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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request

 

In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443-1129.

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.

Proposed Project: Application for Certification and Recertification as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike (OMB No. 0915-0142): Revision Back to Top

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) proposes to revise the application guide used by organizations applying for certification or recertification as a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) Look-Alike for purposes of cost-based reimbursement under the Medicaid and Medicare programs. The guide will be revised to reflect legislative, policy, and technical changes since October 1999, the issuance date of the last guidance. Revisions include reference to the Medicare, Medicaid and State Children's Health Insurance Program Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA) of 2000, section 702, the Medicaid prospective payment system for FQHCs, the elimination of waiver allowances under the Medicaid FQHC benefit and the interpretation and implementation of policy documents issued by HRSA.

The estimated burden is as follows:

Type of report Number of respondents Responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours
Application 25 1 100 2,500
Recertification 75 1 20 1,500
Total 100 4,000

Send comments to Susan G. Queen, Ph.D., HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 14-22, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice.

Dated: November 26, 2001.

Jane M. Harrison,

Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

[FR Doc. 01-29745 Filed 11-29-01; 8:45 am]

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