Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program, OMB No. 0915-0387-Revision, 20079-20080 [2018-09674]

Download as PDF 20079 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2018 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden hours per response Total burden hours Title IV–E Plan ................................................................................................. 17 1 16 272 Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 272. In compliance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104–13, 44 U.S.C. Chap 35), the Administration for Children and Families 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 by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington DC 20201. Attn: ACF Reports Clearance Officer. Email address: infocollection@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. Robert Sargis, Reports Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2018–09581 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4184–01–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 May 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program, OMB No. 0915–0387—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. HRSA published the 60-Day notice on January 8, 2018, FR Doc. 2018–00173. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than June 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202–395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (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: 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 SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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. E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 20080 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 88 / Monday, May 7, 2018 / Notices The proposed Rural Quality draft measures reflect a reduced number of required measures and improvements to the number of optional measures including the following: 24 total measures (previously 43), which includes 16 required measures applicable to all awardees in addition to improved optional measure choices for 8 total optional measures (previously 4). 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. With the continuing shift in the healthcare environment towards provision of value-based care and utilization of reimbursement strategies through Centers for Medicare and Medicaid quality reporting programs, the latest competitive cohort also aligns with this shift. An increased number of sophisticated applicants leveraging increasingly intricate reporting methodologies for quality data collection, utilization, and analysis has resulted in an estimate of burden hours more in line with the realities of the health care landscape. 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 Number of respondents Form name Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program Performance Improvement Measurement System (PIMS) Measurement ....................................................... Amy P. McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2018–09674 Filed 5–4–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Rural Health Opioid Program Grant Performance Measures, OMB No. 0906–xxxx—NEW Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. HRSA published the 60-day notice on December 15, 2017, FR Doc. 2017–27013. HRSA received one comment. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the daltland on DSKBBV9HB2PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 May 04, 2018 Jkt 244001 32 32 Number of responses per respondent 1 ........................ public during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than June 6, 2018. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443– 1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Opioid Program Grant Performance Measures OMB No. 0906–xxxx—NEW Abstract: The Rural Health Opioid Program aims to promote rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related health care services to rural communities. The program will work to reduce the morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the development of broad community consortiums to prepare individuals with opioid-use disorder to start treatment, implement care coordination practices to organize patient care activities, and support PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses 32 32 22 ........................ Total burden hours 704 704 individuals in recovery through the enhancement of behavioral counselling and peer support activities. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: For this program, performance measures were drafted to provide data to the program and to enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP), including: (a) Target population demographics; (b) referrals to substance abuse treatment; (c) substance abuse treatment process and outcomes; (d) education of health care providers and community members; and (e) rates of fatal and nonfatal opioid-related overdose. All measures will speak to FORHP’s progress toward meeting the goals set. Likely Respondents: The respondents would be recipients of the Rural Health Opioid Program grant funding. 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 E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 88 (Monday, May 7, 2018)]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for 
Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Small Health Care Provider 
Quality Improvement Program, OMB No. 0915-0387--Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. HRSA 
published the 60-Day notice on January 8, 2018, FR Doc. 2018-00173. 
Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be 
provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public 
during the review and approval period.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than June 6, 
2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk 
officer for HRSA, either by email to [email protected] or by 
fax to 202-395-5806.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance 
requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the 
HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at [email protected] or 
call (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: 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.

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    The proposed Rural Quality draft measures reflect a reduced number 
of required measures and improvements to the number of optional 
measures including the following: 24 total measures (previously 43), 
which includes 16 required measures applicable to all awardees in 
addition to improved optional measure choices for 8 total optional 
measures (previously 4). 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.
    With the continuing shift in the healthcare environment towards 
provision of value-based care and utilization of reimbursement 
strategies through Centers for Medicare and Medicaid quality reporting 
programs, the latest competitive cohort also aligns with this shift. An 
increased number of sophisticated applicants leveraging increasingly 
intricate reporting methodologies for quality data collection, 
utilization, and analysis has resulted in an estimate of burden hours 
more in line with the realities of the health care landscape.
    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
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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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Small Health Care Provider                    32               1              32              22             704
 Quality Improvement Program
 Performance Improvement
 Measurement System (PIMS)
 Measurement....................
                                              32  ..............              32  ..............             704
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Amy P. McNulty,
Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2018-09674 Filed 5-4-18; 8:45 am]
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