[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 75 (Tuesday, April 20, 1999)]
[Pages 19375-19376]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-9804]



Health Care Financing Administration

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: Information Collection 
Requirements in HSQ-110, Acquisition, Protection and Disclosure of Peer 
Review Organization Information and Supporting Regulations in 42 CFR, 
476.104, 476.105, 476.116, and 476.134;

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    Form No.: HCFA-R-70 (OMB# 0938-0426);
    Use: ``Medicare Disclosure Information, Regulatory'' The Peer 
Review Improvement Act of 1982 authorizes PRO's to acquire information 
necessary to fulfill their duties and functions and places limits on 
disclosure of the information. These requirements are on the PRO to 
provide notices to the affected parties when disclosing information 
about them. These requirements serve to protect the rights of the 
affected parties;
    Frequency: On occasion;
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit, Individuals or 
Households, and Not-for-profit institutions;
    Number of Respondents: 53;
    Total Annual Responses: 53;
    Total Annual Hours: 30,789.
    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: Dawn Willinghan, Room N2-14-26, 7500 
Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850.

    Dated: April 12, 1999.
John P. Burke III,
HCFA Reports Clearance Officer, HCFA Office of Information Services, 
Security and Standards Group, Division of HCFA Enterprise Standards.
[FR Doc. 99-9804 Filed 4-19-99; 8:45 am]