Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 25088-25089 [2013-09992]

Download as PDF 25088 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2013 / Notices EXHIBIT 3—ESTIMATED TOTAL AND ANNUALIZED COST—Continued Cost component Total cost Annualized cost Project Management .................................................................................................................................... Overhead ..................................................................................................................................................... 18,319 2,977 12,213 1,985 Total ...................................................................................................................................................... 264,043 176,029 Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: April 15, 2013. Carolyn M Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2013–09742 Filed 4–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–13–13RE] emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:16 Apr 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 comments to Ron Otten, at 1600 Clifton Road, MS D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Public Health Systems, Mental Health and Community Recovery—New— Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of State and Local Readiness, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description This project stems from, and aligns with, publication of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response’s (OPHPR) ‘‘National Strategic Plan for Public Health Preparedness and Response’’ which provides overall direction for Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) preparedness and response portfolio, including programmatic direction across OPHPR’s four divisions. The focus of this project is to generate findings useful for future preparedness planning and response in order to develop strategies and interventions aimed at mitigating the impact of adverse events. In April 2011, one of the largest tornado outbreaks ever recorded, a ‘‘Super Outbreak,’’ occurred in the southeastern United States, resulting in more than 300 deaths and an estimated $11 million in damages. This large-scale multistate tragedy offers a unique opportunity to study how communities with similar cultural and geographic features yet different public health and mental health emergency response systems could provide access to care around the same crisis. The PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 outcomes of these efforts can inform the field of what effect these differences had on the recovery patterns of each of these communities. By doing so, we can begin to elucidate best practices for robust community preparedness and recovery with attention to types of services that most effectively promote the natural resilience of survivors. Two primary research questions will guide the proposed study: 1. How did the Alabama and Mississippi State and local public health and mental health (PH/MH) systems prepare for, respond to, and support recovery after the April 2011 tornados? 2. To what extent have these communities recovered and what is the overall health and quality of life of individuals affected by these events? CDC requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to collect information for two years. To address these questions, CDC, in collaboration with ICF International, will conduct a mixed method evaluation utilizing key informant interviews of public health and mental health agency staff and other community representatives at the local, county and State levels and household survey data in each of the four regions in Mississippi and Alabama to assess community recovery and resilience. Specifically, the study design includes two main components (qualitative and quantitative) designed to comprehensively examine the PH/MH system response to and community recovery and resilience from disasters. The total estimated burden for the 98 one-time qualitative interviews for public health/mental health professionals and community leaders is 98 hours (98 respondents × 1 hour/ response). Interviews will be conducted during an in-person site-visit to the region to reduce travel and time burdens on the respondents. Respondents unable to participate during the site visit may participate via telephone. In addition, the total estimated burden for the quantitative computer-assisted interviews are based on 860 respondents in each of the four tornado effected regions; each survey will be approximately 25 minutes (4 counties × 860 respondents = 3,440 respondents; E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1 25089 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 82 / Monday, April 29, 2013 / Notices 3,440 respondents × 25/60 minutes = 1,433 hours). In total, this will be approximately 1,531 hours. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Average burden per response (in hrs.) Total burden (in hrs.) Type of respondents Form name Mental Health/Public Health Agency Staff and Community Leaders. General Public from Disaster affected communities. Community Recovery Interview Guide. Public Health Systems, Mental Health and Community Recovery Household Survey. 98 1 1 98 3,440 1 25/60 1,433 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 1,531 Ron A. Otten, Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–09992 Filed 4–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifiers: CMS–1984–14, CMS– 10115, CMS–10130, and CMS–10479] 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 automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Hospice Facility emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES AGENCY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:16 Apr 26, 2013 Jkt 229001 Cost Report; Use: In accordance with sections 1815(a), 1833(e) and 1861(v)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act (the Act), providers of service in the Medicare program are required to submit annual information to achieve reimbursement for health care services rendered to Medicare beneficiaries. In addition, 42 CFR 413.20(b) specifies that cost reports are required from providers on an annual basis. Such cost reports are required to be filed with the provider’s Medicare contractor. The functions of the Medicare contractor are described in section 1816 of the Act. Section 3132 of the Affordable Care Act requires that CMS collect appropriate data and information to facilitate hospice payment reform. Form Number: CMS–1984–14 (OCN: 0938–0758); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector (business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 2,751; Total Annual Responses: 2,751; Total Annual Hours: 517,188. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Gail Duncan at 410–786–7278. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Federal Reimbursement of Emergency Health Services Furnished to Undocumented Aliens, Section 1011 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA). Use: Section 1011 of the MMA provides that the Secretary will establish a process (i.e., enrollment and claims payment) for eligible providers to request payment. The Secretary must directly pay hospitals, physicians and ambulance providers (including Indian Health Service, Indian Tribe and Tribal organizations) for their otherwise unreimbursed costs of providing services required by section 1867 of the Social Security Act and related hospital PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 inpatient, outpatient and ambulance services. CMS will use the application information to administer this health services program and establish an audit process. Form Number: CMS–10115 (OCN: 0938–0929); Frequency: Once and occasionally; Affected Public: Private sector (business or other forprofit and not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: 10,000; Total Annual Responses: 10,000; Total Annual Hours: 5,000. