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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301)-443-1129.

The following request has been submitted to the OMB for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995:

Proposed Project: Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME PP) (OMB No. 0915-0247)—Revision

The CHGME PP was enacted by Public Law 106-129 to provide Federal support for graduate medical education (GME) to freestanding children's hospitals. This legislation attempts to provide support for GME comparable to the level of Medicare GME support received by other, non-children's hospitals. The legislation indicates that eligible children's hospitals will receive payments for both direct and indirect medical education. Direct payments are designed to offset the expenses associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training programs and indirect payments are designed to compensate hospitals for expenses associated with the treatment of more severely ill patients and the additional costs relating to teaching residents in such programs.

Data are collected on the number of full-time equivalent residents in applicant children's hospitals' training programs to determine the amount of direct and indirect medical education payments to be distributed to participating children's hospitals. Indirect medical education payments will also be derived from a formula that requires the reporting of discharges, beds, and case mix index information from participating children's hospitals. Hospitals will be requested to submit such information in an annual application. Hospitals will also be requested to submit data on the number of full-time equivalent residents a second time during the Federal fiscal year to participate in the reconciliation payment process.

The estimated annual burden is as follows:

FormNumber of respondentsResponses per respondentTotal number of responsesHours per responseTotal burden hours
HRSA 99-1 (Initial Application)60160261,560
HRSA 99-1 (Reconciliation Application)601608480
HRSA 99-2 (Initial Application)6016015900
HRSA 99-2 (Reconciliation Application)601605300
HRSA 99-3 (Initial Application)60160.2515
HRSA 99-3 (Reconciliation Application)60160.2515
HRSA 99-4 (Reconciliation Application)6016014840
HRSA 99-5 (Initial Application)60160.2515
HRSA 99-5 (Reconciliation Application)60160.2515
Total60604,140

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: Karen Matsuoka, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management Start Printed Page 77767and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: December 19, 2006.

Caroline Lewis,

Acting Associate Administrator for Administration and Financial Management.

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[FR Doc. E6-22138 Filed 12-26-06; 8:45 am]

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