Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 11028-11029 [E7-4411]

Download as PDF 11028 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 47 / Monday, March 12, 2007 / Notices Dated: March 6, 2007. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 07–1144 Filed 3–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Food and Drug Administration Immune Globulins for Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases: Antibody Specificity, Potency and Testing; Public Workshop AGENCY: Food and Drug Administration, HHS. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES ACTION: Notice of public workshop. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing a public workshop entitled: Immune Globulins for Primary Immune Deficiency Diseases: Antibody Specificity, Potency and Testing. The purpose of the public workshop is to discuss approaches to identify the most relevant antibody specificities in Immune Globulins for the prevention of infections in patients with primary immune deficiency diseases (PIDD), and current and potential potency tests for Immune Globulins. The public workshop will also include a discussion about the declining measles antibody levels in U.S. licensed Immune Globulins and the potential clinical impact on patients with PIDD. The public workshop sponsors are FDA, the Immune Deficiency Foundation, and the Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association. Date and Time: The public workshop will be held on April 25, 2007, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and April 26, 2007, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Location: The public workshop will be held at the Lister Hill Center Auditorium, Building 38A, National Institutes of Health, 8800 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894. Contact Person: Rhonda Dawson, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research (HFM–302), Food and Drug Administration, 1401 Rockville Pike, suite 200N, Rockville, MD 20852–1448, 301–827–6129, FAX: 301–827–2843, email: rhonda.dawson@fda.hhs.gov. Registration: Mail or fax your registration information (including name, title, firm name, address, telephone and fax numbers) to the contact person by April 6, 2007. There is no registration fee for the public workshop. Early registration is recommended because seating is limited. Registration on the day of the public workshop will be provided on a VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:04 Mar 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 space available basis beginning at 7:30 a.m. If you need special accommodations due to a disability, please contact Rhonda Dawson at least 7 days in advance of the workshop. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The public workshop will feature presentations by national and international experts from government, academic institutions, and industry. The first day of the workshop will include discussions on: (1) Epidemiology of serious infections in PIDD patients; (2) review of European and U.S. PIDD registry data; (3) surveillance questions to address the type, rate, and severity of infections in PIDD patients; (4) rationale for current potency tests for Immune Globulins; (5) antibody levels in current Immune Globulins, including those levels to emerging pathogens; and (6) the development of additional or other useful potency tests. The second day of the workshop will focus on the potential clinical impact on PIDD patients of declining measles antibody levels in U.S. licensed Immune Globulins. Transcripts: Transcripts of the public workshop may be requested in writing from the Freedom of Information Office (HFI–35), Food and Drug Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, rm. 6–30, Rockville, MD 20857, approximately 15 working days after the public workshop at a cost of 10 cents per page. A transcript of the public workshop will be available on the Internet at http://www.fda.gov/cber/ minutes/workshop-min.htm. Dated: March 5, 2007. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E7–4313 Filed 3–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–S DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects being developed for submission to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank for Final Adverse Information on Health Care Providers, Suppliers, and Practitioners (OMB No. 0915–0239)—Extension Section 221 (a) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 specifically directs the Secretary to establish a national health care fraud and abuse data collection program for the reporting and disclosure of certain final adverse actions taken against health care providers, suppliers, and practitioners. A final rule was published October 26, 1999, in the Federal Register to implement the statutory requirements of section 1128E of the Social Security Act (The Act) as added by section 221 (a) of HIPAA. The Act requires the Secretary to implement the national health care fraud and abuse data collection program. This data bank is known as the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). It contains the following types of information: (1) Civil judgments against a health care provider, supplier, or practitioner in Federal or State court related to the delivery of a health care item or service; (2) Federal or State criminal convictions against a health care provider, supplier, or practitioner related to the delivery of a health care item or service; (3) actions by Federal or State agencies responsible for the licensing and certification of health care providers, suppliers, or practitioners; (4) exclusion of a health care provider, practitioner or