Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 65351-65352 [2010-26560]

Download as PDF emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 204 / Friday, October 22, 2010 / Notices quality of hospital care provided in return for the public investment. With these goals in mind, the HCAHPS project has taken substantial steps to assure that the survey is credible, useful, and practical. This methodology and the information it generates are made available to the public. Form Number: CMS–10102 (OMB#: 0938– 0981); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private Sector: Business or other for-profits and not-for-profit institutions; and individuals or households; Number of Respondents: 2,483,775; Total Annual Responses: 2,480,000; Total Annual Hours: 289,342. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact William Lehman at 410–786–1037. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 4. Type of Information Collection Request: New Collection; Title of Information Collection: Medicaid Management Information System Advanced Planning Document Template for Use by States When Implementing the Mandatory National Correct Coding Initiative in Medicaid, SMD Letter #10– 017 dated September 1, 2010. Use; The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Affordable Care Act) requires implementation of Section 6507, Mandatory State Use of National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI). A State Medicaid Director letter, #10–017 dated September 1, 2010 was published with implementation requirements for provision 6507. The letter stated that a Medicaid Management Information System (MMIS) Advanced Planning Document (APD) template is required for States to request Federal financial participation (FFP) funding for implementing the provision and is also the tool for requesting deactivation of edits, due to direct conflicts with State laws, regulations, administrative rules, or payment policies. CMS has developed an MMIS–APD template specific to NCCI for State convenience. The MMIS APD template supporting implementation of the NCCI in the Medicaid program will be submitted by States to the Regional Offices for review and to CMS Central Office for review and approval. The information requested on the MMIS APD template for NCCI will be used to determine and approve FFP to States. Form Number: CMS–10358 (OMB#: 0938–0New); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 55; Total Annual Responses: 56; Total Annual Hours: 56. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Richard Friedman at 410–786–4451. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Oct 21, 2010 Jkt 223001 To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web Site 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. In commenting on the proposed information collections please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of the following ways by December 21, 2010: 1. Electronically. You may submit your comments electronically to http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for ‘‘Comment or Submission’’ or ‘‘More Search Options’’ to find the information collection document(s) accepting comments. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244– 1850. Dated: October 18, 2010. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Division B, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2010–26519 Filed 10–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects Title: Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment and Plan for Responding to Identified Needs. OMB No.: New Collection. Description: Section 511(h)(2)(A) of Title V of the Social Security Act, as added by Section 2951 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111–148, Affordable Care Act or ACA), authorizes the Secretary of HHS to award grants to Indian Tribes (or PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 65351 a consortium of Indian Tribes), Tribal Organizations, or Urban Indian Organizations to conduct an early childhood home visiting program. The legislation sets aside 3 percent of the total ACA Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program appropriation (authorized in Section 511(j)) for grants to Tribal entities and requires that the Tribal grants, to the greatest extent practicable, be consistent with the requirements of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program grants to States and territories (authorized in Section 511(c)), and include conducting a needs assessment and establishing benchmarks. The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care, in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, recently awarded grants for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (Tribal Home Visiting). The Tribal Home Visiting grant awards will support 5-year cooperative agreements to conduct community needs assessments, plan for and implement high-quality, culturallyrelevant, evidence-based home visiting programs in at-risk Tribal communities, and participate in research and evaluation activities to build the knowledge base on home visiting among Native populations. In Phase 1 (Year 1) of the cooperative agreement, grantees must (1) conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment and (2) develop a plan and begin to build capacity to respond to identified needs. Grantees will be expected to submit the needs assessment and plan for responding to identified needs through an evidencebased home visiting program within 10 months of the Year 1 award date. Grantees may engage in needs assessment, planning, and capacitybuilding activities during Phase 1, but will not fully implement their plan and/ or begin serving children and families through high-quality, evidence-based home visiting programs. Pending successful Phase 1 activities and submission (within 10 months of Year 1 award date) of a non-competing continuation application that includes a needs assessment and approvable plan for responding to identified needs, funds will be provided for Phase 2 (Implementation Phase, Years 2–5). Respondents: Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Year 1 Grantees. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1 65352 Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 204 / Friday, October 22, 2010 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Number of respondents Instrument Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment and Plan for Responding to Identified Needs ........................................................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,800. In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments 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) 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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Dated: October 18, 2010. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2010–26560 Filed 10–21–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P emcdonald on DSK2BSOYB1PROD with NOTICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Proposed Projects: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Oct 21, 2010 Jkt 223001 18 Title: Social Services Block Grant Post-Expenditure Report. OMB No.: 0970–0234. Description: The purpose of this information collection is to (1) extend the collection of post-expenditure data using the current OMB approved reporting form (OMB No. 0970–0234) past the current expiration date of July 31, 2011; (2) make one change to the current post-expenditure reporting form; and (3) request that States voluntarily use the post-expenditure reporting form to estimate expenditures and recipients, by service category, as part of the required annual intended use plan. The Social Services Block Grant program (SSBG) provides funds to assist States in delivering critical services to vulnerable older adults, persons with disabilities, at-risk adolescents and young adults, and children and families. Funds are allocated to the States in proportion to their populations. States have substantial discretion in their use of funds and may determine what services will be provided, who will be eligible, and how funds will be distributed among the various services. State or local SSBG agencies (i.e., county, city, regional offices) may provide the services or may purchase them from qualified agencies, organizations or individuals. States report as recipients of SSBG-funded services any individuals who receive a service funded in whole or in part by SSBG. States are required to report their annual SSBG expenditures on a standard postexpenditure reporting form. The current form includes a yearly total of adults and children served and annual expenditures in each of 29 service categories. The annual report is submitted within six months of the end of the period covered by the report, and must address: (1) The number of individuals (including number of children and number of adults) who receive services paid for, in whole or in part, with Federal funds under the SSBG; (2) the amount of SSBG funds spent in providing each service; (3) the total amount of Federal, State, and local funds spent in providing each service, including SSBG funds; and (4) the PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 1 Average burden hours per response 100 Total burden hours 1,800 method(s) by which each service is provided, showing separately the services provided by public and private agencies. These reporting requirements can be found at 45 CFR 96.74. Information collected on the postexpenditure report is analyzed and described in an annual report on SSBG expenditures and recipients produced by the Office of Community Services (OCS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF). The information contained in this report is used for program planning and management. The data establish how SSBG funding is used for the provision of services in each State to each of many specific populations of needy individuals. Federal regulation and reporting requirements for the SSBG also require each State to develop and submit an annual intended use plan that describes how the State plans to administer its SSBG funds for the coming year. This report is to be submitted 30 days prior to the start of the fiscal year (June 1 if the State operates on a July-June fiscal year, or September 1 if the State operates on a Federal fiscal year). No specific format is required for the intended use plan. The intended use of SSBG funds, including the types of activities to be supported and the categories and characteristics of individuals to be served, must be provided. States vary greatly in the information they provide and the structure of the report. States are required to submit a revised intended use plan if the planned use of SSBG funds changes during the year. In order to provide a more accurate analysis of the extent to which funds are spent ‘‘in a manner consistent’’ with each of the State’s plan for their use, as required by 42 U.S.C. 1397e(a), ACF is requesting that States voluntarily use the format of the post-expenditure report form to provide estimates of the amount of expenditures and the number of recipients by service category, that the State plans to use SSBG funds to support as part of the intended use plan. Many States are already doing this. Respondents: States. E:\FR\FM\22OCN1.SGM 22OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

