Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations, 64197-64199 [2014-25561]

Download as PDF 64197 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices A variety of agencies sponsor datacollection components on NHANES. To keep burden down, NCHS cycles in and out various components. The 2015–2016 NHANES physical examination includes the following components: Oral glucose tolerance test (ages 12 and older), anthropometry (all ages), 24-hour dietary recall (all ages), physician’s examination (all ages, blood pressure is collected here), oral health examination (ages 1 and older), hearing (ages 20–59), dual X-ray absorptiometry (total body composition ages 6–59 and osteoporosis, vertebral fractures and aortic calcification ages 40 and older). The oral health examination includes the collection of an oral human papilloma virus (HPV) specimen on those ages 14–69. While at the examination center additional interview questions are asked (6 and older), and a second 24-hour dietary recall (all ages) is scheduled to be conducted by phone 3–10 days later. Beginning in 2015, collection of four additional oral HPV specimens will occur in the home at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after the first collection. Specimens will be returned via mail. The bio-specimens collected for laboratory tests include urine, blood, vaginal and penile swabs, oral rinses (HPV) and household water collection. Serum, plasma and urine specimens are stored for future testing if the participant consents. The following major examination or laboratory items, that had been included in the 2013–2014 NHANES, were cycled out for NHANES 2015–2016: Physical activity monitor, taste and smell component and upper body muscle strength (grip test). Most sections of the NHANES interviews provide self-reported information to be used either in concert with specific examination or laboratory content, as independent prevalence estimates, or as covariates in statistical analysis (e.g., socio-demographic characteristics). Some examples include alcohol, drug, and tobacco use, sexual behavior, prescription and aspirin use, and indicators of oral, bone, reproductive, and mental health. Several interview components support the nutrition monitoring objective of NHANES, including questions about food security and nutrition program participation, dietary supplement use, and weight history/self-image/related behavior. NHANES data users include the U.S. Congress; numerous Federal agencies such as other branches of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the United States Department of Agriculture; private groups such as the American Heart Association; schools of public health; and private businesses. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 43,525. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Individuals in households ............................... Individuals in households ............................... NHANES Questionnaire ................................ Special Studies ............................................. Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–25560 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–15–15CF] asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to Leroy A. Richardson, 1600 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hrs) 1 1 2.5 3 14,410 2,500 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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project Health Insurance Plans Research Study—New—Office of Health System Collaboration, Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The Health Insurance Plans Research Study will uniquely examine the prevalence, characteristics, and differences of prevention and wellness programs offered by health insurance plans in this critical era of healthcare reform. There are no known studies that have addressed the prevalence of prevention and wellness programs across health plans or explored the granular details of these programs as this study is intended to do. Not conducting this study would be one less step toward increasing healthy years of life. E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64198 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices Furthermore, the Health Insurance Plans Research Study will address the priorities and goals of the CDC Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Office of Health System Collaboration: (a) Identify and catalyze policy opportunities such as the Affordable Care Act to enhance healthcare transformation, (b) advance CDC’s public health-healthcare strategy to improve population health, (c) strengthen strategic partnerships with healthcare systems and payers, federal and non-federal, and (d) fully leverage performance measures as a tool to improve the health of individuals across health systems and payers. The CDC Office of the Associate Director for Policy intends to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a new collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act for three years. This data collection will occur once, and respondents will be surveyed once. A sample of approximately 150 commercial health insurance plans in the United States that differ by size and geography, in the 50 states and the District of Columbia, will be selected to complete a web-based survey, the Prevention and Wellness Assessment Survey. The survey will be completed electronically; the burden should be minimal as compared to a paper-andpencil survey. Information about the survey and instructions will be provided to health plan points of contact in advance and will also be available on the Web site, eliminating any interactions between the respondent and the project team, unless a respondent(s) has questions or concerns during completion of the survey. health plan points of contact, and health plan respondents (e.g., physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals) and administrative support staff for this data collection is 234 hours. Best practices in outreach will be utilized to maximize survey response rates. Key health plan contacts at nonresponding health plans will receive follow up by telephone and one-to-one assistance will be provided if needed. The results of this study are of great interest not only to the CDC Office of the Associate Director for Policy but to other CDC Centers, Institutes, and Offices; and other federal agencies and partners such as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the members of the CDC Advisory Committee to the Director, and the CDC Public Health-Health Care Collaboration Workgroup (federal, state, and local public health; public and private organizations; healthcare providers; professional membership associations; and academia representation). The government intends to accomplish the following as a result of this data collection: (a) Identify high priority opportunities for public health and healthcare collaboration, (b) inform a public health-healthcare strategic agenda, (c) improve the use of clinical preventive services, and (d) improve capacity of healthcare systems to incorporate public health practices and principles. At the conclusion of this study, a formal report, two issue briefs, and potentially a manuscript for publication will be produced. CDC is requesting approval for approximately 234 burden hours annually. