Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 38605-38606 [E7-13626]

Download as PDF 38605 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 134 / Friday, July 13, 2007 / Notices This draft guidance is being issued consistent with FDA’s good guidance practices regulation (21 CFR 10.115). The draft guidance, when finalized, will represent the agency’s current thinking on this topic. It does not create or confer any rights for or on any person and does not operate to bind FDA or the public. An alternative approach may be used if such approach satisfies the requirements of the applicable statutes and regulations. II. Comments Interested persons may submit to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) written or electronic comments on the draft guidance. Submit a single copy of electronic comments or two paper copies of any mailed comments, except that individuals may submit one paper copy. Comments are to be identified with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this document. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. III. Electronic Access Persons with access to the Internet may obtain the document at http:// www.fda.gov/ohrms/dockets/ default.htm, http://www.fda.gov/cder/ guidance/index.htm, or http:// www.fda.gov/cber/reading.htm. Dated: July 9, 2007. Jeffrey Shuren, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. E7–13667 Filed 7–12–07; 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, Pub. L. 104–13), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries 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) The proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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: Uniform Progress Reports (OMB No. 0915–0061)— Revision The HRSA Uniform Progress Report (UPR) is used for the preparation and submission of continuation applications Number of respondents Report Responses per respondent for Title VII and VIII health professions and nursing education and training programs. The UPR measures grantee success in meeting (1) The objectives of the grant project, and (2) the crosscutting outcomes developed for the Bureau of Health Professions’ education and training programs. Part I of the progress report is designed to collect information to determine whether sufficient progress has been made on the approved project objectives, as grantees must demonstrate satisfactory progress to warrant continuation of funding. Part II collects information on activities specific to a given program. Part III, the Comprehensive Performance Management System (CPMS), collects data on overall project performance related to the Bureau’s strategic goals, objectives, outcomes, and indicators. Progress will be measured based on the objectives of the grant project, and outcome measures and indicators developed by the Bureau to meet requirements of the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA). The Bureau has simplified several tables in UPR II and added the ability for grantees to provide better race and ethnicity data. In addition, to respond to the requirements of GPRA, the Bureau has revised its cross-cutting goals, expected outcomes, and indicators in UPR III CPMS that provide the framework for collection of outcome data for its Title VII and VIII programs. An outcome based performance system is critical for measuring whether program support is meeting national health workforce objectives. At the core of the performance measurement system are found cross-cutting goals with respect to workforce quality, supply, diversity, and distribution of the health professions workforce. The estimated annual burden is as follows: Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours 1,550 1 1,550 24 37,200 Total .............................................................................. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Uniform progress report ....................................................... 1,550 ........................ 1,550 ........................ 37,200 VerDate Aug<31>2005 19:05 Jul 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1 38606 Federal Register / Vol. 72, No. 134 / Friday, July 13, 2007 / Notices 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. OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301) 443–1129. The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995: Dated: July 5, 2007. Alexandra Huttinger, Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination. [FR Doc. E7–13626 Filed 7–12–07; 8:45 am] Proposed Project: Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank for Final Adverse Information on Health Care Providers, Suppliers, and Practitioners (OMB No. 0915–0239)—Extension BILLING CODE 4165–15–P 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 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to Number of respondents Regulatory 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 & Federal Agencies ................................................................................... 61.12 Request for Information—Health Plans, etc. .......... 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 .............................. Total .............................................................................. Frequency of responses 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 Federal and State Government agencies and health plans. The final regulations governing the HIPDB are codified at 45 CFR part 61. 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: Total responses pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES 19:05 Jul 12, 2007 Jkt 211001 PO 00000 Frm 00057 Total burden hours 188 130 305 45 4 4.4 26.9 80.8 56.0 2.5 817 3,492 24,640 2,518 10 15 30 45 45 45 204.25 1,746 18,480 1,888.5 7.5 9 92 320.3 17 2,883 1,562 20 45 961 1,171.5 855 1,239 279.3 532.4 238,814 659,617 5 5 19,901.26 54,968.1 50,416 1 300 669 15 1 1 1 1 1 50,416 1 300 669 15 25 30 5 45 480 21,006.7 .5 25 501.8 120 54,268 ........................ 985,754 ........................ 120,982.11 Note: Numbers in the table may not add up exactly due to rounding. VerDate Aug<31>2005 Hours per response (min.) Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13JYN1.SGM 13JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 72, Number 134 (Friday, July 13, 2007)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38605-38606]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E7-13626]


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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, Pub. L. 104-13), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) publishes periodic summaries 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) The proposed collection of information 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (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: Uniform Progress Reports (OMB No. 0915-0061)--
Revision

    The HRSA Uniform Progress Report (UPR) is used for the preparation 
and submission of continuation applications for Title VII and VIII 
health professions and nursing education and training programs. The UPR 
measures grantee success in meeting (1) The objectives of the grant 
project, and (2) the cross-cutting outcomes developed for the Bureau of 
Health Professions' education and training programs. Part I of the 
progress report is designed to collect information to determine whether 
sufficient progress has been made on the approved project objectives, 
as grantees must demonstrate satisfactory progress to warrant 
continuation of funding. Part II collects information on activities 
specific to a given program. Part III, the Comprehensive Performance 
Management System (CPMS), collects data on overall project performance 
related to the Bureau's strategic goals, objectives, outcomes, and 
indicators. Progress will be measured based on the objectives of the 
grant project, and outcome measures and indicators developed by the 
Bureau to meet requirements of the Government Performance and Results 
Act (GPRA).
    The Bureau has simplified several tables in UPR II and added the 
ability for grantees to provide better race and ethnicity data. In 
addition, to respond to the requirements of GPRA, the Bureau has 
revised its cross-cutting goals, expected outcomes, and indicators in 
UPR III CPMS that provide the framework for collection of outcome data 
for its Title VII and VIII programs. An outcome based performance 
system is critical for measuring whether program support is meeting 
national health workforce objectives. At the core of the performance 
measurement system are found cross-cutting goals with respect to 
workforce quality, supply, diversity, and distribution of the health 
professions workforce.
    The estimated annual burden is as follows:

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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
             Report                 respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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Uniform progress report.........           1,550               1           1,550              24          37,200
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    Total.......................           1,550  ..............           1,550  ..............          37,200
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    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: July 5, 2007.
Alexandra Huttinger,
Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.
[FR Doc. E7-13626 Filed 7-12-07; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P