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Download as PDF 27710 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Notices sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Payment/ClinicalLabFeeSched/ index.html?redirect=/Clinical LabFeeSched/. Interested parties may submit written comments on the preliminary determinations for new and reconsidered codes by early October 2017, to the address specified in the ADDRESSES section of this notice or electronically to our CLFS dedicated email box, CLFS_Annual_Public_ Meeting@cms.hhs.gov (the specific date for the publication of the determinations on the CMS Web site, as well as the deadline for submitting comments regarding the determinations, will be published on the CMS Web site). 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Special Accommodations Individuals attending the meeting who are hearing or visually impaired and have special requirements, or a condition that requires special assistance, should provide that information upon registering for the meeting. The deadline for registration is listed in the DATES section of this notice. PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: June 2, 2017. Seema Verma, Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. [FR Doc. 2017–12544 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program: Third FollowUp Data Collection. OMB No.: 0970–0394. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program. The proposed data collection activities are for the Impact Study of the first round of HPOG grants (HPOGImpact). The goal of HPOG-Impact is to evaluate the effectiveness of approaches used by 20 of the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees to provide TANF recipients and other low-income individuals with opportunities for education, training, and advancement within the healthcare field. It is also intended to evaluate variation in participant impact that may be attributable to different HPOG program components and models. HPOG-Impact is one project within the broader portfolio of research that the ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is utilizing to assess the success of career pathways programs and models. This strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the HPOG program to better understand and assess the activities and their results as well as the Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE) project. In order to maximize learning across the portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and PACE baseline and follow-up surveys has been coordinated, and the majority of the data elements collected in these surveys are similar. (See OMB Control #0970–0397 for PACE data collection.) Four data collection efforts have been approved for HPOG research: One for approval of a Performance Reporting System (PRS) (approved September 2011); a second for collection of baseline data (approved October 2012); a third for a follow-up survey of participants administered approximately 15 months after random E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1 27711 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 115 / Friday, June 16, 2017 / Notices assignment and for implementation study data collection (approved August 2013); and a fourth for a second followup survey of participants administered 36 months after random assignment (approved December 2014). This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection activity for HPOG-Impact—a third follow-up survey for HPOG-Impact participants approximately 72 months after program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow up with study participants to document their education and training experiences; employment experiences including their advancement in their career; economic well-being; student debt and repayment status; and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with children. Previously approved collection activities under 0970–0394 will continue under this new request, specifically the 36-Month Follow-Up Survey and the Follow-Up Survey Contact Information Update Letters. Respondents: Random sample of individuals enrolled in the HPOGImpact Study. Annual Burden Estimates—New Information Collection [This information request is for a three-year period.] Note: The burden estimate increased from the 60-day notice due to an expected increase in sample size. Instrument Total number of respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours 72-Month Follow-Up Survey ................................................ 2,960 987 1 0.75 740 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, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. 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 Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: OIRA_ SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration for Children and Families. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2017–12488 Filed 6–15–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–72–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Administration for Children and Families Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Title: Pathways for Advancing Careers and Education (PACE): Third Follow-Up Data Collection. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:12 Jun 15, 2017 Jkt 241001 OMB No.: 0970–0397. Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Pathways for Advancing Careers (PACE) evaluation. PACE is an evaluation of nine promising career pathways strategies to promote education, employment, and self-sufficiency. The major goal of PACE is to increase the empirical knowledge about the effectiveness of programs for lowincome individuals and families to achieve educational credentials, attain employment, and advance to positions that enable self-sufficiency. PACE is one project within the broader portfolio of research that the ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is utilizing to assess the success of career pathways programs and models. In addition to PACE, this strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results. In order to maximize learning across this portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and PACE baseline and follow up surveys has been coordinated, and the majority of the data elements collected in these surveys are similar. (See OMB Control #0970–0394 for HPOG data collection.) Three data collection efforts have been approved for PACE: One for baseline data collection (approved November 2011); a second for data collection activities to document program implementation, data collection activities for an initial follow- PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 up survey of participants administered approximately 15 months after random assignment, and data collection through in-depth interviews for a small sample of study participants (approved August 2013); and a third for a second followup survey of participants administered 36 months after random assignment (approved December 2014). This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection activity for PACE—a third follow-up survey for PACE participants approximately 72 months after program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow-up with study participants to document their education and training experiences; employment experiences including their advancement in their career; economic well-being; student debt and repayment status; and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with children. Previously approved collection activities under 0970–0397 will continue under this new request, specifically the 36-Month Follow-Up Survey and Follow-Up Survey Contact Information Update Letters. Respondents: Individuals enrolled in the PACE study at programs selected for long-term follow-up. Annual Burden Estimates—New Information Collection [This information request is for a three-year period.] Note: The burden estimate increased from the 60-day notice due to an expected increase in sample size. E:\FR\FM\16JNN1.SGM 16JNN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 115 (Friday, June 16, 2017)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27710-27711]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-12488]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

