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Download as PDF 18920 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Notices 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 Rural Health Network Development Planning Program Performance Improvement and Measurement System Measures .......................................................................... 21 1 21 1 21 Total .............................................................................. 21 1 21 1 21 Dated: March 27, 2014. Jackie Painter, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–07508 Filed 4–3–14; 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 no later than May 5, 2014. 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: Client-Level Data Reporting System, OMB No. 0915–0323—Revision. Abstract: The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program’s client-level data reporting mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 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, D, and F Minority AIDS Initiative of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, as amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program). The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program 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 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 statute specifies the importance of grantee accountability and linking performance to budget. The RSR is used to ensure compliance with the PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 requirements of the statute, 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 HIV related service delivery systems, investigate trends in service utilization, and identify areas of greatest need. On April 11, 2012, a memo from the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) directed HRSA, along with other Health and Human Services Operating Divisions (OpDivs) to work together to: (1) Identify seven common core HIV/AIDS indicators; (2) develop implementation plans to deploy these indicators; and (3) streamline data collection; and reduce reporting by at least 20 to 25 percent. In November 2012, the HIV/AIDS Indicators Implementation Group (HAIIG) comprised of representatives from HHS OpDivs, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Veterans’ Health Administration, and community partners successfully identified the required common core HIV/AIDS indicators. Revisions to the RSR are required to support implementation of the core indicators, streamline data collection, and reduce reporting burden. Nine data elements will be deleted from the RSR and 22 variables will be modified to reduce reporting burden. Two new data elements will be added to the RSR: (1) Date of client’s confidential confirmatory HIV test with a positive result in the reporting period; and (2) date of client’s first outpatient ambulatory medical care visit after positive HIV test. These data elements are required to deploy the Linkage to HIV Medical Care core indicator. Another data element, Sex at Birth, defined to the biological sex assigned to the client at birth, will be added to align with variables collected by other HHS OpDivs. E:\FR\FM\04APN1.SGM 04APN1 18921 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 65 / Friday, April 4, 2014 / Notices In addition to the new data elements noted above, other new variables will be added to the RSR to address provisions set forth in Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act includes several provisions aimed at eliminating health disparities in America. Section 4302 (Understanding health disparities: Data Collection and Analysis) of the Affordable Care Act focuses on the standardization, collection, analysis, and reporting of health disparities data. Section 4302 requires the Secretary of HHS to establish data collection standards for race, ethnicity, and sex. The race/ethnicity data elements include reporting of Hispanic, Asian, and Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander subgroups. The categories for HHS data standards for race and ethnicity are based on the disaggregation of the OMB standard used in the American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2000 and 2010 Decennial Census. The subgroup categories can be rolled-up to the OMB standard. These new data elements will be used in data analysis intended to identify and understand health disparities. 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 ICR 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 Grantee Report .................................................................... Provider Report .................................................................... Client Report ........................................................................ 595 1793 1312 1 1 1 595 1793 1312 7 17 67 4,165 30,481 87,904 Total .............................................................................. 3700 ........................ 3700 91 122,550 Dated: March 26, 2014. Jackie Painter, Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–07491 Filed 4–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Notice of Supplemental Funding Opportunity Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of Supplemental Funding Opportunity: Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Funding to Increase HIV Prevention and Care Service Delivery among Health Centers Serving High HIV Prevalence Jurisdictions. AGENCY: Funded in part by the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF), as set forth in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, Public Law 113–76, H.R. 3547– 376, a supplemental funding opportunity will be available in June 2014, for certain existing Health Center Program grantees funded under Section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:37 Apr 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b). This supplemental funding opportunity is one facet of a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Health Resources and Services Administration, Bureau of Primary Health Care (HRSA, BPHC), which will encourage collaboration between Health Center Program grantees in geographic areas of high HIV/AIDS unmet need among racial/ethnic minorities and state health departments to increase and improve HIV service delivery within their primary care programs. Under Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Funding to Increase HIV Prevention and Care Service Delivery among Health Centers Serving High HIV Prevalence Jurisdictions (CDC–RFA– PS14–1410), CDC will fund approximately four state health departments through a competitive application process among nine state health departments (Alabama, California, Florida, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, South Carolina, and Texas) that have been identified as eligible to apply for funding. State health department awardees must collaborate with Health Center Program grantees identified in their applications to increase and improve HIV service delivery among racial/ethnic minorities. Health Center Program grantees identified in awarded PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 health department applications may subsequently apply for supplemental funding from HRSA for their participation in this collaboration. HRSA will award 12–24 supplemental awards ranging in amount from $250,000 to $500,000 to existing Health Center Program grantees identified by state health departments as collaborative partners in their applications for grant funding under Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Funding to Increase HIV Prevention and Care Service Delivery among Health Centers Serving High HIV Prevalence Jurisdictions (CDC–RFA–PS14–1410). This supplemental funding will support activities currently in scope of health center projects, including health center workforce development, infrastructure development, HIV service delivery across the HIV care continuum, and the development of sustainable partnerships with state health departments. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joanne Galindo or Jennifer Clarke, Office of Policy and Program Development, Bureau of Primary Health Care, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17C–05, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone 301–594–4300. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 65 (Friday, April 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 18920-18921]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07491]


