Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 30949-30950 [2011-13212]

Download as PDF 30949 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2011 / Notices collection instrument will gather information relating to the numbers of residents in THCGME training programs in order to reconcile payments for both direct and indirect costs. The Annual Estimate of Burden The Annual Estimate of Burden Number of respondents Instrument name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours THC Reconciliation Tool ...................................................... 51 1 51 5 255 Total .............................................................................. 51 ........................ 51 5 255 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 23, 2011. Jennifer Riggle, Deputy Director, Office of Management. [FR Doc. 2011–13209 Filed 5–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD 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 (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 the: (a) Proposed collection of information for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (b) 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:11 May 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: HIV Clinician Workforce Study (OMB No. 0915–NEW) HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is planning to conduct a 24-month HIV clinician workforce study to provide HRSA and other state and federal agencies with national and state-level estimates of the number of primary care clinicians currently providing medical care to people living with HIV or AIDS in the United States, as well as projections of the magnitude of the expected shortage or surplus of HIVrelated primary care clinicians through 2015. The study will focus on the supply and demand of health professionals who independently manage patients with HIV/AIDS. The study will have two main components: a. Design and implementation of a forecasting model to estimate and project the supply of and demand for HIV clinicians at the national and regional levels; and b. Implementation of two surveys to collect the information needed to develop HIV-specific input parameters for the forecasting model, as well as to help address other research questions of the study. HRSA is requesting OMB approval to conduct a HIV clinician survey and a HIV practice survey. The HIV clinician survey will focus on the individual provider of care and will include questions related to: a. The clinician’s age, gender, medical profession, and medical specialty; b. The number of hours spent in direct patient care; c. The size and characteristics of HIV patient load; d. The primary practice characteristics and patient management strategies; and e. The plans to increase or decrease number of hours spent in direct patient care, as well as plans for retirement. PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 The HIV practice survey will also focus on the practice administrator and will include questions related to type and size of clinic, clinic specialty and affiliation, number and acuity of patients, number and composition of staff, type of staffing model and patient management strategies, meaningful use of electronic medical record systems, as well as appointment scheduling practices and policies. HRSA also plans to conduct web/paper surveys with computer-assisted telephone interviewing follow-up. HRSA will use claims data, supplemented with a list of members of HIV medical societies, attendees at the 2010 HIV clinical conference, and participants in regional AIDS Education and Training Center-sponsored training sessions, to identify the frame of clinicians (physicians and nonphysician clinicians) in all 50 states and the District of Columbia who provide a significant amount of medical care to patients with HIV or AIDS, based on diagnostic, procedural, and drug codes associated with the claims. By using a national probability sampling strategy, the results of the clinician survey can be used to generate national and regional estimates of HIV clinician supply. HRSA will use quantitative and qualitative methods to document and quantify the extent of the HIV clinician workforce surplus or shortage, predict the future requirements for and supply of HIV clinicians, and identify best practice models and strategies for expanding the capacity of HIV practices and providers to meet the growing demand for care. The ultimate goal of the study will be to develop proposed action steps that HRSA and other federal and state agencies can use to enhance the capacity of the HIV clinician workforce to achieve the access targets set forth in the 2010 White House Office of HIV/ AIDS Policy’s National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Implementation Plan. The annual estimate of burden of the two surveys is as follows: E:\FR\FM\27MYN1.SGM 27MYN1 30950 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 103 / Friday, May 27, 2011 / Notices Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours HIV Clinician Survey ............................................................ HIV Practice Survey ............................................................. 4,000 500 1 1 4,000 500 0.33 0.50 1,320 250 Total .............................................................................. 4,500 ........................ 4,500 ........................ 1,570 E-mail comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–33, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Dated: May 23, 2011. Jennifer Riggle, Deputy Director, Office of Management. Dated: May 23, 2011. Jennifer Riggle, Deputy Director, Office of Management. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2011–13205 Filed 5–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Health Resources and Services Administration [FR Doc. 2011–13212 Filed 5–26–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P Council on Graduate Medical Education; Notice of Meeting DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines; Notice of Meeting Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Correction. AGENCY: The Health Resources and Services Administration published a notice in the Federal Register, 76 FR 27651 (May 12, 2011), announcing the meeting of the Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines, June 9–10, 2011, in the Parklawn Building (and via audio conference call), Conference Rooms G & H, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. SUMMARY: jdjones on DSK8KYBLC1PROD with NOTICES Correction: In the Federal Register, 76 FR 27651 (May 12, 2011), please make the following corrections: In the Date and Time section, correct to read June 9, 2011, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., EDT; June 10, 2011, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., EDT. In the Place section, correct to read via audio conference call only. The ACCV will meet on Thursday, June 9, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. (EDT) and on Friday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (EDT). The public can join the meeting via audio conference call only, by dialing 1–800–369–3014 on June 9 and 10 and providing the following information: Leader’s Name: Dr. Geoffrey Evans. Password: ACCV. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:25 May 26, 2011 Jkt 223001 In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), notice is hereby given of the following meeting: Name: Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME). Date and Time: June 14, 2011, 1 p.m.– 4 p.m. Eastern Time; June 15, 2011, 9 a.m.–Noon Eastern Time. Place: Webinar format. Status: The meeting will be open to the public. Purpose: The Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) was authorized by Congress in 1986 to provide an ongoing assessment of physician workforce trends, training issues, and financing policies, and to recommend appropriate Federal and private sector efforts to address identified needs. The legislation calls for COGME to advise and make recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, and the House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce. The topic of discussion for this meeting is graduate medical education (GME) financing in a time of fiscal restraint. Agenda: The meeting on Tuesday, June 14 will begin with opening remarks from the Chair of COGME and welcoming comments from senior management of the Health Resources and Services Administration. COGME will hear presentations by speakers on various aspects of the topic of GME financing in a time of reduced financial resources. The presentations will be followed by an opportunity for members to ask questions and make comment. PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Discussion will focus on the development of recommendations for a report to the Secretary and Congress. The meeting on Tuesday, June 14 will also include an election to fill the now vacant position of Vice Chair. Additional presentations will be held on Wednesday, June 15, followed by the development of plans for the completion of a COGME report on GME financing. The public will have an opportunity to provide oral comments at the end of each day’s agenda. Agenda items are subject to change as priorities dictate. For members of the public interested in participating in the webinar, please contact LT Cindy Eugene by e-mail at ceugene@hrsa.gov. Requests to attend can be made up to two days prior to the meeting. Participants will receive an e-mail response containing the link to the webinar. Requests to provide written comments should be sent to LT Cindy Eugene by e-mail. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anyone interested in obtaining a roster of members or other relevant information should write or contact Jerilyn K. Glass, M.D., PhD, COGME Deputy Executive Secretary, Division of Medicine and Dentistry, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Room 9A– 27, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857, Telephone (301) 443–7271. The Web address for information on COGME and the June 14–15, 2011 meeting is http://www.cogme.gov. Dated: May 23, 2011. Jennifer Riggle, Deputy Director, Office of Management. 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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 103 (Friday, May 27, 2011)]
[Notices]
[Pages 30949-30950]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-13212]


