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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 Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), 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 Start Printed Page 39322(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+Choice (M+C) Provider Sponsored Organization (PSO) Waiver Request Form and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 422.370-422.378; Form Number: CMS-R-231 (0938-0722); Use: The PSO waiver request form is for use by PSO's that do not have a State risk-bearing entity licence and that wish to enter into a M+C contract with CMS to provide prepaid health care services to eligible Medicare beneficiaries. CMS will use the information requested on this form to determine whether the applicant is eligible for a waiver of the state licensure requirement for M+C organizations as allowed under section 1855(a)(2) of the Social Security Act.; Frequency: One-time.; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, and Federal Government.; Annual Number of Respondents: 10.; Total Annual Responses: 10.; Total Annual Hours Requested: 100.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS's Web Site Address at​regs/​prdact95.htm, or E-mail your request, including your address and phone number, to, 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, DC 20503.

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Dated: July 10, 2001.

Julie Brown,

Acting, CMS Reports Clearance Officer, CMS, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of CMS Enterprise Standards.

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[FR Doc. 01-18846 Filed 7-27-01; 8:45 am]