Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 27786-27787 [2010-11840]

Download as PDF 27786 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 95 / Tuesday, May 18, 2010 / Notices determine whether and to what extent the SHIPs have met the goals of improved CMS customer service to beneficiaries and better understanding by beneficiaries of their health insurance options. Further, the information will be used in the administration of the grants, to measure performance and appropriate use of the funds by the state grantees, to identify gaps in services and technical support needed by SHIPs, and to identify and share best practices. Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: State, Tribal and Local governments; Number of Respondents: 20,778; Total Annual Responses: 1,672,454; Total Annual Hours: 139,475. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Barbara Childers at 410–786–7610. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on June 17, 2010: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974, E-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Michelle Shortt, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–11776 Filed 5–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P 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, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (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. HRSA Telehealth Outcome Measures (OMB No. 0915–0311)—Extension In order to help carry out its mission, the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) created a set of performance measures that grantees can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their Number of respondents Form mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES Performance Measurement Tool ............................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 services programs and monitor their progress through the use of performance reporting data. As required by the Government Performance and Review Act of 1993 (GPRA), all federal agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has worked with its grantees to develop performance measures to be used to evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are to: Improve access to needed services; reduce rural practitioner isolation; improve health system productivity and efficiency; and improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific indicators were designed to be reported through a performance monitoring Web site. The Program Assessment Response Tool (PART) is the instrument created for use by Federal agencies. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) uses the PART to assess Federal programs. The PART is a series of diagnostic questions used to assess and evaluate programs across a set of performancerelated criteria, including program design and purpose, strategic planning, program management, and results. PART results are used to inform the budget process and improve program management. OAT’s Telehealth Network Grant Program has been undergoing a PART assessment this year. Thus, in addition to responding to the GPRA initiative, OAT now has the added responsibility of responding to the PART assessment of its Telehealth Network Grant Program. The proposed performance measures will provide performance data that will address the PART assessment, monitor progress, and evaluate program effectiveness. The estimates of burden are as follows: PO 00000 Frm 00086 Fmt 4703 Average number of responses per respondent 667 2 Sfmt 9990 Total responses E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 1,334 18MYN1 Total burden hours Hours per response 7 9,338 27787 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 95 / Tuesday, May 18, 2010 / Notices E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the 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: May 12, 2010. Sahira Rafiullah, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or 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: Proposed Project: Data Collection Tool for State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program [FR Doc. 2010–11840 Filed 5–17–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P (OMB No. 0915–0322)—Extension 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 The mission of the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is to sustain and improve access to quality care services for rural communities. In its authorizing language (Sec. 711 of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 912]), Congress charged ORHP with administering grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to provide technical assistance and other activities as necessary to support activities related to improving health care in rural areas. In accordance with the Public Health Service Act, Section 338J; 42 U.S.C. Number of respondents Form 254r, the Health Resources and Services Administration proposes to revise the State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program—Guidance and Forms for the Application. The guidance is used annually by 50 States in writing applications for grants under the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) Grant Program of the Public Health Service Act, and in preparing the required report. ORHP seeks to expand the information gathered from grantees on their efforts to provide technical assistance to clients within their State. SORH grantees would be required to submit a Technical Assistance Report that includes: (1) The total number of technical assistance encounters provided directly by the Grantee; and, (2) the total number of unduplicated clients that received direct technical assistance from the grantee. Submission of the Technical Assistance Report would be done via e-mail to ORHP no later than 30 days after the end of each twelve month budget period. The estimated average annual burden is as follows: Responses per respondent Burden hours per response Total burden hours Technical Assistance Report ........................................................................... 50 1 12.5 625 Total .......................................................................................................... 50 ........................ ........................ 625 Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–6974. Please direct all correspondence to the ‘‘attention of the desk officer for HRSA.’’ Dated: May 11, 2010. Sahira Rafiullah, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2010–11835 Filed 5–17–10; 8:45 am] mstockstill on DSKH9S0YB1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:22 May 17, 2010 Jkt 220001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10171, CMS–460 and CMS–10318] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request AGENCY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; PO 00000 Frm 00087 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Coordination of Benefits between Part D Plans and Other Prescription Coverage Providers; Use: Section 1860D–23 and 1860D–24 of the Social Security Act requires the Secretary to establish requirements for prescription drug plans to ensure the effective coordination between Part D plans, State pharmaceutical Assistance programs and other payers. The requirements must relate to the following elements: (1) Enrollment file sharing; (2) claims processing and payment; (3) claims reconciliation reports; (4) application of the protections against high out-of-pocket expenditures by tracking True out-of- E:\FR\FM\18MYN1.SGM 18MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 95 (Tuesday, May 18, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27786-27787]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-11840]


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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, e-mail paperwork@hrsa.gov or 
call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (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.

HRSA Telehealth Outcome Measures (OMB No. 0915-0311)--Extension

    In order to help carry out its mission, the Office for the 
Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) created a set of performance measures 
that grantees can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their services 
programs and monitor their progress through the use of performance 
reporting data. As required by the Government Performance and Review 
Act of 1993 (GPRA), all federal agencies must develop strategic plans 
describing their overall goal and objectives. The Office for the 
Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has worked with its grantees to develop 
performance measures to be used to evaluate and monitor the progress of 
the grantees. Grantee goals are to: Improve access to needed services; 
reduce rural practitioner isolation; improve health system productivity 
and efficiency; and improve patient outcomes. In each of these 
categories, specific indicators were designed to be reported through a 
performance monitoring Web site.
    The Program Assessment Response Tool (PART) is the instrument 
created for use by Federal agencies. The Office of Management and 
Budget (OMB) uses the PART to assess Federal programs. The PART is a 
series of diagnostic questions used to assess and evaluate programs 
across a set of performance-related criteria, including program design 
and purpose, strategic planning, program management, and results. PART 
results are used to inform the budget process and improve program 
management. OAT's Telehealth Network Grant Program has been undergoing 
a PART assessment this year. Thus, in addition to responding to the 
GPRA initiative, OAT now has the added responsibility of responding to 
the PART assessment of its Telehealth Network Grant Program. The 
proposed performance measures will provide performance data that will 
address the PART assessment, monitor progress, and evaluate program 
effectiveness.
    The estimates of burden are as follows:

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                                                               number of                                Total
                      Form                        Number of    responses      Total      Hours per      burden
                                                 respondents      per       responses     response      hours
                                                               respondent
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Performance Measurement Tool...................          667            2        1,334            7        9,338
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    E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the 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: May 12, 2010.
Sahira Rafiullah,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2010-11840 Filed 5-17-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P