Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 41409-41410 [2013-16600]

Download as PDF 41409 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 10, 2013 / Notices 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) 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests SUMMARY: submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443–1984. SUPPLMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Data Collection Tool for State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program (SORH). OMB No. 0915–0322—Extension. Abstract: The mission of the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is to sustain and improve access to quality care services for rural communities. In its authorizing language (Sec. 711 of the Social Security Act [42 U.S.C. 912]), Congress charged ORHP with administering grants, cooperative agreements, and contracts to provide technical assistance and other activities as necessary to support activities related to improving health care in rural areas. In accordance with the Public Health Service Act, Section 338J; 42 U.S.C. 254r, the Health Resources and Services Administration proposes to revise the State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program—Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and Forms for the Application. The FOA is used annually by 50 states in preparing applications for grants under the State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program of the Public Health Service Act, and in preparing the required report. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: ORHP seeks to continue gathering information from grantees on their efforts to provide technical assistance to clients within their state. SORH grantees would be required to submit a Technical Assistance Report that includes: (1) The total number of technical assistance encounters provided directly by the grantee; and, (2) the total number of unduplicated clients that received direct technical assistance from the grantee. Submission of the Technical Assistance Report would be done via submission to the HRSA Electronic Handbook no later than 30 days after the end of each twelve month budget period. Likely Respondents: Fifty State Offices of Rural Health grantees. 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 Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Technical Assistance Report ............................................... 50 1 50 12.5 625 Total .............................................................................. 50 1 50 12.5 625 Dated: July 2, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–16494 Filed 7–9–13; 8:45 am] TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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: In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Health Resources and Services Administration SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 Jul 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (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. Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1 41410 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 132 / Wednesday, July 10, 2013 / Notices 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: Survey of Eligible Users of the National Practitioner Data Bank. OMB No. 0915-xxxx—New. Abstract: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) plans to conduct a survey of eligible users of the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The respondent universe is comprised of both users and non-users that are eligible to report to the NPDB, query the NPDB, or both, between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2012. The survey aims to assess the overall satisfaction of NPDB users with regard to reporting and querying processes. Additionally, the survey will evaluate the effectiveness of the NPDB as an information source and measure user perception of the utility of NPDB information when hiring, licensing, credentialing, and monitoring health care practitioners. The survey will also collect information from eligible nonusers of the NPDB to assess what can be done to motivate eligible non-users to register, access, and use the information available in the NPDB. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: The survey will be administered to three populations of interest: Eligible users, eligible non-users, and selfqueriers. First, eligible users of the NPDB include entities who queried the NPDB, reported to the NPDB, or both, during the defined time frame. Entities that used an authorized agent to fulfill their reporting or querying requirements will be considered eligible users. Second, eligible non-users of the NPDB are those that: (i) Never registered with the NPDB; (ii) registered prior to 2010 and were not currently registered during the survey time frame; and (iii) were registered but not using the NPDB directly or through an authorized agent. Third, those that self-query the NPDB include health care practitioners that submitted a query during the specified time frame to either verify their own status or to provide a copy of the results to a third party. The majority of selfqueriers are health care practitioners; however, this population can include medical service providers and medical suppliers. Eligible NPDB users and eligible nonusers who were previously registered or were currently registered but not using the NPDB will be asked to complete a web-based survey. Eligible non-users that were never registered with the NPDB will be contacted via telephone to obtain email information so that they will be able to complete a web-based survey. The survey will collect additional information from users that receive a matched response. A matched response occurs when an eligible user queries the NPDB and, in turn, receives a response that the subject of the query has a report in the NPDB. This survey is a follow-up to the NPDB users and non-users survey of 2008. Data gathered from the survey will be compared with previous surveys results. This survey will provide HRSA with the information necessary to improve the usability and effectiveness of the NPDB. 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 Number of responses per respondent Total responses Hours per response Total burden (hours) Respondents type Respondents description NPDB Users ........................ Reporters Queriers (nonmatched responses). Queriers (matched responses). Ever registered ................... Never-registered ................. Non-matched responses .... Matched .............................. 11,832 1 11,832 .333 3,940 1,768 1 1,768 .383 677 1,200 400 1,080 120 1 1 1 1 1,200 400 1,080 120 .133 .10 .10 .216 160 40 108 26 ............................................. 16,400 ........................ 16,400 ........................ 4,951 Non-Users ........................... NPDB Self Queriers ............ Total ............................. Dated: July 3, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–16600 Filed 7–9–13; 8:45 am] TKELLEY on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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. AGENCY: ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:42 Jul 09, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Notice. Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 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. SUMMARY: Comments on this ICR should be received within 30 days of this notice. DATES: Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\10JYN1.SGM 10JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 132 (Wednesday, July 10, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 41409-41410]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-16600]


