[Federal Register Volume 64, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 4, 1999)]
[Page 23845]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 99-11150]



Health Care Financing Administration
[Document Identifier: HCFA-R-0254]

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: Reinstatement, without 
change, or a previously approved collection for which approval has 
    Title of Information Collection: National Medicare Education 
Program (NMEP) Community Survey of Medicare Beneficiaries.
    Form No.: HCFA-R-0254 (OMB# 0938-0738).
    Use: A survey of Medicare beneficiaries in six communities will be 
conducted to monitor the NMEP implementation. Beneficiaries in these 
same communities were interviewed in September 1998 and February 1999. 
This approach will gather information on changes in: awareness of 
Medicare+Choice expansions and options; knowledge about Medicare and 
the Medicare+Choice options; where beneficiaries go to find more 
information; and whether they are aware of the many information 
resources available to them; and satisfaction with their information/
    Frequency: Annually.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Number of Respondents: 2,400.
    Total Annual Responses: 2,400.
    Total Annual Hours: 600.
    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 N2-
14-26, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244-1850

    Dated: April 26, 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. 99-11150 Filed 5-3-99; 8:45 am]