Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 75117-75119 [2015-30337]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 230 / Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Notices approximately 360,000 stays from the IDR data and approximately 380,000 stays from the MedPAR data. Further complicating a current analysis relative to the analysis performed at that time, when we examine the FY 2011 IDR data available to us now (claims processed through October 2015) compared to when the original ¥0.2 percent estimate was developed (claims processed through June 2013), we get approximately 340,000 stays instead of the originally estimated 360,000 stays, which we suspect is at least partly driven by subsequent claim denials for these cases that have occurred since the data was examined for the original ¥0.2 percent estimate. Because the historical MedPAR data for a given fiscal year is not generally refreshed after it is created, unlike the IDR which is refreshed, there is no analogous number to the 340,000 for the FY 2011 MedPAR. In determining the 380,000 number from the FY 2011 MedPAR, the following inpatient claim selection criteria and data trims were applied to the data. We selected FY 2011 MedPAR claims based on a FY 2011 date of discharge where the National Claims History (NCH) claim type code was equal to ‘‘60’’ (inpatient hospital), the third position of the provider number group was equal to ‘‘0’’ (short-term hospital), the first 2 positions of the provider number were not equal to ‘‘21’’ (excludes Maryland hospitals), the destination discharge code was not equal to ‘‘30’’ (excludes still a patient), the special unit code was blank (excludes, for example, PPS exempt units), the GHO paid code was not equal to ‘‘1’’ (a group health organization has not paid the provider), the total charge amount was greater than 0, and the IME amount was not equal to the DRG price amount (indicating it was not a managed care claim). As described in section II.D of this notice, we have also been performing an analysis of the claims experience since the implementation of the 2-midnight policy. This analysis has used data from the publicly available MedPAR file and the IDR. We seek comment on the appropriate inpatient data source to use for the ¥0.2 percent estimate and any data trims and claims selection criteria that we should apply to the data. [FR Doc. 2015–30486 Filed 11–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) Study: Data Collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:35 Nov 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 OMB No.: New Collection. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) proposes to collect information as part of the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study. B3 will inform policymakers, program operators, and stakeholders about effective ways for fatherhood programs to support fathers in their parenting and employment. In particular, partnering with programs that serve low-income fathers to promote responsible fatherhood, the B3 study will examine the effectiveness of strategies used to (1) engage fathers in program activities, (2) develop and support parenting and co-parenting skills, and (3) advance the employment of disadvantaged fathers. B3 will test innovative, evidence-informed approaches that will be added to the core components of fatherhood programs and will reflect the most recent developments in behavioral science, adult skill-building, child development, and other relevant disciplines. The study will include up to six sites and specific interventions will vary by site. B3 includes an impact evaluation and a process study. The impact evaluation will involve randomly assigning individuals to a treatment or comparison condition and comparing key outcomes. In addition, the study will collect information on employment, criminal justice and child support outcomes from administrative records. These data will be used to estimate the effects of the parenting or employment intervention on a range of outcomes including employment; earnings; child support; father/child contact, shared activities, and relationship quality; father’s commitment to his child, parenting skills, and parenting efficacy; co-parenting relationship quality; and criminal justice outcomes. The process study will describe and document each newly established intervention and how it operated to provide insight into the treatment differentials and the context for interpreting findings of the impact study. The process study will also highlight lessons to the field including what it takes to engage participants, the challenges sites face when implementing the parenting or employment intervention, and the participants’ perspectives on whether PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75117 the program components offered met their needs. Data collection instruments for the B3 study include the following: (1) Screening for program eligibility to help ensure that only eligible fathers enroll in the study. (2) nFORM management information system (MIS) to record study and participation information. Note: Only B3-specific burden is included with this request. All Responsible Fatherhood Grantees (funded by the ACF Office of Family Assistance) are required to use nFORM. nFORM is being developed by the Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation and Cross-site (FaMLE Crosssite) Project and burden for these sites are captured under OMB #0970–0460. (3) Applicant characteristics and program operations data for one nongrantee site. We expect most of the B3 sites will be federally funded Responsible Fatherhood grantees, but it is possible that one site will not and therefore, this request includes burden for one site to use nFORM. (4) Baseline and follow-up surveys for the impact study. There will be two versions of each survey, specific to the intervention tested. (5) Baseline and follow-up questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, and surveys to inform the process study; these will also be specific to the intervention tested. The sites that are part of the B3 study will use a slightly modified version of nFORM that includes B–3 specific information, such as: (1) B3-specific enrollment data (2) B3-specific information about focal child and coparent in in sites testing a parenting intervention, and (3) B3 