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Download as PDF 15229 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 57 / Monday, March 27, 2017 / Notices Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Reconciliation Tool for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. AGENCY: ACTION: 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, pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Information Collection Request Title: Reconciliation Tool for the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, OMB No. 0915– 0342—Extension. Abstract: The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program, as authorized by section 340H of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, awards payment for both direct and indirect expenses to support training for primary care residents in communitybased ambulatory patient care settings. Payments for direct medical expenses are designed to compensate eligible teaching health centers for those expenses directly associated with resident training, while payments for indirect medical expenses are intended to compensate for the additional expenses of training residents in such programs. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: THCGME Program FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 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. SUMMARY: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received May 26, 2017. DATES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N39, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. ADDRESSES: payments are prospective payments, and the statute provides for a reconciliation process through which overpayments may be recouped and underpayments may be adjusted at the end of the fiscal year. This data collection instrument gathers information relating to the number of full-time equivalents (FTEs) in THC training programs in order to reconcile payments for both direct and indirect expenses. Likely Respondents: The likely respondents to the THCGME Reconciliation Tool are THCGME Program award recipients. 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 ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours 59 1 59 2.0 118 Total .............................................................................. asabaliauskas on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES THCGME Reconciliation Tool .............................................. 59 ........................ 59 ........................ 118 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. Jason E. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request; Reconciliation Tool for the Teaching Health 
Center Graduate Medical Education Program

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, 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 Information Collection Request must be received 
May 26, 2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N39, 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, pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.
    Information Collection Request Title: Reconciliation Tool for the 
Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education Program, OMB No. 
0915-0342--Extension.
    Abstract: The Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education 
(THCGME) Program, as authorized by section 340H of the Public Health 
Service (PHS) Act, awards payment for both direct and indirect expenses 
to support training for primary care residents in community-based 
ambulatory patient care settings. Payments for direct medical expenses 
are designed to compensate eligible teaching health centers for those 
expenses directly associated with resident training, while payments for 
indirect medical expenses are intended to compensate for the additional 
expenses of training residents in such programs.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: THCGME Program payments 
are prospective payments, and the statute provides for a reconciliation 
process through which overpayments may be recouped and underpayments 
may be adjusted at the end of the fiscal year. This data collection 
instrument gathers information relating to the number of full-time 
equivalents (FTEs) in THC training programs in order to reconcile 
payments for both direct and indirect expenses.
    Likely Respondents: The likely respondents to the THCGME 
Reconciliation Tool are THCGME Program award recipients.
    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 ICR are summarized in the table below.

                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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THCGME Reconciliation Tool......              59               1              59             2.0             118
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    Total.......................              59  ..............              59  ..............             118
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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.

Jason E. Bennett,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2017-05960 Filed 3-24-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P