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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS.

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: Extension of a currently approved collection.

Title of Information Collection: Request for Certification as Supplier of Portable X-ray Services under the Medicare/Medicaid Program for Portable X-ray Survey Report and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 486.100—486.110.

Form No.: CMS-1880/1882 (OMB# 0938-0027).

Use: The Medicare program requires portable X-ray suppliers to be surveyed for health and safety standards. The CMS-1880 is used by the surveyor to determine if a portable X-ray applicant meets the eligibility requirements. It also promotes data reduction or introduction, and retrieval from the Online Survey Certification and Reporting (OSCAR) System by the CMS Regional Offices. The CMS-1882 is the survey form that records survey results. The form is primarily a coding work sheet designed to facilitate data reduction and retrieval into the OSCAR system at the CMS Regional Offices.

Frequency: On occasion.

Affected Public: Business or other for profit.

Number of Respondents: 655.

Total Annual Responses: 98.

Total Annual Hours: 172.

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: Julie Brown, CMS-1880/1882, Room N2-14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

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Dated: March 12, 2002.

John P. Burke, III,

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

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[FR Doc. 02-6753 Filed 3-19-02; 8:45 am]