Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 76310-76311 [2013-29944]

Download as PDF 76310 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices Medicaid. Each quarterly report requests updates from programs on the number of patients served, type of pharmaceuticals dispensed, and prices paid to provide medications. The first quarterly report of each ADAP fiscal year (due in July of each year) also requests information that only changes annually (e.g., state funding, drug formulary, eligibility criteria for enrollment, and cost-saving strategies including coordination with Medicaid). Describe the need for the information and proposed use of the information: The quarterly report represents the best method for HRSA to determine how ADAP grant funds are expended and to provide answers to requests from Congress and other organizations. Likely Respondents: ADAP 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 Number of respondents Form name ADAP Quarterly Report—Qtr. 1 ........................................... ADAP Quarterly Reports—Qtr. 1, 2, & 3 ............................. Total .............................................................................. 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: December 9, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–29991 Filed 12–16–13; 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. wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 57 57 57 Number of responses per respondent Information Collection Request Title: Evaluation of the Frontier Community Health Care Network Coordination Grant OMB No. 0915–xxxx—NEW. Abstract: In fiscal year (FY) 2012, the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) funded an evaluation of the Frontier Community Health Care Network Coordination (FCHCNC) grant. This 3year grant program awarded to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services focuses on a community-based, client-centered clinical service coordination and health promotion model. The program will be coordinated by a clinically-trained Care Transitions Coordinator (CTC) working with Community Health Workers (CHW) in 11 participating network communities. By developing intervention with clients, the CTC and CHWs will work to improve care Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Total responses 1 3 ........................ 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 submitted to OMB for review, email the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 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: Sfmt 4703 57 171 228 Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 3.0 1.5 ........................ 171.0 256.5 427.5 transitions and client outcomes by reducing or eliminating avoidable hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations, emergency room (ER) visits, and nursing home placements. The program will be subject to a 3year independent evaluation. As part of this 3-year evaluation, HRSA will be collecting qualitative and quantitative information. To support the qualitative analysis, HRSA will conduct site visits and telephonic key informant interviews with the critical access hospitals, tertiary hospitals, and the support staff coordinating the program. Data collection will focus on client/ family satisfaction, whether goals were achieved in working with clients, and the strengths and challenges associated with implementing the program. Additionally, HRSA will be collecting data quarterly from the grantee sites in order to gain a deeper understanding of the program’s implementation. Finally, quantitative data will be gathered for studying the effectiveness of each intervention, specifically identifying differences between pre- and postintervention health care utilization, hospital readmissions, and other clientspecific outcomes. Where data are available, HRSA will assess cost effectiveness of the program. Need and Proposed Use of the Information This evaluation will consist of reviewing the implementation and effectiveness of the FCHCNC grant for the 11 participating network communities. The evaluation will allow HRSA to determine the following objectives: E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 76311 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 242 / Tuesday, December 17, 2013 / Notices 1. Identify the strengths and challenges that grantees and key partners used to implement the FCHCNC grant; 2. Assess the effectiveness of the grantees’ implementation of the FCHCNC grant; 3. Determine client satisfaction and whether clients are meeting intervention goals; and 4. Assess health care utilization and cost savings associated with FCHCNC grant participation. The evaluation will collect data from key stakeholders, grantee sites, and clients using the following methods: 1. In person and telephonic interviews; 2. Grantee data collection forms; and 3. Client satisfaction surveys. ORHP is seeking approval from OMB for the three methods of data collection. A brief description of the data collection activities for which OMB approval is being sought is included below: In Person and Telephonic Key Informant Interviews: Interviews will be conducted with hospital administrators, providers, the care transitions coordinator, community health workers, and clients participating in the program. The interview guides consist of openended questions designed to gather information on successes and challenges associated with the program design and implementation. Additionally, the interviews seek to gather information about the CHW training, client enrollment, intervention design for participants, and satisfaction with the program. Grantee Data Collection: The data collected from each grantee site will provide details on program/client activity on a quarterly basis. The data will include the number of clients with whom the CHWs are involved, the intervention goals and objectives for each participant, resources used as part of the interventions, and the time it took for achievement of the goals. To provide insight on the effectiveness of the grantees’ recruitment, grantee data collection will also provide information on CHWs’ efforts to enroll clients and the successes and failures that they have with various recruitment methods. Client Satisfaction Survey: The data collected as part of the client satisfaction survey will include data on types of health services used during their intervention and overall satisfaction with the FCHCNC program. CMS Utilization and Cost Data: The data accessed for the FCHCNC program will include overall utilization of health services by clients enrolled in the program (including number of hospitalizations) and the cost of the associated care received by the clients enrolled in the program. Likely Respondents: Hospital Administrators, primary care providers, community health workers, the care transition coordinator, staff from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, staff from Montana Health Education and Research Foundation, and CHW clients. 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 Client satisfaction survey ................................................. Hospital Administrator Interview Protocol ........................ Primary care Provider Interview Protocol ........................ Community Health Worker Interview Protocol ................. Care Transitions Coordinator Interview Protocol ............. Grantee Interview Protocol .............................................. Client Interview/Focus Group Protocol ............................ Grantee Data Collection Form ......................................... 85 22 22 11 1 2 22 11 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 4 85 22 22 11 1 2 22 44 .16 .5 .5 1.0 1.0 .5 .5 4 13.6 11.0 11.0 11.0 1.0 1.0 11.0 176.0 Total .......................................................................... 176 ........................ ........................ ............................ 231.6 Dated: December 9, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–29944 Filed 12–16–13; 8:45 am] wreier-aviles on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Submission for OMB Review; 30-Day Comment Request: Outcomes Evaluation of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP) Under the provisions of Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 14:45 Dec 16, 2013 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 12, 2013, (Vol. 78 FR p. 48879) and allowed 60 days for public comment. One public comment was received on August 18, 2013 which questioned the effectiveness of the program and whether the study was an effective use of taxpayer funds. An email response was sent on September 9, 2013 stating, ‘‘Your response will be reviewed in further consideration of all comments submissions made during the 60-day public notice period for this proposed information collection. Thank you for your inquiry, comments and/or suggestions’’. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1

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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.