tracking of child and co-parent attendance in services with the father for program group members in sites testing a parenting intervention. RESPONDENTS: Fathers seeking services from one of the six Responsible Fatherhood Programs in the B3 study and staff members working at the B3 sites. E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 75118 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 230 / Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours Instruments for Recruitment and Screening Screening questions for parenting intervention (applicant burden) ............................................................................. Screening questions for parenting intervention (staff burden) .................................................................................. Screening questions for employment intervention (applicant burden) ..................................................................... Screening questions for employment intervention (staff burden) ............................................................................. Consent/Assent Materials for Fathers (applicant burden) ... Consent/Assent Materials for Fathers (staff burden) .......... Consent Materials for Parents of Fathers under 18 (applicant burden) ..................................................................... Consent Materials for Parents of Fathers under 18 (staff burden) ............................................................................. Recruitment script for parenting intervention (applicant burden) ............................................................................. Recruitment script for parenting intervention (staff burden) Recruitment script for employment intervention (applicant burden) ............................................................................. Recruitment script for employment intervention (staff burden) .................................................................................. 4,000 1,333 1 0.03 44 48 16 83 0.03 44 2,000 667 1 0.17 111 24 2,500 72 8 833 24 83 1 35 0.17 0.17 0.17 111 139 139 833 278 1 0.17 46 72 24 12 0.17 46 1,500 48 500 16 1 31 0.08 0.08 42 42 1,000 333 1 0.08 28 24 8 42 0.08 28 2,500 833 1 0.12 97 72 24 35 0.12 97 750 250 1 0.17 42 48 16 16 0.17 42 48 16 156 0.01 21 600 200 1 0.25 50 12 1,500 1,000 4 500 333 2,625 1 1 0.03 0.67 0.67 363 333 222 1,200 400 1 0.67 267 800 267 1 0.67 178 1,500 500 1 0.5 250 1,000 333 1 0.5 167 208 69 1 0.5 35 104 35 1 0.5 17 160 53 2 1.5 160 80 27 2 1.5 80 160 53 1 1.0 53 Instruments for Impact Study B3-specific enrollment data collected in the nFORM MIS from all sample members (applicant burden) .................. B3-specific enrollment data collected in the nFORM MIS from all sample members (staff burden) .......................... B3-specific information collected about focal child and coparent in the nFORM MIS from program group members in sites testing parenting intervention (applicant burden) ............................................................................. B3-specific information collected about focal child and coparent in the nFORM MIS from program group members in sites testing parenting intervention (staff burden) B3 tracking of child and co-parent attendance in services with the father for program group members in sites testing parenting intervention (staff burden) .......................... Additional nFORM burden for non-Grantee site (applicant burden) ............................................................................. Additional nFORM burden for non-Grantee site (staff burden) .................................................................................. Baseline survey for sites testing parenting intervention ...... Baseline survey for sites testing employment intervention 6 month follow-up survey for sites testing parenting intervention .............................................................................. 6 month follow-up survey for sites testing employment intervention ....................................................................... tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Instruments for Process Study In-program participant questionnaire for program and control group members in sites testing parenting intervention .................................................................................... In-program participant questionnaire for program and control group members in sites testing employment intervention .............................................................................. Staff baseline questionnaire for sites testing parenting intervention ....................................................................... Staff baseline questionnaire for sites testing employment intervention ....................................................................... Staff and management semi-structured interviews for sites testing parenting intervention ........................................... Staff and management semi-structured interviews for sites testing employment intervention ...................................... Staff follow-up questionnaire for sites testing parenting intervention ....................................................................... VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:35 Nov 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\01DEN1.SGM 01DEN1 75119 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 230 / Tuesday, December 1, 2015 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Total number of respondents Instrument Staff follow-up questionnaire for sites testing employment intervention ....................................................................... Participant focus groups ...................................................... Mother focus groups in sites testing parenting intervention Mobile device process survey ............................................. Mobile device employment survey ...................................... Mobile device parenting and co-parenting survey ............... Post-workshop questionnaires for sites testing parenting intervention ....................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,876. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments 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) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (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. