Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review, 16269-16270 [2013-05821]

Download as PDF 16269 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices reasonable at one hour to calculate the data and one hour to enter the data at www.acquisition.gov. The estimated burden is prepared taking into consideration the necessary criteria in OMB guidance for estimating the paperwork burden put on the entity submitting the information. For example, consideration is given to an entity reviewing instructions; using technology to collect, process, and disclose information; adjusting existing practices to comply with requirements; searching data sources; completing and reviewing the response; and transmitting or disclosing information. The estimated burden hours for a collection are based on an average between the hours that a simple disclosure by a very small business might require and the much higher numbers that might be required for a very complex disclosure by a major corporation. Also, the estimated burden hours should only include projected hours for those actions which a company would not undertake in the normal course of business. Careful consideration went into assessing the estimated burden hours for this collection, and although, the respondent indicated the burden is underestimated, the estimated burden remains unchanged. At any point, members of the public may submit comments for further consideration, and are encouraged to provide data to support their request for an adjustment. C. Annual Reporting Burden Respondents: 23,845. Responses/respondent: 1. Total annual Responses: 23,845. Preparation hours per response: 2. Total response burden hours: 47,690. Obtaining Copies of Proposals: Requesters may obtain a copy of the information collection documents from the General Services Administration, Regulatory Secretariat (MVCB), 1275 First Street NE., Washington, DC 20417, telephone 202–501–4755. Please cite OMB Control No. 9000–0179, Service Contracts Reporting Requirements, in all correspondence. Dated: March 8, 2013. William Clark, Acting Director, Federal Acquisition Policy Division, Office of Governmentwide Acquisition Policy, Office of Acquisition Policy, Office of Governmentwide Policy. [FR Doc. 2013–05787 Filed 3–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–EP–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–13–0017] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call (404) 639–7570, or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395–6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Application for Training (OMB No. 0920–0017, Expiration 03/31/2013)— Revision—Scientific Education and Professional Development Program Office (SEPDPO), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (OSELS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description CDC offers public health training activities to professionals worldwide. Employees of hospitals, universities, medical centers, laboratories, state and federal agencies, and state and local health departments apply for training to learn up-to-date public health practices. CDC’s training activities include laboratory training, classroom study, online training, and distance learning. CDC uses two training application forms, the Training and Continuing Education Online New Participant Registration Form and the National Laboratory Training Network Registration Form, to collect information necessary to manage and conduct training pertinent to the agency’s mission. CDC requests OMB approval to continue to collect information through these forms to (1) grant public health professionals the continuing education they need to maintain professional licenses and certifications, (2) create a transcript or summary of training at the participant’s request, (3) generate management reports, and (4) maintain training statistics; and a revision that will allow CDC to comply with new continuing education accreditation organization requirements for collection of additional profession-specific data. Accrediting organizations require a method of tracking participants who complete an educational activity; collecting demographic data allows CDC to meet this requirement. Several accrediting organizations require a permanent record that includes the participant’s name, address, and phone number, to facilitate retrieval of historical information about when a participant completed a course or several courses during a time period. This information provides the basis for a transcript or for determining whether a person is enrolled in more than one course. CDC uses the email address to verify the participant’s electronic request for transcripts, verify course certificates, and send confirmation that a participant is registered for a course. Tracking course attendance and meeting accrediting organizations’ standards for reporting require uniform and standardized training application forms. The standardized data these forms request for laboratory training, classroom study, online training, and distance learning are not requested elsewhere. These forms do not duplicate requests for information from participants. Data are collected only once per course or once per new registration. The annual burden table has been updated to reflect an increase in distance learning to 6,792 burden hours; that is an average burden of 5 minutes per respondent. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondent Form name Health Professionals ......... Training and Continuing Education Online New Participant Registration Form (Attachment 4). VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 75,000 E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1 1 Average burden per response (hours) 5/60 16270 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 50 / Thursday, March 14, 2013 / Notices ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Type of respondent Form name Laboratorians .................... National Laboratory Training Network Registration Form (Attachment 3). Dated: March 7, 2013. Ron A. Otten, Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–05821 Filed 3–13–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier CMS–484, CMS–10152, CMS–10449] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request 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 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: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection; Title: Attending Physician’s Certification of Medical Necessity for Home Oxygen Therapy and Supporting Documentation Requirements; Use: Under Section 1862(a)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act), 42 U.S.C. 1395y(a), the Secretary may only pay for items and services that are ‘‘reasonable and necessary for the diagnosis or treatment tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:51 Mar 13, 2013 Jkt 229001 of illness or injury or to improve the functioning of a malformed body member.’’ In order to assure this, CMS and its contractors develop Medical policies that specify the circumstances under which an item or service can be covered. The certificate of medical necessity (CMN) provides a mechanism for suppliers of Durable Medical Equipment, defined in 42 U.S.C. 1395x (n), and Medical Equipment and Supplies defined in 42 U.S.C. 1395j(5), to demonstrate that the item being provided meets the criteria for Medicare coverage. Section 1833(e), 42 U.S.C. 1395l(e), provides that no payment can be made to any provider of services, or other person, unless that person has furnished the information necessary for Medicare or its contractor to determine the amounts due to be paid. Certain individuals can use a CMN to furnish this information, rather than having to produce large quantities of medical records for every claim they submit for payment. Under Section 1834(j)(2) of the Act, 42 U.S.C. 1395m(j)(2), suppliers of DME items are prohibited from providing medical information to physicians when a CMN is being completed to document medical necessity. The physician who orders the item is responsible for providing the information necessary to demonstrate that the item provided is reasonable and necessary and the supplier shall