Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, 17676-17677 [2013-06632]

Download as PDF 17676 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2013 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN-HOURS Number of respondents Form name Average Burden per response (in hours) Number of responses per respondent Total burden hours Pre-Test Women’s Survey ............................................................................... Post-Test Women’s Survey ............................................................................. Pre-Test Physician’s Survey ............................................................................ Post-Test Physician’s Survey .......................................................................... 40 40 150 150 1 1 1 1 23/60 23/60 5/60 5/60 15 15 13 13 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 56 OS specifically 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. organizations; and make recommendations for changes in policies, programs, and practices. Contact Person for Additional Information: Please contact Ben O’Dell for any additional information about the President’s Advisory Council meeting at partnerships@hhs.gov. Agenda: Please visit http:// www.whitehouse.gov/partnerships for further updates on the Agenda for the meeting. Public Comment: There will be an opportunity for public comment at the end of the meeting. Comments and questions can be sent in advance to partnerships@hhs.gov. Keith A. Tucker, Information Collection Clearance Officer. Dated: March 19, 2013. Ben O’Dell, Designated Federal Officer and Associate Director, HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships. [FR Doc. 2013–06551 Filed 3–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–33–P [FR Doc. 2013–06666 Filed 3–21–13; 8:45 am] DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES BILLING CODE 4154–07–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships announces the following meeting: srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Meeting Notice for the President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Name: President’s Advisory Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships Council Meeting. Time and Date: Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 9:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m. (EDT). Place: Meeting will be held at a location to be determined in the White House complex, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave NW., Washington, DC. Space is extremely limited. Photo ID and RSVP are required to attend the event. Please RSVP to Ben O’Dell at partnerships@hhs.gov. The meeting will be available to the public through a conference call line. The call-in line is: 1–866–823–5144; Passcode: 1375705. Status: Open to the public, limited only by space available. Conference call limited only by lines available. Purpose: The Council brings together leaders and experts in fields related to the work of faith-based and neighborhood organizations in order to: Identify best practices and successful modes of delivering social services; evaluate the need for improvements in the implementation and coordination of public policies relating to faith-based and other neighborhood VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Mar 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 [Document Identifier: CMS–10450, CMS– 10078] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; 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), Department of Health and Human Services, 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 function; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title: Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey for Physician Quality Reporting; Use: The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) was established in 2006 as a voluntary ‘‘pay-for-reporting’’ program that allows physicians and other eligible healthcare professionals to report information to Medicare about the quality of care provided to beneficiaries who have certain medical conditions. The PQRS provides incentive payments to physicians who report quality data. Since the program’s inception, these results have not been publicly available for use by consumers. The Physician Compare Web site was launched December 30, 2010, to meet requirements set forth by Section 10331 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The ACA requires CMS to establish a Physician Compare Web site by January 1, 2011, containing information on physicians enrolled in the Medicare program and other eligible professionals who participate in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative. By no later than January 1, 2013 (and for reporting periods beginning no earlier than January 1, 2012), CMS is required to implement a plan to make information on physician performance publicly available through Physician Compare. A key component of the reporting requirements under the ACA is public reporting on physician performance that includes patient experience measures. The collection and reporting of a Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey for Physician Quality Reporting will fulfill this requirement. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has developed the National Quality Strategy that was called for under the ACA to create national aims and priorities to guide local, state, and national efforts to E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1 srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 56 / Friday, March 22, 2013 / Notices improve the quality of health care. This strategy has established six priorities that support the three-part aim. The three-part aim focuses on better care, better health, and lower costs through improvement. The six priorities include: Making care safer by reducing harm caused by the delivery of care; ensuring that each person and family are engaged as partners in their care; promoting effective communication and coordination of care; promoting the most effective prevention and treatment practices for the leading causes of mortality, starting with cardiovascular disease; working with communities to promote wide use of best practices to enable healthy living; and making quality care more affordable for individuals, families, employers, and governments by developing and spreading new health care delivery models. The CAHPS Survey for Physician Quality Reporting focuses on patient experience. Implementation of the survey supports the six national priorities for improving care, particularly engaging patients and families in care and promoting effective communication and coordination. This survey supports the administration of the Quality Improvement Organizations Program (QIO). The Social Security Act, as set forth in Part B of Title XI—Section 1862(g), established the Utilization and Quality Control Peer Review Organization Program, now known as the QIO Program. The statutory mission of the QIO Program is to improve the effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. This survey will provide patient experience of care data that is an essential component of assessing the quality of services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. It also would permit beneficiaries to have this information to help them choose health care providers that provide services that meet their needs and preferences, thus encouraging providers to improve quality of care that Medicare beneficiaries receive. Form Number: CMS–10450 (OCN: 0938– New); Frequency: Annual; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Number of Respondents: 234,600 Total Annual Responses: 117,300; Total Annual Hours: 39,530. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Regina Chell at 410–786–6551. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:27 Mar 21, 2013 Jkt 229001 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 this collection contact Paul Scholz at (410) 786–6178. 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 April 22, 2013. OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395– 6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Dated: March 19, 2013. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2013–06632 Filed 3–21–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 17677 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–3281–PN] Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Osteopathic Association/Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program for Continued CMS-Approval of Its Hospital Accreditation Program Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, HHS. ACTION: Proposed notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: This proposed notice with comment period acknowledges the receipt of an application from the American Osteopathic Association/ Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (AOA/HFAP) for continued recognition as a national accrediting organization for hospitals that wish to participate in the Medicare or Medicaid programs. DATES: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on April 22, 2013. ADDRESSES: In commenting, please refer to file code CMS–3281–PN. Because of staff and resource limitations, we cannot accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmission. You may submit comments in one of four ways: 1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on specific issues in this regulation to http:// www.regulations.gov . Follow the ‘‘submit a comment’’ instructions. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments (one original and two copies) to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS– 3281–PN, P.O. Box 8016, Baltimore, MD 21244–8010. Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period. 3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS– 3281–PN, Mail Stop C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. 4. By hand or courier. Alternatively, you may deliver (by hand or courier) your written comments to the following addresses: E:\FR\FM\22MRN1.SGM 22MRN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 56 (Friday, March 22, 2013)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