supplier from participation in Federal or State health care programs; and (5) any other adjudicated actions or decisions that the Secretary shall establish by regulations. Access to this data bank is limited to E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1 11029 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 47 / Monday, March 12, 2007 / Notices Federal and State Government agencies and health plans. The reporting forms and the request for information forms (query forms) must be accessed, completed, and submitted to the HIPDB electronically through the HIPDB Web site at http:// www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov. All reporting and querying is performed through this secure Web site. Due to overlap in Number of respondents Regulation citation 61.6(a), (b) Errors & Omissions ............................................................ 61.6 Revisions/Appeal Status ............................................................... 61.7 Reporting by State Licensure Boards ........................................... 61.8 Reporting of State Criminal Convictions ....................................... 61.9 Reporting of Civil Judgments ........................................................ 61.10(b) Reporting Exclusions from participating in Federal and State Health Care Programs ......................................................................... 61.11 Reporting of adjudicated actions/decisions ................................ 61.12 Request for Information—State Licensure Boards ..................... 61.12 Request for Information—State Certification Agencies .............. 61.12 Request for Information States/District Attorneys & Law Enforcement ............................................................................................. 61.12 Request for Information—State Medicaid Fraud Units ............... 61.12 Request for Information—Health Plans ...................................... 61.12 Request for Information—Health Care Providers, Suppliers, Practitioners (Self-query) ..................................................................... 61.12(a)(4) Request by Researchers for Aggregate Data .................... 61.15 Place Report in Dispute .............................................................. 61.15 Add a Subject Statement ............................................................ 61.15 Request for Secretarial Review .................................................. Entity Registration .................................................................................... Entity Registration—Update .................................................................... Entity Reactivation ................................................................................... Authorized Agent Designation ................................................................. Authorized Agent Designation—Update .................................................. Account Discrepancy ............................................................................... Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization ................................................. Total .................................................................................................. requirements for the HIPDB, some of the National Practitioner Data Bank’s burden has been subsumed under the HIPDB. Estimates of burden are as follows: Hours per response (min.) Frequency of responses Total burden hours 172 107 275 62 54 4.3 23.25 70.3 8 13 15 30 45 45 45 184.9 1,243.9 14,499.4 372 526.5 10 410 1,000 16 441.4 12.5 67.5 6 45 45 5 5 3,310.5 3,843.8 5,622.8 8 2,000 47 2,841 25 50 263.8 5 5 5 4,165 195.8 62,429.7 37,925 1 459 238 43 2,500 451 450 100 250 1,000 400 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 25 30 5 45 480 60 5 60 15 5 15 15 15,799.6 .5 38.2 178.5 344 2,500 37.6 450 25 20.8 250 100 .......................... .......................... .......................... 116,146.5 Numbers in the table may not add up exactly due to rounding. Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD, HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: March 5, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Development. [FR Doc. E7–4411 Filed 3–9–07; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries VerDate Aug<31>2005 18:04 Mar 09, 2007 Jkt 211001 of proposed projects being developed for submission to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on (301) 443–1129. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Proposed Project: The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OMB No. 0915–0286)— Extension The Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) necessitates certain recordkeeping and reporting requirements in order to perform the functions related to organ transplantation under contract to HHS. OMB requires review and approval of recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the final rule governing the operation of the OPTN (42 CFR Part 121) related to Secretarial review and appeals. There are recordkeeping and reporting requirements associated with the process for filing appeals in the case where applicants are rejected for membership or designation in the OPTN. To date, no appeals have been filed. The burden requirements for this process are minimal. The estimate of burden for this process consists of preparing a letter requesting reconsideration and compiling supporting documentation. E:\FR\FM\12MRN1.SGM 12MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 47 (Monday, March 12, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 11028-11029]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