also list on the CMN the fee schedule amount and the suppliers charge for the medical equipment or supplies being furnished prior to distribution of such certificate to the physician. Any supplier of medical equipment who knowingly and willfully distributes a CMN in violation of this restriction is subject to penalties, including civil money penalties (42 U.S.C. 1395m(j)(2)(A)(iii)). Under title 42 of the Code of Federal Regulations, §§ 410.38 and 424.5, Medicare has the legal authority to collect sufficient information to determine payment for oxygen, and oxygen equipment. Oxygen and oxygen equipment is by far the largest single total charge of all items paid under durable medical equipment coverage authority. Detailed criteria concerning coverage of home oxygen therapy are found in Medicare Carriers Manual Chapter II—Coverage Issues PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 6,500 1 Average burden per response (hours) 5/60 Appendix, Section 60–4. For Medicare to consider any item for coverage and payment, the information submitted by the supplier (e.g., claims and CMNs), including documentation in the patient’s medical records must corroborate that the patient meets Medicare coverage criteria. The patient’s medical records may include: physician’s office records; hospital records; nursing home records; home health agency records; records from other healthcare professionals or test reports. This documentation must be available to the DME MACs upon request. Form Number: CMS–484 (OCN: 0938–0534); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profits, Not-for-profits; Number of Respondents: 8,880; Total Annual Responses: 1,541,359; Total Annual Hours: 308,271. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Doris Jackson at 410–786–4459. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement of a previously approved collection; Title: Data Collection for Medicare Beneficiaries Receiving NaF–18 Positron Emission Tomography (PET) to Identify Bone Metastasis in Cancer; Use: In Decision Memorandum #CAG–00065R, issued on February 26, 2010, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) determined that the evidence is sufficient to conclude that for Medicare beneficiaries receiving NaF–18 PET scan to identify bone metastasis in cancer is reasonable and necessary only when the provider is participating in and patients are enrolled in a clinical study designed to information at the time of the scan to assist in initial antitumor treatment planning or to guide subsequent treatment strategy by the identification, location and quantification of bone metastases in beneficiaries in whom bone metastases are strongly suspected based on clinical symptoms or the results of other diagnostic studies. Qualifying clinical studies must ensure that specific hypotheses are addressed; appropriate data elements are collected; hospitals and providers are qualified to provide the PET scan and interpret the results; participating hospitals and providers accurately report data on all E:\FR\FM\14MRN1.SGM 14MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 50 (Thursday, March 14, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 16269-16270]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-05821]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-13-0017]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a 
list of information collection requests under review by the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction 
Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call 
(404) 639-7570, or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments 
to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or 
by fax to (202) 395-6974. Written comments should be received within 30 
days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Application for Training (OMB No. 0920-0017, Expiration 03/31/
2013)--Revision--Scientific Education and Professional Development 
Program Office (SEPDPO), Office of Surveillance, Epidemiology and 
Laboratory Services (OSELS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
(CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    CDC offers public health training activities to professionals 
worldwide. Employees of hospitals, universities, medical centers, 
laboratories, state and federal agencies, and state and local health 
departments apply for training to learn up-to-date public health 
practices. CDC's training activities include laboratory training, 
classroom study, online training, and distance learning. CDC uses two 
training application forms, the Training and Continuing Education 
Online New Participant Registration Form and the National Laboratory 
Training Network Registration Form, to collect information necessary to 
manage and conduct training pertinent to the agency's mission.
    CDC requests OMB approval to continue to collect information 
through these forms to (1) grant public health professionals the 
continuing education they need to maintain professional licenses and 
certifications, (2) create a transcript or summary of training at the 
participant's request, (3) generate management reports, and (4) 
maintain training statistics; and a revision that will allow CDC to 
comply with new continuing education accreditation organization 
requirements for collection of additional profession-specific data.
    Accrediting organizations require a method of tracking participants 
who complete an educational activity; collecting demographic data 
allows CDC to meet this requirement. Several accrediting organizations 
require a permanent record that includes the participant's name, 
address, and phone number, to facilitate retrieval of historical 
information about when a participant completed a course or several 
courses during a time period. This information provides the basis for a 
transcript or for determining whether a person is enrolled in more than 
one course. CDC uses the email address to verify the participant's 
electronic request for transcripts, verify course certificates, and 
send confirmation that a participant is registered for a course.
    Tracking course attendance and meeting accrediting organizations' 
standards for reporting require uniform and standardized training 
application forms. The standardized data these forms request for 
laboratory training, classroom study, online training, and distance 
learning are not requested elsewhere. These forms do not duplicate 
requests for information from participants. Data are collected only 
once per course or once per new registration. The annual burden table 
has been updated to reflect an increase in distance learning to 6,792 
burden hours; that is an average burden of 5 minutes per respondent. 
There is no cost to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                                      Average
                                                                     Number of       Number of      burden per
          Type of respondent                    Form name           respondents    responses per     response
                                                                                    respondent        (hours)
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Health Professionals..................  Training and Continuing           75,000               1            5/60
                                         Education Online New
                                         Participant
                                         Registration Form
                                         (Attachment 4).

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Laboratorians.........................  National Laboratory                6,500               1            5/60
                                         Training Network
                                         Registration Form
                                         (Attachment 3).
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    Dated: March 7, 2013.
Ron A. Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate 
Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-05821 Filed 3-13-13; 8:45 am]
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