Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 78282-78283 [2011-32242]

Download as PDF 78282 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices The Charter provides that the Panel shall meet up to 3 times annually. We consider the technical advice provided by the Panel as we prepare the proposed and final rules to update the outpatient prospective payment system (OPPS) for the next calendar year. II. Agenda The agenda for the February 2012 meeting will provide for discussion and comment on the following topics as designated in the Panel’s Charter: • Addressing whether procedures within an APC group are similar both clinically and in terms of resource use. • Evaluating APC group weights. • Reviewing the packaging of OPPS services and costs, including the methodology and the impact on APC groups and payment. • Removing procedures from the inpatient list for payment under the OPPS. • Using single and multiple procedure claims data for CMS’ determination of APC group weights. • Addressing other technical issues concerning APC group structure. • Addressing supervision of outpatient services. The subject matter before the Panel will be limited to these and related topics. Unrelated topics include, but are not limited to, the conversion factor, charge compression, revisions to the cost report, pass-through payments, correct coding, new technology applications (including supporting information/documentation), provider payment adjustments, and which types of practitioners are permitted to supervise hospital outpatient services. The Panel may use data collected or developed by entities and organizations, other than the DHHS and CMS, in conducting its review. We recommend that organizations submit data for the Panel’s and CMS staff’s review. The Agenda will be posted on the CMS Web site before the meeting. jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES III. Oral Comments In addition to formal oral presentations, which are limited to 5 minutes per individual or organization, there will be opportunity during the meeting for public oral comments, which will be limited to 1 minute for each individual. IV. 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Without a current, valid photo ID, you may not be permitted entry to the building. • Security measures include inspection of vehicles, inside and out, at the entrance to the grounds. • All persons entering the building must pass through a metal detector. • All items brought into CMS, including personal items for example, laptops and cell phones, are subject to physical inspection. • The public may enter the building 30 to 45 minutes before the meeting convenes each day. • All visitors must be escorted in areas other than the lower and first-floor levels in the Central Building. • The main-entrance guards will issue parking permits and instructions upon arrival at the building. VI. Special Accommodations Individuals requiring sign-language interpretation or other special accommodations must send a request for these services to the DFO by 5 p.m. (e.s.t.), Friday, January 27, 2012. VII. Panel Recommendations and Discussions The Panel’s recommendations at any Panel meeting generally are not final until they have been reviewed and approved by the Panel on the last day PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of the meeting, before the final adjournment. These recommendations are posted on the CMS Web site after the meeting. VIII. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose information collection and recordkeeping requirements. Consequently, it need not be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 35). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program; No. 93.773 Medicare—Hospital Insurance Program; and No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: December 1, 2011. Donald M. Berwick, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2011–32298 Filed 12–15–11; 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: Child Care Quarterly Case Record Report—ACF–801. OMB No.: 0970–0167. Description: Section 658K of the Child Care and Development Block Grant Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101–508, 42 U.S.C. 9858) requires that States and Territories submit monthly case-level data on the children and families receiving direct services under the Child Care and Development Fund. The implementing regulations for the statutorily required reporting are at 45 CFR 98.70. Case-level reports, submitted quarterly or monthly (at grantee option), include monthly sample or full population case-level data. The data elements to be included in these reports are represented in the ACF–801. ACF uses disaggregate data to determine program and participant characteristics as well as costs and levels of child care services provided. This provides ACF with the information necessary to make reports to Congress, address national child care needs, offer technical assistance to grantees, meet performance measures, and conduct research. Consistent with the statute and regulations, ACF requests extension of E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1 78283 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 242 / Friday, December 16, 2011 / Notices the ACF–801. With this extension, ACF is proposing to add several new data elements as well as some minor changes and clarifications to the existing reporting requirements and instructions. These proposed revisions to the ACF– 801 would allow OCC to capture childlevel data on provider quality for each child receiving a child care subsidy. Respondents: States, the District of Columbia, and Territories including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument ACF–801 .......................................................................................................... jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600. 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 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 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. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2011–32242 Filed 12–15–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:42 Dec 15, 2011 Jkt 226001 56 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration [Docket No. FDA–2011–N–0002] Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee; Notice of Meeting AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. This notice announces a forthcoming meeting of a public advisory committee of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The meeting will be open to the public. Name of Committee: Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee. General Function of the Committee: To provide advice and recommendations to the Agency on FDA’s regulatory issues. Date and Time: The meeting will be held on February 9, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Hilton Washington DC/ Silver Spring (scheduled to be renamed in January 2012 to DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC/Silver Spring), 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910. The hotel’s phone number is (301) 589–5200. Contact Person: Philip Bautista, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, 10903 New Hampshire Ave. Bldg. 31, rm. 2417, Silver Spring, MD 20993–0002, (301) 796–9001, FAX: (301) 847–8533, email: AADPAC@fda. hhs.gov, or FDA Advisory Committee Information Line, 1–(800) 741–8138 (301) 443–0572 in the Washington, DC area), and follow the prompts to the desired center or product area. Please call the Information Line for up-to-date information on this meeting. A notice in the Federal Register about last minute modifications that impact a previously announced advisory committee meeting cannot always be published quickly enough to provide timely notice. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 4 Average burden hours per response 25 Total burden hours 5,600 Therefore, you should always check the Agency’s Web site and call the appropriate advisory committee hot line/phone line to learn about possible modifications before coming to the meeting. Agenda: The committee will discuss the available efficacy and safety data for supplemental new drug application (sNDA) 22395/S–013, QUTENZA (capsaicin 8%) Patch, by NeurogesX, Inc., for the proposed indication of management of neuropathic pain (nerve pain) related to HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy (nerve pain in the periphery of the body, such as the feet and legs). FDA intends to make background material available to the public no later than 2 business days before the meeting. If FDA is unable to post the background material on its Web site prior to the meeting, the background material will be made publicly available at the location of the advisory committee meeting, and the background material will be posted on FDA’s Web site after the meeting. Background material is available at http://www.fda.gov/ AdvisoryCommittees/Calendar/default. htm. Scroll down to the appropriate advisory committee link. Procedure: Interested persons may present data, information, or views, orally or in writing, on issues pending before the committee. Written submissions may be made to the contact person on or before January 26, 2012. Oral presentations from the public will be scheduled between approximately 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Those individuals interested in making formal oral presentations should notify the contact person and submit a brief statement of the general nature of the evidence or arguments they wish to present, the names and addresses of proposed participants, and an indication of the approximate time requested to make their presentation on or before January 18, 2012. Time allotted for each presentation may be limited. If the number of registrants requesting to speak is greater than can be reasonably E:\FR\FM\16DEN1.SGM 16DEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Child Care Quarterly Case Record Report--ACF-801.
    OMB No.: 0970-0167.
    Description: Section 658K of the Child Care and Development Block 
Grant Act of 1990 (Pub. L. 101-508, 42 U.S.C. 9858) requires that 
States and Territories submit monthly case-level data on the children 
and families receiving direct services under the Child Care and 
Development Fund. The implementing regulations for the statutorily 
required reporting are at 45 CFR 98.70. Case-level reports, submitted 
quarterly or monthly (at grantee option), include monthly sample or 
full population case-level data. The data elements to be included in 
these reports are represented in the ACF-801. ACF uses disaggregate 
data to determine program and participant characteristics as well as 
costs and levels of child care services provided. This provides ACF 
with the information necessary to make reports to Congress, address 
national child care needs, offer technical assistance to grantees, meet 
performance measures, and conduct research. Consistent with the statute 
and regulations, ACF requests extension of

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the ACF-801. With this extension, ACF is proposing to add several new 
data elements as well as some minor changes and clarifications to the 
existing reporting requirements and instructions. These proposed 
revisions to the ACF-801 would allow OCC to capture child-level data on 
provider quality for each child receiving a child care subsidy.
    Respondents: States, the District of Columbia, and Territories 
including Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and 
the Northern Mariana Islands.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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ACF-801.........................................              56               4              25           5,600
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 5,600.
    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
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 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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2011-32242 Filed 12-15-11; 8:45 am]
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