    In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
Title 44, United States Code, as amended by the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995, Public Law 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries of proposed projects 
being developed for submission to Office of Management and Budget (OMB) 
under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information 
on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection 
plans and draft instruments, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer on 
(301) 443-1129.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways 
to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank for 
Final Adverse Information on Health Care Providers, Suppliers, and 
Practitioners (OMB No. 0915-0239)--Extension

    Section 221 (a) of the Health Insurance Portability and 
Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 specifically directs the Secretary 
to establish a national health care fraud and abuse data collection 
program for the reporting and disclosure of certain final adverse 
actions taken against health care providers, suppliers, and 
practitioners. A final rule was published October 26, 1999, in the 
Federal Register to implement the statutory requirements of section 
1128E of the Social Security Act (The Act) as added by section 221 (a) 
of HIPAA. The Act requires the Secretary to implement the national 
health care fraud and abuse data collection program. This data bank is 
known as the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). It 
contains the following types of information: (1) Civil judgments 
against a health care provider, supplier, or practitioner in Federal or 
State court related to the delivery of a health care item or service; 
(2) Federal or State criminal convictions against a health care 
provider, supplier, or practitioner related to the delivery of a health 
care item or service; (3) actions by Federal or State agencies 
responsible for the licensing and certification of health care 
providers, suppliers, or practitioners; (4) exclusion of a health care 
provider, practitioner or supplier from participation in Federal or 
State health care programs; and (5) any other adjudicated actions or 
decisions that the Secretary shall establish by regulations. Access to 
this data bank is limited to

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Federal and State Government agencies and health plans.
    The reporting forms and the request for information forms (query 
forms) must be accessed, completed, and submitted to the HIPDB 
electronically through the HIPDB Web site at http://www.npdb-
hipdb.hrsa.gov. All reporting and querying is performed through this 
secure Web site. Due to overlap in requirements for the HIPDB, some of 
the National Practitioner Data Bank's burden has been subsumed under 
the HIPDB.
    Estimates of burden are as follows:

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                                                 Number of       Frequency of      Hours per       Total burden
             Regulation citation                respondents       responses     response (min.)       hours
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61.6(a), (b) Errors & Omissions.............              172              4.3               15            184.9
61.6 Revisions/Appeal Status................              107            23.25               30          1,243.9
61.7 Reporting by State Licensure Boards....              275             70.3               45         14,499.4
61.8 Reporting of State Criminal Convictions               62                8               45              372
61.9 Reporting of Civil Judgments...........               54               13               45            526.5
61.10(b) Reporting Exclusions from                         10            441.4               45          3,310.5
 participating in Federal and State Health
 Care Programs..............................
61.11 Reporting of adjudicated actions/                   410             12.5               45          3,843.8
 decisions..................................
61.12 Request for Information--State                    1,000             67.5                5          5,622.8
 Licensure Boards...........................
61.12 Request for Information--State                       16                6                5                8
 Certification Agencies.....................
61.12 Request for Information States/                   2,000               25                5            4,165
 District Attorneys & Law Enforcement.......
61.12 Request for Information--State                       47               50                5            195.8
 Medicaid Fraud Units.......................
61.12 Request for Information--Health Plans.            2,841            263.8                5         62,429.7
61.12 Request for Information--Health Care             37,925                1               25         15,799.6
 Providers, Suppliers, Practitioners (Self-
 query).....................................
61.12(a)(4) Request by Researchers for                      1                1               30               .5
 Aggregate Data.............................
61.15 Place Report in Dispute...............              459                1                5             38.2
61.15 Add a Subject Statement...............              238                1               45            178.5
61.15 Request for Secretarial Review........               43                1              480              344
Entity Registration.........................            2,500                1               60            2,500
Entity Registration--Update.................              451                1                5             37.6
Entity Reactivation.........................              450                1               60              450
Authorized Agent Designation................              100                1               15               25
Authorized Agent Designation--Update........              250                1                5             20.8
Account Discrepancy.........................            1,000                1               15              250
Electronic Funds Transfer Authorization.....              400                1               15              100
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    Total...................................  ...............  ...............  ...............        116,146.5
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Numbers in the table may not add up exactly due to rounding.

    Send comments to Susan G. Queen, PhD, HRSA Reports Clearance 
Officer, Room 10-33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, 
MD 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 
notice.

    Dated: March 5, 2007.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Development.
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