Proposed Projects

    Title: Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early 
Childhood Home Visiting Program Needs Assessment and Plan for 
Responding to Identified Needs.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: Section 511(h)(2)(A) of Title V of the Social Security 
Act, as added by Section 2951 of the Patient Protection and Affordable 
Care Act of 2010 (Pub. L. 111-148, Affordable Care Act or ACA), 
authorizes the Secretary of HHS to award grants to Indian Tribes (or a 
consortium of Indian Tribes), Tribal Organizations, or Urban Indian 
Organizations to conduct an early childhood home visiting program. The 
legislation sets aside 3 percent of the total ACA Maternal, Infant, and 
Early Childhood Home Visiting Program appropriation (authorized in 
Section 511(j)) for grants to Tribal entities and requires that the 
Tribal grants, to the greatest extent practicable, be consistent with 
the requirements of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home 
Visiting Program grants to States and territories (authorized in 
Section 511(c)), and include conducting a needs assessment and 
establishing benchmarks.
    The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care, 
in collaboration with the Health Resources and Services Administration, 
Maternal and Child Health Bureau, recently awarded grants for the 
Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program 
(Tribal Home Visiting). The Tribal Home Visiting grant awards will 
support 5-year cooperative agreements to conduct community needs 
assessments, plan for and implement high-quality, culturally-relevant, 
evidence-based home visiting programs in at-risk Tribal communities, 
and participate in research and evaluation activities to build the 
knowledge base on home visiting among Native populations.
    In Phase 1 (Year 1) of the cooperative agreement, grantees must (1) 
conduct a comprehensive community needs assessment and (2) develop a 
plan and begin to build capacity to respond to identified needs. 
Grantees will be expected to submit the needs assessment and plan for 
responding to identified needs through an evidence-based home visiting 
program within 10 months of the Year 1 award date. Grantees may engage 
in needs assessment, planning, and capacity-building activities during 
Phase 1, but will not fully implement their plan and/or begin serving 
children and families through high-quality, evidence-based home 
visiting programs. Pending successful Phase 1 activities and submission 
(within 10 months of Year 1 award date) of a non-competing continuation 
application that includes a needs assessment and approvable plan for 
responding to identified needs, funds will be provided for Phase 2 
(Implementation Phase, Years 2-5).
    Respondents: Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early 
Childhood Home Visiting Program Year 1 Grantees.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of        Average
                   Instrument                        Number of     responses per   burden hours    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent     per response        hours
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Affordable Care Act Tribal Maternal, Infant, and              18               1             100           1,800
 Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Needs
 Assessment and Plan for Responding to
 Identified Needs...............................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 1,800.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Administration, Office of Information Services, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. E-mail 
address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified 
by the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments 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) 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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

    Dated: October 18, 2010.
Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-26560 Filed 10-21-10; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P