospital applications requesting geographic reclassification for wage index or standardized payment amounts and to issue decisions on these requests. Since it is important to ensure the accuracy of the MGCRB decisions and remain apprised of potential payment impacts, the regulations note that CMS should also receive a copy of any hospital’s application to the MGCRB. The information submitted by the hospitals is used by CMS staff to determine the validity of the hospitals’ requests and the discretion used by the MGCRB in reviewing and making decisions regarding hospitals’ requests for geographic reclassification. Since CMS wrote the guidelines for the MGCRB, it is essential that CMS staff monitor this process. Form Number: CMS–R–138 (OMB# 0938–0573); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and not-forprofit institutions; Number of Respondents: 300; Total Annual Responses: 300; Total Annual Hours: 300. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Your Rights; Use: Section 42 CFR 423.562, requires each Part D plan sponsor to arrange with its network pharmacies to post or distribute the Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage and Your Rights notice to Part D plan enrollees at each pharmacy visit when the enrollee disagrees with the information provided by the pharmacist. The purpose of this notice is to provide enrollees with information about how to contact their Part D plans to request a coverage determination, including a request for an exception to the Part D plan’s formulary. Form Number: CMS 10147 (OMB# 0938–0975); Frequency: Daily; Affected Public: Business or other forprofits; Number of Respondents: 40,000; Total Annual Responses: 30,000,000; Total Annual Hours: 500,000. 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Notice of Denial of Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage; Use: Section 1860D–4(g)(1) of the Social Security Act, requires Part D plan sponsors that deny prescription drug coverage to provide a written notice of the denial to the enrollee. The written E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1 dwashington3 on PRODPC61 with NOTICES 30106 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 101 / Friday, May 23, 2008 / Notices notice must include a statement, in clear language, of the reasons for the denial and a description of the appeals process. Form Number: CMS 10146 (OMB# 0938–0976); Frequency: Daily; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 758; Total Annual Responses: 290,344; Total Annual Hours: 145,172. 4. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Minimum Data Set (MDS) for Swing Bed Hospitals and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 413.114(a)(2) and 413.343(a); Use: Exercising CMS’ authority under section 1888(e)(7) of the Social Security Act to determine the most appropriate manner in which to implement the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) for swing bed hospitals, CMS designed a 2-page MDS instrument for use by swing bed hospitals that includes all resident assessment data needed to reimburse swing bed hospitals for SNF-level care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries and to provide CMS with the basic demographic and utilization data for future planning and analysis. Form Number: CMS–10064 (OMB# 0938– 0872); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Business or other forprofits, not-for-profit institutions and State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 481; Total Annual Responses: 50,505; Total Annual Hours: 328,283. 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 July 22, 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, VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:34 May 22, 2008 Jkt 214001 Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number llll, Room C4–26– 05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: May 15, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–11386 Filed 5–22–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–211, CMS– 10258, CMS–209, CMS–10259, CMS–R–266, and CMS–R–306] 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: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Model Application Template for State Child Health Plan Under Title XXI of the Social Security Act, State Children’s Health Insurance Program, Instructions for Model Application Template; Use: States are required to submit Title XXI plans and amendments for approval by the Secretary pursuant to section 2102 of the Social Security Act in order to receive funds for initiating and expanding health insurance coverage for uninsured children. The model AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 application template is used to assist States in submitting a State Child Health Plan and amendments to that plan. Form Number: CMS–R–211 (OMB# 0938–0707); Frequency: Yearly and occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 40; Total Annual Hours: 3,200. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Survey of State Medicaid Agencies: Innovative Approaches to Collecting Citizenship Documentation; Use: The purpose of the survey is to collect information from State Medicaid agencies on innovative approaches used to collect citizenship documentation from Medicaid applicants and recipients. Prior to the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), Medicaid applicants could self-attest to citizenship. As of July 1, 2006, applicants and recipients are required to provide original documentation of citizenship. For some states, this new requirement is challenging because there has been a general movement towards virtual applications by phone, mail, or online submission. CMS is using this survey to identify innovative ways that states have taken advantage of existing information within the state system such as matching data, forming unique partnerships, or holding training sessions to facilitate effective and efficient collection of citizenship documentation. CMS will use the information collected with the survey to compile a snapshot of the innovative and unique approaches states are employing to meet the citizenship documentation requirements of the DRA. The results will be incorporated into a final comprehensive report that will be used as an outreach tool that will then be distributed to states. Form Number: CMS–10258 (OMB# 0938– NEW); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 100; Total Annual Responses: 100; Total Annual Hours: 25. 