Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank: Announcement of Proactive Disclosure Service Opening Date and User Fees, 32126 [E7-11207]

Download as PDF 32126 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 111 / Monday, June 11, 2007 / Notices the HRSA Web site at http:// www.hrsa.gov/grants, or through Grants.gov at: http://www.grants.gov. In FY 2007, up to 120 New Access Points in High Poverty Counties are estimated to be funded. HRSA anticipates awarding a minimum of $24 million for this activity in FY 2007 and applications were due May 23, 2007. Subject to the availability of funds, up to 25 Planning Grants in High Poverty Counties will be funded, with applications that were due May 16, 2007. All applications were to be submitted electronically through Grants.gov by the established due dates. Summary of the Funding Priority A funding priority is defined as the favorable adjustment of combined review scores of individually approved applications when applications meet specified criteria. An adjustment is made by a set, pre-determined number of points. 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Duke, Administrator. rmajette on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with MISCELLANEOUS BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Office of Inspector General Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank: Announcement of Proactive Disclosure Service Opening Date and User Fees Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS. VerDate Mar<15>2010 12:15 Mar 07, 2011 Jkt 223001 Notice. SUMMARY: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is announcing the availability of a Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS) Prototype for customers of the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). The PDS was developed for the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) in response to customers’ interest in real-time monitoring of practitioner credentials. As a result of the technical interoperability of the NPDB and HIPDB, the PDS feature is also being made available to HIPDB customers. DATES: This fee will be effective June 11, 2007. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Schaer, OIG Office of External Affairs, (202) 619–0089, or Mark Pincus, HRSA, Bureau of Health Professions, (301) 443– 2300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PDS has been initially offered as a prototype to authorized NPDB entities, as set forth in a HRSA notice published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2007 (72 FR 10227). In accordance with implementation of the PDS prototype, authorized HIPDB customers can also now choose to enroll all of their practitioners, providers, and suppliers in PDS, or enroll some of their practitioners, providers, and suppliers while continuing to periodically query on others using the regular query methods. Customers with PDS-enrolled subjects will be notified within one business day of the HIPDB’s receipt of a report on any of their enrollees. While customers can expect to receive reports sooner with PDS, the format of and information contained in a report will remain the same. The annual subscription fee during the prototype period will be $3.25 per practitioner, provider, or supplier. The rate is subject to change after the prototype period is complete. The query fee for periodic queries will continue to remain at $4.75 per name. PDS Enrollment Availability [FR Doc. E7–11220 Filed 6–8–07; 8:45 am] AGENCY: ACTION: The PDS prototype became available to NPDB queries effective April 30, 2007. An invitation to participate in this prototype was extended first to organizations that assisted HRSA with designing and pricing, which occurred between 2003 and 2005. All entities registered with the HIPDB and/or the NPDB have been invited to participate to meet a predetermined number for subjects to be monitored. Once this number is achieved, enrollment in the prototype will close. It is anticipated that the PDS prototype period will last PO 00000 Frm 00071 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 approximately 18 to 24 months before it is opened to all authorized Data Bank entities. User Fee Amount An annual subscription fee of $3.25 per subject will be charged upon enrollment. This fee includes the cost of an initial query, which automatically will be incurred when a subject is first enrolled, and all reports received on the enrolled subject over the course of the one-year subscription period. The fee was determined through economic analysis of the average annual rate of queries performed by health care entities in relationship to the current query fee that is based on the actual cost for services. The Department will accept payment for the subscription fee from entities via credit card or electronic funds transfer. When the prototype period concludes, the Department may change the subscription fee. Any changes will be announced through notice in the Federal Register. Dated: May 14, 2007. Daniel R. Levinson, Inspector General. [FR Doc. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Office of Inspector General


Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank: Announcement of 
Proactive Disclosure Service Opening Date and User Fees

AGENCY: Office of Inspector General (OIG), HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Inspector General (OIG) is announcing the 
availability of a Proactive Disclosure Service (PDS) Prototype for 
customers of the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). 
The PDS was developed for the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) in 
response to customers' interest in real-time monitoring of practitioner 
credentials. As a result of the technical interoperability of the NPDB 
and HIPDB, the PDS feature is also being made available to HIPDB 
customers.

DATES: This fee will be effective June 11, 2007.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joel Schaer, OIG Office of External 
Affairs, (202) 619-0089, or Mark Pincus, HRSA, Bureau of Health 
Professions, (301) 443-2300.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The PDS has been initially offered as a 
prototype to authorized NPDB entities, as set forth in a HRSA notice 
published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2007 (72 FR 10227). In 
accordance with implementation of the PDS prototype, authorized HIPDB 
customers can also now choose to enroll all of their practitioners, 
providers, and suppliers in PDS, or enroll some of their practitioners, 
providers, and suppliers while continuing to periodically query on 
others using the regular query methods. Customers with PDS-enrolled 
subjects will be notified within one business day of the HIPDB's 
receipt of a report on any of their enrollees. While customers can 
expect to receive reports sooner with PDS, the format of and 
information contained in a report will remain the same.
    The annual subscription fee during the prototype period will be 
$3.25 per practitioner, provider, or supplier. The rate is subject to 
change after the prototype period is complete. The query fee for 
periodic queries will continue to remain at $4.75 per name.

PDS Enrollment Availability

    The PDS prototype became available to NPDB queries effective April 
30, 2007. An invitation to participate in this prototype was extended 
first to organizations that assisted HRSA with designing and pricing, 
which occurred between 2003 and 2005. All entities registered with the 
HIPDB and/or the NPDB have been invited to participate to meet a 
predetermined number for subjects to be monitored. Once this number is 
achieved, enrollment in the prototype will close. It is anticipated 
that the PDS prototype period will last approximately 18 to 24 months 
before it is opened to all authorized Data Bank entities.

User Fee Amount

    An annual subscription fee of $3.25 per subject will be charged 
upon enrollment. This fee includes the cost of an initial query, which 
automatically will be incurred when a subject is first enrolled, and 
all reports received on the enrolled subject over the course of the 
one-year subscription period. The fee was determined through economic 
analysis of the average annual rate of queries performed by health care 
entities in relationship to the current query fee that is based on the 
actual cost for services. The Department will accept payment for the 
subscription fee from entities via credit card or electronic funds 
transfer. When the prototype period concludes, the Department may 
change the subscription fee. Any changes will be announced through 
notice in the Federal Register.

    Dated: May 14, 2007.
Daniel R. Levinson,
Inspector General.
[FR Doc. E7-11207 Filed 6-8-07; 8:45 am]
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