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2532 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No.

12 / Friday, January 19, 2007 / Notices

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND CMS is expanding the Participating Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
HUMAN SERVICES Physician Directory to provide Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
additional information about physicians Services (CMS) is publishing the
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid who participate in Medicare. The new following summary of proposed
Services data element ‘‘accepting new Medicare collections for public comment.
[Document Identifier: CMS–1728–94 and patients’’ will provide beneficiaries and Interested persons are invited to send
CMS–10091] other users with much needed comments regarding this burden
information about the physicians who estimate or any other aspect of this
Agency Information Collection participate in the Medicare program. It collection of information, including any
Activities: Proposed Collection; will also provide a service to physicians of the following subjects: (1) The
Comment Request who are either seeking new Medicare necessity and utility of the proposed
patients or who wish to reduce the information collection for the proper
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & burden of responding to callers when
Medicaid Services, HHS. performance of the agency’s functions;
they are no longer accepting new (2) the accuracy of the estimated
In compliance with the requirement
Medicare patients. Form Number: CMS– burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality,
of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the
10091 (OMB#: 0938–0905); Frequency: utility, and clarity of the information to
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
Reporting: Daily, Weekly and Yearly; be collected; and (4) the use of
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Affected Public: Business or other for- automated collection techniques or
Services (CMS) is publishing the
profit and Not-for-profit institutions; other forms of information technology to
following summary of proposed Number of Respondents: 109.800; Total
collections for public comment. minimize the information collection
Annual Responses: 10,980; Total burden.
Interested persons are invited to send Annual Hours: 915.
comments regarding this burden To obtain copies of the supporting 1. Type of Information Collection
estimate or any other aspect of this statement and any related forms for the Request: New Collection; Title of
collection of information, including any proposed paperwork collections Information Collection: Governmental
of the following subjects: (1) The referenced above, access CMS’ Web site Status of Health Care Provider Form;
necessity and utility of the proposed address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ Use: The questions presented on the
information collection for the proper PaperworkReductionActof1995, or e- ‘‘Governmental Status of Health Care
performance of the agency’s functions; mail your request, including your Provider’’ form are required for CMS to
(2) the accuracy of the estimated address, phone number, OMB number, be able to determine the permissibility
burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, and CMS document identifier, to of State funding sources associated with
utility, and clarity of the information to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the selected reimbursement-related State
be collected; and (4) the use of Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– Plan Amendments. Without the
automated collection techniques or 1326. information gathered on this form, CMS
other forms of information technology to To be assured consideration, will not be able to determine the State’s
minimize the information collection comments and recommendations for the compliance with Section 1902(a)(30)(A)
burden. proposed information collections must or Section 1903(w) of the Social
1. Type of Information Collection be received at the address below, no Security Act. If CMS cannot determine
Request: Extension of a currently later than 5 p.m. on March 20, 2007. compliance, CMS cannot approve the
approved collection; Title of CMS, Office of Strategic Operations State Plan Amendments, resulting in
Information Collection: Home Health and Regulatory Affairs, Division of potential harm to Medicaid
Agency Cost Report; Use: Providers of Regulations Development—C, Attention: beneficiaries. The respondents of this
services participating in the Medicare Bonnie L Harkless, Room C4–26–05, information request will be the State’s
program are required under sections 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, State Medicaid Agency. Form Number:
1815(a) and 1861(v)(1)(A) of the Social Maryland 21244–1850. CMS–10176 (OMB#: 0938–NEW);
Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395g) to submit Frequency: Reporting: Once and on
Dated: January 10, 2007.
annual information to achieve occasion; Affected Public: State, Local,
settlement of costs for health care Michelle Shortt,
Director, Regulations Development Group,
or Tribal Governments; Number of
services rendered to Medicare Respondents: 50; Total Annual
Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory
beneficiaries. The CMS–1728–94 cost Responses: 4,000; Total Annual Hours:
Affairs.
report is needed to determine the 4,000.
[FR Doc. E7–604 Filed 1–18–07; 8:45 am]
amount of reimbursable cost, based
upon the cost limits, that is due these BILLING CODE 4120–01–P To obtain copies of the supporting
providers furnishing medical services to statement and any related forms for the
Medicare beneficiaries. Form Number: proposed paperwork collections
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND referenced above, access CMS’ Web site
CMS–1728–94 (OMB#: 0938–0022);
HUMAN SERVICES address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/
Frequency: Reporting: Yearly; Affected
Public: Business or other for-profit and PaperworkReductionActof1995, or e-
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid mail your request, including your
Not-for-profit institutions; Number of Services
Respondents: 5069; Total Annual address, phone number, OMB number,
Responses: 5069; Total Annual Hours: [Document Identifier: CMS–10176] and CMS document identifier, to
892,144. Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the
2. Type of Information Collection Agency Information Collection Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786–
Request: Extension of a currently Activities: Proposed Collection; 1326.
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approved collection; Title of Comment Request To be assured consideration,


Information Collection: Accepting New AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & comments and recommendations for the
Patients Indicator UPIN (Unique Medicaid Services, HHS. proposed information collections must
Physician Identification Number) In compliance with the requirement be received at the address below, no
Participating Physicians Directory; Use: of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the later than 5 p.m. on March 20, 2007.

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