Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 2409-2411 [2013-00416]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2013 / Notices Total Annual Hours: 930,267. (For policy questions regarding this collection, contact Linda Greenberg at (301) 492–4225. For all other issues call (410) 786–1326.) To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS Web Site address 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. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be received by the OMB desk officer at the address below, no later than 5 p.m. on February 11, 2013: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: January 8, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–00468 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10078] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:34 Jan 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection; Title: Program for Matching Grants to States for the Operation of High Risk Pools; Use: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is requiring the information in this information collection request as a condition of eligibility for grants that were authorized in the Trade Act of 2002, the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 and the State High Risk Pool Funding Extension Act of 2006. The information is necessary to determine if a state applicant meets the necessary eligibility criteria for a grant as required by law. The respondents will be states that have a high risk pool as defined in sections 2741, 2744, or 2745 of the Public Health Service Act. The grants will provide funds to states that incur losses in the operation of high risk pools. High risk pools are set up by states to provide health insurance to individuals that cannot obtain health insurance in the private market because of a history of illness. Form Number: CMS–10078 (OCN: 0938–0887); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: State, Local and Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 31; Total Annual Responses: 31; Total Annual Hours: 1,240. (For policy questions regarding thiscollection contact Paul Scholz at (410) 786–6178. For all other issues call (410) 786–326.) To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web Site address 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 March 12, 2013: 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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 2409 address: CMS, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs, Division of Regulations Development, Attention: Document Identifier/OMB Control Number ll, Room C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244–1850. Dated: January 8, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–00473 Filed 1–10–13; 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: Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED). OMB No.: 0970–NEW. Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing data collection activity as part of the Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration (CSPED). In October 2012, OCSE issued grants to eight state child support agencies to provide employment, parenting, and child support services to non-custodial parents who are having difficulty meeting their child support obligation. The overall objective of the CSPED evaluation is to document and evaluate the effectiveness of the approaches taken by these eight CSPED grantees. This evaluation will yield information about effective strategies for improving child support payments by providing non-custodial parents employment and other services through child support programs. It will generate extensive information on how these programs operated, what they cost, the effects the programs had, and whether the benefits of the programs exceed their costs. The information gathered will be critical to informing decisions related to future investments in child support-led employment-focused programs for noncustodial parents who have difficulty meeting their child support obligations. The CSPED evaluation will include the following two interconnected components or ‘‘studies’’: 1. Implementation and Cost Study. The goal of the implementation and cost E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 2410 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2013 / Notices study is to provide a detailed description of the programs—how they are implemented, their participants, the contexts in which they are operated, their promising practices, and their costs. The detailed descriptions will assist in interpreting program impacts, identifying program features and conditions necessary for effective program replication or improvement, and carefully documenting the costs of delivering these services. Key activities of the implementation and cost study will include: (1) Conducting semistructured interviews with program staff and selected community partner organizations to gather information on program implementation and costs; (2) conducting focus groups with program participants to elicit participation experiences; (3) administering a webbased survey to program staff and community partners to capture broader staff program experiences; and (4) collecting data on study participant service use, dosage, and duration of enrollment throughout the demonstration using a web-based Management Information System (MIS). 2. Impact Study. The goal of the impact study is to provide rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of the eight programs using an experimental research design. Program applicants who are eligible for CSPED services will be randomly assigned to either a program group that is offered program services or a control group that is not. The study MIS that will document service use for the implementation study will also be used by grantee staff to conduct random assignment for the impact study. The impact study will rely on data from surveys of participants, as well as administrative records from state and county data systems. Survey data will be collected twice from program applicants. Baseline information will be collected from all noncustodial parents who apply for the program prior to random assignment. A follow-up survey will be collected from sample members twelve months after random assignment. A wide range of measures will be collected through surveys, including measures of employment stability and quality, barriers to employment, parenting and co-parenting, and demographic and socio-economic characteristics. In addition, data on child support obligations and