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236 / Friday, December 8, 2006 / Notices

The Director, Management Analysis and comply with the normal clearance individuals designated below by
Services Office, has been delegated the procedures because the use of normal December 22, 2006.
authority to sign Federal Register notices clearance procedures is reasonably To obtain copies of the supporting
pertaining to announcements of meetings and statement and any related forms for the
other committee management activities for
likely to cause a statutory deadline to be
both the CDC and ATSDR. missed. proposed paperwork collections
The reporting requirements being referenced above, access CMS’s Web site
Dated: December 1, 2006. filed under this collection do not address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/
Alvin Hall, represent substantively new processes PaperworkReductionActof1995 or e-
Director, Management Analysis and Services for the Programs of All-inclusive Care mail your request, including your
Office Centers for Disease Control and for the Elderly (PACE) providers. The address, phone number, OMB number,
Prevention. reporting requirements have been and CMS document identifier, to
[FR Doc. E6–20859 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] updated in specific areas to provide a Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the
BILLING CODE 4163–18–P mechanism for disclosure and recusal in Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786–
the event of a conflict of interest 1326.
involving members of the PACE Interested persons are invited to send
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND governing body or their immediate comments regarding the burden or any
HUMAN SERVICES family members. In addition, the other aspect of these collections of
requirement that PACE organizations information requirements. However, as
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid must furnish a copy of signed contracts noted above, comments on these
Services for inpatient care facilities to CMS and information collection and
the State administering agency has been recordkeeping requirements must be
[Document Identifier: CMS–R–244]
removed. mailed and/or faxed to the designees
Emergency Clearance: Public The Medicare and Medicaid referenced below by December 22, 2006:
Information Collection Requirements Programs: Programs of All-inclusive Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
Submitted to the Office of Management Care for the Elderly; program revisions Services, Office of Strategic Operations
and Budget (OMB) final rule, CMS–1201–F, and the and Regulatory Affairs, Room C4–26–05,
reporting requirements in this collection 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD
AGENCY: Centers for Medicare and 21244–1850. Attn: Bonnie L Harkless
Medicaid Services, HHS. are required to become effective on the
and, OMB Human Resources and
In compliance with the requirement same date.
Housing Branch, Attention: Carolyn
of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Type of Information Collection
Lovett, New Executive Office Building,
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Request: Revision of a currently
Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid approved collection.
Fax Number: (202) 395–6974.
Services (CMS), Department of Health Title of Information Collection: The
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Dated: November 9, 2006.
and Human Services, is publishing the
following summary of proposed Programs of All-inclusive Care for the Michelle Shortt,
collections for public comment. Elderly (PACE). Director, Regulations Development Group,
Form Number: CMS–R–244 (OMB#: Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory
Interested persons are invited to send
0938–0790). Affairs.
comments regarding this burden
Use: PACE organizations must [FR Doc. E6–20543 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am]
estimate or any other aspect of this
collection of information, including any demonstrate their ability to provide BILLING CODE 4120–01–P

of the following subjects: (1) The quality community-based care for the
necessity and utility of the proposed frail elderly who meet their State’s
nursing home eligibility standards using DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
information collection for the proper
capitated payments from Medicare and HUMAN SERVICES
performance of the agency’s functions;
(2) the accuracy of the estimated the State. PACE programs must provide Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, all Medicare and Medicaid covered Services
utility, and clarity of the information to services including hospital, nursing
be collected; and (4) the use of home, home health, and other [Document Identifier: CMS–10216]
automated collection techniques or specialized services. This collection is
necessary to ensure that only Emergency Clearance: Public
other forms of information technology to
appropriate organizations are selected to Information Collection Requirements
minimize the information collection
become PACE organizations and that Submitted to the Office of Management
burden.
We are requesting an emergency CMS has the information necessary to and Budget (OMB)
review of the information collection monitor the care they provide. AGENCY: Center for Medicare &
referenced below. In compliance with Frequency: Reporting—Once and On Medicaid Services, HHS.
the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) occasion. In compliance with the requirement
of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Affected Public: Not-for-profit of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the
we have submitted to the Office of institutions and State, Local, or Tribal Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
Management and Budget (OMB) the Governments. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
following requirements for emergency Number of Respondents: 54. Services (CMS), Department of Health
review. We are requesting an emergency Total Annual Responses: 108. and Human Services, is publishing the
review because the collection of this Total Annual Hours: 44131.50. following summary of proposed
information is needed before the CMS is requesting OMB review and collections for public comment.
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expiration of the normal time limits approval of this collection by December Interested persons are invited to send
under OMB’s regulations at 5 CFR Part 29, 2006, with a 180-day approval comments regarding this burden
1320. This is necessary to ensure period. Written comments and estimate or any other aspect of this
compliance with an initiative of the recommendations will be considered collection of information, including any
Administration. We cannot reasonably from the public if received by the of the following subjects: (1) The

