Proposed Information Collection (Payment and Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Non Service-Connected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities); Comment Request, 63353 [2011-26286]

Download as PDF jlentini on DSK4TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 197 / Wednesday, October 12, 2011 / Notices received on or before December 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Cynthia Harvey Pryor, Veterans Health Administration (10P7BFP), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘2900– 0722’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor (202) 461–5870 or fax (202) 273–9387. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L.104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Health Surveillance for a New Generation of U.S. Veterans Survey. OMB Control Number: 2900–0722. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Health Surveillance for a New Generation of U.S. Veterans survey will be used to collect data from Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans regarding their current health status and concerns, exposures of concern in the theater, health care preferences, and health behaviors and attitudes, and to gain knowledge on veterans who have not used VA health care since returning from the current conflict. The data collected will help VA to plan and provide better health care to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom veterans, as well as understanding the long-term consequences of military deployment. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:43 Oct 11, 2011 Jkt 226001 Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 24,858 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 39 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 38,300. Dated: October 6, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–26285 Filed 10–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0620] Proposed Information Collection (Payment and Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Non ServiceConnected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities); Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant’s eligibility for reimbursement or payment for emergency medical treatment at a non-VA facility. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 12, 2011. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Veterans Health Administration (10P7BFP), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900– 0620’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 63353 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor (202) 461–5870 or FAX (202) 273–9387. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Title: Payment and Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Non ServiceConnected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities, 38 U.S.C. 1725. OMB Control Number: 2900–0620. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Veterans enrolled in VA’s health-care system are personally liable for emergency treatment rendered at non-VA health facilities. Veterans or their representative, and the health care provider of the emergency treatment furnished to the veteran must submit a claim in writing or complete a Health Insurance Claim Form CMS 1500 or Medical Uniform Institutional Provider Bill Form UB–04 to request payment or reimbursement for such treatment. VA uses the data collected to determine the claimant’s eligibility for payment or reimbursement. Affected Public: Business or other forprofit. Estimated Total Annual Burden: 82,690 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 330,759. Dated: October 6, 2011. By direction of the Secretary: Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–26286 Filed 10–11–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\12OCN1.SGM 12OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0620]


Proposed Information Collection (Payment and Reimbursement for 
Emergency Services for Non Service-Connected Conditions in Non-VA 
Facilities); Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an 
opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain 
information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 
60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice 
solicits comments for information needed to determine a claimant's 
eligibility for reimbursement or payment for emergency medical 
treatment at a non-VA facility.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before December 12, 2011.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov; or to Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Veterans Health 
Administration (10P7BFP), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: cynthia.harvey-
pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0620'' in any 
correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor (202) 461-5870 or 
FAX (202) 273-9387.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Title: Payment and Reimbursement for Emergency Services for Non 
Service-Connected Conditions in Non-VA Facilities, 38 U.S.C. 1725.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0620.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Veterans enrolled in VA's health-care system are 
personally liable for emergency treatment rendered at non-VA health 
facilities. Veterans or their representative, and the health care 
provider of the emergency treatment furnished to the veteran must 
submit a claim in writing or complete a Health Insurance Claim Form CMS 
1500 or Medical Uniform Institutional Provider Bill Form UB-04 to 
request payment or reimbursement for such treatment. VA uses the data 
collected to determine the claimant's eligibility for payment or 
reimbursement.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profit.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden: 82,690 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 330,759.

    Dated: October 6, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-26286 Filed 10-11-11; 8:45 am]
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