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The Department of Defense has submitted to OMB for clearance, the following proposal for collection of information under the provisions of the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35).


Consideration will be given to all comments received by September 24, 2010.

Title and OMB Number: TRICARE Award Fee Provider Survey; OMB Control Number 0720-TBD.

Type of Request: New.

Number of Respondents: 150.

Responses per Respondent: 4.

Annual Responses: 600.

Average Burden per Response: 5 minutes.

Annual Burden Hours: 50 hours.

Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to obtain and record TRICARE network civilian provider-user satisfaction with the administrative processes/services of managed care support contractors (MCSC) in the three TRICARE regions within the United States. The survey will obtain provider opinions regarding claims processing, customer service, and administrative support by the TRICARE regional contractors. The reports of findings from these surveys, coupled with performance criteria from other sources, will be used by the TRICARE Regional Administrative Contracting Officers to determine award fees.

Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; not-for-profit institutions; individuals or households.

Frequency: Quarterly.

Respondent's Obligation: Voluntary.

OMB Desk Officer: Mr. John Kraemer.

Written comments and recommendations on the proposed information collection should be sent to Mr. Kraemer at the Office of Management and Budget, Desk Officer for DoD, Room 10236, New Executive Office Building, Washington, DC 20503.

You may also submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by the following method:

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

DOD Clearance Officer: Ms. Patricia Toppings.

Written requests for copies of the information collection proposal should be sent to Ms. Toppings at WHS/ESD/Information Management Division, 1777 North Kent Street, RPN, Suite 11000, Arlington, VA 22209-2133.

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Dated: August 2, 2010.

Patricia L. Toppings,

OSD Federal Register, Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2010-21112 Filed 8-24-10; 8:45 am]