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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission For OMB Review; Comment Request

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In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA), Department of Health and Human Services, has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following proposal for the collection of information. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the 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.

Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection;

Title of Information Collection: Medicare Lifestyle Modification Program Demonstration;

Form No.: HCFA-R-289 (0938-0777);

Use: The Health Care Financing Administration (HCFA) through its Office of Clinical Standards and Quality (OCSQ) is planning to conduct a new demonstration to test the feasibility and cost effectiveness of cardiovascular lifestyle modification. This demonstration will focus on Medicare provider sponsored, lifestyle modification programs designed to reverse, reduce, or ameliorate the indications of cardiovascular disease (CAD) of Medicare beneficiaries at risk for invasive treatment procedures. This demonstration will test the feasibility and cost effectiveness of providing payment for cardiovascular lifestyle modification program services to Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, the demonstration will test the use of contractual agreements for administration, claims processing and payment, and routine monitoring of quality of care.

Frequency: On occasion, Weekly, Monthly, and Quarterly;

Affected Public: Individuals or households, and not-for-profit institutions;

Number of Respondents: 22;

Total Annual Responses: 9,000;

Total Annual Hours: 1,500.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access HCFA's Web Site Address at​regs/​prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address and phone number, to, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed within 30 days of this notice directly to Start Printed Page 8984the OMB Desk Officer designated at the following address:

OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Allison Eydt, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: February 3, 2000.

John P. Burke III,

HCFA Reports Clearance Officer, HCFA, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.

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[FR Doc. 00-4180 Filed 2-22-00; 8:45 am]