[Federal Register Volume 62, Number 21 (Friday, January 31, 1997)]
[Notices]
[Page 4772]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 97-2363]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Health Care Financing Administration
[HCFA R-143]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Care Financing 
Administration (HCFA), Department of Health and Human Services, has 
submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) the following 
proposal for the collection of information. Interested persons are 
invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other 
aspect of this collection of information, including any of the 
following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed 
information collection for the proper performance of the agency's 
functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to 
enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be 
collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology to minimize the information collection 
burden.
    1. HCFA-R-143 Type of Information Collection Request: 
Reinstatement, without change, of previously approved collection for 
which approval has expired; Title of Information Collection: Analysis 
of Malpractice Premium Data; Form No.: HCFA-R-143; Use: The Omnibus 
Reconciliation Act of 1989 section 1848 (e) (Pub. L. 101-239) requires 
the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to develop and update 
geographic adjustment factors for existing payment localities used in 
calculating the Medicare Economic Index in setting the Medicare 
physician fee schedule update; Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: 
State, local or tribal govt., business or other for-profit, or not-for-
profit institutions; Number of Respondents: 50; Total Annual Responses: 
50; Total Annual Hours: 150.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement for the proposed 
paperwork collections referenced above, E-mail your request, including 
your address and phone number, to Paperwork@hcfa.gov, or call the 
Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and 
recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed 
within 30 days of this notice directly to the HCFA Paperwork Clearance 
Officer designated at the following address: OMB Human Resources and 
Housing Branch, Attention: Allison Eydt, New Executive Office Building, 
Room 10235, Washington, D.C. 20503.

    Dated: January 24, 1997.
Edwin J. Glatzel
Director, Management Analysis and Planning Staff, Office of Financial 
and Human Resources, Health Care Financing Administration.
[FR Doc. 97-2363 Filed 1-30-97; 8:45 am]
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