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Download as PDF 51172 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices the organization, the duration of each type and category of accreditation and a statement identifying the types and categories that would serve as a basis for accreditation if CMS approves the accreditation organization. • A list of all currently accredited MA organizations and the type, category, and expiration date of the accreditation held by each of them. • A list of all full and partial accreditation surveys scheduled to be performed by the accreditation organization. • The name and address of each person with an ownership or control interest in the accreditation organization. • CMS’s analysis of NCQA’s past performance in the deeming program and the results of recent deeming validation reviews, or look-behind audits conducted as part of continuing federal oversight of the deeming program under § 422.157(d). In accordance with section 1865(a)(3)(A) of the Act, the March 25, 2014 proposed notice (79 FR 16338) also solicited public comments regarding whether NCQA’s requirements met or exceeded the Medicare conditions of participation as an accrediting organization for MA HMOs and PPOs. We received no public comments in response to our proposed notice. IV. Provisions of the Final Notice A. Differences Between NCQA’s Standards and Requirements for Accreditation and Medicare’s Conditions and Survey Requirements mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES We compared the standards and survey process contained in NCQA’s application with the Medicare conditions for accreditation. Our review and evaluation of NCQA’s application for continued CMS-approval were conducted as described in section III of this final notice, and yielded the following: • To meet the requirements at § 422.158(a)(1), NCQA provided CMS with documentation listing its types of MA plans that it would review as part of its accreditation process. In addition, AO provided clarification and documentation to demonstrate how it distinguishes its CMS-recognized deemed status accreditation program from its other accreditation programs that are not recognized by CMS. • AO revised its ‘‘Grounds of Revocation’’ policy to meet the requirements at § 422.158(a)(3)(iii)(C) by revising its requirements to include non-compliance with ‘‘State, Federal, or other duly authorized regulatory or judicial action restricts or limits the organization’s operations.’’ • To comply with the requirements at § 422.158(a)(6), AO revised its processes for responding to and investigating complaints against accredited organizations by requiring the reporting of any serious problems identified with an MA plan to the designated CMS MA deeming representative. B. Term of Approval Based on the review and observations described in section III of this final notice, we have determined that NCQA’s accreditation program requirements continue to meet or exceed our requirements. Therefore, we renew NCQA as a national accreditation organization with deeming authority for MA HMOs and PPOs, effective October 19, 2014 through October 18, 2020. V. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose any new or revised information collection or recordkeeping requirements. Consequently, it need not be reviewed by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Dated: August 15, 2014. Marilyn Tavenner, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2014–20446 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P Total number of respondents Instrument Implementation Survey Interview Topic Guide: State-level Respondents .................................................................... Implementation Survey Interview Topic Guide: Providerlevel Respondents ............................................................ VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Annual number of respondents DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) MultiComponent Evaluation—Data Collection Related to the Design and Implementation Study. OMB No.: 0970–0398. Description: The Office of Data Analysis, Research, and Evaluation (HHS/ACF/ACYF/ODARE) in the Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation (HHS/ACF/OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) propose a data collection activity as part of the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Multi-Component Evaluation. The goals of the PREP MultiComponent Evaluation are to document how PREP programs are designed and implemented in the field, collect performance measure data for PREP programs, and assess the effectiveness of selected PREP-funded programs. The PREP Multi-Component Evaluation contains three components: The ‘‘Design and Implementation Study,’’ the ‘‘Performance Analysis Study,’’ and the ‘‘Impact and In-Depth Implementation Study.’’ This notice is specific to data collection activities for the implementation portion of the Design and Implementation Study. The goals of this portion of the study are to document how States and subawardees actually implemented their PREP programs, given their program designs. In order to meet this goal, both State PREP Administrators and a selection of sub-awardee program providers will be interviewed. The interviews will be used to understand important aspects of implementation, such as training, technical assistance and program fidelity monitoring. Respondents: State grantee staff; State training and technical assistance staff; State program evaluator staff program providers. Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours 16 1 1 6 16 Fmt 4703 6 6 1 1 6 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1 51173 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 166 / Wednesday, August 27, 2014 / Notices Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12. Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Karl Koerper, OPRE Reports, Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2014–20352 Filed 8–26–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request Title: Innovative Strategies for Increasing Self-Sufficiency: Follow-Up Data Collections. OMB No.: 0970–0397. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Innovative Strategies for Increasing SelfSufficiency (ISIS) evaluation. ISIS is an evaluation of 9 promising career pathways strategies to promote education, employment, and selfsufficiency. The major goal of ISIS is to increase the empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of programs for lowincome individuals and families to achieve educational credentials, attain employment and advance to positions that enable self-sufficiency. ISIS is one project within the broader portfolio of research that OPRE is utilizing to assess the success of the career pathways programs and models. In addition to ISIS, this strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results. In order to maximize learning across this portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and ISIS baseline and follow up surveys is being coordinated, and the majority of the data elements collected in these surveys are similar. Two data collection efforts have been approved for ISIS, including one for baseline data collection (approved November 2011), a second for data collection activities to document program implementation, data collection activities for an initial followup survey of participants to be administered approximately 15 months after random assignment, and data collection through in-depth interviews for a small sample of study participants (approved August 2013). Additionally, three related data collection efforts for HPOG research were approved by OMB under OMB #0970–0394. These include approval of a Performance Reporting System (PRS) (approved September 2011), for collection of additional baseline data for the HPOG-Impact study (approved October 2012), and for collection of data for the National Implementation Evaluation (approved August 2013). Additionally, a new request is being submitted at the same time as this request. This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection activity for ISIS—a second follow-up survey for ISIS participants approximately 36 months after program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow-up with study participants to document their education and training experiences, employment experiences, and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with children. Data collection activities to submit in a future information collection request include a third follow-up survey for ISIS study participants approximately 60 months after study enrollment. Previously approved collection activities under 0970–0397 will continue under this new request, including additional data collection using the following previously approved instruments: The Basic Information Form; the Self-Administered Questionnaire; 15-Month Follow-Up Survey; 15-Month Follow-Up Survey Tracking Letters; Study Participant Indepth Interview Guide; and Study Participant Check-in Call. The estimated number of study participants for the 15Month Survey and in-depth interviews is reduced from the previous OMB submission. Total sample size targets were reduced at a number of ISIS program sites to reflect actual study enrollment experiences. The number of in-depth interviews projected was also reduced to incorporate experiences to date recruiting participants. Respondents: Individuals enrolled in the ISIS study. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES [This information collection request is for a three-year period] Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Previously Approved Instruments Baseline data collection: Basic Information Form ............... Baseline data collection: Self-administered Questionnaire 15 Month Follow-up Survey ................................................. Study Participant In-depth Interview Guide ......................... Study Participant Check-in Call ........................................... 24 24 2,900 144 144 8 8 967 48 48 1 1 1 1 1 .25 .33 0.833 1 .16 2 3 805 48 8 2,462 1 1 2,462 Current Request for Approval 36-Month Follow-up Survey ................................................. VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:44 Aug 26, 2014 Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 7,386 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27AUN1.SGM 27AUN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Multi-
Component Evaluation--Data Collection Related to the Design and 
Implementation Study.
    OMB No.: 0970-0398.
    Description: The Office of Data Analysis, Research, and Evaluation 
(HHS/ACF/ACYF/ODARE) in the Administration for Children, Youth and 
Families (ACYF) and the Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation 
(HHS/ACF/OPRE) in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 
propose a data collection activity as part of the Personal 
Responsibility Education Program (PREP) Multi-Component Evaluation.
    The goals of the PREP Multi-Component Evaluation are to document 
how PREP programs are designed and implemented in the field, collect 
performance measure data for PREP programs, and assess the 
effectiveness of selected PREP-funded programs.
    The PREP Multi-Component Evaluation contains three components: The 
``Design and Implementation Study,'' the ``Performance Analysis 
Study,'' and the ``Impact and In-Depth Implementation Study.'' This 
notice is specific to data collection activities for the implementation 
portion of the Design and Implementation Study.
    The goals of this portion of the study are to document how States 
and sub-awardees actually implemented their PREP programs, given their 
program designs. In order to meet this goal, both State PREP 
Administrators and a selection of sub-awardee program providers will be 
interviewed. The interviews will be used to understand important 
aspects of implementation, such as training, technical assistance and 
program fidelity monitoring.
    Respondents: State grantee staff; State training and technical 
assistance staff; State program evaluator staff program providers.

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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Total annual
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response      burden hours
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Implementation Survey Interview               16               6               1               1               6
 Topic Guide: State-level
 Respondents....................
Implementation Survey Interview               16               6               1               1               6
 Topic Guide: Provider-level
 Respondents....................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 12.
    Additional Information: Copies of the proposed collection may be 
obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 370 L'Enfant Promenade 
SW., Washington, DC 20447, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    OMB Comment: OMB is required to make a decision concerning the 
collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of 
this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best 
assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of 
publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office 
of Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: 
OIRASUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the 
Administration for Children and Families.

Karl Koerper,
OPRE Reports, Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2014-20352 Filed 8-26-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-01-P