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necessity and utility of the proposed Form Number: CMS–10216 (OMB#: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND
information collection for the proper 0938–New); Frequency: Reporting: One- HUMAN SERVICES
performance of the agency’s functions; time; Affected Public: State, Local or
(2) the accuracy of the estimated Tribal Government; Number of Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, Respondents: 56; Total Annual Services
utility, and clarity of the information to Responses: 10; Total Annual Hours: 10. [Document Identifier: CMS–10117, 10118,
be collected; and (4) the use of 10119, 10135, 10136 and 10214]
automated collection techniques or CMS is requesting OMB review and
other forms of information technology to approval of these collections by Emergency Clearance: Public
minimize the information collection December 22, 2006, with a 180-day Information Collection Requirements
burden. approval period. Written comments and Submitted to the Office of Management
We are, however, requesting an recommendations will be considered and Budget (OMB)
emergency review of the information from the public if received by the
collection referenced below. In individuals designated below by AGENCY: Center for Medicare and
compliance with the requirement of December 18, 2006. Medicaid Services, HHS.
section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork In compliance with the requirement
To obtain copies of the supporting of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the
Reduction Act of 1995, we have statement and any related forms for the
submitted to the Office of Management Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the
proposed paperwork collections Centers for Medicare and Medicaid
and Budget (OMB) the following
referenced above, access CMS’ Web site Services (CMS), Department of Health
requirements for emergency review. We
are requesting an emergency review address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ and Human Services, is publishing the
because the collection of this PaperworkReductionActof1995/ or E- following summary of proposed
information is needed before the mail your request, including your collections for public comment.
expiration of the normal time limits address, phone number, OMB number, Interested persons are invited to send
under OMB’s regulations at 5 CFR part and CMS document identifier, to comments regarding this burden
1320. This is necessary to ensure Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the estimate or any other aspect of this
compliance with implementation of Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– collection of information, including any
Public Law No: 109–171 Deficit 1326. of the following subjects: (1) The
Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005. CMS does necessity and utility of the proposed
Interested persons are invited to send
not have sufficient time to complete the information collection for the proper
comments regarding the burden or any performance of the agency’s functions;
normal PRA clearance process. other aspect of these collections of
We request this Paperwork Reduction (2) the accuracy of the estimated
information requirements. However, as burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality,
Act clearance under an emergency
noted above, comments on these utility, and clarity of the information to
approval process to allow States to
implement the following DRA information collection and be collected; and (4) the use of
provisions: 6036, 6041, 6042, 6043, recordkeeping requirements must be automated collection techniques or
6044, and 6083. This emergency request received by the designees referenced other forms of information technology to
is to ensure that statutory effective dates below by December 18, 2006: minimize the information collection
of the provisions are not missed. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid burden.
1. Type of Information Collection We are, however, requesting an
Services, Office of Strategic
Request: New Collection; Title of emergency review of the information
Operations and Regulatory Affairs,
Information Collection: Alternative collection referenced below. In
Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security compliance with the requirement of
Benefits State Plan Amendment Health
Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244– section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork
Opportunity Accounts (HOA)
Demonstration Program; Use: The DRA 1850, Attn: Melissa Musotto (CMS– Reduction Act of 1995, we have
provides States with numerous 10216) and, submitted to the Office of Management
flexibilities in operating their State OMB Human Resources and Housing and Budget (OMB) the following
Medicaid programs. For example, Branch, Attention: Katherine Astrich, requirements for emergency review. We
Section 6082 of the DRA allows up to New Executive Office Building, Room are requesting an emergency review
10 States to operate Medicaid 10235, Washington, DC 20503. because the collection of this
demonstrations to test alternative information is needed before the
Dated: November 30, 2006.
systems for delivering their Medicaid expiration of the normal time limits
benefits. Under these demonstrations, Michelle Shortt, under OMB’s regulations at 5 CFR Part
States would have the flexibility to Director, Regulations Development Group, 1320. This is necessary to ensure
deliver their Medicaid benefits to Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory compliance with an initiative of the
volunteer beneficiaries through a Affairs. Administration. We cannot reasonably
program that is comprised of an HOA [FR Doc. E6–20665 Filed 12–7–06; 8:45 am] comply with the normal clearance
and a High Deductible Health Plan BILLING CODE 4120–01–P procedures because the use of normal
(HDHP). Under the DRA, States can clearance procedures is reasonably
submit a State Plan Pre-print to CMS to likely to cause a statutory deadline to be
effectuate this change to their Medicaid missed.
programs. CMS will provide a State The Social Security Act requires that
Medicaid Director letter providing applicant organizations, offering Part C
guidance on this provision and the benefits for January 2008 be contracted
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implementation of the DRA and the with CMS for their approved service
associated State Plan Amendment area with open enrollment beginning on
template for use by States to modify November 15, 2007. Further, the Act
their Medicaid State Plans if they requires the submission of Part C benefit
choose to implement this flexibility; bids from applicant organizations by the

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