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74018 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No.

239 / Wednesday, December 14, 2005 / Notices

Unless otherwise noted, comments DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND will take effect beginning with the 2006
regarding the applications must be HUMAN SERVICES contract year. These new features
received at the Reserve Bank indicated include authority for new MA regional
or the offices of the Board of Governors Centers for Medicare and Medicaid plans to be organized as regional
not later than December 29, 2005. Services preferred provider organizations
[Document Identifier: CMS–10117–10118– (RPPOs). The MMA also amended the
A. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
10119–10135–10136] Social Security Act to introduce a new
(Andre Anderson, Vice President) 1000 process for determining beneficiary
Peachtree Street, N.E., Atlanta, Georgia Emergency Clearance: Public premiums and benefits for 2006 and
30303: Information Collection Requirements future years. Under the new process MA
The Savannah Bancorp, Inc., Submitted to the Office of Management organizations will submit a ‘‘bid’’
Savannah, Georgia; to acquire 100 and Budget (OMB) reflecting their revenue needs for
percent of the voting shares of covering the benefits they plan to offer.
AGENCY: Center for Medicare and 1. Type of Information Collection
Harbourside Community Bank, Hilton Medicaid Services.
Head, South Carolina (in organization), Request: Revision of a currently
In compliance with the requirement approved collection; Title of
and thereby engage in operating a of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the
savings association pursuant to section Information Collection: Qualification—
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Medicare Advantage Application For
225.28(b)(4)(ii) of Regulation Y. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Coordinated Care, Private Fee-For-
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve Services (CMS), Department of Health Service, Regional Preferred Provider
System, December 9, 2005. and Human Services, is publishing the Organization, Service Area Expansion
Robert deV. Frierson, following summary of proposed For Coordinated Care and Private Fee-
Deputy Secretary of the Board.
collections for public comment. For-Service Plans, Medical Savings
Interested persons are invited to send Account Plans; Use: An entity seeking a
[FR Doc. E5–7335 Filed 12–13–05; 8:45 am]
comments to regarding this burden contract as an MA organization must be
BILLING CODE 6210–01–S estimate or any other aspect of this able to provide Medicare’s basic benefits
collection of information, including any plus meet the organizational
of the following subjects: (1) The requirements set out in regulations at 42
necessity and utility of the proposed CFR part 422. An applicant must
FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT information collection for the proper demonstrate that is can meet the benefit
INVESTMENT BOARD performance of the agency’s functions; and other requirements within the
(2) the accuracy of the estimated specific geographic area it is requesting.
Sunshine Act; Meeting burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, The application forms are designed to
utility, and clarity of the information to provide the information needed to
TIME AND DATE: 9 a.m. (EDT), December be collected; and (4) the use of determine the health plan’s compliance.
19, 2005. automated collection techniques or The regulatory requirements are
PLACE:4th Floor Conference Room, other forms of information technology to incorporated into the MA applications.
minimize the information collection The MA application forms will be used
1250 H Street, NW., Washington, DC.
burden. to determine if an entity is eligible to
STATUS: Parts will be open to the public We are, however, requesting an enter into a contract to provide services
and parts closed to the public. emergency review of the information to Medicare beneficiaries; Form
collection referenced below. In Number: CMS–10117, 10118, 10119,
MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED:
compliance with the requirement of 10135, 10136 (OMB#: 0938–0935);
Parts Open to the Public section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Frequency: Reporting: One time
Reduction Act of 1995, we have submission; Affected Public: Business or
1. Approval of the minutes of the submitted to the Office of Management other for-profit, Not-for-profit
November 29, 2005, Board member and Budget (OMB) the following institutions and State, Local or Tribal
meeting. requirements for emergency review. We Government; Number of Respondents:
2. Thrift Savings Plan activity report are requesting an emergency review 65; Total Annual Responses: 90; Total
by the Executive Director. because the collection of this Annual Hours: 2770.
information is needed before the CMS is requesting OMB review and
Parts Closed to the Public expiration of the normal time limits approval of this collection by January
under OMB’s regulations at 5 CFR part 20, 2006, with a 180-day approval
3. Agency personnel matters. 1320. This is necessary to ensure period. Written comments and
CONTACT PERSON FOR MORE INFORMATION: compliance with an Administration recommendations will be considered
Thomas J. Trabucco, Director, Office of Initiative. We cannot reasonably comply from the public if received by the
External Affairs, (202) 942–1640. with the normal clearance procedures individuals designated below by
because a statutory deadline under the December 28, 2005.
Dated: December 12, 2005. Medicare Modernization Act (MMA) To obtain copies of the supporting
Elizabeth S. Woodruff, would be missed. statement and any related forms for the
Secretary to the Board, Federal Retirement Title II of the Medicare Modernization proposed paperwork collections
Thrift Investment Board. Act (MMA) modified and re-named the referenced above, access CMS’ Web site
[FR Doc. 05–24087 Filed 12–12–05; 2:22 pm] existing Medicare+Choice (M+C) address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/
BILLING CODE 6760–01–P program established under Part C of title regulations/pra or E-mail your request,
XVIII of the Social Security Act. The including your address, phone number,
program is now called the Medicare OMB number, and CMS document
Advantage (MA) program. Although identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov,
some MMA program changes are or call the Reports Clearance Office on
already in effect, several new features (410) 786–1326.

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