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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 the: (a) Proposed collection of information 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency; (b) 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: HIV Clinician Workforce Study (OMB No. 0915-NEW)

    HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) is planning to conduct a 24-month HIV 
clinician workforce study to provide HRSA and other state and federal 
agencies with national and state-level estimates of the number of 
primary care clinicians currently providing medical care to people 
living with HIV or AIDS in the United States, as well as projections of 
the magnitude of the expected shortage or surplus of HIV-related 
primary care clinicians through 2015.
    The study will focus on the supply and demand of health 
professionals who independently manage patients with HIV/AIDS. The 
study will have two main components:
    a. Design and implementation of a forecasting model to estimate and 
project the supply of and demand for HIV clinicians at the national and 
regional levels; and
    b. Implementation of two surveys to collect the information needed 
to develop HIV-specific input parameters for the forecasting model, as 
well as to help address other research questions of the study.
    HRSA is requesting OMB approval to conduct a HIV clinician survey 
and a HIV practice survey. The HIV clinician survey will focus on the 
individual provider of care and will include questions related to:
    a. The clinician's age, gender, medical profession, and medical 
specialty;
    b. The number of hours spent in direct patient care;
    c. The size and characteristics of HIV patient load;
    d. The primary practice characteristics and patient management 
strategies; and
    e. The plans to increase or decrease number of hours spent in 
direct patient care, as well as plans for retirement.
    The HIV practice survey will also focus on the practice 
administrator and will include questions related to type and size of 
clinic, clinic specialty and affiliation, number and acuity of 
patients, number and composition of staff, type of staffing model and 
patient management strategies, meaningful use of electronic medical 
record systems, as well as appointment scheduling practices and 
policies. HRSA also plans to conduct web/paper surveys with computer-
assisted telephone interviewing follow-up.
    HRSA will use claims data, supplemented with a list of members of 
HIV medical societies, attendees at the 2010 HIV clinical conference, 
and participants in regional AIDS Education and Training Center-
sponsored training sessions, to identify the frame of clinicians 
(physicians and non-physician clinicians) in all 50 states and the 
District of Columbia who provide a significant amount of medical care 
to patients with HIV or AIDS, based on diagnostic, procedural, and drug 
codes associated with the claims. By using a national probability 
sampling strategy, the results of the clinician survey can be used to 
generate national and regional estimates of HIV clinician supply.
    HRSA will use quantitative and qualitative methods to document and 
quantify the extent of the HIV clinician workforce surplus or shortage, 
predict the future requirements for and supply of HIV clinicians, and 
identify best practice models and strategies for expanding the capacity 
of HIV practices and providers to meet the growing demand for care.
    The ultimate goal of the study will be to develop proposed action 
steps that HRSA and other federal and state agencies can use to enhance 
the capacity of the HIV clinician workforce to achieve the access 
targets set forth in the 2010 White House Office of HIV/AIDS Policy's 
National HIV/AIDS Strategy and Implementation Plan.
    The annual estimate of burden of the two surveys is as follows:

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                                    Number  of     Responses per       Total        Hours  per     Total burden
           Instrument               respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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HIV Clinician Survey............           4,000               1           4,000            0.33           1,320
HIV Practice Survey.............             500               1             500            0.50             250
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    Total.......................           4,500  ..............           4,500  ..............           1,570
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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, Maryland 20857. Written comments should be received within 
60 days of this notice.

    Dated: May 23, 2011.
Jennifer Riggle,
Deputy Director, Office of Management.
[FR Doc. 2011-13212 Filed 5-26-11; 8:45 am]
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