Proposed Information Collection Activity: (PACT: Veteran's Health and Well-Being), 8563-8564 [2017-01752]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 16 / Thursday, January 26, 2017 / Notices Veteran’s natural mother or father or adopted mother or father. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: 800 hours. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 2 hours (120 minutes). Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 400. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Agency Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–01746 Filed 1–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0749] Agency Information Collection Activity: (Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21–0960A–1), Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21– 0960B–1), and Parkinson’s Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21–0960C–1)). Activity Under OMB Review Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3501–21), this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, 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 it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: Comments must be submitted on or before February 27, 2017. 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. 2900–0749’’ in any correspondence. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Enterprise jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:10 Jan 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 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. 2900–0749’’ in any correspondence. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Title: (Ischemic Heart Disease (IHD) Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21–0960A–1), Hairy Cell and Other B-Cell Leukemias Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21– 0960B–1), and Parkinson’s Disease Disability Benefits Questionnaire (VA Form 21–0960C–1)). OMB Control Number: 2900–0749. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: VA Forms 21–0960A–1, 21–0960B–1, and 21–0960C–1 are used to gather necessary information from a claimant’s treating physician regarding the results of medical examinations. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 81 FR No. 221, on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, pages 80720 and 80721. Affected Public: Individuals or Households. Estimated Annual Burden: 15,500. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 15 minutes. Frequency of Response: One time. Estimated Number of Respondents: 62,000. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Department Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–01744 Filed 1–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–NEW] Proposed Information Collection Activity: (PACT: Veteran’s Health and Well-Being) Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8563 proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including this new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov; or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20420 or email: Brian.McCarthy4@va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–NEW’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 461–6345. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 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: 1. PACT: Veteran’s Health and WellBeing. 2. OMB Control Number: 2900–NEW. Type of Review: New collection. Abstracts: The purpose of the study, which is funded by the PACT Demonstration Lab Coordinating Center, E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 jstallworth on DSK7TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 8564 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 16 / Thursday, January 26, 2017 / Notices is to conduct a survey of Veterans to capture novel predictors of hospital admission and identify clusters of complex patients based on survey- and claims-based covariates. This study provides the first empirical application of the Cycle of Complexity conceptual model that the study team developed and recently published, which postulates that patient complexity represents more than having multiple chronic conditions. It is critical to evaluate whether complexity defined on the basis of survey-based and claimsbased covariates is more predictive than diagnosis of multiple chronic conditions based on claims data alone. The proposed patient survey is designed to measure a broad range of self-reported patient factors that increase Veterans’ risk for being admitted to hospital, including life stressors, perceived locus of control, grit, resilience, functional status, social support and loneliness, sleep problems, symptoms, food insecurity, and patient activation. This survey will help us understand, for the first time, the extent to which self-reported factors can markedly improve prediction of patient risk for hospital admission, which may help the PACT Demonstration Lab Coordinating Center Intelligence improve its risk prediction models. This project may also identify patientreported outcomes (PROs) that can be effectively integrated into routine VA clinical practice, as the VA begins to explore inclusion of PROs into the VA electronic health record. We are requesting approval to conduct this survey to a nationally representative sample of 10,000 patients who obtain primary care in VA because there are no extant VA surveys that capture the range of patient factors that we propose to collect, which are not available in VA administrative databases. If we did not capture these patient factors, our risk prediction analysis might be incorrect or biased. Affected Public: Individuals or households. Estimated Annual Burden: PACT: Veteran’s Health and WellBeing Survey—2500. Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: PACT: Veteran’s Health and WellBeing Survey—30 minutes. Frequency of Response: Annually. Estimated Annual Responses: PACT: Veteran’s Health and WellBeing Survey—5,000. VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:10 Jan 25, 2017 Jkt 241001 By direction of the Secretary: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–01752 Filed 1–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0253] Agency Information Collection Activity: (Nonsupervised Lender’s Nomination and Recommendation of Credit Underwriter (VA Form 26– 8736a)) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed revision of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before March 27, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to 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. 2900–0253’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Cynthia Harvey-Pryor at (202) 461– 5870. 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. SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00062 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 With respect to the following collection of information, VBA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VBA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VBA’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. Title: Nonsupervised Lender’s Nomination and Recommendation of Credit Underwriter OMB Control Number: 2900–0253. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: Internet based. The standards established by the Secretary require that a lender have a qualified underwriter review all loans to be closed on an automatic basis to determine that the loan meets VA’s credit underwriting standards. To determine if the lender’s nominee is qualified to make such a determination, VA has developed VA Form 26–8736a which contains information that VA considers crucial to the evaluation of the underwriter’s experience. This form will be completed by the lender and the lender’s nominee for underwriter and then submitted to VA for approval. Affected Public: Private Sector. Estimated Annual Burden: 500 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 20 minutes. Frequency of Response: On occasion. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,500. By direction of the Secretary. Cynthia Harvey-Pryor, VA Clearance Officer, Office of Privacy and Records Management, Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–01747 Filed 1–25–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0045] Agency Information Collection Activity: (VA Request for Determination of Reasonable Value (26–1805 & 26–1805–1)) Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 16 (Thursday, January 26, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8563-8564]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-01752]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-NEW]


