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E8–14485 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10261, CMS–10270 and CMS–10136] 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 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: Part C Medicare Advantage (MA) Reporting Requirements and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 422.516(a); Use: CMS has authority to establish reporting requirements for Medicare Advantage rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 Organizations (MAOs) as described in 42 CFR 422.516(a). Each MAO must have an effective procedure to develop, compile, evaluate, and report to CMS, to its enrollees, and to the general public, at the times and in the manner that CMS requires, and while safeguarding the confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship, statistics and other information with respect to the cost of its operations, patterns of service utilization, availability, accessibility, and acceptability of its services, developments in the health status of its enrollees, and other matters that CMS may require. Data collected via Medicare Part C Reporting Requirements will be an integral resource for oversight, monitoring, compliance and auditing activities necessary to ensure quality provision of the benefits provided by MA plans to enrollees. Form Number: CMS–10261 (OMB# 0938–New); Frequency: Yearly, quarterly, and semi-annually; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 703; Total Annual Responses: 1,406; Total Annual Hours: 298,072. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of the Home Health Pay for Performance Demonstration: Survey instrument; Use: The Home Health Pay for Performance Demonstration is part of a change by CMS toward performance-based purchasing for a variety of provider types. By providing financial incentives for achieving high levels of performance on standardized quality measures, CMS hopes to encourage health care providers to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare beneficiaries. The Home Health Pay for Performance Demonstration (HHP4PD) relies on the voluntary participation by home health agencies within several States, with random assignment of participating agencies to treatment or control groups within each State, where the control group will not be eligible for incentive payments. These two groups form the primary comparison for determining if the HHP4PD was effective in creating improved, targeted outcomes for patients served by home health agencies. The information collected will be used as part of the evaluation of the Home Health Pay for Performance Demonstration sponsored by CMS. Form Number: CMS–10270 (OMB# 0938– New); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and not-forprofit institutions; Number of Respondents: 570; Total Annual Responses: 570; Total Annual Hours: 285. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 36329 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare Demonstration Ambulatory Care Quality Measure Performance Assessment Tool (‘‘PAT’’); Use: CMS is requesting an extension of the currently approved tool for the collection of ambulatory care clinical performance measure data. The data will be used to continue implementation of two Congressionally mandated demonstration projects (the Physician Group Practice (PGP) Demonstration and the Medicare Care Management Performance (MCMP) Demonstration) and, starting in 2011, support data collection under the new Electronic Health Records (EHR) Demonstration. Each of these demonstrations test new payment methods for improving the quality and efficiency of health care services delivered to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, especially those with chronic conditions that account for a disproportionate share of Medicare expenditures. In addition, the MCMP and EHR demonstrations specifically encourage the adoption of electronic health records systems as a vehicle for improving how health care is delivered. The changes in the estimated burden between this submission and the original submission are due to the following changes: Combining the Information Collection Request (ICR) application for the PGP and MCMP demonstrations into a single ICR application. Reduction in the number of practices participating in the MCMP Demonstration. An increase in the estimated cost per hour (salary + fringe) for collecting the data. The implementation of the new EHR Demonstration which will begin collecting clinical quality data starting in 2011 with 400 Phase I practices. Form Number: CMS–10136 (OMB# 0938– 0941); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 1060; Total Annual Responses: 1060; Total Annual Hours: 25,990. 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 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1 36330 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 124 / Thursday, June 26, 2008 / Notices the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of the following ways by August 25, 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 ll, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Date: June 18, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–14442 Filed 6–25–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–R–71] 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 AGENCY: 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: Quality Improvement Organization (QIO) Assumption of Responsibilities and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR Sections 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 forprofit 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. 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 July 28, 2008, OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: OMB Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974. Dated: June 18, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–14443 Filed 6–25–08; 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: Voluntary Surveys of Program Partners to Implements Executive Order 12862 OMB No.: 0980-0266 Description: Under the provisions of the Federal Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13), the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting clearance for instruments to implement Executive Order 12862 within ACF. The purpose of the data collection is to obtain customer satisfaction information from those entities who are funded to be our partners in the delivery of services to the American public. ACF partners are those entities that receive funding to deliver services or assistance from ACF programs. Examples of partners are state and local governments, territories, service providers, Indian Tribes and Tribal organizations, grantees, researchers, or other intermediaries serving target populations identified by and funded directly or indirectly by ACF. The surveys will obtain information about how well ACF is meeting the needs of our partners in operating the ACF programs. Respondents: State, Local, & Tribal Govt. or not-for-profit Organizations ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES rfrederick on PROD1PC67 with NOTICES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours State Governments, Territories and District of Columbia ................................ Head Start Grantees and Delegates ............................................................... Other Discretionary Grant Programs ............................................................... Indian Tribes and Tribal Organizations ........................................................... 54 200 200 25 10 1 10 10 1 0.50 0.50 0.50 540 100 1,000 125 VerDate Aug<31>2005 15:05 Jun 25, 2008 Jkt 214001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\26JNN1.SGM 26JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 124 (Thursday, June 26, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 36329-36330]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-14442]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10261, CMS-10270 and CMS-10136]