payments, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, Medicaid receipt, involvement with the criminal justice system, and earnings and benefit data collected through the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system will be obtained from state and county databases. This 60-Day Notice covers the following data collection activities: (1) Guides for the semi-structured interviews with program staff and community partners, (2) focus group guides for program participants, (3) the web-based survey to document program staff and partner experiences, (4) the MIS functions for tracking participation in the program, (5) the introductory script which program staff will use to introduce the study to participants, (6) the baseline survey used to capture participant characteristics prior to randomization, (7) the MIS functions for conducting random assignment, and (8) the extraction of child support, benefit, earnings, and criminal justice data extracted from state and county administrative data systems. Respondents: Respondents include program applicants, study participants, grantee staff and community partners, as well as state and county staff responsible for extracting data from government databases for the evaluation. Specific respondents per instrument are noted in the burden tables below. Annual Burden Estimates The following instruments, part of the baseline data collection and site Management Information Systems (MIS), are proposed for public comment under this 60-Day Federal Register Notice. IMPLEMENTATION AND COST STUDY Number of respondents Instrument Semi-structured interview topic guide with program staff and community partners ............................................... Focus group guide with program participants ................. Web survey of program staff and community partners ... Study MIS for grantee and partner staff to document program participation .................................................... Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 1 1.5 0.5 Total burden hours Total annual burden hours 120 240 200 2 1 2 240 360 200 80 120 66.7 200 1,500 0.0333 10,000 3,333.3 Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response 120 12,600 105 1 0.1667 0.1667 2,100 2,100 700 700 12,000 1 0.5833 7,000 2333.3 120 32 105 2 0.1667 8 2,100 512 700 170.7 IMPACT STUDY Number of respondents Instrument mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with Introductory script: Grantee staff ............................................................. Program applicants 1 ................................................. Baseline survey: Study participants ..................................................... Study MIS for grantee staff to conduct random assignment ................................................................ State and county administrative records .................. Total burden hours Total annual burden hours 1 Five percent of program applicants are not expected to agree to participate in the study; thus there are 5% more program applicants than study participants. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jan 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 11JAN1 2411 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 8 / Friday, January 11, 2013 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,204. 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 Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 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. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2013–00416 Filed 1–10–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–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 SUMMARY: 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: Patient Survey-Health Centers (OMB No. 0915–xxxx) NEW. The Health Center program supports Health Centers (HCs), Migrant Health Centers (MHCs), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) programs, and Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC) programs. Health Centers (HCs) receive grants from HRSA to provide primary and preventive health care services to medically underserved populations. The proposed Patient Survey will collect nationally in-depth information about HC patients, their health status, the reasons they seek care at the HCs, their diagnoses, the services they utilize at HCs and elsewhere, the quality of those services, and their satisfaction with the care they receive, through personal interviews of a stratified random sample of HC patients. Prior to the national study, a cognitive pre-test will be conducted to refine and test the survey instrument in different languages, and to test the survey sampling methodologies and procedures. The pre-test will include cognitive interviews to ensure that the questions are being understood as was intended. Interviews conducted in the pre-test and the national study are estimated to take approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes each. The Patient Survey builds on previous periodic Patient User-Visit Surveys, which were conducted to learn about the process and outcomes of care in HCs and MHCs, HCHs, and PHPCs. The original questionnaires were derived from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) conducted by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). Conformance with the NHIS and NAMCS allowed comparisons between these NCHS surveys and the previous HC and HCH User-Visit Surveys. The new Patient Survey was developed using a questionnaire methodology similar to that used in the past and will also potentially allow some longitudinal comparisons for HCs and HCHs with the previous User-Visit survey data, including monitoring of processes and outcomes over time. In addition, this survey will be conducted in languages not used during previous surveys (which were conducted in English and Spanish) to include patients from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, including Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese), Korean, and Vietnamese. With the exception of Spanish speakers, other racial and ethnic subgroups were not able to participate in the previous surveys. 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: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with SURVEY PRETEST Grantee/Site Recruitment .................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:38 Jan 10, 2013 Jkt 229001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name PO 00000 Frm 00049 2 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses 3 E:\FR\FM\11JAN1.SGM 6 11JAN1 3.00 Total burden hours 18.00

