[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 146 (Thursday, July 30, 1998)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-20316]

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Health Care Financing Administration
[Document Identifier: HCFA-R-0249]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Care Financing Administration.
    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, is 
publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public 
comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this 
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.
    Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title of 
Information Collection: Hospice Cost Report and Supporting Regulations 
in 42 CFR 413.20, 413.24 , and 418.310;
    Form No.: HCFA-R-0249 (OMB # 0938-new); Use: Medicare certified 
hospice programs must file an annual cost report with HCFA. This report 
contains information on overhead costs, assets, depreciation, and 
compensation which will be used for hospice rate evaluations.; 
Frequency: Annually; Affected Public: Not-for-profit institutions, and 
Individuals or Households; Number of Respondents: 1,720; Total Annual 
Responses: 1,720; Total Annual Hours: 302,720.
    To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms 
for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access HCFA's 
Web Site address at http://www.hcfa.gov/regs/prdact95.htm, or E-mail 
your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and 
HCFA document identifier, to P[email protected], or call the Reports 
Clearance Office on (410) 786-1326. Written comments and 
recommendations for the proposed information collections must be mailed 
within 60 days of this notice directly to the HCFA Paperwork Clearance 
Officer designated at the following address: HCFA, Office of 
Information Services, Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA 
Enterprise Standards, Attention: Louis Blank, Room C2-26-17, 7500 
Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

    Dated July 23, 1998.
John P. Burke III,
HCFA Reports Clearance Officer, HCFA Office of Information Services, 
Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 98-20316 Filed 7-29-98; 8:45 am]