Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 75163-75164 [2014-29505]

Download as PDF 75163 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Form name Total .............................................................................. Jackie Painter, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–29520 Filed 12–16–14; 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 January 16, 2015. 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 SUMMARY: 44 Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) ........................ ........................ ........................ HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Bureau of Primary Health Care (BPHC) Uniform Data System. OMB No.: 0915–0193—Revision. Abstract: The Uniform Data System (UDS) is the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s (BPHC’s) annual reporting system for HRSA-supported health centers. The UDS includes reporting requirements for Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes of the following programs: the Community Health Center program, the Migrant Health Center program, the Health Care for the Homeless program, and the Public Housing Primary Care program. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA collects UDS data which are used to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, improve health center performance and operations, and report overall program accomplishments. The data help to identify trends over time, enabling HRSA to establish or expand targeted programs and identify effective services and interventions to improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. UDS data are compared with national healthrelated data, including the National Health Interview Survey and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, to review differences between the health center patient populations and the U.S. population at large and those individuals and families who rely on the health care safety net for primary care. UDS data also inform Health Center Programs, partners, and communities about the patients served Total Burden Hours 2275 by health centers. To meet these objectives, BPHC requires a core set of data collected annually. The UDS data collection for 2015 will be revised in three ways. A new line will be added to identify patients that are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid, a new measure will be added to collect the number of children with dental sealants on their first molar tooth, and the existing diabetes clinical measure will be streamlined to align with the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed measure and Healthy People 2020 national benchmark. Specifically, health centers will no longer report three categories: Hba1c less than 8%; Hba1c greater than or equal to 8% and less than or equal to 9%; and Hba1c greater than 9%. Health centers will report two categories: Hba1c less than 8% and Hba1c greater than 9%. Likely Respondents: The respondents will be HRSA BPHC Health Center Program grantees and look-alikes. 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 mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Form name Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Universal Report .................................................................. Grant Report ........................................................................ 1,302 499 1 1 1302 499 170 22 221,340 10,978 Total .............................................................................. 1,801 ........................ ........................ 192 232,318 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 PO 00000 Frm 00050 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\17DEN1.SGM 17DEN1 75164 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 242 / Wednesday, December 17, 2014 / Notices Jackie Painter, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. [FR Doc. 2014–29505 Filed 12–16–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than February 17, 2015. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance SUMMARY: Officer, Room 10C–03, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Voluntary Partner Surveys to Implement Executive Order 12862 in the Health Resources and Services Administration OMB No. 0915–0212—Extension Abstract: In response to Executive Order 12862, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is proposing to conduct voluntary customer surveys of its partners to assess strengths and weaknesses in program services and processes. HRSA partners are typically state or local governments, health care facilities, health care consortia, health care providers, and researchers. HRSA is requesting a generic approval from OMB to conduct the partner surveys. Partner surveys to be conducted by HRSA might include, for example, mail or telephone surveys of grantees to determine satisfaction with grant processes or technical assistance provided by a contractor, or in-class evaluation forms completed by providers who receive training from HRSA grantees, to measure satisfaction with the training experience. Results of these surveys will be used to plan and redirect resources and efforts as needed to improve services and processes. Focus groups may also be used to gain partner input into the design of mail and telephone surveys. Focus groups, in-class evaluation forms, mail surveys, and telephone surveys are expected to be the preferred data collection methods. A generic approval allows HRSA to conduct a limited number of partner surveys without a full-scale OMB review of each survey. If generic approval is approved, information on each individual partner survey will not be published in the Federal Register. 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 Information Collection Request 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 40,000 12,000 250 1 1 1 40,000 12,000 250 .05 .25 1.5 2,000 3,000 375 Total ........................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES In-class evaluations .......................................................................... Mail/Telephone surveys .................................................................... Focus groups .................................................................................... 52,250 1 52,250 .103 5,375 HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:49 Dec 16, 2014 Jkt 235001 technology to minimize the information collection burden. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Jackie Painter, Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination. 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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 242 (Wednesday, December 17, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 75163-75164]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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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 January 
16, 2015.

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: Bureau of Primary Health Care 
(BPHC) Uniform Data System.
    OMB No.: 0915-0193--Revision.
    Abstract: The Uniform Data System (UDS) is the Bureau of Primary 
Health Care's (BPHC's) annual reporting system for HRSA-supported 
health centers. The UDS includes reporting requirements for Health 
Center Program grantees and look-alikes of the following programs: the 
Community Health Center program, the Migrant Health Center program, the 
Health Care for the Homeless program, and the Public Housing Primary 
Care program.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA collects UDS data 
which are used to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory 
requirements, improve health center performance and operations, and 
report overall program accomplishments. The data help to identify 
trends over time, enabling HRSA to establish or expand targeted 
programs and identify effective services and interventions to improve 
the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. UDS 
data are compared with national health-related data, including the 
National Health Interview Survey and the National Health and Nutrition 
Examination Survey, to review differences between the health center 
patient populations and the U.S. population at large and those 
individuals and families who rely on the health care safety net for 
primary care. UDS data also inform Health Center Programs, partners, 
and communities about the patients served by health centers. To meet 
these objectives, BPHC requires a core set of data collected annually. 
The UDS data collection for 2015 will be revised in three ways. A new 
line will be added to identify patients that are dually eligible for 
Medicare and Medicaid, a new measure will be added to collect the 
number of children with dental sealants on their first molar tooth, and 
the existing diabetes clinical measure will be streamlined to align 
with the National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed measure and Healthy 
People 2020 national benchmark. Specifically, health centers will no 
longer report three categories: Hba1c less than 8%; Hba1c greater than 
or equal to 8% and less than or equal to 9%; and Hba1c greater than 9%. 
Health centers will report two categories: Hba1c less than 8% and Hba1c 
greater than 9%.
    Likely Respondents: The respondents will be HRSA BPHC Health Center 
Program grantees and look-alikes.
    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       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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Universal Report................           1,302               1            1302             170         221,340
Grant Report....................             499               1             499              22          10,978
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    Total.......................           1,801  ..............  ..............             192         232,318
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Jackie Painter,
Acting Director, Division of Policy and Information Coordination.
[FR Doc. 2014-29505 Filed 12-16-14; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P