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Fred Rooke at 404–562–7502. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) 3. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement without change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Federal Reimbursement of Emergency Health Services Furnished to Undocumented Aliens, Section 1011 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA): ‘‘Section 1011 Provider Payment Determination’’ and ‘‘Request for Section 1011 Hospital On-Call Payments to Physicians’’ Forms. Use: Section 1011 of the MMA requires that the Secretary establish a process under which eligible providers (certain hospitals, physicians and ambulance providers) may request payment for (claim) their otherwise unreimbursed costs of providing eligible services. The Secretary must make quarterly payments directly to such providers. The Secretary must also implement measures to ensure that inappropriate, excessive, or fraudulent payments are not made under Section 1011, including certification by providers of the veracity of their requests for payment. Both forms have been established to address the statutory requirements outlined above. Form Number: CMS–10130 (OCN: 0938– 0952); Frequency: Occasionally; Affected Public: Private sector (business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions); Number of Respondents: E:\FR\FM\29APN1.SGM 29APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 82 (Monday, April 29, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 25088-25089]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-13-13RE]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-7570 or 
send comments to Ron Otten, at 1600 Clifton Road, MS D74, Atlanta, GA 
30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited 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) ways to enhance 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. Written comments should be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    Public Health Systems, Mental Health and Community Recovery--New--
Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response, Division of State 
and Local Readiness, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    This project stems from, and aligns with, publication of the Office 
of Public Health Preparedness and Response's (OPHPR) ``National 
Strategic Plan for Public Health Preparedness and Response'' which 
provides overall direction for Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention's (CDC) preparedness and response portfolio, including 
programmatic direction across OPHPR's four divisions. The focus of this 
project is to generate findings useful for future preparedness planning 
and response in order to develop strategies and interventions aimed at 
mitigating the impact of adverse events. In April 2011, one of the 
largest tornado outbreaks ever recorded, a ``Super Outbreak,'' occurred 
in the southeastern United States, resulting in more than 300 deaths 
and an estimated $11 million in damages. This large-scale multistate 
tragedy offers a unique opportunity to study how communities with 
similar cultural and geographic features yet different public health 
and mental health emergency response systems could provide access to 
care around the same crisis. The outcomes of these efforts can inform 
the field of what effect these differences had on the recovery patterns 
of each of these communities. By doing so, we can begin to elucidate 
best practices for robust community preparedness and recovery with 
attention to types of services that most effectively promote the 
natural resilience of survivors. Two primary research questions will 
guide the proposed study:
    1. How did the Alabama and Mississippi State and local public 
health and mental health (PH/MH) systems prepare for, respond to, and 
support recovery after the April 2011 tornados?
    2. To what extent have these communities recovered and what is the 
overall health and quality of life of individuals affected by these 
events?
    CDC requests Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval to 
collect information for two years.
    To address these questions, CDC, in collaboration with ICF 
International, will conduct a mixed method evaluation utilizing key 
informant interviews of public health and mental health agency staff 
and other community representatives at the local, county and State 
levels and household survey data in each of the four regions in 
Mississippi and Alabama to assess community recovery and resilience. 
Specifically, the study design includes two main components 
(qualitative and quantitative) designed to comprehensively examine the 
PH/MH system response to and community recovery and resilience from 
disasters.
    The total estimated burden for the 98 one-time qualitative 
interviews for public health/mental health professionals and community 
leaders is 98 hours (98 respondents x 1 hour/response). Interviews will 
be conducted during an in-person site-visit to the region to reduce 
travel and time burdens on the respondents. Respondents unable to 
participate during the site visit may participate via telephone. In 
addition, the total estimated burden for the quantitative computer-
assisted interviews are based on 860 respondents in each of the four 
tornado effected regions; each survey will be approximately 25 minutes 
(4 counties x 860 respondents = 3,440 respondents;

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3,440 respondents x 25/60 minutes = 1,433 hours). In total, this will 
be approximately 1,531 hours.
    There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
      Type of respondents           Form name        Number of     responses per   per response    Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       (in hrs.)       (in hrs.)
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Mental Health/Public Health     Community                     98               1               1              98
 Agency Staff and Community      Recovery
 Leaders.                        Interview Guide.
General Public from Disaster    Public Health              3,440               1           25/60           1,433
 affected communities.           Systems, Mental
                                 Health and
                                 Community
                                 Recovery
                                 Household
                                 Survey.
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    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............           1,531
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Ron A. Otten,
Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate 
Director for Science, Office of the Director. Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-09992 Filed 4-26-13; 8:45 am]
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