Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request, 41269-41270 [2017-18410]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / Notices Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by September 29, 2017. ADDRESSES: When commenting on the proposed information collections, please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be received by the OMB desk officer via one of the following transmissions: OMB, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attention: CMS Desk Officer, Fax Number: (202) 395–5806 OR, email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ Web site address at Web site address at https:// www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786– 1326. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501–3520), federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)) requires federal agencies to publish a 30-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice that summarizes the following proposed collection(s) of information for public comment: Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Conditions of Participation for Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) and Supporting mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES DATES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 Regulations; Use: At the outset of the critical access hospital (CAH) program, the information collection requirements for all CAHs were addressed together under the following information collection request: CMS–R–48 (OCN: 0938–0328). As the CAH program has grown in both scope of services and the number of providers, the burden associated with CAHs with distinct part units (DPUs) was separated from the CAHs without DPUs. Section 1820(c)(2)(E)(i) of the Social Security Act provides that a CAH may establish and operate a psychiatric or rehabilitation DPU. Each DPU may maintain up to10 beds and must comply with the hospital requirements specified in 42 CFR Subparts A, B, C, and D of part 482. Presently, 105 CAHs have rehabilitation or psychiatric DPUs. The burden associated with CAHs that have DPUs continues to be reported under CMS–R–48, along with the burden for all 4,890 accredited and non-accredited hospitals. The CAH conditions of participation and accompanying information collection requirements specified in the regulations are used by surveyors as a basis for determining whether a CAH meets the requirements to participate in the Medicare program. We, along with the healthcare industry, believe that the availability to the facility of the type of records and general content of records, which this regulation specifies, is standard medical practice and is necessary in order to ensure the wellbeing and safety of patients and professional treatment accountability. Form Number: CMS–10239 (OMB Control number: 0938–1043); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private sector—Business or other forprofit; Number of Respondents: 1,215; Total Annual Responses: 144,585; Total Annual Hours: 24,183. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Mary Collins at 410–786–3189.) Dated: August 24, 2017. Martique Jones, Director, Regulations Development Group, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2017–18275 Filed 8–29–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 41269 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request Title: National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the Health Profession Opportunity Grants. OMB No.: 0970–0462. 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 Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF and Other Low Income Individuals. ACF has developed a multipronged research and evaluation approach for the HPOG program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and their results. Two rounds of HPOG grants have been awarded—the first in 2010 (HPOG 1.0) and the second in 2015 (HPOG 2.0). There are federal evaluations associated with each round of grants. HPOG grants provide funding to government agencies, community-based organizations, post-secondary educational institutions, and tribalaffiliated organizations to provide education and training services to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals, including tribal members. Under HPOG 2.0, ACF provided grants to five tribal-affiliated organizations and 27 non-tribal entities. OMB previously approved data collection under OMB Control Number 0970–0462 for: The HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation (Approved August 2015); and the National Evaluation impact study, the National Evaluation descriptive study, and the Tribal Evaluation (All approved June 2017). The proposed data collection activities described in this Federal Register Notice will provide data for the impact and cost benefit studies of the 27 non-tribal grantees participating in the National Evaluation of HPOG 2.0. National Evaluation: The National Evaluation pertains only to the 27 nontribal grantees that received HPOG 2.0 funding. The design for the National Evaluation features an implementation study, a systems change analysis, and cost benefit analysis. In addition, the National Evaluation is using an experimental design to measure and analyze key participant outcomes including completion of education and training, receipt of certificates and/or degrees, earnings, and employment in a E:\FR\FM\30AUN1.SGM 30AUN1 41270 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 167 / Wednesday, August 30, 2017 / Notices healthcare career. The impact evaluation will assess the outcomes for study participants that were offered HPOG 2.0 training, financial assistance, and support services, compared to what their outcomes would have been if they had not been offered HPOG 2.0 services. This Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new information collection activity for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation’s impact study—the HPOG 2.0 Impact Evaluation first follow-up survey. The first followup survey of both treatment and control group members will be administered approximately 15 months after baseline data collection and random assignment. The survey will collect data about key outcomes of interest, including participants’ tenure and experience in HPOG programming, certifications and educational achievements, job placement, and benefits. These are the key outcomes of interest for which data are not otherwise available through existing data sources. Previously approved collection activities under 0970–0462 will continue under this new request for the National Evaluation of the non-tribal grantees. In subsequent requests for clearance, we will submit (1) additional data collection instruments to support the descriptive study of the 27 non-tribal grantees participating in the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation, including grantee interview guides and participant interview guides; and (2) the second follow-up survey for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation impact study. The second follow-up survey is for collecting data from both treatment and control group members at the 27 nontribal grantees, approximately 36 months after baseline data collection and random assignment. This submission will also include data collection necessary for the National Evaluation’s cost benefit analysis. Respondents: For the National Evaluation impact study: HPOG 2.0 study participants at the 27 non-tribal grantees. Annual Response Burden Estimates: (This information collection request is for 3 years): Total number of respondents Annual number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Annual burden hours HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation: 15-month Follow-up Survey .................................................................................... mstockstill on DSK30JT082PROD with NOTICES Instrument 10,400 3,467 1 1 3,467 In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services, is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded in 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. Email address: OPREinfocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by the title of the information collection. The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:40 Aug 29, 2017 Jkt 241001 comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. comments on the draft revised guidance by October 30, 2017. Mary Jones, ACF/OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. 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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 167 (Wednesday, August 30, 2017)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Comment Request

