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AGENCY:

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.

(1.) Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Minimum Data Set (MDS) for Swing Bed Hospitals and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR, Sections 413.337 and 483.20; Form No.: CMS-10064 (OMB# 0938-0872); Use: We are requesting re-approval of resident assessment information that swing bed hospitals are required to submit as described at 42 CFR 483.20 in the manner necessary to administer the payment rate methodology described in 42 CFR 413.337; Frequency: Other: Days 5, 14, 30, 60 & 90 of stay; Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 1,250; Total Annual Responses: 156,480; Total Annual Hours: 132,360.

(2.) Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Annual Early and Periodic Screening, Diagnostic, and Treatment Services (EPSDT) Participation Report and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR 441.60; Form No.: CMS-416 (OMB# 0938-0354); Use: States are required to submit an annual report on the provision of EPSDT services to CMS pursuant to section 1902(a)(43) of the Social Security Act. These reports provide CMS with data necessary to assess the effectiveness of State EPSDT programs. It is also helpful in developing trend patterns, national projections, responding to inquiries, and determining a State's results in achieving its participation goal; Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: State, Local or Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 56; Total Annual Hours: 1,568.

To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web site address at http://www.hcfa.gov/​regs/​prdact95.htm, or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS 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 30 days of this notice directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB Human Resources and Housing Branch, Attention: Brenda Aguilar, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: September 26, 2002.

John P. Burke, III,

Paperwork Reduction Act Team Leader, CMS Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development and Issuances.

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[FR Doc. 02-25217 Filed 10-3-02; 8:45 am]

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