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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

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) (formerly known as 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: Evaluation of Programs of Coordinated Care and Disease Management;

Form No.: CMS-10061 (OMB# 0938-NEW);

Use: CMS is currently conducting two demonstration programs to determine the impact of programs of coordinated care and disease management on health outcomes and costs of care for Medicare beneficiaries. The purpose of this evaluation is to provide an independent assessment of the effectiveness of these programs, and to provide the basis for the Reports to Congress required for the care coordination demonstration. To provide this information, the evaluation must generate both rigorous quantitative estimates of the programs' impacts and qualitative analyses of the programs' processes. Surveys of demonstration participants and their health care providers are an integral part of this evaluation.;

Frequency: Other: One-time;

Affected Public: Individuals or Households, Business or other for-profit, and Not-for-profit institutions;

Number of Respondents: 11,356;

Total Annual Responses: 11,356;

Total Annual Hours: 5,465.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 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, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to, 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 CMS Paperwork Clearance Officer designated at the following address: CMS, Office of Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of CMS Enterprise Standards, Attention: Dawn Willinghan, CMS-10061, Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

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Dated: February 14, 2002.

John P. Burke, III,

Reports Clearance Officer, Security and Standards Group, Division of CMS Enterprise Standards.

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[FR Doc. 02-4359 Filed 2-22-02; 8:45 am]