Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request, 61308 [2017-27857]

Download as PDF 61308 Federal Register / Vol. 82, No. 247 / Wednesday, December 27, 2017 / Notices 78. Janice Espinosa, Dresher, Pennsylvania, Court of Federal Claims No: 17–1857V [FR Doc. 2017–27961 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier OS–0990–0330] Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment Request Office of the Secretary, HHS. Notice. AGENCY: ACTION: Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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. Title: Appellant Climate Survey, Revision. Abstract: The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) requests revision to a previously approved information collection request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The annual OMHA Appellant Climate Survey is a survey of Medicare beneficiaries, providers, suppliers, or their representatives who participated in a hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from OMHA. Appellants dissatisfied with the outcome of their Level 2 Medicare appeal may request a hearing before an OMHA ALJ. The Appellant Climate Survey will be used to measure appellant satisfaction with their OMHA appeals experience, as opposed to their satisfaction with a specific ruling. OMHA was established by the Medicare SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed collection for public comment. DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before January 26, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or via facsimile to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherrette Funn, Sherrette.Funn@hhs.gov or (202) 795–7714. When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the document identifier 0990–New–30D and project title for reference. SUMMARY: Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 (Pub. L. 108–173) and became operational on July 1, 2005. The MMA legislation and implementing regulations issued on March 8, 2007 instituted a number of changes in the appeals process. The MMA legislation also directed HHS to consider the feasibility of conducting hearings using telephone or videoteleconference (VTC) technologies. In carrying out this mandate, OMHA makes use of both teleconferencing and VTC to provide appellants with a vast nationwide network of access points for hearings close to their homes. The first 3-year administration cycle of the OMHA survey began in fiscal year (FY) 2008, a second 3-year cycle began in FY2011, and third 3-year cycle began in FY2014. The survey will continue to be conducted annually over a 3-year period with the next data collection cycle beginning in FY2018. Data collection instruments and recruitment materials will be offered in English and Spanish. Total burden for survey respondents is 100.00 hours each year. Affected Public: Survey respondents will consist of Medicare beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries (i.e., providers, suppliers), who participated in a hearing before an OMHA ALJ. OMHA will draw a representative, nonredundant sample of appellants whose cases have been closed in the last 6 months. TABLE 1—ESTIMATES OF RESPONDENT BURDEN Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Burden per response (hours) Total burden (hours) Respondent type Form name Beneficiaries ...................................... Non-Beneficiaries .............................. Appellant Climate Survey ................. Appellant Climate Survey ................. 200 200 1 1 15/60 15/60 50.00 50.00 Total ........................................... ........................................................... 400 1 15/60 100.00 Terry S. Clark, Office of the Secretary, Asst. Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. National Institute on Aging Notice of Closed Meeting The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. Name of Committee: National Institute on Aging Special Emphasis Panel; Elder Mistreatment. Date: January 24, 2018. Time: 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. [FR Doc. 2017–27857 Filed 12–26–17; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–46–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES National Institutes of Health VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:43 Dec 26, 2017 Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institute on Aging, Gateway Building, Suite 2W200, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Kimberly Firth, Ph.D., National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Aging, Gateway Building, 7201 Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 2C212, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301–402–7702, firthkm@ mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.866, Aging Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 247 (Wednesday, December 27, 2017)]
[Notices]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

[Document Identifier OS-0990-0330]


Agency Information Collection Request. 30-Day Public Comment 
Request

AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and 
Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed 
collection for public comment.

DATES: Comments on the ICR must be received on or before January 26, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or via 
facsimile to (202) 395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sherrette Funn, [email protected] 
or (202) 795-7714. When submitting comments or requesting information, 
please include the document identifier 0990-New-30D and project title 
for reference.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Interested persons are invited to send 
comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this 
collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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.
    Title: Appellant Climate Survey, Revision.
    Abstract: The Office of Medicare Hearings and Appeals (OMHA) 
requests revision to a previously approved information collection 
request from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). The annual OMHA 
Appellant Climate Survey is a survey of Medicare beneficiaries, 
providers, suppliers, or their representatives who participated in a 
hearing before an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) from OMHA. Appellants 
dissatisfied with the outcome of their Level 2 Medicare appeal may 
request a hearing before an OMHA ALJ. The Appellant Climate Survey will 
be used to measure appellant satisfaction with their OMHA appeals 
experience, as opposed to their satisfaction with a specific ruling. 
OMHA was established by the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, 
and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003 (Pub. L. 108-173) and became 
operational on July 1, 2005. The MMA legislation and implementing 
regulations issued on March 8, 2007 instituted a number of changes in 
the appeals process. The MMA legislation also directed HHS to consider 
the feasibility of conducting hearings using telephone or video-
teleconference (VTC) technologies. In carrying out this mandate, OMHA 
makes use of both teleconferencing and VTC to provide appellants with a 
vast nationwide network of access points for hearings close to their 
homes. The first 3-year administration cycle of the OMHA survey began 
in fiscal year (FY) 2008, a second 3-year cycle began in FY2011, and 
third 3-year cycle began in FY2014. The survey will continue to be 
conducted annually over a 3-year period with the next data collection 
cycle beginning in FY2018. Data collection instruments and recruitment 
materials will be offered in English and Spanish. Total burden for 
survey respondents is 100.00 hours each year.
    Affected Public: Survey respondents will consist of Medicare 
beneficiaries and non-beneficiaries (i.e., providers, suppliers), who 
participated in a hearing before an OMHA ALJ. OMHA will draw a 
representative, non-redundant sample of appellants whose cases have 
been closed in the last 6 months.

                                     Table 1--Estimates of Respondent Burden
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                                                                     Number of      Burden per
        Respondent type             Form name        Number of     responses per     response      Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent        (hours)         (hours)
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Beneficiaries.................  Appellant                    200               1           15/60           50.00
                                 Climate Survey.
Non-Beneficiaries.............  Appellant                    200               1           15/60           50.00
                                 Climate Survey.
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    Total.....................  ................             400               1           15/60          100.00
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Terry S. Clark,
Office of the Secretary, Asst. Paperwork Reduction Act Reports 
Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2017-27857 Filed 12-26-17; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4150-46-P