Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request, 35285-35286 [2013-13918]

Download as PDF 35285 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Notices 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: SUMMARY: 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) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Evaluation and Initial Assessment of HRSA Teaching Health Centers. OMB No. 0915–xxxx—New. Abstract: Section 5508 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 amended section 340H of the Public Health Service Act to establish the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program to support the expansion of new and existing primary care residency training programs in community-based settings. The primary goals of this program are to increase the production of primary care doctors who are well prepared to practice in community settings, particularly with underserved populations, and to improve the overall number and geographic distribution of primary care providers. To ensure these goals are achieved, the George Washington University (GW) will conduct an evaluation of the training, administrative and organizational structures, clinical service, challenges, innovations, costs associated with training, and outcomes of Teaching Health Centers (THCs). GW has developed a program data collection tool that assesses basic organizational and training characteristics of the programs (including program specialty, numbers trained, training sites, educational partners, and residency program financing), educational initiatives (particularly around training for changing health care delivery systems and community experiences), and health center characteristics (including current workforce and vacancies, clinical service provided by residents, and participation in workforce programs such as the National Health Service Corps). Questionnaires have also been developed for implementation with all THC matriculating residents, graduating residents, and graduated residents at one year post-graduation. The matriculation questionnaire aims to collect background information on THC residents to better understand the Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent characteristics of individuals who apply and are accepted to THC programs. The graduation questionnaire collects information on career plans. The alumni questionnaire collects information on career outcomes (including practice in primary care and in underserved settings) following graduation as well as feedback on the quality of training. Statute requires that THC programs report annually on the types of primary care resident approved training programs that the THCs provided for residents, the number of approved training positions for residents, the number of residents who completed their residency training at the end of the academic year and care for vulnerable populations, and any other information as deemed appropriate by the Secretary. The described data collection activities will serve to meet this statutory requirement for the THC programs in a uniform and consistent manner and will allow comparisons of this group to other trainees in non-THC programs. 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: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Program Data Collection Tool ............................................. THC Graduate Survey ......................................................... THC Matriculant Survey ....................................................... THC Graduation Survey ...................................................... 40 200 200 200 1 1 1 1 40 200 200 200 8 0.33 0.25 0.25 320 66 50 50 Total .............................................................................. 640 ........................ 640 ........................ 486 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1 35286 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 113 / Wednesday, June 12, 2013 / Notices Dated: June 6, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–13918 Filed 6–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–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: 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) for review and approval. 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. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the Information Collection Request Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5806. 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: Information Collection Request Title: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) Program: Physician’s Certification of Borrower’s Total and Permanent Disability Form (OMB No. 0915–0204)—Extension Abstract: The Health Education Assistance Loan (HEAL) program provided federally-insured loans to students in schools of allopathic medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, podiatric medicine, pharmacy, public health, allied health, or chiropractic, and graduate students in health administration or clinical psychology through September 30, 1998. Eligible lenders, such as banks, savings and loan associations, credit unions, pension funds, state agencies, HEAL schools, and insurance companies made new refinanced HEAL loans which are insured by the federal government against loss due to borrower’s death, disability, bankruptcy, and default. The basic purpose of the program was to assure the availability of funds for loans to eligible students who needed to borrow money to pay for their educational loans. Currently, the program monitors the federal liability and assists in default prevention activities. The HEAL borrower, the borrower’s physician, and the holder of the loan completes the Physician’s Certification form to certify that the HEAL borrower FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: meets the total and permanent disability provisions. The Department of Health and Human Services uses this form to obtain detailed information about disability claims which includes the following: (1) The borrower’s consent to release medical records to the Department of Health and Human Services and to the holder of the borrower’s HEAL loans, (2) pertinent information supplied by the certifying physician, (3) the physician’s certification that the borrower is unable to engage in any substantial gainful activity because of a medically determinable impairment that is expected to continue for a long and indefinite period of time or to result in death, and (4) information from the lender on the unpaid balance. Failure to submit the required documentation will result in disapproval of a disability claim. No changes have been made to the current form. 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 responses per respondent Number of respondents Type of respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours 30 30 15 1 1 2 30 30 30 .08 .5 .17 2 15 5 Total ............................................................................ mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Borrower ............................................................................. Physician ............................................................................ Loan Holder ....................................................................... 75 ........................ 90 .......................... 22 Dated: June 6, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–13923 Filed 6–11–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:32 Jun 11, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\12JNN1.SGM 12JNN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

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 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks 
comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any 
other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
within 60 days of this notice.

ADDRESSES: 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.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Evaluation and Initial 
Assessment of HRSA Teaching Health Centers. OMB No. 0915-xxxx--New.
    Abstract: Section 5508 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010 amended 
section 340H of the Public Health Service Act to establish the Teaching 
Health Center Graduate Medical Education program to support the 
expansion of new and existing primary care residency training programs 
in community-based settings. The primary goals of this program are to 
increase the production of primary care doctors who are well prepared 
to practice in community settings, particularly with underserved 
populations, and to improve the overall number and geographic 
distribution of primary care providers.
    To ensure these goals are achieved, the George Washington 
University (GW) will conduct an evaluation of the training, 
administrative and organizational structures, clinical service, 
challenges, innovations, costs associated with training, and outcomes 
of Teaching Health Centers (THCs). GW has developed a program data 
collection tool that assesses basic organizational and training 
characteristics of the programs (including program specialty, numbers 
trained, training sites, educational partners, and residency program 
financing), educational initiatives (particularly around training for 
changing health care delivery systems and community experiences), and 
health center characteristics (including current workforce and 
vacancies, clinical service provided by residents, and participation in 
workforce programs such as the National Health Service Corps).
    Questionnaires have also been developed for implementation with all 
THC matriculating residents, graduating residents, and graduated 
residents at one year post-graduation. The matriculation questionnaire 
aims to collect background information on THC residents to better 
understand the characteristics of individuals who apply and are 
accepted to THC programs. The graduation questionnaire collects 
information on career plans. The alumni questionnaire collects 
information on career outcomes (including practice in primary care and 
in underserved settings) following graduation as well as feedback on 
the quality of training.
    Statute requires that THC programs report annually on the types of 
primary care resident approved training programs that the THCs provided 
for residents, the number of approved training positions for residents, 
the number of residents who completed their residency training at the 
end of the academic year and care for vulnerable populations, and any 
other information as deemed appropriate by the Secretary. The described 
data collection activities will serve to meet this statutory 
requirement for the THC programs in a uniform and consistent manner and 
will allow comparisons of this group to other trainees in non-THC 
programs.
    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:

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                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents   responses  per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                     respondent                       hours)
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Program Data Collection Tool....              40               1              40               8             320
THC Graduate Survey.............             200               1             200            0.33              66
THC Matriculant Survey..........             200               1             200            0.25              50
THC Graduation Survey...........             200               1             200            0.25              50
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    Total.......................             640  ..............             640  ..............             486
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    Dated: June 6, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-13918 Filed 6-11-13; 8:45 am]
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