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Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

8 / Friday, January 12, 2007 / Notices 1537

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND Number: CMS–R–204 (OMB#: 0938– mail your request, including your
HUMAN SERVICES 0709); Frequency: Reporting—Yearly; address, phone number, OMB number,
Affected Public: Individuals or and CMS document identifier, to
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid households; Number of Respondents:, or call the
Services 17,624; Total Annual Responses: Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786–
[Document Identifier: CMS–R–204, CMS– 17,624; Total Annual Hours: 3,425. 1326.
10208 and CMS–R–234] 2. Type of Information Collection Written comments and
Request: New collection; Title of recommendations for the proposed
Agency Information Collection Information Collection: Assessing information collections must be mailed
Activities: Submission for OMB Degrees of Health Care Involvement or faxed within 30 days of this notice
Review; Comment Request Survey Use: It is not sufficient to merely directly to the OMB desk officer: OMB
mail information about the Medicare Human Resources and Housing Branch,
Agency: Centers for Medicare & program to each beneficiary. CMS needs
Medicaid Services, HHS. Attention: Carolyn Lovett, New
to know that the beneficiaries received Executive Office Building, Room 10235,
In compliance with the requirement the information, understood the
of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Washington, DC 20503. Fax Number:
information and found the information (202) 395–6974.
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the useful in making choices about their
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Medicare participation. To this end, Dated: January 5, 2007.
Services (CMS), Department of Health CMS must have measure(s) over time of Michelle Shortt,
and Human Services, is publishing the what beneficiaries know and Director, Regulations Development Group,
following summary of proposed understand about the Medicare program Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory
collections for public comment. now to be able to quantify and attribute Affairs.
Interested persons are invited to send any changes to their understanding or [FR Doc. E7–225 Filed 1–11–07; 8:45 am]
comments regarding this burden behavior to information/education BILLING CODE 4120–01–P
estimate or any other aspect of this initiatives. Measuring beneficiary
collection of information, including any information needs and knowledge over
of the following subjects: (1) The time will help CMS to evaluate the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
necessity and utility of the proposed impact of information/education and HUMAN SERVICES
information collection for the proper other initiatives, as well as to
performance of the Agency’s function; understand how the population is Administration for Children and
(2) the accuracy of the estimated changing separate from such initiatives. Families
burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, Form Number: CMS–10208 (OMB#:
utility, and clarity of the information to Proposed Information Collection
0938–NEW); Frequency: Reporting—
be collected; and (4) the use of Activity; Comment Request
Weekly; Affected Public: Individuals or
automated collection techniques or households; Number of Respondents: Proposed Projects:
other forms of information technology to 4,000; Total Annual Responses: 3,500; Title: Protection and Advocacy (P&A)
minimize the information collection Total Annual Hours: 1,200. Voting Access Annual Report.
burden. 3. Type of Information Collection
1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently OMB No.: New Collection.
Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Description: An annual report is
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Subpart D— required by Federal statute (the Help
Information Collection: Data Collection Private Contracts and Supporting America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002,
for the Second Generation Social Health Regulations in 42 CFR 405.410, 405.430, Public Law 107–252, Section 291,
Maintenance Organization 405.435, 405.440, 405.445, and 405.455; Payments for Protection and Advocacy
Demonstration; Use: The purpose of the Use: Under the section 4507 of the Systems, 42 U.S.C. 15461). Each State
Second Generation Social Health Balanced Budget Act of 1997, CMS is Protection & Advocacy (P&A) System
Maintenance Organization required to permit certain physicians must prepare and submit an annual
Demonstration (S/HMO–II) is to refine and practitioners to opt out of Medicare report at the end of every fiscal year.
the targeting and financing and furnish covered services to The report addresses the activities
methodologies, and benefit design of the Medicare beneficiaries through private conducted with the funds provided
Social Health Maintenance Organization contracts. Form Number: CMS–R–234 during the year. The information from
Demonstration model. Four primary (OMB#: 0938–0730); Frequency: the annual report will be aggregated into
components of the S/HMO–II Reporting—Biennially; Affected Public: an annual profile of how HAVA funds
demonstration are: (1) A geriatric care Business or other for-profits; Number of have been spent. The report will also
approach that will be applied across the Respondents: 26,820; Total Annual provide an overview of the P&A goals
entire spectrum of S/HMO–II enrollees; Responses: 26,820; Total Annual Hours: and accomplishments and permit the
(2) expanded community care 7,197. Administration on Developmental
coordination through links between To obtain copies of the supporting Disabilities to track progress to monitor
chronic care case-management and statement and any related forms for the grant activities.
acute care providers; (3) provision of proposed paperwork collections Respondents: Protection & Advocacy
long-term-benefits; and (4) an adjusted referenced above, access CMS Web site Systems—All States, the District of
average per capita costs based risk- address at Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin
adjusted payment methodology. Form PaperworkReductionActof1995, or e- Islands, American Samoa, and Guam.
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