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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Health Care Financing Administration.

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, 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.

Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection;

Title of Information Collection: Evaluation of Qualified Medicare Beneficiary (QMB) and Specified Low-Income Medicare Beneficiary (SLMB) Outreach Activities;

Form No.: HCFA-R-317 (OMB# 0938-NEW);

Use: State Medicaid and other State agencies that assist the Medicare population will be queried regarding specific outreach activities to Medicare beneficiaries that qualify for QMB-only and SLMB-only benefits. With this information, the effectiveness of specific outreach activities can then be evaluated. The results of the evaluation can be used to identify those outreach activities that are most cost effective. For effective outreach activities, the results can also be used to determine optimal levels of outreach efforts (e.g., expenditures).;

Frequency: Annually;

Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government;

Number of Respondents: 51;

Total Annual Responses: 51;

Total Annual Hours: 102.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 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, phone number, OMB number, and HCFA document identifier, 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 60 days of this notice directly to the HCFA Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: HCFA, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards, Attention: Dawn Willinghan, Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

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Dated: April 4, 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. 00-8866 Filed 4-10-00; 8:45 am]

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