Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program, OMB No. 0906-0012-Revision,

Download as PDF 1039 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices information, please include the information request collection title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program, OMB No. 0915– 0387—Revision. Abstract: This program is authorized by Title III, Public Health Service Act, Section 330A(g) (42 U.S.C. 254c(g)), as amended. This authority permits the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to support grants that expand access to, coordinate, contain the cost of, and improve the quality of essential health care services, including preventive and emergency services, through the development of health care networks in rural and frontier areas and regions. The authority also allows HRSA to provide funds to rural and frontier communities to support the direct delivery of health care and related services, expand existing services, or enhance health service delivery through education, promotion, and prevention programs. The purpose of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Grant (Rural Quality) Program is to provide support to rural primary care providers for implementation of quality improvement activities. The program promotes the development of an evidence-based culture and delivery of coordinated care in the primary care setting. Additional objectives of the program include improved health outcomes for patients, enhanced chronic disease management, and better engagement of patients and their caregivers. Organizations participating in the program are required to use an evidence-based quality improvement model; develop, implement and assess effectiveness of quality improvement initiatives; and use health information technology (HIT) to collect and report data. HIT may include an electronic patient registry or an electronic health record, and is a critical component for improving quality and patient outcomes. With HIT, it is possible to generate timely and meaningful data, which helps providers track and plan care. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: FORHP collects this information to quantify the impact of grant funding on access to health care, quality of services, and improvement of health outcomes. FORHP uses the data for program improvement and grantees use the data for performance tracking. The measures encompass access to care, population demographics, consortium/ network, sustainability, quality improvement implementation strategies, clinical, and optional topic utilization. The proposed Rural Quality draft measures reflect a reduced number of measures: 25 total (previously 43), which includes 18 required measures Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent applicable to all awardees in addition to 7 optional measures. Proposed revisions specifically include the following: (1) Alignment of clinical measures to current National Quality Forum endorsement recommendations and (2) broadened orientation of measures for improved applicability across variety of rural quality improvement project topic areas. Likely Respondents: The respondents would be award recipients of the Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program. 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: Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 32 1 32 26 832 Total .............................................................................. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS) Measurement ....................................................... 32 ........................ 32 ........................ 832 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. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. AGENCY: [FR Doc. 2018–00173 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 08, 2018 Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program, OMB No. 0906–0012— Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public SUMMARY: Jkt 244001 PO 00000 Frm 00027 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 March 12, 2018. 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 E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1 1040 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 6 / Tuesday, January 9, 2018 / Notices proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call Lisa Wright-Solomon, 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: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program, OMB No. 0906– 0012—Revision. Abstract: The Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program (RESEP) is authorized by section 417C of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 285a–9). The purpose of RESEP is to assist individuals who live (or lived) in areas where U.S. nuclear weapons testing occurred and who are diagnosed with cancer and other radiogenic diseases caused by exposure to nuclear fallout or nuclear materials such as uranium. RESEP funds support eligible health care organizations in implementing cancer screening programs; developing education programs; disseminating information on radiogenic diseases and the importance of early detection; screening eligible individuals for cancer and other radiogenic diseases; providing appropriate referrals for medical treatment; and facilitating documentation of radiation exposure. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data useful to the program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993 (Pub. L. 103–62). These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), including demographics for the RESEP program user population, medical screening activities for cancers and other radiogenic diseases, exposure and presentation types for eligible radiogenic malignant and nonmalignant diseases, referrals for appropriate medical treatment, eligibility counseling and referral assistance for the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act, and program outreach and education activities. These measures speak to FORHP’s progress toward meeting the established goals. In order to reduce the reporting burden by the award recipients, a number of questions have been removed with the new set of measures reflecting an effort to streamline data collection and collect consistent and uniform measures across FORHP’s grant programs. Likely Respondents: Radiation Exposure Screening and Education 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: (1) Review instructions; (2) 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; (3) train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; (4) search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and (5) 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 responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name Radiation Exposure Screening and Education Program ..... Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Amy McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2018–00145 Filed 1–8–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:58 Jan 08, 2018 Jkt 244001 1 8 12 96 8 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. 8 ........................ 8 ........................ 96 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health National Institute of Dental & Craniofacial Research; Notice of Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of a meeting of the National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council. The meeting will be open to the public as indicated below, with attendance limited to space available. Individuals who plan to attend and need special assistance, such as sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodations, should notify the Contact Person listed below in advance of the meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections PO 00000 Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 552b(c)(4) and 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. Name of Committee: National Advisory Dental and Craniofacial Research Council. Date: January 31, 2018. Open: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Agenda: Report to the Director, NIDCR. Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. Closed: 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Building 31, 6th Floor, Conference Room 6, 31 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892. Contact Person: Alicia J. Dombroski, Ph.D., Director, Division of Extramural Activities, E:\FR\FM\09JAN1.SGM 09JAN1

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