Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Bureau of Primary Health Care Uniform Data System, OMB No. 0915-0193-Revision, 21253-21254 [2017-09086]

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[FR Doc. 2017–09148 Filed 5–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Bureau of Primary Health Care Uniform Data System, OMB No. 0915–0193—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 ICR must be received no later than July 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit statements and comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or by mail to the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 10–29, 14N39 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. SRADOVICH on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 May 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Bureau of Primary Health Care Uniform Data System, OMB No. 0915–0193— Revision. Abstract: The Uniform Data System (UDS) is the Bureau of Primary Health Care’s (BPHC) annual reporting system for HRSA-supported health centers. UDS includes reporting requirements for Health Center Program look-alikes and grantees of the following: Community Health Center program, Migrant Health Center program, Health Care for the Homeless program, and Public Housing Primary Care program. A subset of recipients of the Bureau of Health Workforce’s (BHW) Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) program, specifically those recipients that are funded under the practice priority areas listed under Public Health Service Act (PHSA) Section 831(b), are also required to complete UDS annual reporting. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA collects UDS data annually to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements, improve health center performance and operations, and report overall program accomplishments. The data help to identify trends, enabling HRSA to establish or expand targeted programs and identify effective services and interventions to improve the health of medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations. UDS data are compared with national healthrelated data, including the National Health Interview Survey and National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, to explore potential differences between health center patient populations and the U.S. population at large, and those individuals and families who rely on the health care safety net for primary care. UDS data also inform Health Center Program partners and communities regarding the patients served by health centers. BHW uses the patient and provider-level data to determine the impact of health care services on patient outcomes. The data also enables BHW to establish or expand targeted programs and identify effective services and interventions to improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. In addition, the UDS data are useful to a subset of BHW recipients of the NEPQR program for performance and operations improvement, patient forecasts, identification of trends/patterns, implication of access barriers, and cost SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00068 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 21253 analysis to support long-term sustainability. The UDS data collection for 2018 will be revised in three ways. To support continued efforts to standardize data collection and reduce the burden per respondent of reporting for health centers, the measures stated below will be updated, where necessary, to align with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services electronic clinical quality measures (CMS e-CQMs) designated for the 2018 reporting period. Specifically: • Poor glycemic control is defined as HbA1c > 9% per the CMS Meaningful Use and e-specifications.’’ Therefore, HRSA is removing this column to be consistent with the Healthy People 2020 national benchmark and CMS and to reduce reporting burden. • Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition assesses a health center’s approach to patient-centered care. HRSA collects PCMH data on a quarterly basis outside of UDS. Therefore, HRSA is removing this question to reduce reporting burden. • Telehealth is increasingly used as a method of health care delivery for the health center patient population, especially those hard-to-reach patients living in geographically isolated communities. Collecting information on telehealth capacity and use of telehealth is essential for (1) the delivery of technical assistance for health centers and (2) improving the health of the nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by assuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. Based on the uniqueness of telehealth data and its introduction into the UDS system, HRSA is proposing more robust questions to better capture this data. Likely Respondents: Respondents are HRSA BPHC Health Center Program grantees, look-alikes, and BHW NEPQR Program recipients. Burden Statement: Burden includes 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. While the overall burden estimate is increasing due to an increase in the number of respondents, the E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1 21254 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 86 / Friday, May 5, 2017 / Notices proposed revisions will result in a reduction in burden per respondent due to the removal of two questions and the modification of a third set of questions. 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 Universal Report .................................................................. Grant Report ........................................................................ 1,477 498 1 1 1,477 498 169 21 249,613 10,458 Total .............................................................................. 1,975 ........................ 1,975 ........................ 260,071 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. 2017–09086 Filed 5–4–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: National Health Service Corps Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915–0388—Extension Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: 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 ICR should be received no later than July 5, 2017. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance SRADOVICH on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:43 May 04, 2017 Jkt 241001 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, in compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. Information Collection Request Title: National Health Service Corps Ambassador Portal OMB No. 0915– 0388—Extension Abstract: The National Health Service Corps (NHSC), administered by HRSA, is committed to improving the health of the nation’s underserved by uniting communities in need with caring health professionals and by supporting communities’ efforts to build better systems of care. NHSC programs provide scholarships and repay qualifying educational loans for primary care physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, behavioral health clinicians, and other primary care clinicians who agree to practice in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). The NHSC invites current and former NHSC participants and individuals affiliated with academic, clinical, and other public health related organizations to participate in the NHSC Ambassador Program. NHSC Ambassadors provide professional development, training, and mentorship to NHSC Corps members interested in primary care and serving in a HPSA. NHSC Ambassadors also educate current and prospective NHSC participants about the unique or local characteristics of a particular NHSC site, HPSA, or region. NHSC Ambassadors inspire and motivate students and clinicians to provide primary care in PO 00000 Frm 00069 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 communities with health professional shortages. The NHSC Ambassador Portal serves as both the application interface for interested individuals to apply and become NHSC Ambassadors, as well as the public-facing online searchable database of contact information for Ambassadors. An applicant creates an Ambassador profile that contains information such as name, email address, professional/employment information (including organization name and address, or the school attending), phone number(s), discipline(s) interested in interacting with, and a brief reason why he or she would like to be Ambassador. Completed applications are forwarded through the portal to NHSC staff. If approved, an NHSC Ambassador has the opportunity to add a brief professional biography and social network addresses to his or her profile. Assistance in completing the application is provided through prompts via the online portal and through the NHSC Customer Care Center, if necessary. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The need and purpose of this information collection is to provide a database where interested parties can search for an NHSC Ambassador to serve as a local resource who can offer a unique perspective on providing health care services as an NHSC Participant in HPSAs. Based on the analysis of the Directory since its creation in 2014, it is estimated that nearly 600 Ambassadors have the potential to update their profiles within 1 year. The number of new Ambassadors was over-estimated at 200 in 2014, whereas recent trends estimate 156 new Ambassadors annually. Therefore, the estimated increase in updates by current Ambassadors and decrease in new Ambassador profiles results in a net burden hour increase of 6 hours from 2014 to 2017. Likely Respondents: Current or former NHSC participants or individuals who are affiliated with academic, clinical, or E:\FR\FM\05MYN1.SGM 05MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request; Bureau of Primary Health Care Uniform Data 
System, OMB No. 0915-0193--Revision

