Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
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), 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 function; (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 without change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Statistical Information System; Use: State data are reported by the Federally mandated electronic process, known as (MSIS) Medical Statistical Information System. These data are the basis of actuarial forecasts for Medicaid service utilization and costs; of analysis and cost savings estimates required for legislative initiatives relating to Medicaid and for responding to requests for information from CMS components, the Department, Congress and other customers; Form Number: CMS-R-284 (OMB#: 0938-0345); Frequency: Reporting—Quarterly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 51; Total Annual Responses: 204; Total Annual Hours: 2,040. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Denise Franz 410-786-6117. For all other issues call 410-786-1326.)
2. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Plan Preprints to Implement Sections 6083, 6036, 6041, 6042, 6043 and 6044 of the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 1995; Use: These preprints allow States the opportunity and flexibility to request changes in benefit packages, cost sharing, non-emergency medical transportation services, etc.; Form Number: CMS-10190 (OMB#: 0938-0993); Frequency: Reporting—Once and Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 56; Total Annual Responses: 16; Total Annual Hours: 699. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Fran Crystal at 410-786-1195. For all other issues call 410-786-1326.)
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/PaperworkReductionActof1995, 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.
To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on November 23, 2009.
OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974, E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.Start Signature
Dated: October 16, 2009.
Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
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