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: Application for Health Insurance Benefits Under Medicare For Individuals With Chronic Renal Disease and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 406.13.
Form No.: HCFA-0043 (OMB #0938-0080).
Use: This form is used as a standard method of eliciting information necessary to determine entitlement to Medicare under the end stage renal disease provision of the law. This form was developed to satisfy the requirements of law and regulations and provide a form for eligible individuals to apply for Medicare entitlement.
Frequency: Other; one time only.
Affected Public: Individuals or households, Federal Government, and State, Local or Tribal Government.
Number of Respondents: 60,000.Start Printed Page 11589
Total Annual Responses: 60,000.
Total Annual Hours: 26,000.
To obtain copies of the supporting statement for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access HCFA's WEB SITE ADDRESS at http://www.hcfa.gov/regs/prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address and phone number, to Paperwork@hcfa.gov, 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 the 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.Start Signature
Dated: January 24, 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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