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 ICR must be received no later than July 5, 
2017.

ADDRESSES: Submit statements and comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or by 
mail to the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Room 10-29, 14N39 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.
    Information Collection Request Title: Bureau of Primary Health Care 
Uniform Data System, OMB No. 0915-0193--Revision.
    Abstract: The Uniform Data System (UDS) is the Bureau of Primary 
Health Care's (BPHC) annual reporting system for HRSA-supported health 
centers. UDS includes reporting requirements for Health Center Program 
look-alikes and grantees of the following: Community Health Center 
program, Migrant Health Center program, Health Care for the Homeless 
program, and Public Housing Primary Care program. A subset of 
recipients of the Bureau of Health Workforce's (BHW) Nurse Education, 
Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) program, specifically those 
recipients that are funded under the practice priority areas listed 
under Public Health Service Act (PHSA) Section 831(b), are also 
required to complete UDS annual reporting.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA collects UDS data 
annually to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory 
requirements, improve health center performance and operations, and 
report overall program accomplishments. The data help to identify 
trends, enabling HRSA to establish or expand targeted programs and 
identify effective services and interventions to improve the health of 
medically underserved communities and vulnerable populations. UDS data 
are compared with national health-related data, including the National 
Health Interview Survey and National Health and Nutrition Examination 
Survey, to explore potential differences between health center patient 
populations and the U.S. population at large, and those individuals and 
families who rely on the health care safety net for primary care. UDS 
data also inform Health Center Program partners and communities 
regarding the patients served by health centers. BHW uses the patient 
and provider-level data to determine the impact of health care services 
on patient outcomes. The data also enables BHW to establish or expand 
targeted programs and identify effective services and interventions to 
improve the health of underserved communities and vulnerable 
populations. In addition, the UDS data are useful to a subset of BHW 
recipients of the NEPQR program for performance and operations 
improvement, patient forecasts, identification of trends/patterns, 
implication of access barriers, and cost analysis to support long-term 
sustainability.
    The UDS data collection for 2018 will be revised in three ways. To 
support continued efforts to standardize data collection and reduce the 
burden per respondent of reporting for health centers, the measures 
stated below will be updated, where necessary, to align with Centers 
for Medicare & Medicaid Services electronic clinical quality measures 
(CMS e-CQMs) designated for the 2018 reporting period. Specifically:
     Poor glycemic control is defined as HbA1c > 9% per the CMS 
Meaningful Use and e-specifications.'' Therefore, HRSA is removing this 
column to be consistent with the Healthy People 2020 national benchmark 
and CMS and to reduce reporting burden.
     Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) recognition assesses 
a health center's approach to patient-centered care. HRSA collects PCMH 
data on a quarterly basis outside of UDS. Therefore, HRSA is removing 
this question to reduce reporting burden.
     Telehealth is increasingly used as a method of health care 
delivery for the health center patient population, especially those 
hard-to-reach patients living in geographically isolated communities. 
Collecting information on telehealth capacity and use of telehealth is 
essential for (1) the delivery of technical assistance for health 
centers and (2) improving the health of the nation's underserved 
communities and vulnerable populations by assuring access to 
comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care 
services. Based on the uniqueness of telehealth data and its 
introduction into the UDS system, HRSA is proposing more robust 
questions to better capture this data.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents are HRSA BPHC Health Center Program 
grantees, look-alikes, and BHW NEPQR Program recipients.
    Burden Statement: Burden includes 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. While the overall burden estimate is increasing due to an 
increase in the number of respondents, the

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proposed revisions will result in a reduction in burden per respondent 
due to the removal of two questions and the modification of a third set 
of questions. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are 
summarized in the table below.

                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Universal Report................           1,477               1           1,477             169         249,613
Grant Report....................             498               1             498              21          10,458
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    Total.......................           1,975  ..............           1,975  ..............         260,071
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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. 2017-09086 Filed 5-4-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P