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 (CMS)), 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: Revision of a currently Approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Authorization agreement for electronic forms transfer; Form No.: CMS-0588 (OMB# 0938-0626); Use: The information is needed to allow providers to receive funds electronically in their bank accounts; Frequency: On occasion; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 10,000; Total Annual Responses: 10,000; Total Annual Hours: 1,250.
2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Hospital Request for Certification in the Medicare/Medicaid Program; Form No.: CMS-1514 (OMB# 0938-0380); Use: Section 1861 of the Social Security Act requires hospitals and critical access hospitals to be certified to participate in the Medicare/Medicaid program. These providers must complete the “Hospital Request for Certification in the Medicare/Medicaid Program” form in order to be certified or recertified; Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 6,300; Total Annual Responses: 2,000; Total Annual Hours: 500.
3. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Drug Rebate; Form No.: 0938-0582; Use: Section 1927 requires State Medicaid agencies to report to drug manufacturers and CMS on the drug utilization for their State and the amount of rebate to be paid by the manufacturer; Frequency: Quarterly; Affected Public: State, local, or tribal government; Number of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 204; Total Annual Hours: 6,125.
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 http://cms.hhs.gov/regulations/pra/default.asp, or e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.Start Signature
Dated: July 10, 2003.
Acting Paperwork Reduction Act Team Leader, CMS Reports Clearance Officer, Office of Strategic Operations and Strategic Affairs, Division of Regulations Development and Issuances.
[FR Doc. 03-18060 Filed 7-16-03; 8:45 am]
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