Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, 8194-8196 [2014-02897]

Download as PDF 8194 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES IV. Attendance and Registration The FDA Conference Center at the White Oak Campus is a Federal facility with security screening and limited seating. Individuals who wish to attend the public workshop must register on or before February 24, 2014, by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/ MW5WZDW and contacting Ping Zhao (see FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT). Early registration is recommended. Registration is free and will be on a firstcome, first-served basis. However, FDA may limit the number of participants from each organization based on space limitations. Onsite registration on the day of the workshop will be based on space availability. During the workshop, time will be designated for questions and answers throughout the day and for general comments and questions from the audience following the panel discussions. 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A video record of the workshop will be available at the same web address for 1 year. V. Comments Regardless of attendance at the public workshop, interested persons may submit written or electronic comments to the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES). It is only necessary to send one set of comments. Identify comments with the docket number found in brackets in the heading of this notice. Received comments may be seen in the Division of Dockets Management between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, and will be posted to the docket at http:// www.regulations.gov. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 VI. Transcripts Transcripts of the workshop will be available for review at the Division of Dockets Management (see ADDRESSES) and at http://www.regulations.gov approximately 30 days after the workshop. A transcript will also be made available in either hard copy or on CD–ROM upon submission of a Freedom of Information request. Send requests to Division of Freedom of Information (ELEM–1029), Food and Drug Administration, 12420 Parklawn Dr., Element Bldg., Rockville, MD 20857. Dated: February 5, 2014. Leslie Kux, Assistant Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2014–02883 Filed 2–10–14; 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 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program. OMB No. 0915–0247 Revision. Abstract: The Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program was enacted by Public Law 106–129 and reauthorized by Public Law 109–307 to provide federal support for graduate medical education (GME) to freestanding children’s hospitals. This legislation attempts to provide support for GME comparable to the level of Medicare GME support received by other, non-children’s hospitals. The legislation indicates that eligible children’s hospitals will receive payments for both direct and indirect medical education. Direct payments are designed to offset the expenses associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training programs, and indirect payments are designed to compensate hospitals for expenses associated with the treatment of more severely ill patients and the additional costs relating to teaching residents in such programs. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule in the Federal Register regarding Sections 5503, 5504, 5505, and 5506 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, Public Law 111–148 on Wednesday, November 24, 2010. This final rule included policy changes on counting resident time in non-provider settings, counting resident time for didactic training, and the redistribution of resident caps. It required modification of the data collection forms within the CHGME Payment Program application. The necessary modifications were made and received OMB clearance on June 30, 2012. On September 30, 2013, CMS published revised forms on their Web site, requiring additional modifications of the data collection forms in the CHGME Payment Program application. The CHGME Payment Program application forms have been adjusted to accommodate the most recent CMS policy changes. These changes require OMB approval. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Data are collected on the number of full-time equivalent residents in applicant children’s hospitals’ training programs to determine the amount of direct and indirect medical education payments to be distributed to participating children’s hospitals. Indirect medical education payments will also be derived from a formula that SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 8195 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Notices requires the reporting of discharges, beds, and case mix index information from participating children’s hospitals. Hospitals will also be requested to submit data on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) residents trained during the federal fiscal year to participate in the reconciliation payment process. Auditors will be requested to submit data on the number of FTE residents trained by the hospitals in an FTE resident assessment summary. An assessment of the hospital data ensures that appropriate CMS regulations and CHGME program guidelines are followed in determining which residents are eligible to be claimed for funding. The audit results impact final payments made by the CHGME Payment Program to all eligible children’s hospitals. Likely Respondents: Hospitals applying for and receiving CHGME funds and fiscal intermediaries auditing data submitted by the hospitals receiving CHGME funds. 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 Application Cover Letter (Initial) .......................................... Application Cover Letter (Reconciliation) ............................ HRSA 99 (Initial) .................................................................. HRSA 99 (Reconciliation) .................................................... HRSA 99–1 (Initial) .............................................................. HRSA 99–1 (Reconciliation) ................................................ HRSA 99–1 (Supplemental) (FTE Resident Assessment) .. HRSA 99–2 (Initial) .............................................................. HRSA 99–2 (Reconciliation) ................................................ HRSA 99–4 (Reconciliation) ................................................ HRSA 99–5 (Initial) .............................................................. HRSA 99–5 (Reconciliation) ................................................ CFO Form Letter (Initial) ...................................................... CFO Form Letter (Reconciliation) ........................................ FTE Resident Assessment Cover Letter (FTE Resident Assessment) ..................................................................... Conversation Record (FTE Resident Assessment) ............. Exhibit C (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit F (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit N (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit O(1) (FTE Resident Assessment) ........................... Exhibit O(2) (FTE Resident Assessment) ........................... Exhibit P (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit P(2) (FTE Resident Assessment) ............................ Exhibit S (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit T (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit T(1) (FTE Resident Assessment) ............................ Exhibit 1 (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................. Exhibit 2 (Initial, Reconciliation and FTE Resident Assessment) ................................................................................ Exhibit 3 (Initial, Reconciliation and FTE Resident Assessment) ................................................................................ Exhibit 4 (Initial, Reconciliation and FTE Resident Assessment) ................................................................................ tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 17:58 Feb 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 60 60 60 60 60 60 30 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 30 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 26.50 6.50 3.67 11.33 3.67 12.50 0.33 0.33 0.33 0.33 19.8 19.8 19.8 19.8 1,590.0 390.0 110.1 679.8 220.2 750.0 19.8 19.8 19.8 19.8 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 0.33 3.67 3.67 3.67 3.67 3.67 26.5 3.67 3.67 3.67 3.67 3.67 0.33 9.9 110.1 110.1 110.1 110.1 110.1 795.0 110.1 110.1 110.1 110.1 110.1 9.9 90 1 90 0.33 29.7 90 1 90 0.33 29.7 90 1 90 0.33 29.7 90 Fmt 4703 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 Total .............................................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 Number of responses per respondent ........................ 90 ........................ 5,962.8 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 8196 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 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: February 4, 2014. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–02897 Filed 2–10–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. Need and Proposed Use of the Information Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received within 60 days of this notice. For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data useful to the program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–62). These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Office of Rural Health Policy (OPRHP), including: (a) Access to care; (b) the underinsured and uninsured; (c) workforce recruitment and retention; (d) sustainability; (e) health information technology; (f) network development; and (g) health related clinical measures. Several measures will be used for this program. These measures will speak to ORHP’s progress toward meeting the goals set. Likely Respondents: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program award recipients. 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. DATES: 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. ADDRESSES: 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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request AGENCY: Information Collection Request Title: Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program (Delta States Grant 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 Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden OMB No. 0915–xxxx—New. Abstract: The Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program supports projects that demonstrate evidence based and/or promising approaches around cardiovascular disease, diabetes, or obesity in order to improve health status in rural communities throughout the Delta Region. Key features of programs are collaboration, adoption of an evidencebased approach, demonstration of health outcomes, program replicability, and sustainability. Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. SUMMARY: 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 12 1 12 6 72 Total .............................................................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program Performance Improvement Measurement System measures ................................................................................... 12 1 12 6 72 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 28 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8194-8196]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02897]


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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, 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: Children's Hospitals Graduate 
Medical Education Payment Program. OMB No. 0915-0247 Revision.
    Abstract: The Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education 
(CHGME) Payment Program was enacted by Public Law 106-129 and 
reauthorized by Public Law 109-307 to provide federal support for 
graduate medical education (GME) to freestanding children's hospitals. 
This legislation attempts to provide support for GME comparable to the 
level of Medicare GME support received by other, non-children's 
hospitals. The legislation indicates that eligible children's hospitals 
will receive payments for both direct and indirect medical education. 
Direct payments are designed to offset the expenses associated with 
operating approved graduate medical residency training programs, and 
indirect payments are designed to compensate hospitals for expenses 
associated with the treatment of more severely ill patients and the 
additional costs relating to teaching residents in such programs.