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: Evaluation of the Frontier 
Community Health Care Network Coordination Grant

    OMB No. 0915-xxxx--NEW.
    Abstract: In fiscal year (FY) 2012, the Office of Rural Health 
Policy (ORHP) funded an evaluation of the Frontier Community Health 
Care Network Coordination (FCHCNC) grant. This 3-year grant program 
awarded to the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services 
focuses on a community-based, client-centered clinical service 
coordination and health promotion model. The program will be 
coordinated by a clinically-trained Care Transitions Coordinator (CTC) 
working with Community Health Workers (CHW) in 11 participating network 
communities. By developing intervention with clients, the CTC and CHWs 
will work to improve care transitions and client outcomes by reducing 
or eliminating avoidable hospitalizations and re-hospitalizations, 
emergency room (ER) visits, and nursing home placements.
    The program will be subject to a 3-year independent evaluation. As 
part of this 3-year evaluation, HRSA will be collecting qualitative and 
quantitative information. To support the qualitative analysis, HRSA 
will conduct site visits and telephonic key informant interviews with 
the critical access hospitals, tertiary hospitals, and the support 
staff coordinating the program. Data collection will focus on client/
family satisfaction, whether goals were achieved in working with 
clients, and the strengths and challenges associated with implementing 
the program. Additionally, HRSA will be collecting data quarterly from 
the grantee sites in order to gain a deeper understanding of the 
program's implementation. Finally, quantitative data will be gathered 
for studying the effectiveness of each intervention, specifically 
identifying differences between pre- and post-intervention health care 
utilization, hospital readmissions, and other client-specific outcomes. 
Where data are available, HRSA will assess cost effectiveness of the 
program.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information

    This evaluation will consist of reviewing the implementation and 
effectiveness of the FCHCNC grant for the 11 participating network 
communities. The evaluation will allow HRSA to determine the following 
objectives:

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    1. Identify the strengths and challenges that grantees and key 
partners used to implement the FCHCNC grant;
    2. Assess the effectiveness of the grantees' implementation of the 
FCHCNC grant;
    3. Determine client satisfaction and whether clients are meeting 
intervention goals; and
    4. Assess health care utilization and cost savings associated with 
FCHCNC grant participation.
    The evaluation will collect data from key stakeholders, grantee 
sites, and clients using the following methods:
    1. In person and telephonic interviews;
    2. Grantee data collection forms; and
    3. Client satisfaction surveys.
    ORHP is seeking approval from OMB for the three methods of data 
collection. A brief description of the data collection activities for 
which OMB approval is being sought is included below:
    In Person and Telephonic Key Informant Interviews: Interviews will 
be conducted with hospital administrators, providers, the care 
transitions coordinator, community health workers, and clients 
participating in the program. The interview guides consist of open-
ended questions designed to gather information on successes and 
challenges associated with the program design and implementation. 
Additionally, the interviews seek to gather information about the CHW 
training, client enrollment, intervention design for participants, and 
satisfaction with the program.
    Grantee Data Collection: The data collected from each grantee site 
will provide details on program/client activity on a quarterly basis. 
The data will include the number of clients with whom the CHWs are 
involved, the intervention goals and objectives for each participant, 
resources used as part of the interventions, and the time it took for 
achievement of the goals. To provide insight on the effectiveness of 
the grantees' recruitment, grantee data collection will also provide 
information on CHWs' efforts to enroll clients and the successes and 
failures that they have with various recruitment methods.
    Client Satisfaction Survey: The data collected as part of the 
client satisfaction survey will include data on types of health 
services used during their intervention and overall satisfaction with 
the FCHCNC program.
    CMS Utilization and Cost Data: The data accessed for the FCHCNC 
program will include overall utilization of health services by clients 
enrolled in the program (including number of hospitalizations) and the 
cost of the associated care received by the clients enrolled in the 
program.
    Likely Respondents: Hospital Administrators, primary care 
providers, community health workers, the care transition coordinator, 
staff from the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, 
staff from Montana Health Education and Research Foundation, and CHW 
clients.
    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                     Average burden
           Form name               Number of     responses per       Total      per response (in   Total burden
                                  respondents     respondent       responses         hours)            hours
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Client satisfaction survey....              85               1              85               .16            13.6
Hospital Administrator                      22               1              22               .5             11.0
 Interview Protocol...........
Primary care Provider                       22               1              22               .5             11.0
 Interview Protocol...........
Community Health Worker                     11               1              11              1.0             11.0
 Interview Protocol...........
Care Transitions Coordinator                 1               1               1              1.0              1.0
 Interview Protocol...........
Grantee Interview Protocol....               2               1               2               .5              1.0
Client Interview/Focus Group                22               1              22               .5             11.0
 Protocol.....................
Grantee Data Collection Form..              11               4              44              4              176.0
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    Total.....................             176  ..............  ..............  ................           231.6
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    Dated: December 9, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
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