Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Public Comment Request, 54660-54661 [2013-21567]

Download as PDF 54660 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2013 / Notices maintain a text message library, which addresses topics of HIV disease management, e.g. appointment keeping, retention in care, and medication adherence rates; and (2) to develop, implement, conduct, and evaluate a pilot study of delivering text messages to targeted youth receiving care at Ryan White grantee sites and other clinical sites. The first phase of this project will include focus group interviews with the target audience to test the messages (Aim 1). Approximately 128 individuals will be screened to assess focus group eligibility. Four focus groups will be conducted with up to eight participants in each for a total sample size of 32. The second phase of this project involves the evaluation of the pilot study (Aim 2). This will encompass data collection with patients and providers. Patient participants for the pilot study will be recruited from ten clinical sites, some of which will be Ryan White grantees. Up to 1,000 individuals will be screened to determine eligibility for the pilot study to recruit a sample of 500 participants (50 from each clinical site). Patient participants will complete a baseline survey, 3-month survey, 6month survey, and follow-up survey at 9 months. In addition, ten patient participants from each clinical site will be selected to participate in an in-depth, qualitative telephone interview for a total of 100 interviews. Finally, up to three clinic staff from the ten participating clinics will take part in indepth, qualitative telephone interviews (N=30). 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 Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Patient Focus Group Screener ........................................ Patient Focus Group Interview ........................................ Patient Pilot Study Screener ............................................ Patient Pilot Study Surveys ............................................. Patient Pilot Study Qualitative Interviews ........................ Clinic Staff Pilot Study Qualitative Interviews .................. 128 32 1000 500 100 30 1 1 1 4 1 1 128 32 1000 2000 100 30 0.25 2.0 0.25 0.75 1.0 0.75 32 64 250 1500 100 22.5 Total .......................................................................... 1790 ........................ 3290 .......................... 1968.5 Dated: August 28, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–21557 Filed 9–4–13; 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) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:10 Sep 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 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, Maryland 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: HRSA Telehealth Outcome Measures. OMB No.: 0915–0311—Extension. Abstract: To help carry out its mission, the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) created a set of PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 performance measures that grantees can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their services programs and monitor their progress through the use of performance reporting data. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: As required by the Government Performance and Review Act of 1993 (GPRA), all federal agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has worked with its grantees to develop performance measures to be used to evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are to: improve access to needed services; reduce rural practitioner isolation; improve health system productivity and efficiency; and improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific indicators were designed to be reported through a performance monitoring Web site. Likely Respondents: Telehealth Network 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 E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 05SEN1 54661 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 172 / Thursday, September 5, 2013 / Notices 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 Form name Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS) .. 700 2 1400 7 9,800 HRSA 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. Dated: August 28, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–21567 Filed 9–4–13; 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 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. AGENCY: Information Collection Request Title: The National Health Service Corps Loan Repayment Program 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 OMB No. 0915–0127—Revision Abstract: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Loan Repayment Program (LRP) was established to assure an adequate supply of trained primary care health professionals to provide services in the neediest Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs) of the United States. Under this program, the Department of Health and Human Services agrees to repay the qualifying educational loans of selected primary Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: care health professionals. In return, the health professionals agree to serve for a specified period of time in a federally designated HPSA approved by the Secretary for LRP participants. The forms utilized by the LRP include the following: the NHSC LRP Application, the Authorization for Disclosure of Loan Information form, the Privacy Act Release Authorization form, the Verification of Disadvantaged Background form, and the Private Practice Option form. The first four of the aforementioned NHSC LRP forms collect information that is needed for selecting participants and repaying qualifying educational loans. The last referenced form, the Private Practice Option Form, is required by statute (42 U.S.C. 254n(a)) for all participants wishing to exercise that service option. 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. ehiers on DSK2VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name NHSC LRP Application ........................................................ Authorization for Disclosure of Loan Information Form ....... Privacy Act Release Authorization Form ............................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:10 Sep 04, 2013 Jkt 229001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Responses per respondent 8,200 150 100 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total responses 1 1 1 E:\FR\FM\05SEN1.SGM 8,200 150 100 05SEN1 Average burden per response (in hours) 1.00 .10 .10 Total burden hours 8,200 15 10

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 172 (Thursday, September 5, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54660-54661]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-21567]


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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, Maryland 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: HRSA Telehealth Outcome 
Measures.
    OMB No.: 0915-0311--Extension.
    Abstract: To help carry out its mission, the Office for the 
Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) created a set of performance measures 
that grantees can use to evaluate the effectiveness of their services 
programs and monitor their progress through the use of performance 
reporting data.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: As required by the 
Government Performance and Review Act of 1993 (GPRA), all federal 
agencies must develop strategic plans describing their overall goal and 
objectives. The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT) has 
worked with its grantees to develop performance measures to be used to 
evaluate and monitor the progress of the grantees. Grantee goals are 
to: improve access to needed services; reduce rural practitioner 
isolation; improve health system productivity and efficiency; and 
improve patient outcomes. In each of these categories, specific 
indicators were designed to be reported through a performance 
monitoring Web site.
    Likely Respondents: Telehealth Network 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

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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                      Average  burden
                             Form name                                  Number of      responses per        Total        per  response     Total burden
                                                                       respondents       respondent       responses        (in hours)         hours
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Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS)..................             700                2             1400                7            9,800
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    HRSA 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.

    Dated: August 28, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-21567 Filed 9-4-13; 8:45 am]
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