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Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request

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AGENCY:

Centers for Medicare & 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 & Medicaid Services (CMS) 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: Federal Funding of Emergency Health Services (Section 1011): Provider Payment Determination and Request for Section 1011 On-Call Payments; Form No.: CMS-10130 (OMB # 0938-0952); Use: Section 1011 of MMA provides that the Secretary will establish a process for eligible providers to request payment. The Secretary must directly pay hospitals, physicians, and ambulance providers (including Indian Health Service, Indian tribe and tribal organizations) for their otherwise un-reimbursed costs of providing services required by Section 1867 of the Social Security Act (EMTALA) and related hospital inpatient, outpatient and ambulance services. Payments may be made only for services furnished to certain individuals described in the statute as: (1) Undocumented aliens; (2) aliens who have been paroled into the United States at a United States port of entry for the purpose of receiving eligible services; and (3) Mexican citizens permitted to enter the United States for not more than 72 hours under the authority of a biometric machine readable border crossing identification card (also referred to as a “laser visa”) issued in accordance with the requirements of regulations prescribed under a specific section of the Immigration and Nationality Act.; Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Not-for-profit institutions, and State, Local or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 7,503,000; Total Annual Responses: 7,512,000; Total Annual Hours: 634,000.

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.cms.hhs.gov/​regulations/​pra/​, or E-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, 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 to the address below: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: William N. Parham, III, PRA Analyst, Room C5-13-27, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

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Dated: June 17, 2005.

Michelle Shortt,

Acting Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.

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[FR Doc. 05-12492 Filed 6-23-05; 8:45 am]

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