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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: New Collection;

Title of Information Collection: Health Care Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults—Case Story Forms;

Form No.: HCFA-R-310 (OMB #0938-NEW);

Use: The Agency seeks to obtain beneficiary information that helps providers (1) better understand situations in which problems may be avoided when encountering a hearing-impaired or deaf individual, (2) explore how such encounters may affect the delivery of quality care of adversely impact health care outcomes, and (3) provide an opportunity for hearing-impaired individuals to develop more appropriate health-seeking behavior, where indicated. This form is to be used by deaf and hard of hearing individuals accessing the Delmarva web site who may wish to identify experiences receiving health care in the United States. The experiences may be either good or bad. Respondents are asked to complete a form for each case or experience;

Frequency: On occasion;

Affected Public: Individuals or Households;

Number of Respondents: 100;

Total Annual Responses: 100;

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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, D.C. 20503.

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Dated: April 17, 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. 00-11036 Filed 5-2-00; 8:45 am]

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