    The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final 
rule in the Federal Register regarding Sections 5503, 5504, 5505, and 
5506 of the Affordable Care Act of 2010, Public Law 111-148 on 
Wednesday, November 24, 2010. This final rule included policy changes 
on counting resident time in non-provider settings, counting resident 
time for didactic training, and the re-distribution of resident caps. 
It required modification of the data collection forms within the CHGME 
Payment Program application. The necessary modifications were made and 
received OMB clearance on June 30, 2012.
    On September 30, 2013, CMS published revised forms on their Web 
site, requiring additional modifications of the data collection forms 
in the CHGME Payment Program application. The CHGME Payment Program 
application forms have been adjusted to accommodate the most recent CMS 
policy changes. These changes require OMB approval.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Data are collected on the 
number of full-time equivalent residents in applicant children's 
hospitals' training programs to determine the amount of direct and 
indirect medical education payments to be distributed to participating 
children's hospitals. Indirect medical education payments will also be 
derived from a formula that

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requires the reporting of discharges, beds, and case mix index 
information from participating children's hospitals.
    Hospitals will also be requested to submit data on the number of 
full-time equivalent (FTE) residents trained during the federal fiscal 
year to participate in the reconciliation payment process. Auditors 
will be requested to submit data on the number of FTE residents trained 
by the hospitals in an FTE resident assessment summary. An assessment 
of the hospital data ensures that appropriate CMS regulations and CHGME 
program guidelines are followed in determining which residents are 
eligible to be claimed for funding. The audit results impact final 
payments made by the CHGME Payment Program to all eligible children's 
hospitals.
    Likely Respondents: Hospitals applying for and receiving CHGME 
funds and fiscal intermediaries auditing data submitted by the 
hospitals receiving CHGME funds.
    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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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents   responses  per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                     respondent                       hours)
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Application Cover Letter                      60               1              60            0.33            19.8
 (Initial)......................
Application Cover Letter                      60               1              60            0.33            19.8
 (Reconciliation)...............
HRSA 99 (Initial)...............              60               1              60            0.33            19.8
HRSA 99 (Reconciliation)........              60               1              60            0.33            19.8
HRSA 99-1 (Initial).............              60               1              60           26.50         1,590.0
HRSA 99-1 (Reconciliation)......              60               1              60            6.50           390.0
HRSA 99-1 (Supplemental) (FTE                 30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Resident Assessment)...........
HRSA 99-2 (Initial).............              60               1              60           11.33           679.8
HRSA 99-2 (Reconciliation)......              60               1              60            3.67           220.2
HRSA 99-4 (Reconciliation)......              60               1              60           12.50           750.0
HRSA 99-5 (Initial).............              60               1              60            0.33            19.8
HRSA 99-5 (Reconciliation)......              60               1              60            0.33            19.8
CFO Form Letter (Initial).......              60               1              60            0.33            19.8
CFO Form Letter (Reconciliation)              60               1              60            0.33            19.8
FTE Resident Assessment Cover                 30               1              30            0.33             9.9
 Letter (FTE Resident
 Assessment)....................
Conversation Record (FTE                      30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Resident Assessment)...........
Exhibit C (FTE Resident                       30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit F (FTE Resident                       30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit N (FTE Resident                       30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit O(1) (FTE Resident                    30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit O(2) (FTE Resident                    30               1              30            26.5           795.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit P (FTE Resident                       30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit P(2) (FTE Resident                    30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit S (FTE Resident                       30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit T (FTE Resident                       30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit T(1) (FTE Resident                    30               1              30            3.67           110.1
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit 1 (FTE Resident                       30               1              30            0.33             9.9
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit 2 (Initial,                           90               1              90            0.33            29.7
 Reconciliation and FTE Resident
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit 3 (Initial,                           90               1              90            0.33            29.7
 Reconciliation and FTE Resident
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit 4 (Initial,                           90               1              90            0.33            29.7
 Reconciliation and FTE Resident
 Assessment)....................
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    Total.......................              90  ..............              90  ..............         5,962.8
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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: February 4, 2014.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-02897 Filed 2-10-14; 8:45 am]
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