Health Care Financing Administration, Health and Human Services.
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: NMEP Regional Survey of Medicare Beneficiaries; Form No.: HCFA-10040 (OMB# 0938-NEW); Use: HCFA is proposing to conduct a survey by selecting 2,000 Medicare beneficiaries per HCFA region from HCFA's administrative databases with oversampling for underserved populations as a part of the continuous assessment on the knowledge and understanding of the Medicare program and the NMEP/Medicare+Choice outreach and educational efforts to systematically quantify current knowledge and awareness and to assess future direction; Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Individuals or households, Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 20,000; Total Annual Responses: 20,000; Total Annual Hours: 5,000.
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: Julie Brown, Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.Start Signature
Dated: May 2, 2001.
John P. Burke III,
Reports Clearance Officer, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 01-11869 Filed 5-10-01; 8:45 am]
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