Federal Register: February 21, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 35)
DOCID: fr21fe08-107 FR Doc E8-3227
OFFICE OF NATIONAL DRUG CONTROL POLICY
National Drug Control Policy Office
DOCUMENT ACTION: ONDCP provides opportunity for public comment concerning the collection of information to identify states that have adopted the new Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS) codes (Codes H0049 and H0050) for alcohol and drug screening, and brief intervention (SBI).
Paperwork Reduction Act; Notice of Intent to Collect; Comment Request
This action proposes the collection of drug control information from state Medicaid directors.
The purpose of this survey is to identify states that have adopted HCPCS codes H0049 and H0050 to permit payment of SBI services from state Medicaid programs. The information will be used as performance indicators in the Consolidated Federal Drug Control Budget and will help inform policy by providing a greater understanding of the level of state participation in the SBI concept.
Type of Collection: Survey of state Medicaid directors.
Title of Information Collection: Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System Survey.
Frequency: Annually by fiscal year.
Affected Public: Instrumentalities of state Medicaid directors.
Estimated Burden: Minimal since the material resides with state Medicaid directors.
II. Special Issues for Comment
ONDCP especially invites comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection is necessary for the proper performance of ONDCP functions, including whether the information has practical utility; (b) ways to enhance information quality, utility, and clarity; and, (c) ways to ease the burden on respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.