Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees' Health and Reliance Upon VA) Activity: Comment Request, 67557 [2011-28157]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 211 / Tuesday, November 1, 2011 / Notices By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–28153 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0609] Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees’ Health and Reliance Upon VA) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 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 revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to survey Veteran enrollees’ health status and reliance on VA’s health care services. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 3, 2012. 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 (10P7B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0609’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461–5870 or fax (202) 273–9381. 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 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:04 Oct 31, 2011 Jkt 226001 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: Survey of Veteran Enrollees’ Health and Reliance Upon VA, VA Form 10–21034g. OMB Control Number: 2900–0609. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Public Law 104–262, the Veterans Health Care Eligibility Reform Act of 1996, requires VA to implement a priority-based enrollment system. VA must enroll Veterans by specified priorities as far down the priorities as the available resources permit. The number of priority levels to which VHA will be able to deliver care will be a function of annual funding levels and utilization of health care services by enrollees. Additionally, eligibility reform has brought about the everincreasing need for VA to plan and budget for evolving clinical care needs of enrollee population at risk of need or use of VA care. There is no valid, recent information available in administrative databases on all enrollees’ health status, income, and their reliance upon the VA system. The magnitude of changes each year in enrollees, their characteristics, and system policies make annual surveys necessary to capture this critical information for input into VHA’s Health Care Services Demand Model. The survey will provide VA with current information for sound decisions that affect the entire VA health care delivery system and the veterans it serves. VA Form 10–21034g will be used to provide the survey data on morbidity and reliance that is critical to obtaining accurate projections of VA’s ability to service Veterans who are seeking VA health care services. The projections also serve as the basis for VA’s emphasis on population-based budget formulation, policy scenario testing, and strategic planning. Affected Public: Individuals or households. PO 00000 Frm 00156 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 67557 Estimated Annual Burden: 14,400 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20.5 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 42,200. Dated: October 26, 2011. By direction of the Secretary. Denise McLamb, Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service. [FR Doc. 2011–28157 Filed 10–31–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0695] Proposed Information Collection (Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees) Activity: Comment Request Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), 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 currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments for information needed to determine an applicant’s eligibility for reimbursement of licensing and certification test fees. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before January 3, 2012. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov or to Nancy J. Kessinger, Veterans Benefits Administration (20M35), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email to nancy.kessinger@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0695’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nancy J. Kessinger at (202) 461–9769 or fax (202) 275–5947. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\01NON1.SGM 01NON1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0609]


Proposed Information Collection (Survey of Veteran Enrollees' 
Health and Reliance Upon VA) Activity: Comment Request

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of 
Veterans Affairs (VA), 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 revision of 
a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment 
in response to this notice. This notice solicits comments for 
information needed to survey Veteran enrollees' health status and 
reliance on VA's health care services.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before January 3, 2012.

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 (10P7B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420; or email: cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0609'' in any 
correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed 
online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461-5870 
or fax (202) 273-9381.

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: Survey of Veteran Enrollees' Health and Reliance Upon VA, VA 
Form 10-21034g.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0609.
    Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: Public Law 104-262, the Veterans Health Care Eligibility 
Reform Act of 1996, requires VA to implement a priority-based 
enrollment system. VA must enroll Veterans by specified priorities as 
far down the priorities as the available resources permit. The number 
of priority levels to which VHA will be able to deliver care will be a 
function of annual funding levels and utilization of health care 
services by enrollees. Additionally, eligibility reform has brought 
about the ever-increasing need for VA to plan and budget for evolving 
clinical care needs of enrollee population at risk of need or use of VA 
care. There is no valid, recent information available in administrative 
databases on all enrollees' health status, income, and their reliance 
upon the VA system. The magnitude of changes each year in enrollees, 
their characteristics, and system policies make annual surveys 
necessary to capture this critical information for input into VHA's 
Health Care Services Demand Model. The survey will provide VA with 
current information for sound decisions that affect the entire VA 
health care delivery system and the veterans it serves. VA Form 10-
21034g will be used to provide the survey data on morbidity and 
reliance that is critical to obtaining accurate projections of VA's 
ability to service Veterans who are seeking VA health care services. 
The projections also serve as the basis for VA's emphasis on 
population-based budget formulation, policy scenario testing, and 
strategic planning.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 14,400 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20.5 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 42,200.

    Dated: October 26, 2011.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Denise McLamb,
Program Analyst, Enterprise Records Service.
[FR Doc. 2011-28157 Filed 10-31-11; 8:45 am]
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