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Federal Register / Vol. 71, No.

126 / Friday, June 30, 2006 / Notices 37583

ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued


Average
Number of
Number of burden per Total burden
Forms responses per
respondents response hours
respondent (in hours)

Total .......................................................................................................... 40,000 ........................ ........................ 3,333

Dated: June 26, 2006. both CDC and the Agency for Toxic information related to the characteristics
Joan F. Karr, Substances and Disease Registry. of their company and to submit their bid
Acting Reports Clearance Officer, Centers for Dated: June 22, 2006. prices for CAP drugs. The information
Disease Control and Prevention. Alvin Hall, collected on the CAP Vendor
[FR Doc. E6–10343 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] Director, Management Analysis and Services Application and Bid Form will be used
BILLING CODE 4163–18–P Office, Centers for Disease Control and by CMS during the bidding evaluation
Prevention. process to evaluate the vendors bid
[FR Doc. 06–5876 Filed 6–29–06; 8:45 am] prices, their credentials, experience and
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND BILLING CODE 4163–18–P
to assess their ability to provide quality
HUMAN SERVICES service to physicians and beneficiaries.
Competitive bidding is seen as a means
Centers for Disease Control and DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND of using the dynamics of the
Prevention HUMAN SERVICES marketplace to provide incentives for
suppliers to provide reasonably priced
Advisory Council for the Elimination of Centers for Medicare & Medicaid products and services of high quality in
Tuberculosis Services an efficient manner. The CAP’s
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of objectives include providing an
[Document Identifier: CMS–10133, CMS– alternative method for physicians to
the Federal Advisory Committee Act 10050, and CMS–1515 and 1572]
(Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease obtain Part B drugs to administer to
Control and Prevention (CDC) Agency Information Collection Medicare beneficiaries and reducing
announces the following council Activities: Submission for OMB drug acquisition and billing burdens for
meeting: Review; Comment Request physicians; Form Number: CMS–10133
(OMB#: 0938–0955); Frequency:
Name: Advisory Council for the
Elimination of Tuberculosis (ACET).
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Reporting-Other, during the bidding
Times and Dates: 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m., July 26, Medicaid Services, HHS. process; Affected Public: Business or
2006. 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m., July 27, 2006. In compliance with the requirement other for-profit; Number of
Place: Corporate Square, Building 8, 1st of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Respondents: 12; Total Annual
Floor Conference Room, Atlanta, Georgia Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Responses: 12; Total Annual Hours:
30333, Telephone 404/639–8008. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 480.
Status: Open to the public, limited only by Services (CMS), Department of Health 2. Type of Information Collection
the space available. The meeting room
and Human Services, is publishing the Request: Extension of a currently
accommodates approximately 100 people.
Purpose: This council advises and makes following summary of proposed approved collection; Title of
recommendations to the Secretary of Health collections for public comment. Information Collection: Survey of Newly
and Human Services, the Assistant Secretary Interested persons are invited to send Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries; Use:
for Health, and the Director, CDC, regarding comments regarding this burden CMS is responsible for providing
the elimination of tuberculosis (TB). estimate or any other aspect of this beneficiaries with the Medicare program
Specifically, the Council makes collection of information, including any information they need to effectively
recommendations regarding policies, of the following subjects: (1) The choose the health care plan best suited
strategies, objectives, and priorities;
addresses the development and application
necessity and utility of the proposed to their needs. In order to provide such
of new technologies; and reviews the extent information collection for the proper information, CMS needs to know (1)
to which progress has been made toward performance of the Agency’s function; whether or not new enrollees are aware
eliminating TB. (2) the accuracy of the estimated of the choices they have, (2) what
Matters to be Discussed: Agenda items burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, beneficiaries understand about the basic
include issues pertaining to minority health utility, and clarity of the information to elements of the Medicare program, (3)
& health disparities among African be collected; and (4) the use of what other sources currently provide
Americans; Federal TB Task Force update; an automated collection techniques or Medicare-related information, and (4)
update on technical guidance on controlling
TB among the foreign-born guidelines; and
other forms of information technology to how all of these items vary across
other related TB issues. minimize the information collection beneficiary subpopulations. To this end,
Agenda items are subject to change as burden. CMS must have the ability to measure
priorities dictate. 1. Type of Information Collection over time what beneficiaries know and
For Further Information Contact: Paulette Request: Extension of a currently understand about the Medicare
Ford-Knights, National Center for HIV, STD, approved collection; Title of program. Measuring beneficiaries’
and TB Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Information Collection: Competitive information needs and knowledge over
M/S E–07, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone
rwilkins on PROD1PC63 with NOTICES_1

Acquisition Program (CAP) for Medicare time will help CMS evaluate its impact
404/639–8008.
The Director, Management Analysis and
Part B Drugs: Vendor Application and on information/education, population
Services Office, has been delegated the Bid Form; Use: The CAP Vendor changes and other initiatives. Form
authority to sign Federal Register notices Application and Bid Form is a Number: CMS–10050 (OMB#: 0938–
pertaining to announcements of meetings and collection tool which will be used by 0869); Frequency: Reporting—Quarterly;
other committee management activities, for potential vendors to provide Affected Public: Individuals or

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