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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 no later than May 5, 
2014.

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: 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, D, and F Minority AIDS 
Initiative of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service Act, as amended 
by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009 (Ryan White 
HIV/AIDS Program). The Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program 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 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 statute specifies the importance of grantee accountability and 
linking performance to budget. The RSR is used to ensure compliance 
with the requirements of the statute, 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 HIV related 
service delivery systems, investigate trends in service utilization, 
and identify areas of greatest need.
    On April 11, 2012, a memo from the Secretary of the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) directed HRSA, along with other Health 
and Human Services Operating Divisions (OpDivs) to work together to: 
(1) Identify seven common core HIV/AIDS indicators; (2) develop 
implementation plans to deploy these indicators; and (3) streamline 
data collection; and reduce reporting by at least 20 to 25 percent. In 
November 2012, the HIV/AIDS Indicators Implementation Group (HAIIG) 
comprised of representatives from HHS OpDivs, the Department of Housing 
and Urban Development, the Veterans' Health Administration, and 
community partners successfully identified the required common core 
HIV/AIDS indicators.
    Revisions to the RSR are required to support implementation of the 
core indicators, streamline data collection, and reduce reporting 
burden. Nine data elements will be deleted from the RSR and 22 
variables will be modified to reduce reporting burden. Two new data 
elements will be added to the RSR: (1) Date of client's confidential 
confirmatory HIV test with a positive result in the reporting period; 
and (2) date of client's first outpatient ambulatory medical care visit 
after positive HIV test. These data elements are required to deploy the 
Linkage to HIV Medical Care core indicator. Another data element, Sex 
at Birth, defined to the biological sex assigned to the client at 
birth, will be added to align with variables collected by other HHS 
OpDivs.

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    In addition to the new data elements noted above, other new 
variables will be added to the RSR to address provisions set forth in 
Section 4302 of the Affordable Care Act. The Affordable Care Act 
includes several provisions aimed at eliminating health disparities in 
America. Section 4302 (Understanding health disparities: Data 
Collection and Analysis) of the Affordable Care Act focuses on the 
standardization, collection, analysis, and reporting of health 
disparities data. Section 4302 requires the Secretary of HHS to 
establish data collection standards for race, ethnicity, and sex. The 
race/ethnicity data elements include reporting of Hispanic, Asian, and 
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander subgroups. The categories for HHS data 
standards for race and ethnicity are based on the disaggregation of the 
OMB standard used in the American Community Survey (ACS) and the 2000 
and 2010 Decennial Census. The subgroup categories can be rolled-up to 
the OMB standard. These new data elements will be used in data analysis 
intended to identify and understand health disparities.
    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 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    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Grantee Report..................             595               1             595               7           4,165
Provider Report.................            1793               1            1793              17          30,481
Client Report...................            1312               1            1312              67          87,904
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    Total.......................            3700  ..............            3700              91         122,550
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    Dated: March 26, 2014.
Jackie Painter,
Deputy Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-07491 Filed 4-3-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P