Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 398-399 [2013-31473]

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[FR Doc. 2013–31486 Filed 1–2–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–01–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 ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 399 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2014 / Notices 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: Special Study—Emerging Issues Related to Affordable Care Act Implementation: The Future of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Services: A Snapshot of Outpatient Ambulatory Medical Care OMB No. 0915–xxxx–New. Abstract: The Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) administers the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) authorized under Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. This program provides HIV-related services in the United States for individuals who do not have sufficient health care coverage or financial resources for coping with HIV disease. Starting January 1, 2014, the Affordable Care Act will begin making health care coverage available to many HIV-positive individuals who did not previously have access to such coverage. This Affordable Care Act expansion of health coverage will impact a significant portion of RWHAP’s traditional clients who will be moving into third party reimbursement care. The transition will require increased support and coordination to ensure clients do not experience gaps in coverage or gaps in care. The purpose of this evaluation study is to assess the current status of Ryan White HIV/AIDS program services during the early and later stages of Affordable Care Act implementation and to collect information on service provisions, quality of care, barriers, gaps, and challenges related to Affordable Care Act implementation. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Affordable Care Act will offer new options for obtaining health care services for many individuals with HIV. Due to these changes, additional information concerning staffing, continuity and coordination of care, and utilization of RWHAP funds to provide essential services is necessary. Data from this evaluation study will be used to assess the current status of Ryan White HIV/ AIDS program services during the early (January 2014–June 2014) and later (July 2014–December 2014) stages of Affordable Care Act implementation and how well the RWHAP is positioned to improve clinical outcomes, including viral suppression, retention to care, and linkage to care services. Likely Respondents: HIV/AIDS Care Providers. 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 90 90 1 1 90 90 2.0 1.0 180 90 30 1 30 0.5 15 Total .............................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Site Staff Interviews—Early Implementation ....................... Site Staff Interviews—Later Implementation ....................... List of Site HIV Outpatient Ambulatory Medicare Care Visit Activities/Services ............................................................. 180 ........................ 180 ........................ 285 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 24, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 2 (Friday, January 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 398-399]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31473]


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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

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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: Special Study--Emerging Issues 
Related to Affordable Care Act Implementation: The Future of Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS Services: A Snapshot of Outpatient Ambulatory Medical Care

    OMB No. 0915-xxxx-New.
    Abstract: The Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/
AIDS Bureau (HRSA/HAB) administers the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program 
(RWHAP) authorized under Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act as 
amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009. 
This program provides HIV-related services in the United States for 
individuals who do not have sufficient health care coverage or 
financial resources for coping with HIV disease. Starting January 1, 
2014, the Affordable Care Act will begin making health care coverage 
available to many HIV-positive individuals who did not previously have 
access to such coverage. This Affordable Care Act expansion of health 
coverage will impact a significant portion of RWHAP's traditional 
clients who will be moving into third party reimbursement care. The 
transition will require increased support and coordination to ensure 
clients do not experience gaps in coverage or gaps in care. The purpose 
of this evaluation study is to assess the current status of Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS program services during the early and later stages of 
Affordable Care Act implementation and to collect information on 
service provisions, quality of care, barriers, gaps, and challenges 
related to Affordable Care Act implementation.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Affordable Care Act 
will offer new options for obtaining health care services for many 
individuals with HIV. Due to these changes, additional information 
concerning staffing, continuity and coordination of care, and 
utilization of RWHAP funds to provide essential services is necessary. 
Data from this evaluation study will be used to assess the current 
status of Ryan White HIV/AIDS program services during the early 
(January 2014-June 2014) and later (July 2014-December 2014) stages of 
Affordable Care Act implementation and how well the RWHAP is positioned 
to improve clinical outcomes, including viral suppression, retention to 
care, and linkage to care services.
    Likely Respondents: HIV/AIDS Care Providers.
    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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Site Staff Interviews--Early                  90               1              90             2.0             180
 Implementation.................
Site Staff Interviews--Later                  90               1              90             1.0              90
 Implementation.................
List of Site HIV Outpatient                   30               1              30             0.5              15
 Ambulatory Medicare Care Visit
 Activities/Services............
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    Total.......................             180  ..............             180  ..............             285
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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: December 24, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-31473 Filed 1-2-14; 8:45 am]
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