[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 46 (Wednesday, March 9, 2011)]
[Pages 13022-13023]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-5331]



[OMB Control No. 2900-0606]

Proposed Information Collection (Regulation for Submission of 
Evidence); Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.


SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an 
opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain 
information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 
60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice 
solicits comments on information needed to collect or recover cost for 
medical care or services provided or furnished to veterans with non-
service-connected conditions.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed

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collection of information should be received on or before May 9, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Cynthia Harvey Pryor, Veterans Health 
Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ``2900-0606'' in any correspondence. 
During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor (202) 461-5870 or 
FAX (202) 273-9387.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: Regulation for Submission of Evidence--Title 38 CFR 
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0606.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Under the provisions of 38 CFR 17.101(a)(4), a third 
party payer that is liable for reimbursing VA for care and services VA 
provided to veterans with non-service-connected conditions continues to 
have the option of paying either the billed charges or the amount the 
health plan demonstrates it would pay to providers other than entities 
of the United States for the same care or services in the same 
geographic area. If the amount submitted by the health plan is less 
than the amount billed, VA will accept the submission as payment, 
subject to verification at VA's discretion. VA uses the information to 
determine whether the third-party payer has met the test of properly 
demonstrating its equivalent private sector provider payment amount for 
the same care or services VA provided.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 800 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 hours.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 400.

    Dated: March 4, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-5331 Filed 3-8-11; 8:45 am]