Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 9927 [2013-03059]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 29 / Tuesday, February 12, 2013 / Notices forth in Section 552b(c) (4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters To Be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Cost-Benefit of Incentive-based Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women, FOA DP 13–003, initial review.’’ Contact Person for More Information: M. Chris Langub, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, CDC, 4770 Buford Highway, NE., Mailstop F–46, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, Telephone: (770) 488–3585, EEO6@cdc.gov. 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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: Revision of a previously approved collection; Title of tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:40 Feb 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 Information Collection: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network Semi-Annual Cost Report Forms and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR section 405.2110 and 42 CFR 405.2112; Use: Section 1881(c) of the Social Security Act establishes End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Network contracts. The regulations found at 42 CFR 405.2110 and 405.2112 designated 18 ESRD Networks which are funded by renewable contracts. These contracts are on 3-year cycles. To better administer the program, CMS is requiring contractors to submit semi-annual cost reports. The purpose of the cost reports is to enable the ESRD Networks to report costs in a standardized manner. This will allow CMS to review, compare and project ESRD Network costs during the life of the contract. Since the last collection, the survey instrument has been revised. The burden has not changed. Form Number: CMS–685 (OMB#: 0938–0657); Frequency: Reporting—Semi-annually; Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 18; Total Annual Responses: 36; Total Annual Hours: 108. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Benjamin Bernstein at 410–786–6570. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement of a currently approved collection; Title: Medicare Program: Procedures for Making National Coverage Decisions; Use: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the April 27, 1999 (64 FR 22619) notice and published a new notice on September 26, 2003 (68 FR 55634) that described the process we use to make Medicare coverage decisions including decisions regarding whether new technology and services can be covered. We have made changes to our internal procedures in response to the comments we received following publication of the 1999 notice and experience under our new process. Over the past several years, we received numerous suggestions to further revise our process to continue to make it more open, responsive, and understandable to the public. We share the goal of increasing public participation in the development of Medicare coverage issues. This will assist us in obtaining the information we require to make a national coverage determination in a timely manner and ensuring that the Medicare program continues to meet the needs of its beneficiaries. Form Number: CMS–R–290 (OCN: 0938–0776); Frequency: Annual; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other forprofits; Number of Respondents: 200; PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9927 Total Annual Responses: 200; Total Annual Hours: 8,000. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Katherine Tillman at 410–786– 9252. 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 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 April 15, 2013: 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: February 6, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–03059 Filed 2–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Community Living Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request; State Program Report Administration for Community Living, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Administration for Community Living (ACL) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier CMS-685 and CMS-R-290]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
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) 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: Revision of a previously 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: End Stage Renal 
Disease (ESRD) Network Semi-Annual Cost Report Forms and Supporting 
Regulations in 42 CFR section 405.2110 and 42 CFR 405.2112; Use: 
Section 1881(c) of the Social Security Act establishes End Stage Renal 
Disease (ESRD) Network contracts. The regulations found at 42 CFR 
405.2110 and 405.2112 designated 18 ESRD Networks which are funded by 
renewable contracts. These contracts are on 3-year cycles. To better 
administer the program, CMS is requiring contractors to submit semi-
annual cost reports. The purpose of the cost reports is to enable the 
ESRD Networks to report costs in a standardized manner. This will allow 
CMS to review, compare and project ESRD Network costs during the life 
of the contract. Since the last collection, the survey instrument has 
been revised. The burden has not changed. Form Number: CMS-685 
(OMB: 0938-0657); Frequency: Reporting--Semi-annually; 
Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 
18; Total Annual Responses: 36; Total Annual Hours: 108. (For policy 
questions regarding this collection contact Benjamin Bernstein at 410-
786-6570. For all other issues call 410-786-1326.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement of a 
currently approved collection; Title: Medicare Program: Procedures for 
Making National Coverage Decisions; Use: The Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (CMS) revised the April 27, 1999 (64 FR 22619) notice 
and published a new notice on September 26, 2003 (68 FR 55634) that 
described the process we use to make Medicare coverage decisions 
including decisions regarding whether new technology and services can 
be covered. We have made changes to our internal procedures in response 
to the comments we received following publication of the 1999 notice 
and experience under our new process. Over the past several years, we 
received numerous suggestions to further revise our process to continue 
to make it more open, responsive, and understandable to the public. We 
share the goal of increasing public participation in the development of 
Medicare coverage issues. This will assist us in obtaining the 
information we require to make a national coverage determination in a 
timely manner and ensuring that the Medicare program continues to meet 
the needs of its beneficiaries. Form Number: CMS-R-290 (OCN: 0938-
0776); Frequency: Annual; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or 
other for-profits; Number of Respondents: 200; Total Annual Responses: 
200; Total Annual Hours: 8,000. (For policy questions regarding this 
collection contact Katherine Tillman at 410-786-9252. 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 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 April 15, 2013:
    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: February 6, 2013.
Martique Jones,
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-03059 Filed 2-11-13; 8:45 am]
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