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Download as PDF 79490 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 249 / Monday, December 29, 2008 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE—Continued Number of respondents Type of respondent Medical and Diagnostics Laboratories ............................................................. Home Health Care Services ............................................................................ Pharmacies (chain and independent) .............................................................. Dental Schools ................................................................................................. Medical Schools (Allopathic) ............................................................................ Medical Schools (Osteopathic) ........................................................................ Nursing Schools (Licensed practical) .............................................................. 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E8–30743 Filed 12–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–28–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60-Day–09–09AI] dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–5960 or send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D–74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:19 Dec 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 11856 20184 58109 56 125 20 1138 550 885 78 142 17 92 7 37 8494 4578 63741 4245 57 571947 proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Evaluation of the Action Plan for the National Public Health Initiative on Diabetes and Women’s Health—New— National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Approximately 24 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 9 million of these individuals are women. It is projected that from 2000 to 2025, women will represent more than half of all cases of diabetes in the United States. Diabetes can have unique and profound effects on women’s lives and health. For instance, diabetes is a more common cause of coronary heart disease among women than men. In addition, among people with diabetes, the prognosis of heart disease is worse for women than men, with women having poorer quality of life and lower survival rates. The burden of diabetes for women is also unique because the disease can affect mothers and their unborn children. After pregnancy, as many as PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ........................ 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 30/60 ........................ Total burden hours 5928 10092 29055 28 63 10 569 275 443 39 71 9 46 4 19 4247 2289 31871 2123 29 285981 10–50% of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are diagnosed with type 2 diabetes within five years of delivery. The offspring of women with a history of gestational diabetes are also at risk for becoming obese during childhood or adolescence, which may increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life. To address the burden of diabetes on women’s health, the National Public Health Initiative on Diabetes and Women’s Health (‘‘The Initiative’’) was established to provide support and resources for the creation and implementation of a national public health Action Plan. The Initiative is cosponsored by the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), the American Public Health Association (APHA), the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC’s Division of Diabetes Translation is dedicated to the prevention and control of diabetes, and to reducing or eliminating health disparities through targeted research, programs, and partnerships. The Initiative’s Action Plan identifies gaps in diabetes-related research and programmatic activities, and strategic objectives, within the areas of: (1) Community health; (2) diabetes state programs; (3) education and community outreach; (4) quality of care; (5) research; and (6) surveillance. Cosponsors of the Initiative and other partner organizations have been encouraged to act on the deficiencies E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 79491 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 249 / Monday, December 29, 2008 / Notices and priorities identified in the Action Plan. CDC proposes to conduct a survey to assess collective progress toward achieving the objectives outlined in the Action Plan. The survey will also request information about the specific strategies, steps, resources and partnerships that have been employed to meet the objectives. Respondents will be the 4 co-sponsors of The Initiative, 51 CDC-funded, state-based diabetes prevention and control programs, and approximately 230 private-sector public health organizations with a focus on year. Co-sponsors will receive a modified version of the survey. Due to the size and complexity of the activities managed by co-sponsors, the cosponsoring organizations will have the option to submit multiple survey responses from different areas of the organization, in order to capture the full range of activities conducted. It is estimated that each co-sponsor will submit an average of three responses. Information will be collected electronically through web-based surveys. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. diabetes and/or women’s health. Survey responses will be compiled into a report and disseminated to respondents, allowing them to learn about each other’s activities and the steps needed to replicate successful diabetes prevention and control efforts. Because organizations are in various stages of Action Plan implementation, information will be collected once per year for a period of 3 years, and the report will be updated annually to reflect recent activities and progress. Private-sector partners will submit one survey response per organization per ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Type of respondents Form name Co-Sponsors ..................................... State and Local Govt. Partners ........ Private Sector Partners ..................... Dated: December 18, 2008. Maryam I. Daneshvar, Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–30771 Filed 12–24–08; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Notice of Hearing: Reconsideration of Disapproval of Montana State Plan Amendment (SPA) 08–003 AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice of hearing. dwashington3 on PROD1PC60 with NOTICES Average burden per response (in hrs) 4 51 230 3 1 1 30/60 30/60 30/60 6 26 115 ........................ ........................ ........................ 147 Co-Sponsor Survey .......................... Partner Survey ................................. Total .......................................................................................................... Number of responses per respondent SUMMARY: This notice announces an administrative hearing to be held on January 27, 2009, at the CMS Denver Regional Office, 1600 Broadway, Suite 700, Denver, Colorado 80202 to reconsider CMS’ decision to disapprove Montana SPA 08–003. Closing Date: Requests to participate in the hearing as a party must be received by the presiding officer by January 13, 2009. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Benjamin Cohen, Presiding Officer, CMS, 2520 Lord Baltimore Drive, Suite L, Baltimore, Maryland 21244, Telephone: (410) 786–3169. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice announces an administrative hearing to reconsider CMS’ decision to VerDate Aug<31>2005 13:19 Dec 24, 2008 Jkt 217001 Number of respondents disapprove Montana SPA 08–003 which was submitted on December 27, 2007, and disapproved on September 23, 2008. The SPA proposed to modify the reimbursement methodology for licensed denturist services and dental services effective October 1, 2007. Section 1902(a)(30)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act) requires that States have methods and procedures to ensure payments are consistent with economy, efficiency, and quality of care. The overall requirement in section 1902(a) of the Act for a State plan, and the specific requirement at section 1902(a)(30)(A) of the Act for methods and procedures related to payment, are implemented by Federal regulations at 42 CFR 430.10 and 42 CFR 447.252(b), which require that the State plan include a comprehensive description of the methods and standards used to set payment rates, and provide a basis for Federal financial participation (FFP). To be comprehensive, payment methodologies should be understandable, clear, and unambiguous. In addition, since the plan is the basis for FFP, it is important that the plan language provide an auditable basis for determining if payment was appropriate. Montana SPA 08–003 proposed to reimburse denturist and dental services on a fee-for-service basis by multiplying a nationally recognized relative value unit for each service by a State specific conversion factor. CMS requested the State to include the exact conversion factor in the reimbursement PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden (in hrs) methodology in order to meet the requirements of a comprehensive reimbursement methodology in accordance with Federal regulations at 42 CFR 430.10 and 447.252(b). Including the conversion rate would ensure that payment calculations were verifiable and auditable. Absent that detail, CMS requested that the State include sufficient information so that providers and CMS would know the initial rate for each service (either directly or through reference to a fee schedule) and have notice of any subsequent changes to each rate. The State declined to include such information in the SPA. Therefore, CMS was unable to approve the SPA because it does not comply with section 1902(a)(30)(A) of the Act as implemented by Federal regulations at 42 CFR 430.10 and 447.252(b). Based on the above, and after consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services as required under Federal regulations at 42 CFR 430.15(c)(2), CMS disapproved Montana Medicaid SPA 08–003. The hearing will involve the following issues: • Whether Montana’s proposed methodologies for payment of dental and denturist services, meet the requirements of section 1902(a)(30)(A) of the Social Security Act and Federal regulations at 42 CFR 430.10 and 42 CFR 447.252(b), which require that the State plan include a comprehensive description of the methods and E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 249 (Monday, December 29, 2008)]
[Notices]
[Pages 79490-79491]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E8-30771]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60-Day-09-09AI]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-5960 or 
send comments to Maryam I. Daneshvar, CDC Acting Reports Clearance 
Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS D-74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-
mail to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Evaluation of the Action Plan for the National Public Health 
Initiative on Diabetes and Women's Health--New--National Center for 
Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for 
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Approximately 24 million Americans have diabetes, and more than 9 
million of these individuals are women. It is projected that from 2000 
to 2025, women will represent more than half of all cases of diabetes 
in the United States.
    Diabetes can have unique and profound effects on women's lives and 
health. For instance, diabetes is a more common cause of coronary heart 
disease among women than men. In addition, among people with diabetes, 
the prognosis of heart disease is worse for women than men, with women 
having poorer quality of life and lower survival rates. The burden of 
diabetes for women is also unique because the disease can affect 
mothers and their unborn children. After pregnancy, as many as 10-50% 
of women with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are diagnosed with 
type 2 diabetes within five years of delivery. The offspring of women 
with a history of gestational diabetes are also at risk for becoming 
obese during childhood or adolescence, which may increase their risk of 
developing type 2 diabetes later in life.
    To address the burden of diabetes on women's health, the National 
Public Health Initiative on Diabetes and Women's Health (``The 
Initiative'') was established to provide support and resources for the 
creation and implementation of a national public health Action Plan. 
The Initiative is co-sponsored by the American Diabetes Association 
(ADA), the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE), the 
American Public Health Association (APHA), the Association of State and 
Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), and the Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC's Division of Diabetes Translation is 
dedicated to the prevention and control of diabetes, and to reducing or 
eliminating health disparities through targeted research, programs, and 
partnerships.
    The Initiative's Action Plan identifies gaps in diabetes-related 
research and programmatic activities, and strategic objectives, within 
the areas of: (1) Community health; (2) diabetes state programs; (3) 
education and community outreach; (4) quality of care; (5) research; 
and (6) surveillance. Co-sponsors of the Initiative and other partner 
organizations have been encouraged to act on the deficiencies

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and priorities identified in the Action Plan.
    CDC proposes to conduct a survey to assess collective progress 
toward achieving the objectives outlined in the Action Plan. The survey 
will also request information about the specific strategies, steps, 
resources and partnerships that have been employed to meet the 
objectives. Respondents will be the 4 co-sponsors of The Initiative, 51 
CDC-funded, state-based diabetes prevention and control programs, and 
approximately 230 private-sector public health organizations with a 
focus on diabetes and/or women's health. Survey responses will be 
compiled into a report and disseminated to respondents, allowing them 
to learn about each other's activities and the steps needed to 
replicate successful diabetes prevention and control efforts.
    Because organizations are in various stages of Action Plan 
implementation, information will be collected once per year for a 
period of 3 years, and the report will be updated annually to reflect 
recent activities and progress. Private-sector partners will submit one 
survey response per organization per year. Co-sponsors will receive a 
modified version of the survey. Due to the size and complexity of the 
activities managed by co-sponsors, the co-sponsoring organizations will 
have the option to submit multiple survey responses from different 
areas of the organization, in order to capture the full range of 
activities conducted. It is estimated that each co-sponsor will submit 
an average of three responses.
    Information will be collected electronically through web-based 
surveys. There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       (in hrs)        (in hrs)
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Co-Sponsors...................  Co-Sponsor                     4               3           30/60               6
                                 Survey.
State and Local Govt. Partners  Partner Survey..              51               1           30/60              26
Private Sector Partners.......                               230               1           30/60             115
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    Total.......................................  ..............  ..............  ..............             147
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    Dated: December 18, 2008.
Maryam I. Daneshvar,
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention.
 [FR Doc. E8-30771 Filed 12-24-08; 8:45 am]
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