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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 portals in the context of Government requirements. (F) An assessment of the impact on existing programs, including schedules, set-asides for small business concerns, and other preference programs. In furtherance of Phase II objectives, GSA is planning to share information related to the approach proposed in the Phase I deliverable and respond to questions from industry. Additionally, the team is seeking feedback from providers of commercial e-commerce portal as well as suppliers selling on commercial e-commerce portals in certain topic areas, as listed in ‘‘Notice QP–2018–02, Request for information from Suppliers Selling on Commercial e-Commerce Portals,’’ and ‘‘Notice QP– 2018–03, Request for information from Platform Providers of Commercial eCommerce Portals.’’ B. Public Meeting In-person Attendance: Registration check-in will begin at 7:30 a.m., EST, on June 21, 2018, with the meeting starting promptly at 8:30 a.m., EST. Attendees must be prepared to present a form of government-issued photo identification. Format: GSA and OMB intend to conduct a modified town-hall/panel style discussion focused around two main topics. 1. GSA and OMB will discuss and field questions related to the findings from Phase I of the implementation plan, initial thoughts on Phase II, and the implementation of a proof of concept in FY19. 2. GSA intends to organize a panel discussion around the questions asked to portal providers and suppliers on portals found in RFIs ‘‘Notice QP–2018– 02, Request for information from Suppliers Selling on Commercial eCommerce Portals,’’ and ‘‘Notice QP– 2018–03, Request for information from Platform Providers of Commercial eCommerce Portals.’’ Parties wishing to participate as a panel member in the public meeting scheduled for June 21, 2018, should email section846@gsa.gov by Thursday, June 14, 2018, with the subject line ‘‘Request to be panelist at upcoming public meeting’’ and should identify their company, role in company, and a short statement about their interest/ qualifications for being a panelist. GSA will select panelists from among those expressing interest and will formally notify them no later than Monday, June 18, 2018. In selecting panelists, GSA will seek an array of perspectives, backgrounds, and views. Requests made after the deadline to participate on a panel cannot be accepted due to the tight timelines. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 Meeting Accommodations: The public meeting is physically accessible to people with disabilities. Request for sign language interpretation or other auxiliary aids should be directed to section846@gsa.gov by Thursday, June 14, 2018. Please see the Commercial Platform Interact group page at https:// interact.gsa.gov/group/commercialplatform-initiative for additional information on public meeting content and for a posting of the agenda (to be made available a few days prior to the meeting). For more specific questions, please send an email to section846@ gsa.gov. Dated: May 25, 2018. Laura J. Stanton, Assistant Commissioner, Office of Enterprise Strategy Management, Federal Acquisition Service, General Services Administration. [FR Doc. 2018–11717 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6820–89–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ‘‘Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.’’ SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by July 30, 2018. DATES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by emails at doris.lefkowitz@ AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 25005 Proposed Project Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public the comment on this proposed information collection. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine called for health care organizations to develop a ‘‘culture of safety’’ such that their workforce and processes focus on improving the reliability and safety of care for patients (IOM, 1999; To Err is Human: Building a Safer Health System). To respond to the need for tools to assess patient safety culture in health care, AHRQ developed and pilot tested the Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture with OMB approval (OMB NO. 0935–0132; Approved July 5, 2007). The survey is designed to enable nursing homes to assess provider and staff perspectives about patient safety issues, medical error, and error reporting and includes 42 items that measure 12 composites of patient safety culture. AHRQ made the survey publicly available along with a Survey User’s Guide and other toolkit materials in November, 2008, on the AHRQ website. The AHRQ Nursing Home SOPS Database consists of data from the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Nursing homes in the U.S. can voluntarily submit data from the survey to AHRQ through its contractor, Westat. The Nursing Home SOPS Database (OMB NO. 0935–0195, last approved on September 30, 2015) was developed by AHRQ in 2011 in response to requests from nursing homes interested in viewing their organizations’ patient safety culture survey results. Those organizations submitting data receive a feedback report, as well as a report on the aggregated de-identified findings of the other nursing homes submitting data. These reports are used to assist nursing home staff in their efforts to improve patient safety culture in their organizations. Rationale for the information collection. The Nursing Home SOPS and Nursing Home SOPS Database support AHRQ’s goals of promoting improvements in the quality and safety of health care in nursing home settings. The survey, toolkit materials, and database results are all made publicly available on AHRQ’s website. Technical assistance is provided by AHRQ through its contractor at no charge to nursing homes, to facilitate the use of these materials for nursing home patient safety and quality improvement. E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 25006 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices This database will: (1) Present results from nursing homes that voluntarily submit their data; (2) Provide data to nursing homes to facilitate internal assessment and learning in the patient safety improvement process; and (3) Provide supplemental information to help nursing homes identify their strengths and areas with potential for improvement in patient safety culture. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, Westat, pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services and with respect to surveys and database development. 42 U.S.C 299a(a)(1) and (8). Method of Collection To achieve the goal of this project the following activities and data collections will be implemented: (1) Eligibility and Registration Form— The nursing home (or parent organization) point-of-contact (POC) completes a number of data submission steps and forms, beginning with the completion of an online Eligibility and Registration Form. The purpose of this form is to collect basic demographic information about the nursing home and initiate the registration process. (2) Data Use Agreement—The purpose of the data use agreement, completed by the nursing home POC, is to state how data submitted by nursing homes will be used and provides privacy assurances. (3) Nursing Home Site Information Form—The purpose of the site information form, completed by the nursing home POC, is to collect background characteristics of the nursing home. This information will be used to analyze data collected with the Nursing Home SOPS survey. (4) Data File(s) Submission—POCs upload their data file(s) using the data file specifications, to ensure that users submit standardized and consistent data in the way variables are named, coded and formatted. The number of submissions to the database is likely to vary each year because nursing homes do not administer the survey and submit data every year. Data submission is typically handled by one POC who is either a corporate level health care manager for a Quality Improvement Organization (QIO), a survey vendor who contracts with a nursing home to collect their data, or a nursing home Director of Nursing or nurse manager. POCs submit data on behalf of 5 nursing homes, on average, because many nursing homes are part of a QIO or larger nursing home or health system that includes many nursing home sites, or the POC is a vendor that is submitting data for multiple nursing homes. Survey data from the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture are used to produce three types of products: (1) A Nursing Home SOPS User Database Report that is made publicly available on the AHRQ website; (2) Individual Nursing Home Survey Feedback Reports are individualized reports produced for each nursing home that submits data to the database; and (3) Research data sets of individuallevel and nursing home-level deidentified data to enable researchers to conduct analyses. All data released in a data set are de-identified at the individual-level and the nursing homelevel. Nursing homes will be invited to voluntarily submit their Nursing Home SOPS survey data to the database. The data are then cleaned and aggregated and used to produce a Database Report in PDF format that displays averages, standard deviations, and percentile scores on the survey’s 42 items and 12 patient safety culture composites, as well as displaying these results by nursing home characteristics (bed size, urbanicity, ownership, and region) and respondent characteristics (work area/ unit, staff position, interaction with residents, shift worked most often, and tenure in nursing home). Each nursing home that submits data receives an individualized survey feedback report that presents their results alongside the aggregate results from other participating nursing homes. Nursing homes use the Nursing Home SOPS Database Reports and Individual Nursing Home Survey Feedback Reports for a number of purposes, to: • Raise staff awareness about patient safety. • Elucidate and assess the current status of patient safety culture in their nursing home. • Identify strengths and areas for patient safety culture improvement. • Evaluate trends in patient safety culture change over time. • Evaluate the cultural impact of patient safety initiatives and interventions. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondents’ time to participate in the database. An estimated 60 POCs, each representing an average of 5 individual nursing homes each, will complete the database submission steps and forms. Each POC will submit the following: • Eligibility and registration form (completion is estimated to take about 3 minutes). • Data Use Agreement (completion is estimated to take about 3 minutes). • Nursing Home Site Information Form (completion is estimated to take about 5 minutes). • Survey data submission will take an average of one hour. The total annual burden hours are estimated to be 91 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the respondents’ time to submit their data. The cost burden is estimated to be $4,085 annually. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents/ POCs amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Form name Number of responses per POC Hours per response Total burden hours Eligibility/Registration Form ............................................................................. Data Use Agreement ....................................................................................... Nursing Home Site Information Form .............................................................. Data Files Submission ..................................................................................... 60 60 60 60 1 1 5 1 3/60 3/60 5/60 1 3 3 25 60 Total .......................................................................................................... NA NA NA 91 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1 25007 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 105 / Thursday, May 31, 2018 / Notices EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents/ POCs Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Eligibility/Registration Forms ............................................................................ Data Use Agreement ....................................................................................... Nursing Home Site Information Form .............................................................. Data Files Submission ..................................................................................... 60 60 60 60 3 3 25 60 $44.89 44.89 44.89 44.89 $135 135 1,122 2,693 Total .......................................................................................................... 240 91 NA 4,085 * The wage rate in Exhibit 2 is based on May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor. Mean hourly wages for nursing home POCs are located at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_623000.htm. The hourly wage of $44.89 is the weighted mean of $45.81 (General and Operations Managers 11–1021; N = 40) and $43.04 (Medical and Health Services Managers 11–9111; N = 20). Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ’s health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Francis D. Chesley, Jr., Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2018–11657 Filed 5–30–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 [60Day–FY–18ACD; Docket No. CDC–2018– 0043] Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:46 May 30, 2018 Jkt 241001 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as part of its continuing effort to reduce public burden and maximize the utility of government information, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take an opportunity to comment on a proposed and/or continuing information collection, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. This notice invites comment on a proposed information collection project titled StopAnthraxTM. This new generic clearance will support the collection of information from (1) persons exposed to an intentional release of anthrax that were given postexposure prophylactic medical countermeasures—antibiotics or antibiotics and vaccine and (2) persons participating in points of dispensing (PODs) exercises conducted by state and local health departments. CDC will use this information to (1) inform response activities during an anthrax incident and (2) improve the StopAnthraxTM program. DATES: CDC must receive written comments on or before July 30, 2018. ADDRESSES: You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. CDC–2018– 0043 by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: Jeffrey M. Zirger, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329. Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name and Docket Number. CDC will post, without change, all relevant comments to Regulations.gov. SUMMARY: Please note: Submit all comments through the Federal eRulemaking portal (regulations.gov) or by U.S. mail to the address listed above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: request more information on the PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 To proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, contact Leroy A. Richardson, Information Collection Review Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, MS–D74, Atlanta, Georgia 30329; phone: 404–639–7570; Email: omb@cdc.gov. 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. In addition, the PRA also requires Federal agencies to provide a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each new proposed collection, each proposed extension of existing collection of information, and each reinstatement of previously approved information collection before submitting the collection to the OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, we are publishing this notice of a proposed data collection as described below. The OMB is particularly interested in comments that will help: 1. Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; 2. Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; 3. Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and 4. Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, E:\FR\FM\31MYN1.SGM 31MYN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project ``Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.''

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by July 30, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at 
[email protected].
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by emails at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3521, AHRQ invites the public the comment on this proposed information 
collection. In 1999, the Institute of Medicine called for health care 
organizations to develop a ``culture of safety'' such that their 
workforce and processes focus on improving the reliability and safety 
of care for patients (IOM, 1999; To Err is Human: Building a Safer 
Health System). To respond to the need for tools to assess patient 
safety culture in health care, AHRQ developed and pilot tested the 
Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture with OMB approval (OMB 
NO. 0935-0132; Approved July 5, 2007).
    The survey is designed to enable nursing homes to assess provider 
and staff perspectives about patient safety issues, medical error, and 
error reporting and includes 42 items that measure 12 composites of 
patient safety culture. AHRQ made the survey publicly available along 
with a Survey User's Guide and other toolkit materials in November, 
2008, on the AHRQ website.
    The AHRQ Nursing Home SOPS Database consists of data from the AHRQ 
Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture. Nursing homes in the 
U.S. can voluntarily submit data from the survey to AHRQ through its 
contractor, Westat. The Nursing Home SOPS Database (OMB NO. 0935-0195, 
last approved on September 30, 2015) was developed by AHRQ in 2011 in 
response to requests from nursing homes interested in viewing their 
organizations' patient safety culture survey results. Those 
organizations submitting data receive a feedback report, as well as a 
report on the aggregated de-identified findings of the other nursing 
homes submitting data. These reports are used to assist nursing home 
staff in their efforts to improve patient safety culture in their 
organizations.
