Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request, 53519-53520 [2015-22058]

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[FR Doc. 2015–21332 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–74–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:57 Sep 03, 2015 Jkt 235001 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 October 5, 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: SUMMARY: Information Collection Request Title: Providing Primary Care and Preventive Medical Services in Ryan WhiteFunded Medical Care Settings, OMB No. 0915–xxxx—New Abstract: Since 1990, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (Ryan White Program) has funded the provision of HIV care to eligible persons living with HIV (PLWH). With the advent of effective antiretroviral treatment, PLWH are living longer and normal lives. With this shift, PLWH are beginning to experience typical health issues that come with aging. Ryan White Programfunded clinics are seeing their patients develop other common preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and hypertension. In addition, clinicians need to address non-primary care issues such mental health and substance abuse issues that are prevalent to PLWH and interferes with managing and treating HIV and other conditions. By shifting HIV care into a PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53519 broader system of primary care, including preventative care, clinics can offer a more holistic approach to further improving the lives of PLWH. However, with limited resources, these Ryan White-funded clinics may struggle to provide primary and preventative care services in-house or have insufficient referral systems. This study will examine how Ryan Whitefunded clinics are integrating the provision of primary and preventative care services to the overall HIV care model. Specifically, it will look at the protocols and strategies used by clinics to manage care for PLWH, specifically care coordination, referral systems, and patient-centered strategies to keep PLWH in care. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The proposed study will provide the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau and policymakers with a better understanding of how the Ryan White Program currently provides primary and preventative care to PLWH. The first online survey will be targeted to clinic directors from a sample of about 160 Ryan White-funded clinics and will collect data on care models used; primary care services, including preventive services; and coordination of care. Data collected from this survey will provide the HIV/AIDS Bureau with a general overview of the various HIV care models used as well as insight to possible facilitators and barriers to providing primary and preventative care services. More in-depth data collection will be conducted with a smaller number of 30 clinics representing clinic type (publicly funded community health organization, other communitybased organization, health department, and hospital or university-based) and size. There will be three data collection instruments used: (1) an online survey completed by three clinicians at each of the clinics, (2) a data extraction of select primary and preventative care services, and (3) a telephone interview with the medical director. The clinician survey will provide a more in-depth look at the clinic protocols and strategies and how they are being used and implemented by the clinicians. The data extraction will provide quantitative information on the provision of select primary and preventative care services within a certain time period. With these data, the study team can assess the accuracy of information provided in the online surveys on the provision of care. Lastly, the interviews with the medical director will allow the study team to follow-up on the results of the survey and data extraction and collect qualitative data and more in-depth details on the provision of primary and preventative E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 53520 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 172 / Friday, September 4, 2015 / Notices care services, specifically any facilitators and barriers. These data will provide the HIV/AIDS Bureau with the background to make informed policies and changes to the Ryan White Program in this new era when the well-being of PLWH demands a more complex and long-term HIV care model. Likely Respondents: Clinics funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. 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 Number of responses per respondents Number of responses Form name 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 Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours for all responses Clinic Director Online Survey ............................................... Clinician Online Survey ........................................................ Data Extraction .................................................................... Medical Director Interview Guide ......................................... 130 90 30 30 1 1 1 1 130 90 30 30 0.5 0.5 4.0 0.5 65 45 120 15 Total .............................................................................. 280 ........................ 280 ........................ 245 Jackie Painter, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2015–22058 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Final Effect of Designation of a Class of Employees for Addition to the Special Exposure Cohort This designation became effective on August 27, 2015. Therefore, beginning on August 27, 2015, members of this class of employees, defined as reported in this notice, became members of the SEC. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: HHS gives notice concerning the final effect of the HHS decision to designate a class of employees from the Westinghouse Electric Corp. in Bloomfield, New Jersey, as an addition to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC) under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Stuart L. Hinnefeld, Director, Division of Compensation Analysis and Support, NIOSH, 1090 Tusculum Avenue, MS C–46, Cincinnati, OH 45226–1938, Telephone 877–222–7570. Information requests can also be submitted by email to DCAS@CDC.GOV. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 42 U.S.C. 7384q(b). 42 U.S.C. 7384l(14)(C). 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[FR Doc. 2015–22042 Filed 9–3–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Secretarial Review and Publication of the Annual Report to Congress and the Secretary Submitted by the Consensus-Based Entity Regarding Performance Measurement Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice acknowledges the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) receipt and review of the 2015 Annual Report to Congress and the Secretary submitted by the consensus-based entity (CBE) in contract with the Secretary as mandated SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 by section 1890(b)(5) of the Social Security Act, which was created by section 183 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) and amended by section 3014 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. The statute requires the Secretary to review and publish the report in the Federal Register together with any comments of the Secretary on the report not later than six months after receiving the report. This notice fulfills those requirements. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Corette Byrd, (410) 786–1158. The order in which information is presented in this notice is as follows: I. Background II. The 2015 Annual Report to Congress and the Secretary: ‘‘National Quality Forum Report of 2014 Activities to Congress and the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services’’ III. Secretarial Comments on the 2015 Annual Report to Congress and the Secretary IV. Future Steps V. Collection of Information Requirements I. Background In recent years we have seen significant improvements in many important dimensions of the quality of the nation’s health care. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 172 (Friday, September 4, 2015)]
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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 October 5, 
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: Providing Primary Care and 
Preventive Medical Services in Ryan White-Funded Medical Care Settings, 
OMB No. 0915-xxxx--New

