[Federal Register Volume 63, Number 242 (Thursday, December 17, 1998)]
[Page 69635]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 98-33423]

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Health Care Financing Administration
[Document Identifier: HCFA-317]

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Care Financing Administration, HHS.
    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: Extension of a currently 
approved collection; Title of Information Collection: State Medicaid 
Eligibility Quality Control (MEQC) Sampling Plan and Supporting 
Regulations in 42 CFR 431.800-431.865; Form No.: HCFA-317 (OMB# 0938-
0146); Use: MEQC is operated by the State Title XIX agency to monitor 
and improve the administration of its Medicaid system. The MEQC system 
is based on monthly State reviews of Medicaid cases identified through 
statistically reliable statewide samples of cases selected from the 
eligibility files. These reviews are conducted to determine whether or 
not the sampled cases meet applicable State Title XIX eligibility 
requirements. The reviews are also used to assess beneficiary 
liability, if any, and to determine the amounts paid to provide 
Medicaid services for these cases; Frequency: Semi-annually; Affected 
Public: State, Local, or Tribal Government; Number of Respondents: 55; 
Total Annual Responses: 110; Total Annual Hours: 2,640.
    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 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 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 N2-14-26, 7500 
Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

    Dated: December 7, 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. 98-33423 Filed 12-16-98; 8:45 am]