Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 22934-22935 [E9-11364]

Download as PDF 22934 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 93 / Friday, May 15, 2009 / Notices 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: Medicare Advantage Applications—Part C and regulations under 42 CFR 422 subpart K; Use: The Balanced Budget Act of 1997 established a new ‘‘Part C’’ in the Medicare statute Social Security Act (the Act), which provided for a Medicare+Choice (M+C) program. Under section 1851 of the Act, every individual entitled to Medicare Part A and enrolled under Part B, except for most individuals with end-stage renal disease (ESRD), could elect to receive benefits either through the Original Medicare Program or an M+C plan. The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA) was enacted on December 8, 2003. The MMA established the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Program (Part D) and made revisions to the provisions of Medicare Part C, governing what is now called the Medicare Advantage (MA) program (formerly Medicare+Choice). Coverage for the prescription drug benefit is provided through contracted prescription drug plans or through Medicare Advantage (MA) plans that offer integrated prescription drug and health care coverage (MA–PD plans). Cost plans that are required under section 1876 of the Social Security Act, and Employer Group Waiver Plans (EGWP) may also provide a Part D benefit. Organizations wishing to provide services under the MA and MA–PD plans must complete an application, negotiate rates and receive final approval from CMS. Certain existing MA plans may also expand their contracted area by completing the Service Area Expansion (SAE) application. Form Number: CMS–10237 and 10214 (OMB# 0938–0935); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector; Number of Respondents: 267; Total Annual Responses: 267; Total VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 May 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 Annual Hours: 6,490. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Betty Burrier at 410–786–4649. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Coordination of Benefits between Part D Plans and Other Prescription Coverage Providers; Use: Section 1860D–23 and 1860D–24 of the Social Security Act requires the Secretary to establish requirements for prescription drug plans to ensure the effective coordination between Part D plans, State pharmaceutical Assistance programs and other payers. This collection request will assist CMS, Part D plans and other payers with coordination of prescription drug benefits at the point-of-sale and tracking of the beneficiary’s True out-of-pocket (TrOOP) expenditures using the TrOOP facilitator. This information will be used by Part D plans, other health insurers or payers, pharmacies and CMS to coordinate prescription drug benefits provided to the Medicare beneficiary. Beginning in CY 2009, CMS, via the TrOOP facilitation contractor, will automate the transfer of beneficiary coverage information when a beneficiary changes plans. Form Number: CMS–10171 (OMB# 0938– 0978); Frequency: Hourly, yearly and occasionally; Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 56,988; Total Annual Responses: 1,139,760; Total Annual Hours: 1,125,883. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Christine Hinds at 410–786–4578. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 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 June 15, 2009. PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: May 7, 2009. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. E9–11424 Filed 5–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Grant Application Data Summary (GADS) Form. OMB No.: 0970–0328. Description: The Grant Application Data Summary (GADS) form collects information from applicants seeking grants from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA). Applicants complete the GADS form as part of their funding package. This standardized format allows ANA to evaluate applications for financial assistance and to determine the relative focus of the projects for which such assistance is requested. The data collected focuses on the specific ANA program area for which the applicant is applying. ANA awards annual grants in the following nine competitive areas: (1) Social & Economic Develop Strategies (SEDS); (2) Alaska SEDS; (3) Special Initiative: Family Preservation: Improving the Well-Being of Children Planning; (4) Special Initiative: Family Preservation: Improving the Well-Being of Children Implementation; (5) Native Language Preservation & Maintenance Assessment; (6) Native Language Preservation & Maintenance Planning; (7) Native Language Preservation & Maintenance Implementation; (8) Native Language Preservation & Maintenance Immersion; (9) Environmental Regulatory Enhancement. Respondents: Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Tribal Governments, Native American Non-profits, Tribal Colleges and Universities. E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1 22935 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 93 / Friday, May 15, 2009 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Grant Application Data Summary (GADS) ...................................................... 