Proposed Information Collection Activity: (PACT: Veteran's Health 
and Well-Being)

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) is announcing an 
opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain 
information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
this new collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response 
to the notice. This notice solicits comments on information needed to 
identify areas for improvement in clinical training programs.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before March 27, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at 
www.Regulations.gov; or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and 
Administrative Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (10B4), 
Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20420 or email: Brian.McCarthy4@va.gov. Please refer to ``OMB Control 
No. 2900-NEW'' in any correspondence. During the comment period, 
comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 461-6345.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13; 44 
U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 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:
    1. PACT: Veteran's Health and Well-Being.
    2. OMB Control Number: 2900-NEW.
    Type of Review: New collection.
    Abstracts: The purpose of the study, which is funded by the PACT 
Demonstration Lab Coordinating Center,

[[Page 8564]]

is to conduct a survey of Veterans to capture novel predictors of 
hospital admission and identify clusters of complex patients based on 
survey- and claims-based covariates. This study provides the first 
empirical application of the Cycle of Complexity conceptual model that 
the study team developed and recently published, which postulates that 
patient complexity represents more than having multiple chronic 
conditions. It is critical to evaluate whether complexity defined on 
the basis of survey-based and claims-based covariates is more 
predictive than diagnosis of multiple chronic conditions based on 
claims data alone.
    The proposed patient survey is designed to measure a broad range of 
self-reported patient factors that increase Veterans' risk for being 
admitted to hospital, including life stressors, perceived locus of 
control, grit, resilience, functional status, social support and 
loneliness, sleep problems, symptoms, food insecurity, and patient 
activation. This survey will help us understand, for the first time, 
the extent to which self-reported factors can markedly improve 
prediction of patient risk for hospital admission, which may help the 
PACT Demonstration Lab Coordinating Center Intelligence improve its 
risk prediction models. This project may also identify patient-reported 
outcomes (PROs) that can be effectively integrated into routine VA 
clinical practice, as the VA begins to explore inclusion of PROs into 
the VA electronic health record. We are requesting approval to conduct 
this survey to a nationally representative sample of 10,000 patients 
who obtain primary care in VA because there are no extant VA surveys 
that capture the range of patient factors that we propose to collect, 
which are not available in VA administrative databases. If we did not 
capture these patient factors, our risk prediction analysis might be 
incorrect or biased.
    Affected Public: Individuals or households.
    Estimated Annual Burden:
    PACT: Veteran's Health and Well-Being Survey--2500.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent:
    PACT: Veteran's Health and Well-Being Survey--30 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Annual Responses:
    PACT: Veteran's Health and Well-Being Survey--5,000.

    By direction of the Secretary:
Cynthia Harvey-Pryor,
Program Specialist, Office of Privacy and Records Management, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2017-01752 Filed 1-25-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 8320-01-P