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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-5960 or send an e-mail to omb@cdc.gov. Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-6974. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

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Economic Analysis of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) (OMB No. 0920-0776 exp. 4/30/2009)—Revision—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCDDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

The CDC-funded National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) is the largest organized cancer screening program in the United States. The NBCCEDP provides critical breast and cervical cancer screening services to underserved women through grants to 50 states, the District of Columbia, 4 U.S. territories, and 13 American Indian/Alaska Native organizations. In the past decade, the NBCCEDP has provided over 7.8 million breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic exams to over 3.2 million low-income women. Women diagnosed with cancer through the program are eligible for Medicaid coverage through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Prevention and Treatment Act passed by Congress in 2000.

In 2008, CDC obtained OMB approval to collect one year of activity-based cost information from all 68 NBCCEDP grantees. With this revision request, CDC proposes to collect two additional, consecutive years of information and to implement a minor change to the data collection instrument, the Cost Assessment Tool (CAT), regarding screening activities supported through non-Federal funds. The additional information will allow CDC to calculate averages over time that reduce year-to-year fluctuations and provide better estimates of activity-based costs.

The information is being collected to support activity-based analysis of the costs and cost-effectiveness of the NBCCEDP. The information will be used to assess the costs of various program components, identify factors that impact average cost, perform cost-effectiveness analysis, and to develop a resource allocation tool for ensuring the most appropriate use of limited program resources. The information required to perform an activity-based cost analysis includes: staff and consultant salaries, screening costs, contracts and material costs, provider payments, in-kind contributions, administrative costs, allocation of funds, and staff time devoted to specific program activities. Data will be collected electronically.

NBCCEDP grantees currently report information on screening and diagnosis volumes (the effectiveness measures for the program) as part of the Minimum Data Elements (MDE) for the NBCCEDP (OMB 0920-0571, exp. 1/31/2010). Cost information to be collected through the CAT will complement information currently collected through the MDE project.

There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total Start Printed Page 4439estimated annualized burden hours are 1,496.

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours:

Type of respondentsNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hours)
NBCCEDP Grantees68122
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Dated: January 8, 2009.

Maryam I. Daneshvar,

Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. E9-1616 Filed 1-23-09; 8:45 am]

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