Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 399-401 [2013-31475]

Download as PDF 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. [FR Doc. 2013–31473 Filed 1–2–14; 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. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Jan 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00015 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 400 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2014 / Notices 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: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Services Report. OMB No.: 0915–0151—Revision. Abstract: The Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) and the Community Based Dental Partnership Program under Part F of the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program offer funding to accredited dental education programs to support the provision of oral health services for HIV-positive individuals. Institutions eligible for these Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs are accredited schools of dentistry, postdoctoral dental education programs, and dental hygiene programs. The DRP Application is the Dental Services Report that schools and programs use to apply for funding of non-reimbursed costs incurred in providing oral health care to patients with HIV, or to report annual program data. Awards are authorized under section 2692(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300ff–111(b). The Dental Services Report collects data in four different areas: Program information, patient demographics and services, funding, and training. It also requests applicants to provide narrative descriptions of their services and facilities, as well as their links and collaboration with community-based providers of oral health services. The form used to collect this information is being revised to comply with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy directive to standardize data collection and reduce grantee reporting burden. The revised form implements data collection standards for race, ethnicity, and sex and eliminates some narrative description items; however, the average burden per response is anticipated to remain unchanged. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The primary purpose of collecting this information annually is to verify eligibility and determine reimbursement amounts for DRP applicants, as well as to document the program accomplishments of Community-Based Dental Partnership Program grant recipients. This information also allows HRSA to learn about (1) the extent of the involvement of dental schools and programs in treating patients with HIV, (2) the number and characteristics of clients who receive HIV/AIDS programsupported oral health services, (3) the types and frequency of the provision of these services, (4) the non-reimbursed costs of oral health care provided to patients with HIV, and (5) the scope of grant recipients’ community-based collaborations and training of providers. In addition to meeting the goal of accountability to Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and the general public, information collected in the Dental Services Report is critical for HRSA, state and local grantees, and individual providers, to help assess the status of existing HIV-related health service delivery systems. Likely Respondents: Accredited dental education programs, including schools of dentistry, post-doctoral dental education programs, and dental hygiene 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 Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 70 1 70 20 1,400 Total .............................................................................. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Dental Services Report ........................................................ 70 1 70 20 1,400 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Jan 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00016 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 2 / Friday, January 3, 2014 / Notices 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 27, 2013. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2013–31475 Filed 1–2–14; 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 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:36 Jan 02, 2014 Jkt 232001 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: Client-Level Data Reporting System. OMB No.: 0915–0323—Revision. Abstract: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s client-level data reporting system, entitled the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program Services Report or the Ryan White Services Report (RSR), was created in 2009 by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). It is designed to collect information from grantees as well as their subcontracted service providers, funded under Parts A, B, C, and D, and the Part F Minority AIDS Initiative of the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program). The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program authorized under Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, provides entities funded by the program with flexibility to respond effectively to the changing HIV epidemic, with an emphasis on providing life-saving and life-extending services for people living with HIV across this country, as well as targeting resources to areas that have the greatest needs. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: All parts of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program specify HRSA’s responsibilities in administering grant funds, allocating funds, evaluating programs for the populations served, and improving quality of care. Accurate records of the providers receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding, the clients served, and services provided continue to be critical issues for the implementation of the legislation and are necessary for HRSA to fulfill its responsibilities. The RSR provides data on the characteristics of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded grantees, their contracted service providers, and the clients served with program funds. The RSR is intended to support clinical quality management, performance measurement, service delivery, and PO 00000 Frm 00017 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 401 client monitoring at the systems and client levels. The reporting systems consist of two online data forms, the Grantee Report and the Service Provider Report, as well as a data file containing the client-level data elements. Data are submitted annually. The legislation specifies the importance of grantee accountability and linking performance to budget. The RSR is used to ensure compliance with the requirements of the legislation, to evaluate the progress of programs, to monitor grantee and provider performance, and to meet reporting responsibilities to the Department, Congress, and OMB. In addition to meeting the goal of accountability to Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and the general public, information collected through the RSR is critical for HRSA, state and local grantees, and individual providers to assess the status of existing HIVrelated service delivery systems, investigate trends in service utilization, and identify areas of greatest need. Likely Respondents: Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D grantees and their contracted service 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. The estimate includes burden hours associated with revisions and updates to client-level data (CLD) electronic data collections systems (60,720 total hours) and burden hours for the actual submission of the data (15,749 total hours). Total Estimated Annualized burden hours: 76,469. E:\FR\FM\03JAN1.SGM 03JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 2 (Friday, January 3, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 399-401]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31475]


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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

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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: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program 
Part F Dental Services Report.
    OMB No.: 0915-0151--Revision.
    Abstract: The Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) and the Community 
Based Dental Partnership Program under Part F of the Ryan White HIV/
AIDS Program offer funding to accredited dental education programs to 
support the provision of oral health services for HIV-positive 
individuals. Institutions eligible for these Ryan White HIV/AIDS 
programs are accredited schools of dentistry, post-doctoral dental 
education programs, and dental hygiene programs. The DRP Application is 
the Dental Services Report that schools and programs use to apply for 
funding of non-reimbursed costs incurred in providing oral health care 
to patients with HIV, or to report annual program data. Awards are 
authorized under section 2692(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 300ff-111(b). The Dental Services Report collects data in four 
different areas: Program information, patient demographics and 
services, funding, and training. It also requests applicants to provide 
narrative descriptions of their services and facilities, as well as 
their links and collaboration with community-based providers of oral 
health services. The form used to collect this information is being 
revised to comply with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy directive to 
standardize data collection and reduce grantee reporting burden. The 
revised form implements data collection standards for race, ethnicity, 
and sex and eliminates some narrative description items; however, the 
average burden per response is anticipated to remain unchanged.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The primary purpose of 
collecting this information annually is to verify eligibility and 
determine reimbursement amounts for DRP applicants, as well as to 
document the program accomplishments of Community-Based Dental 
Partnership Program grant recipients. This information also allows HRSA 
to learn about (1) the extent of the involvement of dental schools and 
programs in treating patients with HIV, (2) the number and 
characteristics of clients who receive HIV/AIDS program-supported oral 
health services, (3) the types and frequency of the provision of these 
services, (4) the non-reimbursed costs of oral health care provided to 
patients with HIV, and (5) the scope of grant recipients' community-
based collaborations and training of providers. In addition to meeting 
the goal of accountability to Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and 
the general public, information collected in the Dental Services Report 
is critical for HRSA, state and local grantees, and individual 
providers, to help assess the status of existing HIV-related health 
service delivery systems.
    Likely Respondents: Accredited dental education programs, including 
schools of dentistry, post-doctoral dental education programs, and 
dental hygiene 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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Dental Services Report..........              70               1              70              20           1,400
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    Total.......................              70               1              70              20           1,400
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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 27, 2013.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2013-31475 Filed 1-2-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P