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: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Part C Medicare Advantage (MA) Reporting 
Requirements and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 422.516(a); Use: CMS 
has authority to establish reporting requirements for Medicare 
Advantage Organizations (MAOs) as described in 42 CFR 422.516(a). Each 
MAO must have an effective procedure to develop, compile, evaluate, and 
report to CMS, to its enrollees, and to the general public, at the 
times and in the manner that CMS requires, and while safeguarding the 
confidentiality of the doctor-patient relationship, statistics and 
other information with respect to the cost of its operations, patterns 
of service utilization, availability, accessibility, and acceptability 
of its services, developments in the health status of its enrollees, 
and other matters that CMS may require. Data collected via Medicare 
Part C Reporting Requirements will be an integral resource for 
oversight, monitoring, compliance and auditing activities necessary to 
ensure quality provision of the benefits provided by MA plans to 
enrollees. Form Number: CMS-10261 (OMB 0938-New); Frequency: 
Yearly, quarterly, and semi-annually; Affected Public: Business or 
other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 703; Total Annual Responses: 
1,406; Total Annual Hours: 298,072.
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Evaluation of the Home Health Pay for 
Performance Demonstration: Survey instrument; Use: The Home Health Pay 
for Performance Demonstration is part of a change by CMS toward 
performance-based purchasing for a variety of provider types. By 
providing financial incentives for achieving high levels of performance 
on standardized quality measures, CMS hopes to encourage health care 
providers to improve the quality of care provided to Medicare 
beneficiaries. The Home Health Pay for Performance Demonstration 
(HHP4PD) relies on the voluntary participation by home health agencies 
within several States, with random assignment of participating agencies 
to treatment or control groups within each State, where the control 
group will not be eligible for incentive payments. These two groups 
form the primary comparison for determining if the HHP4PD was effective 
in creating improved, targeted outcomes for patients served by home 
health agencies. The information collected will be used as part of the 
evaluation of the Home Health Pay for Performance Demonstration 
sponsored by CMS. Form Number: CMS-10270 (OMB 0938-New); 
Frequency: Once; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and 
not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 570; Total Annual 
Responses: 570; Total Annual Hours: 285.
    3. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare 
Demonstration Ambulatory Care Quality Measure Performance Assessment 
Tool (``PAT''); Use: CMS is requesting an extension of the currently 
approved tool for the collection of ambulatory care clinical 
performance measure data. The data will be used to continue 
implementation of two Congressionally mandated demonstration projects 
(the Physician Group Practice (PGP) Demonstration and the Medicare Care 
Management Performance (MCMP) Demonstration) and, starting in 2011, 
support data collection under the new Electronic Health Records (EHR) 
Demonstration. Each of these demonstrations test new payment methods 
for improving the quality and efficiency of health care services 
delivered to Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, especially those 
with chronic conditions that account for a disproportionate share of 
Medicare expenditures. In addition, the MCMP and EHR demonstrations 
specifically encourage the adoption of electronic health records 
systems as a vehicle for improving how health care is delivered.
    The changes in the estimated burden between this submission and the 
original submission are due to the following changes: Combining the 
Information Collection Request (ICR) application for the PGP and MCMP 
demonstrations into a single ICR application. Reduction in the number 
of practices participating in the MCMP Demonstration. An increase in 
the estimated cost per hour (salary + fringe) for collecting the data. 
The implementation of the new EHR Demonstration which will begin 
collecting clinical quality data starting in 2011 with 400 Phase I 
practices. Form Number: CMS-10136 (OMB 0938-0941); Frequency: 
Yearly; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits and not-for-
profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 1060; Total Annual 
Responses: 1060; Total Annual Hours: 25,990.
    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

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the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured 
consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of 
the following ways by August 25, 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.

    Date: June 18, 2008.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E8-14442 Filed 6-25-08; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4120-01-P