National Practitioner Data Bank: Change in User Fees, 47173-47174 [2016-17117]

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Additional Information Copies of the proposed collection may be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW., Washington, DC 20201. Attention Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: infocollection@acf.hhs.gov. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES OMB Comment OMB is required to make a decision concerning the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent directly to the following: Office of VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Jul 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 0.17 0.05 0.08 0.08 0.05 0.33 0.15 0.05 0.25 0.08 0.05 0.05 178,459 52,488 62,986 11,664 17,496 115,474 21,870 1,048 729 61,819 72,900 101,477 54 27,000 0.05 72,900 [FR Doc. 2016–17086 Filed 7–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Practitioner Data Bank: Change in User Fees Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Health Resources and Services Administration, Department of Health and Human Services, is Frm 00019 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Total burden hours 19,440 19,440 14,580 2,700 6,480 6,480 2,700 388 54 14,310 27,000 37,584 Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. PO 00000 Average burden hours per response 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 54 Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. SUMMARY: Number of responses per respondent announcing a decrease in user fees charged to individuals and entities authorized to request information from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The new fee will be $2.00 for both continuous and one-time queries and $4.00 for self-queries. The reduction in NPDB user fees is intended to encourage new users while ensuring sufficient funds to the full cost of NPDB operations and retain appropriate cash reserves. The goals of the cash reserves are to mitigate risks, cover operational costs should revenue decrease, and cover the cost of reasonable enhancement and maintenance of the NPDB management system. HRSA has the standard operating procedure of reviewing NPDB user fees every 2 years. The biennial review of NPDB user fees offers HRSA the opportunity to evaluate its reserves as well as revenue relative to costs. Further, the review provides essential information on whether the fee rates and authorized activities are aligned with actual program costs and activities, E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1 47174 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 139 / Wednesday, July 20, 2016 / Notices mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES and can help promote greater understanding of the fee by NPDB users. DATES: This change will be effective October 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Practitioner Data Bank, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11N37, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone number: (301) 443–2300. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current fee structure ($3.00/continuous query enrollment, $3.00/one-time query, and $5.00/self-query) was announced in the Federal Register on April 18, 2014 (79 FR 75), and became effective on October 1, 2014. One-time queries, continuous query enrollments, and selfqueries are submitted and query responses are received through the NPDB’s secure Web site. Fees are paid via electronic funds transfer, debit card, or credit card. The NPDB is authorized by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act of 1986 (the Act), Title IV of Public Law 99–660, as amended (42 U.S.C. 11101 et seq.). Further, two additional statutes expanded the scope of the NPDB— Section 1921 of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1396r–2) and Section 1128E of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7e). Information collected under the Section 1128E authority was consolidated within the NPDB pursuant to Section 6403 of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111–148; this consolidation became effective on May 6, 2013. 42 U.S.C. 11137(b)(4), 42 U.S.C. 1396r–2(e), and 42 U.S.C. 1320a–7e(d) authorize the establishment of fees for the costs of processing requests for disclosure of such information. Final regulations at 45 CFR part 60 set forth the criteria and procedures for information to be reported to and disclosed by the NPDB. In determining any changes in the amount of user fees, the Department uses the criteria set forth in section 60.19(b) of the regulations. Section 60.19(b) states: ‘‘The amount of each fee will be determined based on the following criteria: (1) Direct and indirect personnel costs, including salaries and fringe benefits such as medical insurance and retirement, (2) Physical overhead, consulting, and other indirect costs (including materials and supplies, utilities, insurance, travel, and rent and depreciation on land, buildings, and equipment), (3) Agency management and supervisory costs, (4) Costs of enforcement, research, and establishment of regulations and guidance, (5) Use of electronic data processing equipment to collect and maintain VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:24 Jul 19, 2016 Jkt 238001 information—the actual cost of the service, including computer search time, runs and printouts, and (6) Any other direct or indirect costs related to the provision of services.’’ The Department will continue to review the user fees periodically as required by Office of Management and Budget Circular Number A–25 and will revise fees as necessary. Any future changes in user fees and their effective dates will be announced in the Federal Register. Dated: July 14, 2016. James Macrae, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–17117 Filed 7–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry; Notice for Request for Nominations The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is requesting nominations to fill vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (ACTPCMD). ACTPCMD is authorized by Section 749 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 293l), as amended. The Advisory Committee is governed by provisions of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. Appendix 2), as amended, which sets forth standards for the formation and use of advisory committees, and applies to the extent that the provisions of FACA do not conflict with the requirements of PHS Act Section 749. DATES: The agency will receive nominations on a continuous basis. ADDRESSES: All nominations should be submitted to Advisory Council Operations, Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA, 11W45C, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Mail delivery should be addressed to Advisory Council Operations, Bureau of Health Workforce, HRSA, at the above address, or via email to: BHWAdvisoryCouncilFRN@hrsa.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Joan Weiss, Ph.D., RN, CRNP, FAAN, Designated Federal Official, ACTPCMD at 301–443–0430 or email at jweiss@ hrsa.gov. A copy of the current committee membership, charter, and reports can be obtained by accessing the Web site http://www.hrsa.gov/ SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 advisorycommittees/bhpradvisory/ actpcmd/. 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In making such appointments, the Secretary will ensure a fair balance between the health professions, a broad geographic of representation of members, and a balance between urban and rural members. Members will be appointed based on their competence, interest, and knowledge of the mission of the profession involved. The Secretary will also ensure the adequate representation of women and minorities. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will consider nominations of all qualified individuals with the areas of subject matter expertise noted above. Individuals may nominate themselves or other individuals, and professional associations and organizations may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership. Nominations shall state that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of ACTPCMD and appears to have no conflict of interest that would preclude ACTPCMD membership. Potential candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning financial interests, consultancies, research grants, and/or contracts that might be affected by recommendations of ACTPCMD to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflicts of interest. A nomination package should include the following information for each nominee: (1) A letter of nomination from an employer, a colleague, or a professional organization stating the name, affiliation, and contact information for E:\FR\FM\20JYN1.SGM 20JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 139 (Wednesday, July 20, 2016)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-17117]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Practitioner Data Bank: Change in User Fees