    Title: National and Tribal Evaluation of the 2nd Generation of the 
Health Profession Opportunity Grants.
    OMB No.: 0970-0462.
    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 
Grants (HPOG) to Serve TANF and Other Low Income Individuals. ACF has 
developed a multi-pronged research and evaluation approach for the HPOG 
program to better understand and assess the activities conducted and 
their results. Two rounds of HPOG grants have been awarded--the first 
in 2010 (HPOG 1.0) and the second in 2015 (HPOG 2.0). There are federal 
evaluations associated with each round of grants. HPOG grants provide 
funding to government agencies, community-based organizations, post-
secondary educational institutions, and tribal-affiliated organizations 
to provide education and training services to Temporary Assistance for 
Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals, 
including tribal members. Under HPOG 2.0, ACF provided grants to five 
tribal-affiliated organizations and 27 non-tribal entities.
    OMB previously approved data collection under OMB Control Number 
0970-0462 for: The HPOG 2.0 National and Tribal Evaluation (Approved 
August 2015); and the National Evaluation impact study, the National 
Evaluation descriptive study, and the Tribal Evaluation (All approved 
June 2017). The proposed data collection activities described in this 
Federal Register Notice will provide data for the impact and cost 
benefit studies of the 27 non-tribal grantees participating in the 
National Evaluation of HPOG 2.0.
    National Evaluation: The National Evaluation pertains only to the 
27 non-tribal grantees that received HPOG 2.0 funding. The design for 
the National Evaluation features an implementation study, a systems 
change analysis, and cost benefit analysis. In addition, the National 
Evaluation is using an experimental design to measure and analyze key 
participant outcomes including completion of education and training, 
receipt of certificates and/or degrees, earnings, and employment in a

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healthcare career. The impact evaluation will assess the outcomes for 
study participants that were offered HPOG 2.0 training, financial 
assistance, and support services, compared to what their outcomes would 
have been if they had not been offered HPOG 2.0 services.
    This Notice provides the opportunity to comment on a proposed new 
information collection activity for the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation's 
impact study--the HPOG 2.0 Impact Evaluation first follow-up survey. 
The first follow-up survey of both treatment and control group members 
will be administered approximately 15 months after baseline data 
collection and random assignment. The survey will collect data about 
key outcomes of interest, including participants' tenure and experience 
in HPOG programming, certifications and educational achievements, job 
placement, and benefits. These are the key outcomes of interest for 
which data are not otherwise available through existing data sources. 
Previously approved collection activities under 0970-0462 will continue 
under this new request for the National Evaluation of the non-tribal 
grantees.
    In subsequent requests for clearance, we will submit (1) additional 
data collection instruments to support the descriptive study of the 27 
non-tribal grantees participating in the HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation, 
including grantee interview guides and participant interview guides; 
and (2) the second follow-up survey for the HPOG 2.0 National 
Evaluation impact study. The second follow-up survey is for collecting 
data from both treatment and control group members at the 27 non-tribal 
grantees, approximately 36 months after baseline data collection and 
random assignment. This submission will also include data collection 
necessary for the National Evaluation's cost benefit analysis.
    Respondents: For the National Evaluation impact study: HPOG 2.0 
study participants at the 27 non-tribal grantees.
    Annual Response Burden Estimates: (This information collection 
request is for 3 years):

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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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HPOG 2.0 National Evaluation: 15-month Follow-up Survey............          10,400            3,467                1                1            3,467
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    In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and 
Families (ACF), Department of Health and Human Services, is soliciting 
public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection 
described above. Copies of the proposed collection of information can 
be obtained and comments may be forwarded in 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. Email address: 
OPREinfocollection@acf.hhs.gov. All requests should be identified by 
the title of the information collection.
    The Department specifically requests comments on: (a) Whether the 
proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper 
performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the 
information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the 
agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection 
of information on respondents, including through the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology. 
Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted 
within 60 days of this publication.

Mary Jones,
ACF/OPRE Reports Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-18410 Filed 8-29-17; 8:45 am]
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