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. 1.0 1.5 1.0 0.08 0.08 0.08 27 48 27 278 56 83 750 250 5 0.05 63 [Docket No. FDA–2010–N–0155] Veterinary Feed Directive Common Format Questions and Answers; Draft Guidance for Industry; Availability Food and Drug Administration, HHS. Notice of availability. [FR Doc. 2015–30337 Filed 11–30–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–73–P ADDRESSES: SUMMARY: You may submit comments as follows: Electronic Submissions Submit electronic comments in the following way: VerDate Sep<11>2014 23:35 Nov 30, 2015 Jkt 238001 PO 00000 Annual burden hours 1 1 1 5 5 5 Food and Drug Administration ACTION: Average burden hours per response 27 32 27 667 133 200 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY: Number of responses per respondent 80 96 80 2,000 400 600 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA or Agency) is announcing the availability of a draft guidance for industry #233 entitled ‘‘Veterinary Feed Directive Common Format Questions and Answers.’’ On June 3, 2015, FDA published a final rule that revised the Agency’s veterinary feed directive (VFD) regulations. During the rulemaking process, FDA received a few comments requesting that we require a uniform VFD form. Although we declined this request because we think that requiring a specific VFD form would be too prescriptive, we acknowledge that a common VFD format would help clients, veterinarians, and distributors (including feed mills) quickly identify relevant information on the VFD and are issuing this draft guidance to recommend a common VFD format. DATES: Although you can comment on any guidance at any time (see 21 CFR 10.115(g)(5)), to ensure that the Agency considers your comment on this draft guidance before it begins work on the final version of the guidance, submit either electronic or written comments on the draft guidance by February 1, 2016. Robert Sargis, ACF Reports Clearance Officer. tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Annual number of respondents Frm 00077 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. 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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 230 (Tuesday, December 1, 2015)]
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[Pages 75117-75119]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30337]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) Study: Data Collection.
    OMB No.: New Collection.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) proposes to collect 
information as part of the Building Bridges and Bonds (B3) study. B3 
will inform policymakers, program operators, and stakeholders about 
effective ways for fatherhood programs to support fathers in their 
parenting and employment. In particular, partnering with programs that 
serve low-income fathers to promote responsible fatherhood, the B3 
study will examine the effectiveness of strategies used to (1) engage 
fathers in program activities, (2) develop and support parenting and 
co-parenting skills, and (3) advance the employment of disadvantaged 
fathers. B3 will test innovative, evidence-informed approaches that 
will be added to the core components of fatherhood programs and will 
reflect the most recent developments in behavioral science, adult 
skill-building, child development, and other relevant disciplines. The 
study will include up to six sites and specific interventions will vary 
by site.
    B3 includes an impact evaluation and a process study. The impact 
evaluation will involve randomly assigning individuals to a treatment 
or comparison condition and comparing key outcomes. In addition, the 
study will collect information on employment, criminal justice and 
child support outcomes from administrative records. These data will be 
used to estimate the effects of the parenting or employment 
intervention on a range of outcomes including employment; earnings; 
child support; father/child contact, shared activities, and 
relationship quality; father's commitment to his child, parenting 
skills, and parenting efficacy; co-parenting relationship quality; and 
criminal justice outcomes.
    The process study will describe and document each newly established 
intervention and how it operated to provide insight into the treatment 
differentials and the context for interpreting findings of the impact 
study. The process study will also highlight lessons to the field 
including what it takes to engage participants, the challenges sites 
face when implementing the parenting or employment intervention, and 
the participants' perspectives on whether the program components 
offered met their needs.
    Data collection instruments for the B3 study include the following: 
(1) Screening for program eligibility to help ensure that only eligible 
fathers enroll in the study.
    (2) nFORM management information system (MIS) to record study and 
participation information. Note: Only B3-specific burden is included 
with this request. All Responsible Fatherhood Grantees (funded by the 
ACF Office of Family Assistance) are required to use nFORM. nFORM is 
being developed by the Fatherhood and Marriage Local Evaluation and 
Cross-site (FaMLE Cross-site) Project and burden for these sites are 
captured under OMB #0970-0460. (3) Applicant characteristics and 
program operations data for one non-grantee site. We expect most of the 
B3 sites will be federally funded Responsible Fatherhood grantees, but 
it is possible that one site will not and therefore, this request 
includes burden for one site to use nFORM. (4) Baseline and follow-up 
surveys for the impact study. There will be two versions of each 
survey, specific to the intervention tested. (5) Baseline and follow-up 
questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, and surveys to inform the 
process study; these will also be specific to the intervention tested.
    The sites that are part of the B3 study will use a slightly 
modified version of nFORM that includes B-3 specific information, such 
as: (1) B3-specific enrollment data (2) B3-specific information about 
focal child and co-parent in in sites testing a parenting intervention, 
and (3) B3 tracking of child and co-parent attendance in services with 
the father for program group members in sites testing a parenting 
intervention.
