Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 77701 [E8-30160]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices (5) The ability of the interested party to arrange for the funding of the development and implementation of the training summit. The requester’s description of financial management to include the discussion of experience in developing an annual budget and collecting and managing monies from organizations and/or individuals; (6) Requester’s proposed plan for managing the training program, including such financial aspects as cost of venue, materials, promotion, distribution and program management. Other Information Prior to the selection of the cosponsors, HHS staff will meet separately with those interested parties who best meet the evaluation criteria. Moreover, other federal agencies may be involved in the cosponsorship process. As a general rule, restrictions will apply to the use of any HHS logos, so as to avoid suggestions that HHS, or any other department or agency of the Federal Government, endorses any of the products involved in the training summit. Once details of the program have been mutually agreed upon, cosponsors will be required to enter into a cosponsorship agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services setting forth the rights and responsibilities of the cosponsor(s) and HHS, especially the right of HHS to approve training messages. Dated: December 8, 2008. Craig Vanderwagon, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. [FR Doc. E8–30151 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–37–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–339 and CMS– R–144/CMS–368] 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 VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 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 Provider Cost Report Reimbursement Questionnaire; Use: Form CMS–339 must be completed by all providers that submit full cost reports to the Medicare intermediary under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act. It is designed to answer pertinent questions about key reimbursement concepts found in the cost report and to gather information necessary to support certain financial and statistical entries on the cost report. The questionnaire is used by the Medicare intermediaries as a tool to help them arrive at a prompt and equitable settlement of all of the various types of provider cost reports (hospitals, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), etc.) and sometimes preclude the need for a comprehensive on-site audit. Form Number: CMS–339 (OMB# 0938–0301); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit and Not-forprofit institutions; Number of Respondents: 38,429; Total Annual Responses: 38,429; Total Annual Hours: 431,148. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Medicaid Drug Rebate; Use: Section 1927 of the Social Security Act requires each State Medicaid agency to report quarterly prescription drug utilization information to drug manufacturers and to CMS. As part of this information, the State Medicaid agencies are required to report the total Medicaid rebate amount they claim they are owed by each drug manufacturer for each covered prescription drug product each quarter. Form Number: CMS–R–144 and CMS– 368 (OMB# 0938–0582); Frequency: Quarterly; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 204; Total Annual Hours: 9,389. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the PO 00000 Frm 00111 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77701 proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web Site 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 February 17, 2009: 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: December 12, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–30160 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10175, CMS– 10236, and CMS–179] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 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), 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 E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-339 and CMS-R-144/CMS-368]


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 Provider 
Cost Report Reimbursement Questionnaire; Use: Form CMS-339 must be 
completed by all providers that submit full cost reports to the 
Medicare intermediary under Title XVIII of the Social Security Act. It 
is designed to answer pertinent questions about key reimbursement 
concepts found in the cost report and to gather information necessary 
to support certain financial and statistical entries on the cost 
report. The questionnaire is used by the Medicare intermediaries as a 
tool to help them arrive at a prompt and equitable settlement of all of 
the various types of provider cost reports (hospitals, skilled nursing 
facilities (SNFs), home health agencies (HHAs), etc.) and sometimes 
preclude the need for a comprehensive on-site audit. Form Number: CMS-
339 (OMB 0938-0301); Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: 
Business or other for-profit and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of 
Respondents: 38,429; Total Annual Responses: 38,429; Total Annual 
Hours: 431,148.
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Medicaid 
Drug Rebate; Use: Section 1927 of the Social Security Act requires each 
State Medicaid agency to report quarterly prescription drug utilization 
information to drug manufacturers and to CMS. As part of this 
information, the State Medicaid agencies are required to report the 
total Medicaid rebate amount they claim they are owed by each drug 
manufacturer for each covered prescription drug product each quarter. 
Form Number: CMS-R-144 and CMS-368 (OMB 0938-0582); Frequency: 
Quarterly; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Governments; Number 
of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 204; Total Annual Hours: 
9,389.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS' 
Web Site 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 February 17, 2009:
    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: December 12, 2008.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
 [FR Doc. E8-30160 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]
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