[Document Identifier: CMS-10450, CMS-10078]


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB 
Review; Comment Request

AGENCY: 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), Department of Health and Human Services, 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 function; (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.
    1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection; Title: 
Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey 
for Physician Quality Reporting; Use: The Physician Quality Reporting 
System (PQRS) was established in 2006 as a voluntary ``pay-for-
reporting'' program that allows physicians and other eligible 
healthcare professionals to report information to Medicare about the 
quality of care provided to beneficiaries who have certain medical 
conditions. The PQRS provides incentive payments to physicians who 
report quality data. Since the program's inception, these results have 
not been publicly available for use by consumers.
    The Physician Compare Web site was launched December 30, 2010, to 
meet requirements set forth by Section 10331 of the Affordable Care Act 
(ACA). The ACA requires CMS to establish a Physician Compare Web site 
by January 1, 2011, containing information on physicians enrolled in 
the Medicare program and other eligible professionals who participate 
in the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative. By no later than January 
1, 2013 (and for reporting periods beginning no earlier than January 1, 
2012), CMS is required to implement a plan to make information on 
physician performance publicly available through Physician Compare. A 
key component of the reporting requirements under the ACA is public 
reporting on physician performance that includes patient experience 
measures. The collection and reporting of a Consumer Assessment of 
Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) survey for Physician Quality 
Reporting will fulfill this requirement.
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has 
developed the National Quality Strategy that was called for under the 
ACA to create national aims and priorities to guide local, state, and 
national efforts to

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improve the quality of health care. This strategy has established six 
priorities that support the three-part aim. The three-part aim focuses 
on better care, better health, and lower costs through improvement. The 
six priorities include: Making care safer by reducing harm caused by 
the delivery of care; ensuring that each person and family are engaged 
as partners in their care; promoting effective communication and 
coordination of care; promoting the most effective prevention and 
treatment practices for the leading causes of mortality, starting with 
cardiovascular disease; working with communities to promote wide use of 
best practices to enable healthy living; and making quality care more 
affordable for individuals, families, employers, and governments by 
developing and spreading new health care delivery models. The CAHPS 
Survey for Physician Quality Reporting focuses on patient experience. 
Implementation of the survey supports the six national priorities for 
improving care, particularly engaging patients and families in care and 
promoting effective communication and coordination.
    This survey supports the administration of the Quality Improvement 
Organizations Program (QIO). The Social Security Act, as set forth in 
Part B of Title XI--Section 1862(g), established the Utilization and 
Quality Control Peer Review Organization Program, now known as the QIO 
Program. The statutory mission of the QIO Program is to improve the 
effectiveness, efficiency, economy, and quality of services delivered 
to Medicare beneficiaries. This survey will provide patient experience 
of care data that is an essential component of assessing the quality of 
services delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. It also would permit 
beneficiaries to have this information to help them choose health care 
providers that provide services that meet their needs and preferences, 
thus encouraging providers to improve quality of care that Medicare 
beneficiaries receive. Form Number: CMS-10450 (OCN: 0938-New); 
Frequency: Annual; Affected Public: Individuals and Households; Number 
of Respondents: 234,600 Total Annual Responses: 117,300; Total Annual 
Hours: 39,530. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact 
Regina Chell at 410-786-6551. For all other issues call 410-786-1326.)
    2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement 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 this collection contact Paul Scholz at 
(410) 786-6178. 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 April 22, 2013.

OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk 
Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395-6974, Email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov.

    Dated: March 19, 2013.
Martique Jones,
Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic 
Operations and Regulatory Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2013-06632 Filed 3-21-13; 8:45 am]
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