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete per respondent for a total estimated burden of 75 hours. Some burden associated with coordinating the time and identifying a person to take the survey will be imposed on key health plan contacts (e.g., medical directors, nurse directors, or other healthcare professional). The burden associated with this activity is estimated at 30 minutes per key health plan contact for a maximum of one key contact per health plan (1 key contact × 150 health plans = 150 key contacts), resulting in a total burden of 75 hours. In addition, administrative support staff at select health plans may assist with coordinating communications between key health plan points of contact and AHIP; the estimated burden is 30 minutes per health plan, resulting in a total burden of 75 hours. Following the analysis of survey data, the project team will conduct one-hour telephone interviews with no more than nine health plans (1 hour × 9 health plans) to gain a better understanding of lessons learned and best practices associated with the design and implementation of prevention and wellness programs by commercial health insurance plans. The project team will use this information to build upon the knowledge gained through the survey. For example, there may be differences in how health plans structure prevention and wellness programs for different employer accounts based on employer requests. The estimated burden is 1 hour per health plan, resulting in a total burden of 9 hours. As shown in the burden table, the total burden calculation in hours for key ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number respondents Number responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Form name Physician, Nurse, or Other Healthcare Professional (To Complete Survey). Key Health Plan Contact .................. Administrative Support ...................... Physician, Nurse, or Other Healthcare Professional (To Complete 1-hour Interview Post Survey). asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of respondent Prevention and Wellness Assessment Survey. 150 1 30/60 75 N/A ................................................... N/A ................................................... N/A ................................................... 150 150 9 1 1 1 30/60 30/60 1 75 75 9 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 234 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1 64199 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 208 / Tuesday, October 28, 2014 / Notices Leroy A. Richardson, Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2014–25561 Filed 10–27–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–15–0213] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. To request more information on the below proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to Leroy A. Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS–D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected (d) ways to data have been published since 1937 and are the sole source of these data at the National level. The data are used by the Department of Health and Human Services and by other government, academic, and private research and commercial organizations in tracking changes in trends of vital events. Respondents for the Monthly Vital Statistics Reports Form are registration officials in each State and Territory, the District of Columbia, and New York City. In addition, local (county) officials in New Mexico who record marriages occurring and divorces and annulments granted in each county of New Mexico will use this form. This form is also designed to collect counts of monthly occurrences of births, deaths, infant deaths, marriages, and divorces immediately following the month of occurrence. The Annual Vital Statistics Occurrence Report Form collects final annual counts of marriages and divorces by month for the United States and for each State. The statistical counts requested on this form differ from provisional estimates obtained on the Monthly Vital Statistics Report Form in that they represent complete counts of marriages, divorces, and annulments occurring during the months of the prior year. These final counts are usually available from State or county officials about eight months after the end of the data year. The data are widely used by government, academic, private research, and commercial organizations in tracking changes in trends of family formation and dissolution. Respondents for the Annual Vital Statistics Occurrence Report Form are registration officials in each State and Territory, the District of Columbia, and New York City. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 211. minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. 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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project National Vital Statistics Report Forms (OMB No. 0920–0213, expires 04/30/ 2015)—Extension—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description The compilation of national vital statistics dates back to the beginning of the 20th century and has been conducted since 1960 by the Division of Vital Statistics of the National Center for Health Statistics, CDC. The collection of the data is authorized by 42 U.S.C. 242k. This submission requests approval to collect the monthly and annually summary statistics for three years. The Monthly Vital Statistics Report forms provide counts of monthly occurrences of births, deaths, infant deaths, marriages, and divorces. Similar ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours asabaliauskas on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Type of respondent Form name State, Territory, and New Mexico County Officials. State, Territory, and other officials ... Monthly Vital Statistics Report ......... 91 12 10/60 182 Annual Vital Statistics Occurrence Report. 58 1 30/60 29 Total ........................................... ........................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 211 VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:06 Oct 27, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28OCN1.SGM 28OCN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 208 (Tuesday, October 28, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 64197-64199]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-25561]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[60Day-15-15CF]


Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and 
Recommendations

    In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on 
proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and 
Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. 
To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a 
copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404-639-7570 or 
send comments to Leroy A. Richardson, 1600 Clifton Road, MS-D74, 
Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of 
the agency, including whether the information shall have practical 
utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the 
proposed collection of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology; and (e) estimates of capital or start-
up costs and costs of operation, maintenance, and purchase of services 
to provide information. Burden means the total time, effort, or 
financial resources expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, 
disclose or provide information to or for a Federal agency. 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. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this 
notice.

Proposed Project

    Health Insurance Plans Research Study--New--Office of Health System 
Collaboration, Office of the Associate Director for Policy, Office of 
the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    The Health Insurance Plans Research Study will uniquely examine the 
prevalence, characteristics, and differences of prevention and wellness 
programs offered by health insurance plans in this critical era of 
healthcare reform. There are no known studies that have addressed the 
prevalence of prevention and wellness programs across health plans or 
explored the granular details of these programs as this study is 
intended to do. Not conducting this study would be one less step toward 
increasing healthy years of life.

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    Furthermore, the Health Insurance Plans Research Study will address 
the priorities and goals of the CDC Office of the Associate Director 
for Policy, Office of Health System Collaboration: (a) Identify and 
catalyze policy opportunities such as the Affordable Care Act to 
enhance healthcare transformation, (b) advance CDC's public health-
healthcare strategy to improve population health, (c) strengthen 
strategic partnerships with healthcare systems and payers, federal and 
non-federal, and (d) fully leverage performance measures as a tool to 
improve the health of individuals across health systems and payers.
    The CDC Office of the Associate Director for Policy intends to 
request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve a new 
collection of information under the Paperwork Reduction Act for three 
years. This data collection will occur once, and respondents will be 
surveyed once.
    A sample of approximately 150 commercial health insurance plans in 
the United States that differ by size and geography, in the 50 states 
and the District of Columbia, will be selected to complete a web-based 
survey, the Prevention and Wellness Assessment Survey. The survey will 
be completed electronically; the burden should be minimal as compared 
to a paper-and-pencil survey. Information about the survey and 
instructions will be provided to health plan points of contact in 
advance and will also be available on the Web site, eliminating any 
interactions between the respondent and the project team, unless a 
respondent(s) has questions or concerns during completion of the 
survey.
    The survey will take approximately 30 minutes to complete per 
respondent for a total estimated burden of 75 hours. Some burden 
associated with coordinating the time and identifying a person to take 
the survey will be imposed on key health plan contacts (e.g., medical 
directors, nurse directors, or other healthcare professional). The 
burden associated with this activity is estimated at 30 minutes per key 
health plan contact for a maximum of one key contact per health plan (1 
key contact x 150 health plans = 150 key contacts), resulting in a 
total burden of 75 hours. In addition, administrative support staff at 
select health plans may assist with coordinating communications between 
key health plan points of contact and AHIP; the estimated burden is 30 
minutes per health plan, resulting in a total burden of 75 hours.
    Following the analysis of survey data, the project team will 
conduct one-hour telephone interviews with no more than nine health 
plans (1 hour x 9 health plans) to gain a better understanding of 
lessons learned and best practices associated with the design and 
implementation of prevention and wellness programs by commercial health 
insurance plans. The project team will use this information to build 
upon the knowledge gained through the survey. For example, there may be 
differences in how health plans structure prevention and wellness 
programs for different employer accounts based on employer requests. 
The estimated burden is 1 hour per health plan, resulting in a total 
burden of 9 hours.
    As shown in the burden table, the total burden calculation in hours 
for key health plan points of contact, and health plan respondents 
(e.g., physicians, nurses, other healthcare professionals) and 
administrative support staff for this data collection is 234 hours.
    Best practices in outreach will be utilized to maximize survey 
response rates. Key health plan contacts at non-responding health plans 
will receive follow up by telephone and one-to-one assistance will be 
provided if needed.
    The results of this study are of great interest not only to the CDC 
Office of the Associate Director for Policy but to other CDC Centers, 
Institutes, and Offices; and other federal agencies and partners such 
as the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the members 
of the CDC Advisory Committee to the Director, and the CDC Public 
Health-Health Care Collaboration Workgroup (federal, state, and local 
public health; public and private organizations; healthcare providers; 
professional membership associations; and academia representation). The 
government intends to accomplish the following as a result of this data 
collection: (a) Identify high priority opportunities for public health 
and healthcare collaboration, (b) inform a public health-healthcare 
strategic agenda, (c) improve the use of clinical preventive services, 
and (d) improve capacity of healthcare systems to incorporate public 
health practices and principles. At the conclusion of this study, a 
formal report, two issue briefs, and potentially a manuscript for 
publication will be produced.
    CDC is requesting approval for approximately 234 burden hours 
annually. There are no costs to respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                      Number      Average burden
      Type of respondent            Form name         Number       responses per   per  response   Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)         hours
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Physician, Nurse, or Other      Prevention and               150               1           30/60              75
 Healthcare Professional (To     Wellness
 Complete Survey).               Assessment
                                 Survey.
Key Health Plan Contact.......  N/A.............             150               1           30/60              75
Administrative Support........  N/A.............             150               1           30/60              75
Physician, Nurse, or Other      N/A.............               9               1               1               9
 Healthcare Professional (To
 Complete 1-hour Interview
 Post Survey).
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.....................  ................  ..............  ..............  ..............             234
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Leroy A. Richardson,
Chief, Information Collection Review Office, Office of Scientific 
Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the 
Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2014-25561 Filed 10-27-14; 8:45 am]
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