Health Care Financing Administration, HHS.
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; Start Printed Page 18647(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 Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicare/Medicaid Health Insurance Common Claim Form, Instructions, and Supporting Regulations: 42 CFR 414.40, 424.32, 424.44; Form Number: HCFA-1500, HCFA-1490U, HCFA-1490S (OMB approval #: 0938-0008); Use: This form is a standardized form for use in the Medicare/Medicaid programs to apply for reimbursement for covered services. In addition, it reduces cost and administrative burdens associated with claims since only one coding system is used and maintained; Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 1,321,417; Total Annual Responses: 1,321,417; Total Annual Hours Requested: 44,189,007.
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 30 days of this notice directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Wendy Taylor, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.Start Signature
Dated: March 19, 2001.
John P. Burke III,
HCFA Reports Clearance Officer, HCFA Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 01-8730 Filed 4-9-01; 8:45 am]
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