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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 77702 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 245 / Friday, December 19, 2008 / Notices 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: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Certification Statement for Electronic File Interchange Organizations (EFIOs); Use: Health care providers can currently obtain a National Provider Identifier (NPI) via a paper application or over the Internet through the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System (NPPES). These applications must be submitted individually, on a per-provider basis. The Electronic File Interchange (EFI) process allows provider-designated electronic file interchange organizations (EFIOs) to capture multiple providers’ NPI application information on a single electronic file for submission to NPPES. This process is also referred to as ‘‘bulk enumeration.’’ To ensure that the EFIO has the authority to act on behalf of each provider and complies with other Federal requirements, an authorized official of the EFIO must sign a certification statement and mail it to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Form Number: CMS– 10175 (OMB# 0938–0984); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: Private Sector— Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 300; Total Annual Responses: 300; Total Annual Hours: 300. 2. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of Information Collection: Disclosure of Financial Relationships Report (‘‘DFRR’’); Use: Section 1877(f) of the Social Security Act requires that each entity providing covered items or services for which payment may be made shall provide the Secretary with information concerning the entity’s ownership and investment interests, and compensation arrangements, in such form, manner, and at such times as the Secretary shall specify. The DFRR collection instrument will be used by CMS to (1) identify arrangements that potentially may not be in compliance with the physician self-referral statute and implementing regulations; and (2) to identify examples and areas of noncompliance that may assist us in any future rulemaking concerning the reporting requirements and other VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:29 Dec 18, 2008 Jkt 217001 physician self-referral provisions. Form Number: CMS–10236 (OMB# 0938– New); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: Private Sector—Business or other forprofits and Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 400; Total Annual Responses: 400; Total Annual Hours: 40,000. 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Transmittal and Notice of Approval of State Plan Material and Medicaid State Plan—Base Plan, Attachments and Supplemental Pages and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 430.10–430.20 and 440.167; Use: The Medicaid State base plan pages and attachments are documents utilized by State and territorial agencies which have the responsibility for administering the Medicaid program. The Medicaid State plan is comprised of ‘‘pages’’ and organized by subject matter which includes Medicaid eligibility services, payment for services, and general, financial and personnel administration. When States seek to change selected pages of their State plans, the page(s) are transmitted to CMS for review and approval by the CMS Central and Regional Offices prior to amending its State plan. Form Number: CMS–179 (OMB# 0938–0193); Frequency: Once and as needed; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 4,681; Total Annual Hours: 9,271. 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 January 20, 2009. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503, Fax Number: (202) 395– 6974. PO 00000 Frm 00112 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: December 12, 2008. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E8–30327 Filed 12–18–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–2295–N] RIN 0938–AP20 Deeming Notice for American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) as an Accrediting Organization Under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: The American Society for Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics (ASHI) was granted deeming authority as an accrediting organization for clinical laboratories under the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) program on March 25, 2005. The deeming authority was granted for the CLIA specialty of Histocompatibility and the subspecialty ABO/Rh. In this notice, we approve and grant ASHI deeming authority for the additional CLIA subspecialty of General Immunology. DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective from December 19, 2008 until March 25, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Penelope Meyers, (410) 786–3366. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background On October 31, 1988, the Congress enacted the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA), Public Law 100–578. CLIA amended section 353 of the Public Health Service Act. We issued a final rule implementing the accreditation provisions of CLIA on July 31, 1992 (57 FR 33992). Under the CLIA program, CMS may grant deeming authority to an accreditation organization that accredits clinical laboratories if the organization meets certain requirements. Among other requirements, an organization’s requirements for laboratories accredited under its program must be equal to or more stringent than the applicable CLIA program requirements in 42 CFR part E:\FR\FM\19DEN1.SGM 19DEN1

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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

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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: Reinstatement without 
change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information 
Collection: Certification Statement for Electronic File Interchange 
Organizations (EFIOs); Use: Health care providers can currently obtain 
a National Provider Identifier (NPI) via a paper application or over 
the Internet through the National Plan and Provider Enumeration System 
(NPPES). These applications must be submitted individually, on a per-
provider basis. The Electronic File Interchange (EFI) process allows 
provider-designated electronic file interchange organizations (EFIOs) 
to capture multiple providers' NPI application information on a single 
electronic file for submission to NPPES. This process is also referred 
to as ``bulk enumeration.'' To ensure that the EFIO has the authority 
to act on behalf of each provider and complies with other Federal 
requirements, an authorized official of the EFIO must sign a 
certification statement and mail it to the Centers for Medicare and 
Medicaid Services (CMS). Form Number: CMS-10175 (OMB 0938-
0984); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: Private Sector--Business or 
other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 300; Total Annual Responses: 
300; Total Annual Hours: 300.
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Disclosure of Financial Relationships Report 
(``DFRR''); Use: Section 1877(f) of the Social Security Act requires 
that each entity providing covered items or services for which payment 
may be made shall provide the Secretary with information concerning the 
entity's ownership and investment interests, and compensation 
arrangements, in such form, manner, and at such times as the Secretary 
shall specify. The DFRR collection instrument will be used by CMS to 
(1) identify arrangements that potentially may not be in compliance 
with the physician self-referral statute and implementing regulations; 
and (2) to identify examples and areas of non-compliance that may 
assist us in any future rulemaking concerning the reporting 
requirements and other physician self-referral provisions. Form Number: 
CMS-10236 (OMB 0938-New); Frequency: Once; Affected Public: 
Private Sector--Business or other for-profits and Not-for-profit 
institutions; Number of Respondents: 400; Total Annual Responses: 400; 
Total Annual Hours: 40,000.
    3. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Transmittal and 
Notice of Approval of State Plan Material and Medicaid State Plan--Base 
Plan, Attachments and Supplemental Pages and Supporting Regulations in 
42 CFR 430.10-430.20 and 440.167; Use: The Medicaid State base plan 
pages and attachments are documents utilized by State and territorial 
agencies which have the responsibility for administering the Medicaid 
program. The Medicaid State plan is comprised of ``pages'' and 
organized by subject matter which includes Medicaid eligibility 
services, payment for services, and general, financial and personnel 
administration. When States seek to change selected pages of their 
State plans, the page(s) are transmitted to CMS for review and approval 
by the CMS Central and Regional Offices prior to amending its State 
plan. Form Number: CMS-179 (OMB 0938-0193); Frequency: Once 
and as needed; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; 
Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 4,681; Total Annual 
Hours: 9,271.
    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.
    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 January 20, 2009.

OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk 
Officer, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 
20503, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974.

    Dated: December 12, 2008.
Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations 
and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. E8-30327 Filed 12-18-08; 8:45 am]
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