Agency Information Collection (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program), 70278-70279 [2016-24482]

Download as PDF 70278 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0823] Agency Information Collection (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the Veterans Choice Program) Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Activities: OMB Review. In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before November 10, 2016. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@ omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0823 (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care through the Veterans Choice Program)’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461–5870 or email cynthia.harveypryor@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0823 (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care through the Veterans Choice Program)’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Titles: Secondary Authorization Request for VA Community Care (VA Form 10–10143e). OMB Control Number: 2900–0823. Type of Review: Revision (new form added). Abstract: VA Form 10–10143e would require non-VA health care providers to submit requests for additional services supporting the original authorized plan of care to the agency. A copy of all medical and dental records (including but not limited to images, test results, and notes or other records of what care was provided and why) related to a Veteran’s care provided under this Program must be submitted to VA for entry into the veteran’s electronic medical record. Providers will be required to submit records produced as a result of care authorized after the beginning of the Program. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 289,826 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes. Frequency of Response: 4.56 times per year. Estimated Number of Respondents: 190,675 respondents. Titles: Election to Receive Authorized Non-VA Care and Selection of Provider for the Veterans Choice Program (VA Form 10–10143). OMB Control Number: 2900–0823. Type of Review: Extension. Abstract: Section 17.1515 requires eligible veterans to notify VA whether the veteran elects to receive authorized non-VA care through the Veterans Choice Program, be placed on an electronic waiting list, or be scheduled for an appointment with a VA health care provider. Section 17.1515(b)(1) also allows eligible veterans to specify a particular non-VA entity or health care provider, if that entity or provider meets certain requirements. PO 00000 Frm 00194 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 928,606 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: 12.64 times per year. Estimated Number of Respondents: 440,794 respondents. Titles: Health-Care Plan Information for the Veterans Choice Program (VA Form 10–10143a). OMB Control Number: 2900–0823. Type of Review: Extension. Abstract: Section 17.1510(d) requires eligible veterans to submit to VA information about their health-care plan to participate in the Veterans Choice Program. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 88,159 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes. Frequency of Response: 1.2 times per year. Estimated Number of Respondents: 440,794 respondents. Titles: Submission of Medical Record Information under the Veterans Choice Program (VA Form 10–10143b). OMB Control Number: 2900–0823. Type of Review: Extension. Abstract: Participating eligible entities and providers are required to submit a copy of any medical record related to hospital care or medical services furnished under this Program to an eligible veteran. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 464,383 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes. Frequency of Response: 29.80 times per year. Estimated Number of Respondents: 187,000 respondents. Titles: Submission of Information on Credentials and Licenses by Eligible Entities or Providers (VA Form 10– 10143c). OMB Control Number: 2900–0823. Type of Review: Extension. Abstract: Section 17.1530 requires eligible entities and providers to submit verification that the entity or provider maintains at least the same or similar credentials and licenses as those required of VA’s health care providers, as determined by the Secretary. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 15,583 burden hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes. E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 196 / Tuesday, October 11, 2016 / Notices Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 187,000 respondents. DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board Amended; Notice of Meetings By direction of the Secretary: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) gives notice under Public Law 92– 463; Title 5 U.S.C. App. 2 (Federal [FR Doc. 2016–24482 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P Subcommittee November 16, 2016 .......................... November 17, 2016 .......................... November 17, 2016 .......................... November 18, 2016 .......................... November 18, 2016 .......................... November 21, 2016 .......................... November 21, 2016 .......................... November 28, 2016 .......................... November 29, 2016 .......................... November 29, 2016 .......................... 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Advisory Committee Act) that the subcommittees of the Joint Biomedical Laboratory Research and Development and Clinical Science Research and Development Services Scientific Merit Review Board (JBL/CS SMRB) will meet from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the dates indicated below (unless otherwise listed). This Notice of Meetings is being amended due to date changes. Date Surgery ...................................................................... Infectious Diseases-B ................................................ Oncology-A/D ............................................................ Hematology ................................................................ Oncology-C ................................................................ Cellular & Molecular Medicine ................................... Oncology-E ................................................................ Oncology-B ................................................................ Epidemiology ............................................................. Infectious Diseases-A ................................................ Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences-A ................... Nephrology ................................................................ Immunology-A ............................................................ Mental Health & Behavioral Sciences-B ................... Cardiovascular Studies-A .......................................... Endocrinology-B ........................................................ Neurobiology-C .......................................................... Pulmonary Medicine .................................................. Neurobiology-A .......................................................... Neurobiology-E .......................................................... Special Emphasis on Genomics ............................... Endocrinology-A ........................................................ Neurobiology-B .......................................................... Cardiovascular Studies-B .......................................... Gastroenterology ....................................................... Neurobiology-D .......................................................... Gulf War Research .................................................... Jt BL/CS SMRB ......................................................... Eligibility ..................................................................... 70279 Location Residence Inn Arlington Pentagon City. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. * VA Central Office. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. * VA Central Office. Hyatt Regency Washington. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport. * VA Central Office. * VA Central Office. Hyatt Regency Washington. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES The addresses of the meeting sites are: Hilton Crystal City—Reagan National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Arlington, VA. Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Avenue NW., Washington, DC. * VA Central Office, 1100 First Street NE., Suite 600, Washington, DC. * Teleconference. The purpose of the subcommittees is to provide advice on the scientific quality, budget, safety and mission relevance of investigator-initiated research proposals submitted for VA merit review evaluation. Proposals submitted for review include diverse medical specialties within the general areas of biomedical, behavioral and clinical science research. These subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public for the review, discussion, and evaluation of initial and renewal research proposals, which involve reference to staff and consultant critiques of research proposals. VerDate Sep<11>2014 20:12 Oct 07, 2016 Jkt 241001 Discussions will deal with scientific merit of each proposal and qualifications of personnel conducting the studies, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Additionally, premature disclosure of research information could significantly frustrate implementation of proposed agency action regarding the research proposals. As provided by subsection 10(d) of Public Law 92–463, as amended by Public Law 94–409, closing the subcommittee meetings is in accordance with Title 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6) and (9)(B). PO 00000 Frm 00195 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 Those who would like to obtain a copy of the minutes from the closed subcommittee meetings and rosters of the subcommittee members should contact Holly Krull, Ph.D., Manager, Merit Review Program (10P9B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, at (202) 632–8522 or email at holly.krull@va.gov. Dated: October 5, 2016. LaTonya L. Small, Advisory Committee Management Officer. [FR Doc. 2016–24510 Filed 10–7–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P E:\FR\FM\11OCN1.SGM 11OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0823]