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Laboratory Personnel Report (CLIA) and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 493.1—493.2001; Use: This form is used by the State agency to determine a laboratory’s compliance with personnel qualifications under CLIA. This information is needed for a laboratory’s CLIA certification and recertification. Form Number: CMS–209 (OMB# 0938– 0151); Frequency: Biennially; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other E:\FR\FM\23MYN1.SGM 23MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 101 (Friday, May 23, 2008)]
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[Pages 30105-30106]
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[FR Doc No: E8-11386]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-R-138, CMS-10147, CMS-10146 and CMS-10064]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: 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 
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: Medicare 
Geographic Classification Review Board (MGCRB) Procedures and Criteria 
and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 412.256 & 412.230; Use: Section 
1886(d)(10) of the Social Security Act established the MGCRB, an entity 
that has the authority to accept short-term hospital inpatient 
prospective payment system (IPPS) hospital applications requesting 
geographic reclassification for wage index or standardized payment 
amounts and to issue decisions on these requests. Since it is important 
to ensure the accuracy of the MGCRB decisions and remain apprised of 
potential payment impacts, the regulations note that CMS should also 
receive a copy of any hospital's application to the MGCRB. The 
information submitted by the hospitals is used by CMS staff to 
determine the validity of the hospitals' requests and the discretion 
used by the MGCRB in reviewing and making decisions regarding 
hospitals' requests for geographic reclassification. Since CMS wrote 
the guidelines for the MGCRB, it is essential that CMS staff monitor 
this process. Form Number: CMS-R-138 (OMB 0938-0573); 
Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and 
not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 300; Total Annual 
Responses: 300; Total Annual Hours: 300.
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare 
Prescription Drug Coverage and Your Rights; Use: Section 42 CFR 
423.562, requires each Part D plan sponsor to arrange with its network 
pharmacies to post or distribute the Medicare Prescription Drug 
Coverage and Your Rights notice to Part D plan enrollees at each 
pharmacy visit when the enrollee disagrees with the information 
provided by the pharmacist. The purpose of this notice is to provide 
enrollees with information about how to contact their Part D plans to 
request a coverage determination, including a request for an exception 
to the Part D plan's formulary. Form Number: CMS 10147 (OMB 
0938-0975); Frequency: Daily; Affected Public: Business or other for-
profits; Number of Respondents: 40,000; Total Annual Responses: 
30,000,000; Total Annual Hours: 500,000.
    3. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Notice of Denial 
of Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage; Use: Section 1860D-4(g)(1) of 
the Social Security Act, requires Part D plan sponsors that deny 
prescription drug coverage to provide a written notice of the denial to 
the enrollee. The written

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notice must include a statement, in clear language, of the reasons for 
the denial and a description of the appeals process. Form Number: CMS 
10146 (OMB 0938-0976); Frequency: Daily; Affected Public: 
Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 758; Total Annual 
Responses: 290,344; Total Annual Hours: 145,172.
    4. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Minimum Data Set 
(MDS) for Swing Bed Hospitals and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 
413.114(a)(2) and 413.343(a); Use: Exercising CMS' authority under 
section 1888(e)(7) of the Social Security Act to determine the most 
appropriate manner in which to implement the Skilled Nursing Facility 
Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS) for swing bed hospitals, CMS 
designed a 2-page MDS instrument for use by swing bed hospitals that 
includes all resident assessment data needed to reimburse swing bed 
hospitals for SNF-level care furnished to Medicare beneficiaries and to 
provide CMS with the basic demographic and utilization data for future 
planning and analysis. Form Number: CMS-10064 (OMB 0938-0872); 
Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Business or other for-
profits, not-for-profit institutions and State, Local, or Tribal 
Governments; Number of Respondents: 481; Total Annual Responses: 
50,505; Total Annual Hours: 328,283.
    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 July 22, 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.

    Dated: May 15, 2008.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E8-11386 Filed 5-22-08; 8:45 am]
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