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Download as PDF 73778 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 227 / Wednesday, November 25, 2015 / Notices Jackie Painter, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2015–29948 Filed 11–24–15; 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 ICR should be received no later than January 25, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10C–24, Parklawn Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. SUMMARY: 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: Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Program Performance Improvement Measurement System. OMB No. 0915–xxxx—New. Abstract: The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership (Care Coordination) Program is authorized under Section 330A(f) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 254(c)(f)), as amended, to support the development of formal, mature rural health networks that focus on care coordination activities for the following chronic conditions: Diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This authority permits the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to support grants for eligible entities to promote, through planning and implementation, the development of integrated health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the networks in order to: (i) Achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Need and Proposed Use of the Information: For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data to the program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993. These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy including: (a) Access to care; (b) population demographics; (c) staffing; (d) consortium/network; (e) sustainability; and (f) project specific domains. Several measures will be used for this program. All measures will speak to FORHP’s progress toward meeting the goals set. Likely Respondents: The respondents would be recipients of the Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership grant program funding. 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 responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours 8 1 8 3.5 28 Total .............................................................................. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership Grant Program Measures ................................................. 8 1 8 3.5 28 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 19:15 Nov 24, 2015 Jkt 238001 technology to minimize the information collection burden. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 227 (Wednesday, November 25, 2015)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: 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 ICR should be received no later than January 
25, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10C-24, 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: Rural Health Care 
Coordination Network Partnership Program Performance Improvement 
Measurement System.
    OMB No. 0915-xxxx--New.
    Abstract: The Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership 
(Care Coordination) Program is authorized under Section 330A(f) of the 
Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 254(c)(f)), as amended, to 
support the development of formal, mature rural health networks that 
focus on care coordination activities for the following chronic 
conditions: Diabetes, congestive heart failure (CHF), and chronic 
obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). This authority permits the 
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to support grants for 
eligible entities to promote, through planning and implementation, the 
development of integrated health care networks that have combined the 
functions of the entities participating in the networks in order to: 
(i) Achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and 
improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) 
strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: For this program, 
performance measures were drafted to provide data to the program and to 
enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress 
under the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) of 1993. These 
measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Federal 
Office of Rural Health Policy including: (a) Access to care; (b) 
population demographics; (c) staffing; (d) consortium/network; (e) 
sustainability; and (f) project specific domains. Several measures will 
be used for this program. All measures will speak to FORHP's progress 
toward meeting the goals set.
    Likely Respondents: The respondents would be recipients of the 
Rural Health Care Coordination Network Partnership grant program 
funding.
    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
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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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Rural Health Care Coordination                 8               1               8             3.5              28
 Network Partnership Grant
 Program Measures...............
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    Total.......................               8               1               8             3.5              28
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    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 technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.

Jackie Painter,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2015-29968 Filed 11-24-15; 8:45 am]
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