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Download as PDF 68886 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 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. 2014–27351 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–15–0234] Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencyies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), (OMB No. 0920–0234 exp. 12/31/2014)—Revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services, acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the utilization of health care provided by non-federal office-based physicians in the United States. On December 13, 2011, the OMB approved data collection for three years from 2012 to 2014. This revision is to request approval to continue NAMCS data collection activities for three years from 2015– 2017, make minor modifications to survey content, and to collect additional questions on alcohol screening practices and on provider cultural and linguistic competence. This notice also covers potential increases in sample size that might result due to other future budget allocations. The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) has been conducted intermittently from 1973 through 1985, and annually since 1989. The purpose of NAMCS, a voluntary survey, is to meet the needs and demands for statistical information about the provision of ambulatory medical care services in the United States. Ambulatory services are rendered in a wide variety of settings, including physicians’ offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments. The NAMCS target universe consists of all office visits made by ambulatory patients to non-Federal office-based physicians (excluding those in the specialties of anesthesiology, radiology, and pathology) who are engaged in direct patient care. In 2006, physicians and mid-level providers (i.e., nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and nurse midwives) practicing in community health centers (CHCs) were added to the NAMCS sample, and these data will continue to be collected. To complement NAMCS data, NCHS initiated the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS, OMB No. 0920–0278) in 1992 to provide data concerning patient visits to hospital outpatient and emergency departments. NAMCS and NHAMCS are the principal sources of data on ambulatory care provided in the United States. The annualized estimated burden of time is 25,311 hours. There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Type of respondents Form name Office-based physicians (Core plus Expansion Sample). Physician Induction Interview (NAMCS–1) .... Patient Record form (NAMCS–30) (Physician abstracts on Web). Pulling, re-filing medical record forms (FR abstracts). Induction Interview—service delivery site (NAMCS–201). Induction Interview—Providers ...................... Patient Record form (NAMCS–30) (Provider abstracts). Pulling, re-filing medical record forms (FR abstracts). Pulling, re-filing medical record forms (FR abstracts). mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Community Health Centers (Core plus Expansion Sample). Re-abstraction study ....................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) 5,656 1,131 1 30 45/60 14/60 4,525 30 1/60 1,780 1 20/60 4,005 801 1 30 45/60 14/60 3,204 30 1/60 500 10 1/60 19NON1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 223 / Wednesday, November 19, 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. 2014–27352 Filed 11–18–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day-15–14APM] mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the following information collection request to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed information collection is published to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Written VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:16 Nov 18, 2014 Jkt 235001 comments should be received within 30 days of this notice. Proposed Project Surveillance of Health-Related Workplace Absenteeism—[New]— National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description There is currently a high global human health risk from emerging novel influenza, coronavirus and similar evolving pathogens, which is prompting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to enhance situational awareness capacity for emergency preparedness and response. During the 2009 influenza A (H1N1) virus pandemic, NIOSH/CDC did a pilot study to test the feasibility of using national surveillance of workplace absenteeism to assess the pandemic’s impact on the workplace to plan for preparedness and continuity of operations and to contribute to health awareness during the emergency response. As part of this emergency effort, CDC contracted with the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM), which has access to a large network of affiliated medical directors and corporate health units that routinely compile absenteeism data, to conduct enhanced passive surveillance of absenteeism using weekly data from a convenience sample of sentinel worksites. Due the emergency situation at that time, OMB approval was erroneously not requested for the data collection activities associated with the pilot study. The current request seeks to build off of the data collected from the pilot and accounts for the burden involving all of the participants. From September 28, 2009, through March 31, 2010, 79 sentinel worksites representing 16 different employers participated in the pilot study. Each week, ACOEM collected reports of aggregated absenteeism data from the medical directors of the participating companies using an emailed, standardized form. ACOEM replaced company names with coded unique identifiers, and sent the aggregated data to CDC/NIOSH for analysis. The major strengths of the sentinel worksite approach to absenteeism surveillance were the use of existing, routinely collected data and timeliness. The use of existing, routinely collected data made the burden on participating companies negligible. Data were routinely compiled and thus could be collected and analyzed in near real time, PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 68887 making this approach useful, in principle, for providing current situational awareness and actionable intelligence that could be used to inform, prioritize, and evaluate intervention efforts during the pandemic. On the other hand, there were several limitations to the sentinel worksite surveillance done in 2009– 2010, and the activity was not maintained after the H1N1 pandemic ended. At present, two new emerging infectious diseases, novel H7N9 influenza virus and a coronavirus circulating in the Middle East, have demonstrated the need to build additional capacity for national surveillance for health-related workplace absenteeism so that it can be used to monitor the impact of these or any other disease that might reach pandemic potential and spread to the U.S. NIOSH/CDC requests permission to collect company absenteeism data, to be able to assess the impact of disease on a company and to identify trends in the spread of influenza or other novel disease states. This will provide an additional monitoring system to CDC. The proposed project builds on the 2009/10 initiative and modifies the reporting format to collect information on a daily versus weekly basis. The companies in the program will be those that routinely collect absenteeism data thus the burden will be minimal. We will be asking companies to record their daily absenteeism numbers into an excel file which can be emailed to ACOEM on a weekly or monthly basis. The excel file will be pre-populated with company name, site and dates to ease the reporting burden on companies. ACOEM will transmit de-identified information on a weekly or monthly basis to NIOSH/CDC who will in turn conduct analysis on an aggregate basis. Data will be compiled by state and HHS region, as well as nationally to allow for trend analysis. The initial 16 respondents in the 2009/10 study will be asked to participate and an additional 12 companies have indicated an interest in participating in the data collection activity. The employee population among these 28 companies is approximately 293,000. The annualized estimated burden of time is 607 hours for the 28 respondents in the study. Respondents will complete the form daily; no more than 5 minutes per day/per respondent which translates to 25 minutes per week/per respondent or 700 minutes per week for all respondents. This results in an E:\FR\FM\19NON1.SGM 19NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 223 (Wednesday, November 19, 2014)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[30Day-15-0234]


Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted 
the following information collection request to the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The notice for the proposed 
information collection is published to obtain comments from the public 
and affected agencies.
    Written comments and suggestions from the public and affected 
agencies concerning the proposed collection of information are 
encouraged. Your comments should address any of the following: (a) 
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary 
for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the 
accuracy of the agencyies estimate of the burden of the proposed 
collection of information, including the validity of the methodology 
and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the 
collection of information on those who are to respond, including 
through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or 
other technological collection techniques or other forms of information 
technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and 
(e) Assess information collection costs.
    To request additional information on the proposed project or to 
obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call 
(404) 639-7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Written comments and/or 
suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice should be 
directed to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and 
Budget, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written 
comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

    National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS), (OMB No. 0920-0234 
exp. 12/31/2014)--Revision--National Center for Health Statistics 
(NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

    Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 
242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human 
Services, acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the 
utilization of health care provided by non-federal office-based 
physicians in the United States. On December 13, 2011, the OMB approved 
data collection for three years from 2012 to 2014. This revision is to 
request approval to continue NAMCS data collection activities for three 
years from 2015-2017, make minor modifications to survey content, and 
to collect additional questions on alcohol screening practices and on 
provider cultural and linguistic competence. This notice also covers 
potential increases in sample size that might result due to other 
future budget allocations.
    The National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) has been 
conducted intermittently from 1973 through 1985, and annually since 
1989. The purpose of NAMCS, a voluntary survey, is to meet the needs 
and demands for statistical information about the provision of 
ambulatory medical care services in the United States. Ambulatory 
services are rendered in a wide variety of settings, including 
physicians' offices and hospital outpatient and emergency departments.
    The NAMCS target universe consists of all office visits made by 
ambulatory patients to non-Federal office-based physicians (excluding 
those in the specialties of anesthesiology, radiology, and pathology) 
who are engaged in direct patient care. In 2006, physicians and mid-
level providers (i.e., nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and 
nurse midwives) practicing in community health centers (CHCs) were 
added to the NAMCS sample, and these data will continue to be 
collected.
    To complement NAMCS data, NCHS initiated the National Hospital 
Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS, OMB No. 0920-0278) in 1992 to 
provide data concerning patient visits to hospital outpatient and 
emergency departments. NAMCS and NHAMCS are the principal sources of 
data on ambulatory care provided in the United States.
    The annualized estimated burden of time is 25,311 hours. There is 
no cost to the respondents other than their time.

                                        Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                     Number of    Average burden
          Type of respondents                   Form name            Number of     responses per   per response
                                                                    respondents     respondent      (in hours)
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Office-based physicians (Core plus      Physician Induction                5,656               1           45/60
 Expansion Sample).                      Interview (NAMCS-1).              1,131              30           14/60
                                        Patient Record form
                                         (NAMCS-30) (Physician
                                         abstracts on Web).
                                        Pulling, re-filing                 4,525              30            1/60
                                         medical record forms
                                         (FR abstracts).
Community Health Centers (Core plus     Induction Interview--              1,780               1           20/60
 Expansion Sample).                      service delivery site
                                         (NAMCS-201).
                                        Induction Interview--              4,005               1           45/60
                                         Providers.
                                        Patient Record form                  801              30           14/60
                                         (NAMCS-30) (Provider
                                         abstracts).
                                        Pulling, re-filing                 3,204              30            1/60
                                         medical record forms
                                         (FR abstracts).
Re-abstraction study..................  Pulling, re-filing                   500              10            1/60
                                         medical record forms
                                         (FR abstracts).
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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. 2014-27352 Filed 11-18-14; 8:45 am]
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