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Health Resources and Services Administration, Department 
of Health and Human Services, is announcing a decrease in user fees 
charged to individuals and entities authorized to request information 
from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB). The new fee will be 
$2.00 for both continuous and one-time queries and $4.00 for self-
queries. The reduction in NPDB user fees is intended to encourage new 
users while ensuring sufficient funds to the full cost of NPDB 
operations and retain appropriate cash reserves. The goals of the cash 
reserves are to mitigate risks, cover operational costs should revenue 
decrease, and cover the cost of reasonable enhancement and maintenance 
of the NPDB management system.
    HRSA has the standard operating procedure of reviewing NPDB user 
fees every 2 years. The biennial review of NPDB user fees offers HRSA 
the opportunity to evaluate its reserves as well as revenue relative to 
costs. Further, the review provides essential information on whether 
the fee rates and authorized activities are aligned with actual program 
costs and activities,

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and can help promote greater understanding of the fee by NPDB users.

DATES: This change will be effective October 1, 2016.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Director, Division of Practitioner 
Data Bank, Bureau of Health Workforce, Health Resources and Services 
Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 11N37, Rockville, MD 20857; 
telephone number: (301) 443-2300.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The current fee structure ($3.00/continuous 
query enrollment, $3.00/one-time query, and $5.00/self-query) was 
announced in the Federal Register on April 18, 2014 (79 FR 75), and 
became effective on October 1, 2014. One-time queries, continuous query 
enrollments, and self-queries are submitted and query responses are 
received through the NPDB's secure Web site. Fees are paid via 
electronic funds transfer, debit card, or credit card.
    The NPDB is authorized by the Health Care Quality Improvement Act 
of 1986 (the Act), Title IV of Public Law 99-660, as amended (42 U.S.C. 
11101 et seq.). Further, two additional statutes expanded the scope of 
the NPDB--Section 1921 of the Social Security Act, as amended (42 
U.S.C. 1396r-2) and Section 1128E of the Social Security Act, as 
amended (42 U.S.C. 1320a-7e). Information collected under the Section 
1128E authority was consolidated within the NPDB pursuant to Section 
6403 of the Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148; this consolidation 
became effective on May 6, 2013.
    42 U.S.C. 11137(b)(4), 42 U.S.C. 1396r-2(e), and 42 U.S.C. 1320a-
7e(d) authorize the establishment of fees for the costs of processing 
requests for disclosure of such information. Final regulations at 45 
CFR part 60 set forth the criteria and procedures for information to be 
reported to and disclosed by the NPDB. In determining any changes in 
the amount of user fees, the Department uses the criteria set forth in 
section 60.19(b) of the regulations. Section 60.19(b) states:

    ``The amount of each fee will be determined based on the 
following criteria:
    (1) Direct and indirect personnel costs, including salaries and 
fringe benefits such as medical insurance and retirement,
    (2) Physical overhead, consulting, and other indirect costs 
(including materials and supplies, utilities, insurance, travel, and 
rent and depreciation on land, buildings, and equipment),
    (3) Agency management and supervisory costs,
    (4) Costs of enforcement, research, and establishment of 
regulations and guidance,
    (5) Use of electronic data processing equipment to collect and 
maintain information--the actual cost of the service, including 
computer search time, runs and printouts, and
    (6) Any other direct or indirect costs related to the provision 
of services.''

    The Department will continue to review the user fees periodically 
as required by Office of Management and Budget Circular Number A-25 and 
will revise fees as necessary. Any future changes in user fees and 
their effective dates will be announced in the Federal Register.

    Dated: July 14, 2016.
James Macrae,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-17117 Filed 7-19-16; 8:45 am]
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