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Thus, the response rate was increased, and therefore the total number of completed baseline surveys was also increased. The total estimated burden associated with completing the Participant survey has been increased. In addition, results from the cognitive testing with less than nine Medicare beneficiaries suggested that clarification for several items would also be beneficial. Questions have been added and deleted from the surveys. These clarifications have been made throughout the surveys in response to this feedback and documented in Part A, Attachment 5. Form Number: CMS– 10509 (OCN: 0938–NEW); Frequency: Semi-annually; Affected Public: Individuals and households; Number of Respondents: 49,017; Total Annual Responses: 49,017; Total Annual Hours: 20,237. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Benjamin Howell at 410–786–4942.) Dated: April 15, 2014. Martique Jones, Deputy Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2014–08897 Filed 4–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Practitioner Data Bank: Change in User Fees Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice AGENCY: The Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, is announcing a decrease in user fees charged to individuals and entities authorized to request information from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The new fee will be $3.00 for both continuous and one-time queries and $5.00 for self-queries. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current fee structure ($3.25/continuous query enrollment, $4.75/one-time query, and $8.00/self-query) was last announced in the Federal Register on March 10, 2006 (71 FR 12367), and became effective on May 9, 2006. Onetime queries, continuous query SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\18APN1.SGM 18APN1 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 75 / Friday, April 18, 2014 / Notices enrollments, and self-queries are submitted and query responses are received through the NPDB’s secure Web site. Fees are paid via electronic funds transfer, debit card, or credit card. The NPDB is authorized by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (the Act), Title IV of Public Law 99–660, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11101 et seq.). Further, two additional statutes expanded the scope of the NPDB— Section 1921 of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1396r–2) and Section 1128E of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7e). Information collected under the Section 1128E authority was consolidated within the NPDB pursuant to Section 6403 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111– 148; this consolidation became effective on May 6, 2013. 42 U.S.C. 11137(b)(4), 42 U.S.C. 1396r–2(e), and 42 U.S.C. 1320a–7e(d) authorize the establishment of fees for the costs of processing requests for disclosure of such information. Final regulations at 45 CFR Part 60 set forth the criteria and procedures for information to be reported to and disclosed by the NPDB. In determining any changes in the amount of user fees, the Department uses the criteria set forth in section 60.19(b) of the regulations, as well as allowable costs pursuant to Public Law 113–76. Section 60.19(b) states: ‘‘The amount of each fee will be determined based on the following criteria: (1) Direct and indirect personnel costs, including salaries and fringe benefits such as medical insurance and retirement, (2) Physical overhead, consulting, and other indirect costs (including materials and supplies, utilities, insurance, travel, and rent and depreciation on land, buildings, and equipment), (3) Agency management and supervisory costs, (4) Costs of enforcement, research, and establishment of regulations and guidance, (5) Use of electronic data processing equipment to collect and maintain information—the actual cost of the service, including computer search time, runs and printouts, and (6) Any other direct or indirect costs related to the provision of services.’’ The Department will continue to review the user fees periodically as required by Office of Management and Budget Circular Number A–25, and will revise fees as necessary. Any future changes in user fees and their effective dates will be announced in the Federal Register. This change will be effective October 1, 2014. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Practitioner Data VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:54 Apr 17, 2014 Jkt 232001 Banks, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8–103, Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone number: (301) 443–2300. Dated: April 10, 2014. Mary Wakefield, Administrator. [FR Doc. 2014–08830 Filed 4–17–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Prospective Grant of Exclusive Trademark/Service Mark License for Best Bones Forever! Campaign Marks Office on Women’s Health, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Office of the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services . ACTION: Notice. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 75 (Friday, April 18, 2014)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Practitioner Data Bank: Change in User Fees

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice

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SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration, Department 
of Health and Human Services, is announcing a decrease in user fees 
charged to individuals and entities authorized to request information 
from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The new fee will be 
$3.00 for both continuous and one-time queries and $5.00 for self-
queries.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current fee structure ($3.25/continuous 
query enrollment, $4.75/one-time query, and $8.00/self-query) was last 
announced in the Federal Register on March 10, 2006 (71 FR 12367), and 
became effective on May 9, 2006. One-time queries, continuous query

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enrollments, and self-queries are submitted and query responses are 
received through the NPDB's secure Web site. Fees are paid via 
electronic funds transfer, debit card, or credit card.
    The NPDB is authorized by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act 
of 1986 (the Act), Title IV of Public Law 99-660, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
11101 et seq.). Further, two additional statutes expanded the scope of 
the NPDB--Section 1921 of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 
U.S.C. 1396r-2) and Section 1128E of the Social Security Act, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7e). Information collected under the Section 
1128E authority was consolidated within the NPDB pursuant to Section 
6403 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-
148; this consolidation became effective on May 6, 2013.
    42 U.S.C. 11137(b)(4), 42 U.S.C. 1396r-2(e), and 42 U.S.C. 1320a-
7e(d) authorize the establishment of fees for the costs of processing 
requests for disclosure of such information. Final regulations at 45 
CFR Part 60 set forth the criteria and procedures for information to be 
reported to and disclosed by the NPDB. In determining any changes in 
the amount of user fees, the Department uses the criteria set forth in 
section 60.19(b) of the regulations, as well as allowable costs 
pursuant to Public Law 113-76. Section 60.19(b) states: ``The amount of 
each fee will be determined based on the following criteria: (1) Direct 
and indirect personnel costs, including salaries and fringe benefits 
such as medical insurance and retirement, (2) Physical overhead, 
consulting, and other indirect costs (including materials and supplies, 
utilities, insurance, travel, and rent and depreciation on land, 
buildings, and equipment), (3) Agency management and supervisory costs, 
(4) Costs of enforcement, research, and establishment of regulations 
and guidance, (5) Use of electronic data processing equipment to 
collect and maintain information--the actual cost of the service, 
including computer search time, runs and printouts, and (6) Any other 
direct or indirect costs related to the provision of services.''
    The Department will continue to review the user fees periodically 
as required by Office of Management and Budget Circular Number A-25, 
and will revise fees as necessary. Any future changes in user fees and 
their effective dates will be announced in the Federal Register. This 
change will be effective October 1, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Practitioner 
Data Banks, Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services 
Administration, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 8-103, 
Rockville, Maryland 20857; telephone number: (301) 443-2300.

    Dated: April 10, 2014.
Mary Wakefield,
Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2014-08830 Filed 4-17-14; 8:45 am]
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