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 8 (Friday, January 11, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 2409-2411]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-00416]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Proposed Projects:
    Title: Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration 
(CSPED).
    OMB No.: 0970-NEW.
    Description:
    The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within the 
Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing data 
collection activity as part of the Child Support Noncustodial Parent 
Employment Demonstration (CSPED). In October 2012, OCSE issued grants 
to eight state child support agencies to provide employment, parenting, 
and child support services to non-custodial parents who are having 
difficulty meeting their child support obligation. The overall 
objective of the CSPED evaluation is to document and evaluate the 
effectiveness of the approaches taken by these eight CSPED grantees. 
This evaluation will yield information about effective strategies for 
improving child support payments by providing non-custodial parents 
employment and other services through child support programs. It will 
generate extensive information on how these programs operated, what 
they cost, the effects the programs had, and whether the benefits of 
the programs exceed their costs. The information gathered will be 
critical to informing decisions related to future investments in child 
support-led employment-focused programs for non-custodial parents who 
have difficulty meeting their child support obligations.
    The CSPED evaluation will include the following two interconnected 
components or ``studies'':
    1. Implementation and Cost Study. The goal of the implementation 
and cost

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study is to provide a detailed description of the programs--how they 
are implemented, their participants, the contexts in which they are 
operated, their promising practices, and their costs. The detailed 
descriptions will assist in interpreting program impacts, identifying 
program features and conditions necessary for effective program 
replication or improvement, and carefully documenting the costs of 
delivering these services. Key activities of the implementation and 
cost study will include: (1) Conducting semi-structured interviews with 
program staff and selected community partner organizations to gather 
information on program implementation and costs; (2) conducting focus 
groups with program participants to elicit participation experiences; 
(3) administering a web-based survey to program staff and community 
partners to capture broader staff program experiences; and (4) 
collecting data on study participant service use, dosage, and duration 
of enrollment throughout the demonstration using a web-based Management 
Information System (MIS).
    2. Impact Study. The goal of the impact study is to provide 
rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of the eight programs using an 
experimental research design. Program applicants who are eligible for 
CSPED services will be randomly assigned to either a program group that 
is offered program services or a control group that is not. The study 
MIS that will document service use for the implementation study will 
also be used by grantee staff to conduct random assignment for the 
impact study. The impact study will rely on data from surveys of 
participants, as well as administrative records from state and county 
data systems. Survey data will be collected twice from program 
applicants. Baseline information will be collected from all 
noncustodial parents who apply for the program prior to random 
assignment. A follow-up survey will be collected from sample members 
twelve months after random assignment. A wide range of measures will be 
collected through surveys, including measures of employment stability 
and quality, barriers to employment, parenting and co-parenting, and 
demographic and socio-economic characteristics. In addition, data on 
child support obligations and payments, Temporary Assistance for Needy 
Families (TANF) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 
benefits, Medicaid receipt, involvement with the criminal justice 
system, and earnings and benefit data collected through the 
Unemployment Insurance (UI) system will be obtained from state and 
county databases.
    This 60-Day Notice covers the following data collection activities: 
(1) Guides for the semi-structured interviews with program staff and 
community partners, (2) focus group guides for program participants, 
(3) the web-based survey to document program staff and partner 
experiences, (4) the MIS functions for tracking participation in the 
program, (5) the introductory script which program staff will use to 
introduce the study to participants, (6) the baseline survey used to 
capture participant characteristics prior to randomization, (7) the MIS 
functions for conducting random assignment, and (8) the extraction of 
child support, benefit, earnings, and criminal justice data extracted 
from state and county administrative data systems.
    Respondents:
    Respondents include program applicants, study participants, grantee 
staff and community partners, as well as state and county staff 
responsible for extracting data from government databases for the 
evaluation. Specific respondents per instrument are noted in the burden 
tables below.

Annual Burden Estimates

    The following instruments, part of the baseline data collection and 
site Management Information Systems (MIS), are proposed for public 
comment under this 60-Day Federal Register Notice.

                                          Implementation and Cost Study
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                                                    Number of    Average burden
           Instrument               Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden     Total annual
                                   respondents     respondent       response          hours        burden hours
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Semi-structured interview topic             120               2          1                  240             80
 guide with program staff and
 community partners............
Focus group guide with program              240               1          1.5                360            120
 participants..................
Web survey of program staff and             200               2          0.5                200             66.7
 community partners............
Study MIS for grantee and                   200           1,500          0.0333          10,000          3,333.3
 partner staff to document
 program participation.........
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                                                  Impact Study
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                                                    Number of    Average burden
           Instrument               Number of     responses per     hours per     Total burden     Total annual
                                   respondents     respondent       response          hours        burden hours
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Introductory script:
    Grantee staff..............             120             105          0.1667           2,100            700
    Program applicants \1\.....          12,600               1          0.1667           2,100            700
Baseline survey:
    Study participants.........          12,000               1          0.5833           7,000           2333.3
    Study MIS for grantee staff             120             105          0.1667           2,100            700
     to conduct random
     assignment................
    State and county                         32               2          8                  512            170.7
     administrative records....
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\1\ Five percent of program applicants are not expected to agree to participate in the study; thus there are 5%
  more program applicants than study participants.


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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 8,204.
    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 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW., 
Washington, DC 20447, Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email 
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.

Robert Sargis,
Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2013-00416 Filed 1-10-13; 8:45 am]
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