    Abstract: Since 1990, the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (Ryan White 
Program) has funded the provision of HIV care to eligible persons 
living with HIV (PLWH). With the advent of effective antiretroviral 
treatment, PLWH are living longer and normal lives. With this shift, 
PLWH are beginning to experience typical health issues that come with 
aging. Ryan White Program-funded clinics are seeing their patients 
develop other common preventable chronic diseases such as diabetes, 
heart disease, and hypertension. In addition, clinicians need to 
address non-primary care issues such mental health and substance abuse 
issues that are prevalent to PLWH and interferes with managing and 
treating HIV and other conditions. By shifting HIV care into a broader 
system of primary care, including preventative care, clinics can offer 
a more holistic approach to further improving the lives of PLWH.
    However, with limited resources, these Ryan White-funded clinics 
may struggle to provide primary and preventative care services in-house 
or have insufficient referral systems. This study will examine how Ryan 
White-funded clinics are integrating the provision of primary and 
preventative care services to the overall HIV care model. Specifically, 
it will look at the protocols and strategies used by clinics to manage 
care for PLWH, specifically care coordination, referral systems, and 
patient-centered strategies to keep PLWH in care.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The proposed study will 
provide the HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau and policymakers with a better 
understanding of how the Ryan White Program currently provides primary 
and preventative care to PLWH. The first online survey will be targeted 
to clinic directors from a sample of about 160 Ryan White-funded 
clinics and will collect data on care models used; primary care 
services, including preventive services; and coordination of care. Data 
collected from this survey will provide the HIV/AIDS Bureau with a 
general overview of the various HIV care models used as well as insight 
to possible facilitators and barriers to providing primary and 
preventative care services. More in-depth data collection will be 
conducted with a smaller number of 30 clinics representing clinic type 
(publicly funded community health organization, other community-based 
organization, health department, and hospital or university-based) and 
size. There will be three data collection instruments used: (1) an 
online survey completed by three clinicians at each of the clinics, (2) 
a data extraction of select primary and preventative care services, and 
(3) a telephone interview with the medical director. The clinician 
survey will provide a more in-depth look at the clinic protocols and 
strategies and how they are being used and implemented by the 
clinicians. The data extraction will provide quantitative information 
on the provision of select primary and preventative care services 
within a certain time period. With these data, the study team can 
assess the accuracy of information provided in the online surveys on 
the provision of care. Lastly, the interviews with the medical director 
will allow the study team to follow-up on the results of the survey and 
data extraction and collect qualitative data and more in-depth details 
on the provision of primary and preventative

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care services, specifically any facilitators and barriers. These data 
will provide the HIV/AIDS Bureau with the background to make informed 
policies and changes to the Ryan White Program in this new era when the 
well-being of PLWH demands a more complex and long-term HIV care model.
    Likely Respondents: Clinics funded by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS 
Program.
    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                    Average burden   Total burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    hours for all
                                     responses      respondents      responses      (in hours)       responses
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Clinic Director Online Survey...             130               1             130             0.5              65
Clinician Online Survey.........              90               1              90             0.5              45
Data Extraction.................              30               1              30             4.0             120
Medical Director Interview Guide              30               1              30             0.5              15
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    Total.......................             280  ..............             280  ..............             245
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Jackie Painter,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2015-22058 Filed 9-3-15; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P