500 1 0.50 250 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250 In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments 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) 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: May 12, 2009. Janean Chambers, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. E9–11364 Filed 5–14–09; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–09–0234) Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under VerDate Nov<24>2008 16:43 May 14, 2009 Jkt 217001 review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request a copy of these requirements, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at 404–639–5960 or send comments to CDC/ATSDR Assistant Reports Clearance Officer, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) (OMB No. 0920– 0234)—Revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on ‘‘utilization of health care’’ in the United States. NAMCS was conducted annually from 1973 to 1981, again in 1985, and resumed as an annual survey in 1989. The purpose of NAMCS is to meet the needs and demands for statistical information about the provision of ambulatory medical care services in the United States. NCHS is seeking OMB approval to extend this survey for three years. Ambulatory services are rendered in a wide variety of settings, including physician offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments. The NAMCS target universe consists of all office visits made by ambulatory patients to non-Federal office-based physicians (excluding those in the specialties of anesthesiology, radiology, and pathology) who are engaged in direct patient care. In 2006, physicians and mid-level providers (i.e., nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse midwives) practicing in community health centers (CHCs) were added to the NAMCS sample, and these data will continue to be collected. To complement NAMCS data, NCHS initiated the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS, OMB No. 0920–0278) in PO 00000 Frm 00055 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 1992 to provide data concerning patient visits to hospital outpatient and emergency departments. NAMCS and NHAMCS are the principal sources of data on ambulatory care provided in the United States. NAMCS provides a range of baseline data on the characteristics of the users and providers of ambulatory medical care. Data collected include the patients’ demographic characteristics, reason(s) for visit, provider diagnoses, diagnostic services, medications, and visit disposition. In addition, information on cervical cancer screening practices in physician offices will continue to be collected through the Cervical Cancer Screening Supplement (CCSS), which was added in 2006. It will allow CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) to evaluate cervical cancer screening methods and the use of Human Papillomavirus DNA tests. A supplemental mail survey on the adoption and use of electronic medical records (EMRs) in physician offices was added to NAMCS in 2008, and will continue. These data were requested by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services, to measure progress toward goals for EMR adoption. The mail survey will collect information on characteristics of physician practices and the capabilities of EMRs used in those practices. In 2009, in addition to conducting the on-going survey, NAMCS will include an additional sample of 70 physicians to pretest additional questionnaire items on laboratory values. These new items were requested by the Division of Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention within NCCDPHP to better understand the extent to which ambulatory health care providers identify and control abnormal values before and after cardiovascular disease. Users of NAMCS data include, but are not limited to, Congressional offices, Federal agencies, state and local governments, schools of public health, colleges and universities, private industry, nonprofit foundations, professional associations, clinicians, researchers, administrators, and health planners. There is no cost to respondents other than their time to participate. The total E:\FR\FM\15MYN1.SGM 15MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 93 (Friday, May 15, 2009)]
[Notices]
[Pages 22934-22935]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-11364]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Grant Application Data Summary (GADS) Form.
    OMB No.: 0970-0328.
    Description: The Grant Application Data Summary (GADS) form 
collects information from applicants seeking grants from the 
Administration for Native Americans (ANA). Applicants complete the GADS 
form as part of their funding package. This standardized format allows 
ANA to evaluate applications for financial assistance and to determine 
the relative focus of the projects for which such assistance is 
requested. The data collected focuses on the specific ANA program area 
for which the applicant is applying. ANA awards annual grants in the 
following nine competitive areas: (1) Social & Economic Develop 
Strategies (SEDS); (2) Alaska SEDS; (3) Special Initiative: Family 
Preservation: Improving the Well-Being of Children Planning; (4) 
Special Initiative: Family Preservation: Improving the Well-Being of 
Children Implementation; (5) Native Language Preservation & Maintenance 
Assessment; (6) Native Language Preservation & Maintenance Planning; 
(7) Native Language Preservation & Maintenance Implementation; (8) 
Native Language Preservation & Maintenance Immersion; (9) Environmental 
Regulatory Enhancement.
    Respondents: Federally Recognized Indian Tribes, Tribal 
Governments, Native American Non-profits, Tribal Colleges and 
Universities.

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                                             ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES
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                                                                  Number of     Average  burden
                 Instrument                      Number of      responses per      hours  per      Total burden
                                                respondents       respondent        response          hours
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Grant Application Data Summary (GADS).......             500                1             0.50              250
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 250
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments 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) 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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: May 12, 2009.
Janean Chambers,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. E9-11364 Filed 5-14-09; 8:45 am]
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