Agency Information Collection (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care 
Through the Veterans Choice Program)

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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    Activities: OMB Review.
SUMMARY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 
(44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), this notice announces that the Veterans Health 
Administration (VHA), Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the 
collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes 
the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and 
burden and includes the actual data collection instrument.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before November 10, 2016.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory 
Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 
17th St. NW., Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to 
oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0823 (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care through the Veterans Choice 
Program)'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments 
may be viewed online through the FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise 
Records Service (005R1B), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420, (202) 461-5870 or email 
cynthia.harvey-pryor@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control No. 2900-
0823 (Expanded Access to Non-VA Care through the Veterans Choice 
Program)'' in any correspondence.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of 
information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being 
made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Titles: Secondary Authorization Request for VA Community Care (VA 
Form 10-10143e).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0823.
    Type of Review: Revision (new form added).
    Abstract: VA Form 10-10143e would require non-VA health care 
providers to submit requests for additional services supporting the 
original authorized plan of care to the agency. A copy of all medical 
and dental records (including but not limited to images, test results, 
and notes or other records of what care was provided and why) related 
to a Veteran's care provided under this Program must be submitted to VA 
for entry into the veteran's electronic medical record. Providers will 
be required to submit records produced as a result of care authorized 
after the beginning of the Program.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 289,826 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: 4.56 times per year.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 190,675 respondents.
    Titles: Election to Receive Authorized Non-VA Care and Selection of 
Provider for the Veterans Choice Program (VA Form 10-10143).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0823.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Abstract: Section 17.1515 requires eligible veterans to notify VA 
whether the veteran elects to receive authorized non-VA care through 
the Veterans Choice Program, be placed on an electronic waiting list, 
or be scheduled for an appointment with a VA health care provider. 
Section 17.1515(b)(1) also allows eligible veterans to specify a 
particular non-VA entity or health care provider, if that entity or 
provider meets certain requirements.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 928,606 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: 12.64 times per year.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 440,794 respondents.
    Titles: Health-Care Plan Information for the Veterans Choice 
Program (VA Form 10-10143a).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0823.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Abstract: Section 17.1510(d) requires eligible veterans to submit 
to VA information about their health-care plan to participate in the 
Veterans Choice Program.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 88,159 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: 1.2 times per year.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 440,794 respondents.
    Titles: Submission of Medical Record Information under the Veterans 
Choice Program (VA Form 10-10143b).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0823.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Abstract: Participating eligible entities and providers are 
required to submit a copy of any medical record related to hospital 
care or medical services furnished under this Program to an eligible 
veteran.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 464,383 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 5 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: 29.80 times per year.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 187,000 respondents.
    Titles: Submission of Information on Credentials and Licenses by 
Eligible Entities or Providers (VA Form 10-10143c).
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0823.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Abstract: Section 17.1530 requires eligible entities and providers 
to submit verification that the entity or provider maintains at least 
the same or similar credentials and licenses as those required of VA's 
health care providers, as determined by the Secretary.
    Affected Public: Individuals or Households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 15,583 burden hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.

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    Frequency of Response: Once annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 187,000 respondents.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
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