    Title: Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) program: Third 
Follow-Up Data Collection.
    OMB No.: 0970-0394.
    Description: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), 
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is proposing data 
collection activities as part of the Health Profession Opportunity 
Grant (HPOG) program. The proposed data collection activities are for 
the Impact Study of the first round of HPOG grants (HPOG-Impact). The 
goal of HPOG-Impact is to evaluate the effectiveness of approaches used 
by 20 of the 27 non-tribal HPOG grantees to provide TANF recipients and 
other low-income individuals with opportunities for education, 
training, and advancement within the healthcare field. It is also 
intended to evaluate variation in participant impact that may be 
attributable to different HPOG program components and models.
    HPOG-Impact is one project within the broader portfolio of research 
that the ACF Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) is 
utilizing to assess the success of career pathways programs and models. 
This strategy includes a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach 
for the HPOG program to better understand and assess the activities and 
their results as well as the Pathways for Advancing Careers and 
Education (PACE) project. In order to maximize learning across the 
portfolio, survey development for the HPOG and PACE baseline and 
follow-up surveys has been coordinated, and the majority of the data 
elements collected in these surveys are similar. (See OMB Control 
#0970-0397 for PACE data collection.)
    Four data collection efforts have been approved for HPOG research: 
One for approval of a Performance Reporting System (PRS) (approved 
September 2011); a second for collection of baseline data (approved 
October 2012); a third for a follow-up survey of participants 
administered approximately 15 months after random

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assignment and for implementation study data collection (approved 
August 2013); and a fourth for a second follow-up survey of 
participants administered 36 months after random assignment (approved 
December 2014).
    This Federal Register Notice provides the opportunity to comment on 
a proposed new information collection activity for HPOG-Impact--a third 
follow-up survey for HPOG-Impact participants approximately 72 months 
after program enrollment. The purpose of the survey is to follow up 
with study participants to document their education and training 
experiences; employment experiences including their advancement in 
their career; economic well-being; student debt and repayment status; 
and parenting practices and child outcomes for participants with 
children. Previously approved collection activities under 0970-0394 
will continue under this new request, specifically the 36-Month Follow-
Up Survey and the Follow-Up Survey Contact Information Update Letters.
    Respondents: Random sample of individuals enrolled in the HPOG-
Impact Study.
    Annual Burden Estimates--New Information Collection [This 
information request is for a three-year period.]

    Note:  The burden estimate increased from the 60-day notice due 
to an expected increase in sample size.


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                                                                                                          Number of      Average burden
                             Instrument                              Total number of   Annual number    responses per      hours per      Annual burden
                                                                       respondents     of respondents     respondent        response          hours
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72-Month Follow-Up Survey..........................................           2,960              987                1             0.75              740
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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, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All 
requests should be identified by the title of the information 
collection. Email address: OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov.
    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 Management and Budget, Paperwork Reduction Project, Email: 
OIRA_SUBMISSION@OMB.EOP.GOV, Attn: Desk Officer for the Administration 
for Children and Families.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-12488 Filed 6-15-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4184-72-P