Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request, 77079-77080 [2012-31399]

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[FR Doc. 2012–31371 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Comment Request ACTION: Notice. 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, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443– 1984. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 77079 HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (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. Information Collection Request Title: Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program Performance Measure Determination (OMB No. 0915-xxxx) Ø New Abstract: The purpose of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (Flex), authorized by Section 4201 of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 (BBA), Public Law 105–33, and reauthorized by Section 121 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, Public Law 110¥275, is to support improvements in the quality of health care provided in communities served by Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs); to support efforts to improve the financial and operational performance of the CAHs; and to support communities in developing collaborative regional and local delivery systems. Additionally the Flex program assists in the conversion of qualified small rural hospitals to CAH status. The provision and delivery of quality health care to rural America is a priority of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The Flex program provides funding for states to support technical assistance activities in hospitals related to: improving health care quality, patient safety, hospital financial and operational efficiency, and care coordination; and ensuring adequate training and support within rural Emergency Medical Services systems. Measures and goals identified in the Flex program take into consideration existing measures and priorities HHS has set for hospitals to avoid both conflict and duplication of efforts. For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data useful to the Flex program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Public Law 103– 62). These measures cover principal topic areas of interest to the Office of Rural Health Policy, including: (a) Quality reporting; (b) quality improvement interventions; (c) financial and operational improvement initiatives; and (d) multi-hospital E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1 77080 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 250 / Monday, December 31, 2012 / Notices patient safety initiatives. Several measures will be used for this program and will inform the office’s progress toward meeting the goals set in GPRA. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below. The annual estimate of burden is as follows: Form Name Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program ............. Total .............................................................................. 45 45 1 1 45 45 6 6 270 270 Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Deadline: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Dated: December 20, 2012. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2012–31399 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meetings mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meetings. The meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Biophysics and Biochemistry of Membranes. Date: January 23, 2013. Time: 1:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20036. VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:28 Dec 28, 2012 Jkt 229001 Contact Person: Nitsa Rosenzweig, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4152, MSC 7760, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1747, rosenzweign@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Biological Chemistry and Macromolecular Biophysics Integrated Review Group; Macromolecular Structure and Function A Study Section. Date: January 25, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Sheraton Delfina Santa Monica Hotel, 530 West Pico Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA 90405. Contact Person: David R. Jollie, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4150, MSC 7806, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1722, jollieda@csr.nih.gov. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Member Conflict: Cardiovascular Sciences. Date: January 25, 2013. Time: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Sara Ahlgren, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, RM 4136, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–435–0904, sara.ahlgren@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: December 21, 2012. Carolyn A. Baum, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2012–31210 Filed 12–28–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00078 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Program Project: Conus Peptides. Date: January 10–11, 2013. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Peter B Guthrie, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 4142, MSC 7850, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435– 1239, guthriep@csr.nih.gov. This notice is being published less than 15 days prior to the meeting due to the timing limitations imposed by the review and funding cycle. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 250 (Monday, December 31, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 77079-77080]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-31399]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Comment Request

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or 
call the HRSA Reports Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.
    HRSA especially requests comments on: (1) The necessity and utility 
of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of 
the agency's functions, (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.

Information Collection Request Title: Medicare Rural Hospital 
Flexibility Grant Program Performance Measure Determination (OMB No. 
0915-xxxx) - New

    Abstract: The purpose of the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility 
Program (Flex), authorized by Section 4201 of the Balanced Budget Act 
of 1997 (BBA), Public Law 105-33, and reauthorized by Section 121 of 
the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008, 
Public Law 110-275, is to support improvements in the quality of health 
care provided in communities served by Critical Access Hospitals 
(CAHs); to support efforts to improve the financial and operational 
performance of the CAHs; and to support communities in developing 
collaborative regional and local delivery systems. Additionally the 
Flex program assists in the conversion of qualified small rural 
hospitals to CAH status. The provision and delivery of quality health 
care to rural America is a priority of the Department of Health and 
Human Services (HHS). The Flex program provides funding for states to 
support technical assistance activities in hospitals related to: 
improving health care quality, patient safety, hospital financial and 
operational efficiency, and care coordination; and ensuring adequate 
training and support within rural Emergency Medical Services systems. 
Measures and goals identified in the Flex program take into 
consideration existing measures and priorities HHS has set for 
hospitals to avoid both conflict and duplication of efforts.
    For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data 
useful to the Flex program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate 
program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and 
Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Public Law 103-62). These measures cover 
principal topic areas of interest to the Office of Rural Health Policy, 
including: (a) Quality reporting; (b) quality improvement 
interventions; (c) financial and operational improvement initiatives; 
and (d) multi-hospital

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patient safety initiatives. Several measures will be used for this 
program and will inform the office's progress toward meeting the goals 
set in GPRA.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose, or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions, to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information, to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information, to search data sources, to complete and 
review the collection of information, and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.
    The annual estimate of burden is as follows:

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                                                                                         Number of                       Average burden
                             Form Name                                  Number of      responses per   Total responses    per response     Total burden
                                                                       respondents       respondent                        (in hours)         hours
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Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Grant Program..................              45                1               45                6              270
    Total..........................................................              45                1               45                6              270
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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Reports Clearance Officer, Room 10-29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.
    Deadline: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be 
received within 60 days of this notice.

    Dated: December 20, 2012.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2012-31399 Filed 12-28-12; 8:45 am]
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