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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.

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

Title of Information Collection: Organ Procurement Organization/Histocompatibility Laboratory Statement of Reimbursable Costs, Manual Instructions and Supporting Regulations Contained in 42 CFR 413.20 and 413.24;

Form No.: HCFA-216 (OMB No. 0938-0102);

Use: This form is required by statute for participation in the Medicare program. The information is used to determine reasonable costs incurred to furnish treatment to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) patients by Organ Procurement Organizations and Histocompatibility Laboratories.

Frequency: Annually;

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Government;

Number of Respondents: 108;

Total Annual Responses: 108;

Hours: 4,860.

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

Title of Information Collection: Third Party Premium Billing Request and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 408.6;

Form No.: HCFA-2384 (OMB 0938-0041);

Use: The Third Party Premium Billing Request is used as an authorization form to designate that a family member or other interested party receive the Medicare premium bill and pay it on behalf of a Medicare beneficiary.

Frequency: On occasion;

Affected Public: Individuals or Households;

Number of Respondents: 15,000;

Total Annual Responses: 15,000;

Total Annual Hours: 6,250.

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. Start Printed Page 54537Written 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.

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Dated: August 9, 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. 00-23081 Filed 9-7-00; 8:45 am]

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