Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 8200-8201 [2014-02913]

Download as PDF 8200 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Notices Dated: January 31, 2014. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–02912 Filed 2–10–14; 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. 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 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: Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program: SUMMARY: Program Allocation and Expenditure Forms. OMB No.: 0915–0318—Extension. Abstract: HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) administers 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. The purpose of the legislation is to provide emergency assistance to localities that are disproportionately affected by the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic and to make financial assistance available for the development, organization, coordination, and operation of more effective and cost-efficient systems for the delivery of essential services to persons with HIV disease. It also provides grants to states for the delivery of services to HIV positive individuals and their families. Under the law, grantees receiving funds under Parts A, B, and C must spend at least 75 percent of funds on ‘‘core medical services.’’ The proposed forms will collect information from grantees documenting the use of funds to ensure compliance with the Act. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Allocation and Expenditure Reports will enable HRSA’s HIV/AIDS Bureau to track spending requirements for each program as outlined in the legislation. Grantees funded under Parts A, B, C, and D of the Ryan White HIV/ AIDS Program (codified under Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act) would be required to report financial data to HRSA at the beginning and end of their grant cycle. All Parts of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program specify HRSA’s responsibilities in the administration of grant funds. Accurate allocation and expenditure records of the grantees receiving Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program funding are critical to the implementation of the legislation and thus are necessary for HRSA to fulfill its responsibilities. The forms would require grantees to report on how funds are allocated and spent on core and non-core services and on various program components, such as administration, planning, evaluation, and quality management. The two forms are identical in the types of information that are collected. However, the first report would track the allocation of the award at the beginning of the grant cycle and the second report would track actual expenditures (including carryover dollars) at the end of the grant cycle. The primary purposes of these forms are to (1) provide information on the number of grant dollars spent on various services and program components, and (2) oversee compliance with the intent of Congressional appropriations in a timely manner. In addition to meeting the goal of accountability to the Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and the general public, information collected on these reports is critical for HRSA, state and local grantees, and individual providers to evaluate the effectiveness of these programs. Likely Respondents: All Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grantees (Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D). 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 tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form name Part Part Part Part Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours A—Allocations and Expenditures Report ..................... B—Allocations and Expenditures Report ..................... C—Allocations and Expenditures Report .................... D—Allocations and Expenditures Report .................... 52 55 351 115 2 2 2 2 104 110 702 230 1.5 12 2.5 4.5 156 1,320 1,755 1,035 Total .............................................................................. 573 ........................ 1,146 ........................ 4,266 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\11FEN1.SGM 11FEN1 8201 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 28 / Tuesday, February 11, 2014 / Notices Dated: January 31, 2014. Bahar Niakan, Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–02913 Filed 2–10–14; 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 the data collection plans and draft SUMMARY: 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: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program OMB No. 0915– XXXX—NEW Abstract: This program is authorized by Title III, Public Health Service Act, Section 330A(g) (42 U.S.C. 254c(g)), as amended by Section 201, Public Law 107–251, and Section 4, Public Law 110–355. This authority directs the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) to support grants that expand access to, coordinate, contain the cost of, and improve the quality of essential health care services, including preventive and emergency services, through the development of health care networks in rural and frontier areas and regions. Across these various programs, the authority allows HRSA to provide funds to rural and frontier communities to support the direct delivery of health care and related services, to expand existing services, or to enhance health service delivery through education, promotion, and prevention programs. The purpose of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant (Rural Quality) Program is to provide support to rural primary care providers for implementation of quality improvement activities. The goal of the program is to promote the development of an evidence-based culture and delivery of coordinated care in the primary care setting. Additional objectives of the program include: improved health outcomes for patients; enhanced chronic disease management; and better engagement of patients and their caregivers. Organizations Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent participating in the program are required to utilize an evidence-based quality improvement model, perform tests of change focused on improvement, and use health information technology (HIT) to collect and report data. HIT may include an electronic patient registry (EPR) or an electronic health record (EHR), and is a critical component for improving quality and patient outcomes. With HIT it is possible to generate timely and meaningful data, which helps providers track and plan care. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: ORHP collects this information to quantify the impact of grant funding on access to health care, quality of services, and improvement of health outcomes. ORHP uses the data for program improvement and grantees use the data for performance tracking. Likely Respondents: The respondents will be grantees of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program. 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: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 30 1 30 12 360 Total .............................................................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS) Measures Form .................................................... 30 1 30 12 360 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 VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:58 Feb 10, 2014 Jkt 232001 information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. PO 00000 Dated: January 31, 2014. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 28 (Tuesday, February 11, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8200-8201]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-02913]


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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: Ryan 
White HIV/AIDS Program: Program Allocation and Expenditure Forms.
    OMB No.: 0915-0318--Extension.
    Abstract: HRSA's HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB) administers 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. The purpose of the legislation is to provide emergency 
assistance to localities that are disproportionately affected by the 
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) epidemic and to make financial 
assistance available for the development, organization, coordination, 
and operation of more effective and cost-efficient systems for the 
delivery of essential services to persons with HIV disease. It also 
provides grants to states for the delivery of services to HIV positive 
individuals and their families. Under the law, grantees receiving funds 
under Parts A, B, and C must spend at least 75 percent of funds on 
``core medical services.'' The proposed forms will collect information 
from grantees documenting the use of funds to ensure compliance with 
the Act.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS 
Program Allocation and Expenditure Reports will enable HRSA's HIV/AIDS 
Bureau to track spending requirements for each program as outlined in 
the legislation. Grantees funded under Parts A, B, C, and D of the Ryan 
White HIV/AIDS Program (codified under Title XXVI of the Public Health 
Service Act) would be required to report financial data to HRSA at the 
beginning and end of their grant cycle.
    All Parts of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program specify HRSA's 
responsibilities in the administration of grant funds. Accurate 
allocation and expenditure records of the grantees receiving Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS Program funding are critical to the implementation of the 
legislation and thus are necessary for HRSA to fulfill its 
responsibilities.
    The forms would require grantees to report on how funds are 
allocated and spent on core and non-core services and on various 
program components, such as administration, planning, evaluation, and 
quality management. The two forms are identical in the types of 
information that are collected. However, the first report would track 
the allocation of the award at the beginning of the grant cycle and the 
second report would track actual expenditures (including carryover 
dollars) at the end of the grant cycle.
    The primary purposes of these forms are to (1) provide information 
on the number of grant dollars spent on various services and program 
components, and (2) oversee compliance with the intent of Congressional 
appropriations in a timely manner. In addition to meeting the goal of 
accountability to the Congress, clients, advocacy groups, and the 
general public, information collected on these reports is critical for 
HRSA, state and local grantees, and individual providers to evaluate 
the effectiveness of these programs.
    Likely Respondents: All Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Grantees (Part 
A, Part B, Part C, and Part D).
    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                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Part A--Allocations and                       52               2             104             1.5             156
 Expenditures Report............
Part B--Allocations and                       55               2             110              12           1,320
 Expenditures Report............
Part C--Allocations and                      351               2             702             2.5           1,755
 Expenditures Report............
Part D--Allocations and                      115               2             230             4.5           1,035
 Expenditures Report............
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    Total.......................             573  ..............           1,146  ..............           4,266
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    Dated: January 31, 2014.
Bahar Niakan,
Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-02913 Filed 2-10-14; 8:45 am]
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