    RESPONDENTS: Fathers seeking services from one of the six 
Responsible Fatherhood Programs in the B3 study and staff members 
working at the B3 sites.

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                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                     Number of    Average burden
           Instrument              Total number    Annual number   responses per     hours per     Annual burden
                                  of respondents  of respondents    respondent       response          hours
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                                    Instruments for Recruitment and Screening
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Screening questions for                    4,000           1,333               1            0.03              44
 parenting intervention
 (applicant burden).............
Screening questions for                       48              16              83            0.03              44
 parenting intervention (staff
 burden)........................
Screening questions for                    2,000             667               1            0.17             111
 employment intervention
 (applicant burden).............
Screening questions for                       24               8              83            0.17             111
 employment intervention (staff
 burden)........................
Consent/Assent Materials for               2,500             833               1            0.17             139
 Fathers (applicant burden).....
Consent/Assent Materials for                  72              24              35            0.17             139
 Fathers (staff burden).........
Consent Materials for Parents of             833             278               1            0.17              46
 Fathers under 18 (applicant
 burden)........................
Consent Materials for Parents of              72              24              12            0.17              46
 Fathers under 18 (staff burden)
Recruitment script for parenting           1,500             500               1            0.08              42
 intervention (applicant burden)
Recruitment script for parenting              48              16              31            0.08              42
 intervention (staff burden)....
Recruitment script for                     1,000             333               1            0.08              28
 employment intervention
 (applicant burden).............
Recruitment script for                        24               8              42            0.08              28
 employment intervention (staff
 burden)........................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                          Instruments for Impact Study
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
B3-specific enrollment data                2,500             833               1            0.12              97
 collected in the nFORM MIS from
 all sample members (applicant
 burden)........................
B3-specific enrollment data                   72              24              35            0.12              97
 collected in the nFORM MIS from
 all sample members (staff
 burden)........................
B3-specific information                      750             250               1            0.17              42
 collected about focal child and
 co-parent in the nFORM MIS from
 program group members in sites
 testing parenting intervention
 (applicant burden).............
B3-specific information                       48              16              16            0.17              42
 collected about focal child and
 co-parent in the nFORM MIS from
 program group members in sites
 testing parenting intervention
 (staff burden).................
B3 tracking of child and co-                  48              16             156            0.01              21
 parent attendance in services
 with the father for program
 group members in sites testing
 parenting intervention (staff
 burden)........................
Additional nFORM burden for non-             600             200               1            0.25              50
 Grantee site (applicant burden)
Additional nFORM burden for non-              12               4           2,625            0.03             363
 Grantee site (staff burden)....
Baseline survey for sites                  1,500             500               1            0.67             333
 testing parenting intervention.
Baseline survey for sites                  1,000             333               1            0.67             222
 testing employment intervention
6 month follow-up survey for               1,200             400               1            0.67             267
 sites testing parenting
 intervention...................
6 month follow-up survey for                 800             267               1            0.67             178
 sites testing employment
 intervention...................
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                                          Instruments for Process Study
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In-program participant                     1,500             500               1             0.5             250
 questionnaire for program and
 control group members in sites
 testing parenting intervention.
In-program participant                     1,000             333               1             0.5             167
 questionnaire for program and
 control group members in sites
 testing employment intervention
Staff baseline questionnaire for             208              69               1             0.5              35
 sites testing parenting
 intervention...................
Staff baseline questionnaire for             104              35               1             0.5              17
 sites testing employment
 intervention...................
Staff and management semi-                   160              53               2             1.5             160
 structured interviews for sites
 testing parenting intervention.
Staff and management semi-                    80              27               2             1.5              80
 structured interviews for sites
 testing employment intervention
Staff follow-up questionnaire                160              53               1             1.0              53
 for sites testing parenting
 intervention...................

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Staff follow-up questionnaire                 80              27               1             1.0              27
 for sites testing employment
 intervention...................
Participant focus groups........              96              32               1             1.5              48
Mother focus groups in sites                  80              27               1             1.0              27
 testing parenting intervention.
Mobile device process survey....           2,000             667               5            0.08             278
Mobile device employment survey.             400             133               5            0.08              56
Mobile device parenting and co-              600             200               5            0.08              83
 parenting survey...............
Post-workshop questionnaires for             750             250               5            0.05              63
 sites testing parenting
 intervention...................
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,876.
    In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the 
information collection described above. Copies of the proposed 
collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 
20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: 
OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by 
the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments 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) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (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. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Robert Sargis,
ACF Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2015-30337 Filed 11-30-15; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4184-73-P