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; (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: Information Collection Requirements for Ambulance Services and Supporting Regulations Contained in 42 CFR 410.40 and 410.41; Form No.: HCFA-R-210; Use: By separate submissions, Ambulance service suppliers will be required to submit additional information to Medicare Carriers when operational changes occur; this ensures that Carrier records are up-to-date. The Physician Certificate Statement will be required to ensure that scheduled ambulance service are medically necessary; Frequency: Annually, On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Number of Respondents: 509,000; Total Annual Responses: 27,009,000; Total Annual Hours: 5,269,530.
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, Attention: Julie Brown, HCFA R 210, Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.Start Signature
Dated: April 14, 2001.
John P. Burke, III,
Reports Clearance Officer, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 01-9088 Filed 4-11-01; 8:45 am]
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