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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) 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.

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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:
    Information Collection Request Title: Survey of Eligible Users of 
the National Practitioner Data Bank.
    OMB No. 0915-xxxx--New.
    Abstract: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) 
plans to conduct a survey of eligible users of the National 
Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The respondent universe is comprised of 
both users and non-users that are eligible to report to the NPDB, query 
the NPDB, or both, between January 1, 2010, and December 31, 2012. The 
survey aims to assess the overall satisfaction of NPDB users with 
regard to reporting and querying processes. Additionally, the survey 
will evaluate the effectiveness of the NPDB as an information source 
and measure user perception of the utility of NPDB information when 
hiring, licensing, credentialing, and monitoring health care 
practitioners. The survey will also collect information from eligible 
non-users of the NPDB to assess what can be done to motivate eligible 
non-users to register, access, and use the information available in the 
NPDB.
    The survey will be administered to three populations of interest: 
Eligible users, eligible non-users, and self-queriers. First, eligible 
users of the NPDB include entities who queried the NPDB, reported to 
the NPDB, or both, during the defined time frame. Entities that used an 
authorized agent to fulfill their reporting or querying requirements 
will be considered eligible users. Second, eligible non-users of the 
NPDB are those that: (i) Never registered with the NPDB; (ii) 
registered prior to 2010 and were not currently registered during the 
survey time frame; and (iii) were registered but not using the NPDB 
directly or through an authorized agent. Third, those that self-query 
the NPDB include health care practitioners that submitted a query 
during the specified time frame to either verify their own status or to 
provide a copy of the results to a third party. The majority of self-
queriers are health care practitioners; however, this population can 
include medical service providers and medical suppliers.
    Eligible NPDB users and eligible non-users who were previously 
registered or were currently registered but not using the NPDB will be 
asked to complete a web-based survey. Eligible non-users that were 
never registered with the NPDB will be contacted via telephone to 
obtain email information so that they will be able to complete a web-
based survey. The survey will collect additional information from users 
that receive a matched response. A matched response occurs when an 
eligible user queries the NPDB and, in turn, receives a response that 
the subject of the query has a report in the NPDB. This survey is a 
follow-up to the NPDB users and non-users survey of 2008. Data gathered 
from the survey will be compared with previous surveys results. This 
survey will provide HRSA with the information necessary to improve the 
usability and effectiveness of the NPDB.
    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
             Respondents type                  Respondents description       Number of     responses per       Total         Hours per     Total burden
                                                                            respondents     respondent       responses       response         (hours)
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NPDB Users................................  Reporters Queriers (non-              11,832               1          11,832            .333           3,940
                                             matched responses).
                                            Queriers (matched responses)           1,768               1           1,768            .383             677
Non-Users.................................  Ever registered.............           1,200               1           1,200            .133             160
                                            Never-registered............             400               1             400             .10              40
NPDB Self Queriers........................  Non-matched responses.......           1,080               1           1,080             .10             108
                                            Matched.....................             120               1             120            .216              26
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    Total.................................  ............................          16,400  ..............          16,400  ..............           4,951
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    Dated: July 3, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-16600 Filed 7-9-13; 8:45 am]
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