Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 31562-31563 [2013-12340]

Download as PDF 31562 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 101 / Friday, May 24, 2013 / Notices meeting. The deadline for such registrations is listed in the DATES section of this notice. VI. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose information collection and recordkeeping requirements. Consequently, it need not be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 35). (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Program No. 93.773, Medicare—Hospital Insurance; and Program No. 93.774, Medicare—Supplementary Medical Insurance Program) Dated: May 3, 2013. Marilyn Tavenner, Acting Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2013–12225 Filed 5–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). SUMMARY: Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Information Technology Network Development Program (OMB No. 0915–0354)—REVISION The purpose of the Rural Health Information Technology Network Development (RHITND) Program, authorized under the Public Health Service Act, Section 330A(f) (42 U.S.C. 254c(f)) as amended by the Health Care Safety Net Amendments of 2002 (Pub. L. 107–251), is to improve health care and support the adoption of health information technology (HIT) in rural America by providing targeted HIT support to rural health networks. HIT plays a significant role in the advancement of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) priority policies to improve health care delivery. Some of these priorities include: improving health care quality, safety, and efficiency; reducing disparities; engaging patients and families in managing their health; enhancing care coordination; improving population and public health; and ensuring adequate privacy and security of health information. The intent of RHITND is to support the adoption and use of electronic health records (EHR) in coordination with the ongoing HHS activities related to the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111–5). The HITECH Act provides HHS with the authority to establish programs to improve health care quality, safety, and efficiency through the promotion of health information technology, including EHR. For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data useful to the program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–62). These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Office of Rural Health Policy, including: (a) Access to care; (b) the underinsured and uninsured; (c) workforce recruitment and retention; (d) sustainability; (e) health information technology; (f) network development; and (g) health related clinical measures. Several measures will be used for this program. These measures will speak to the Office’s progress toward meeting the goals set. A 60-day Federal Register Notice regarding this collection request was published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2013, (Vol. 78, No. 45; page. 14804). There were no public comments. 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 ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Instrument Responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden hours 41 1 41 5.68 232.88 Total .............................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rural Health Information Technology Network Development Program ................................................................... 41 1 41 5.68 232.88 Submit your comments to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5806. Please direct all correspondence to the ‘‘attention of the desk officer for HRSA.’’ ADDRESSES: VerDate Mar<15>2010 21:14 May 23, 2013 Jkt 229001 To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443–1984. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Deadline: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice. When submitting comments or requesting SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1 31563 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 101 / Friday, May 24, 2013 / Notices Dated: May 17, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–12340 Filed 5–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), 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. SUMMARY: 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: The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program Eligible Resident/FTE Chart (OMB 0915–xxxx) NEW Abstract: The THCGME Program Eligible Resident/FTE Chart published in the THCGME Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) is a means for determining the number of eligible residents/FTEs in an applicant’s primary care residency program. The chart requires applicants to provide data related to the size and/or growth of the residency program over previous academic years, the number of residents enrolled in the program during the baseline academic year, and a projection of the program’s proposed expansion over the next four academic years. It is imperative that applicants complete this Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent chart and provide evidence of a planned expansion, as per the statute, THCGME funding may only be used to support an expanded number of residents in a residency program. Utilization of a chart to gather this important information has decreased the number of errors in the eligibility review process resulting in more accurate review and funding process. 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. Total Estimated Annualized burden hours: Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Teaching Health Center GME program Eligible Resident/ FTE Chart ......................................................................... 09 1 9 0.5 4.5 Total .............................................................................. 09 1 9 0.5 4.5 Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10–29, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Deadline: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 21:14 May 23, 2013 [FR Doc. 2013–12351 Filed 5–23–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P 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 Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Dated: May 17, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Core Medical Services Waiver; Application Requirements Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. AGENCY: Final Notice with Opportunity for Comment ACTION: PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White Program or RWP), requires that grantees expend 75 percent of Parts A, B, and C funds on core medical services, including antiretroviral drugs, for individuals with HIV/AIDS identified and eligible under the statute. The statute also grants the Secretary authority to waive this requirement if there are no waiting lists for the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and core medical services are available to all individuals identified and eligible under Title XXVI in an applicant’s service area. Prior to this policy announcement, grantees seeking a waiver of the 75 percent requirement have been required to submit core medical services waiver requests at the same time as the annual SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\24MYN1.SGM 24MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration 
(HRSA) has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Comments submitted during the 
first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will 
accept further comments from the public during the review and approval 
period.

Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Information 
Technology Network Development Program (OMB No. 0915-0354)--REVISION

    The purpose of the Rural Health Information Technology Network 
Development (RHITND) Program, authorized under the Public Health 
Service Act, Section 330A(f) (42 U.S.C. 254c(f)) as amended by the 
Health Care Safety Net Amendments of 2002 (Pub. L. 107-251), is to 
improve health care and support the adoption of health information 
technology (HIT) in rural America by providing targeted HIT support to 
rural health networks. HIT plays a significant role in the advancement 
of the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) priority policies 
to improve health care delivery. Some of these priorities include: 
improving health care quality, safety, and efficiency; reducing 
disparities; engaging patients and families in managing their health; 
enhancing care coordination; improving population and public health; 
and ensuring adequate privacy and security of health information.
    The intent of RHITND is to support the adoption and use of 
electronic health records (EHR) in coordination with the ongoing HHS 
activities related to the Health Information Technology for Economic 
and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act, enacted as part of the American 
Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Pub. L. 111-5). The HITECH Act 
provides HHS with the authority to establish programs to improve health 
care quality, safety, and efficiency through the promotion of health 
information technology, including EHR.
    For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data 
useful to the program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program 
data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results 
Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103-62). These measures cover the principal topic 
areas of interest to the Office of Rural Health Policy, including: (a) 
Access to care; (b) the underinsured and uninsured; (c) workforce 
recruitment and retention; (d) sustainability; (e) health information 
technology; (f) network development; and (g) health related clinical 
measures. Several measures will be used for this program. These 
measures will speak to the Office's progress toward meeting the goals 
set.
    A 60-day Federal Register Notice regarding this collection request 
was published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2013, (Vol. 78, No. 
45; page. 14804). There were no public comments.
    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 ICR are summarized in the table below.

                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                     Number of     Responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
           Instrument               respondents     respondent       responses       response          hours
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Rural Health Information                      41               1              41            5.68          232.88
 Technology Network Development
 Program........................
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    Total.......................              41               1              41            5.68          232.88
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ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to the desk officer for HRSA, either by 
email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-5806. Please 
direct all correspondence to the ``attention of the desk officer for 
HRSA.''

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance 
requests submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information 
Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443-
1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.
    Deadline: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of 
this notice.


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    Dated: May 17, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-12340 Filed 5-23-13; 8:45 am]
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