    Rationale for the information collection. The Nursing Home SOPS and 
Nursing Home SOPS Database support AHRQ's goals of promoting 
improvements in the quality and safety of health care in nursing home 
settings. The survey, toolkit materials, and database results are all 
made publicly available on AHRQ's website. Technical assistance is 
provided by AHRQ through its contractor at no charge to nursing homes, 
to facilitate the use of these materials for nursing home patient 
safety and quality improvement.

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    This database will:
    (1) Present results from nursing homes that voluntarily submit 
their data;
    (2) Provide data to nursing homes to facilitate internal assessment 
and learning in the patient safety improvement process; and
    (3) Provide supplemental information to help nursing homes identify 
their strengths and areas with potential for improvement in patient 
safety culture.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, 
Westat, pursuant to AHRQ's statutory authority to conduct and support 
research on health care and on systems for the delivery of such care, 
including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, 
efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services and with 
respect to surveys and database development. 42 U.S.C 299a(a)(1) and 
(8).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goal of this project the following activities and 
data collections will be implemented:
    (1) Eligibility and Registration Form--The nursing home (or parent 
organization) point-of-contact (POC) completes a number of data 
submission steps and forms, beginning with the completion of an online 
Eligibility and Registration Form. The purpose of this form is to 
collect basic demographic information about the nursing home and 
initiate the registration process.
    (2) Data Use Agreement--The purpose of the data use agreement, 
completed by the nursing home POC, is to state how data submitted by 
nursing homes will be used and provides privacy assurances.
    (3) Nursing Home Site Information Form--The purpose of the site 
information form, completed by the nursing home POC, is to collect 
background characteristics of the nursing home. This information will 
be used to analyze data collected with the Nursing Home SOPS survey.
    (4) Data File(s) Submission--POCs upload their data file(s) using 
the data file specifications, to ensure that users submit standardized 
and consistent data in the way variables are named, coded and 
formatted. The number of submissions to the database is likely to vary 
each year because nursing homes do not administer the survey and submit 
data every year. Data submission is typically handled by one POC who is 
either a corporate level health care manager for a Quality Improvement 
Organization (QIO), a survey vendor who contracts with a nursing home 
to collect their data, or a nursing home Director of Nursing or nurse 
manager. POCs submit data on behalf of 5 nursing homes, on average, 
because many nursing homes are part of a QIO or larger nursing home or 
health system that includes many nursing home sites, or the POC is a 
vendor that is submitting data for multiple nursing homes.
    Survey data from the AHRQ Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety 
Culture are used to produce three types of products:
    (1) A Nursing Home SOPS User Database Report that is made publicly 
available on the AHRQ website;
    (2) Individual Nursing Home Survey Feedback Reports are 
individualized reports produced for each nursing home that submits data 
to the database; and
    (3) Research data sets of individual-level and nursing home-level 
de-identified data to enable researchers to conduct analyses. All data 
released in a data set are de-identified at the individual-level and 
the nursing home-level.
    Nursing homes will be invited to voluntarily submit their Nursing 
Home SOPS survey data to the database. The data are then cleaned and 
aggregated and used to produce a Database Report in PDF format that 
displays averages, standard deviations, and percentile scores on the 
survey's 42 items and 12 patient safety culture composites, as well as 
displaying these results by nursing home characteristics (bed size, 
urbanicity, ownership, and region) and respondent characteristics (work 
area/unit, staff position, interaction with residents, shift worked 
most often, and tenure in nursing home).
    Each nursing home that submits data receives an individualized 
survey feedback report that presents their results alongside the 
aggregate results from other participating nursing homes.
    Nursing homes use the Nursing Home SOPS Database Reports and 
Individual Nursing Home Survey Feedback Reports for a number of 
purposes, to:
     Raise staff awareness about patient safety.
     Elucidate and assess the current status of patient safety 
culture in their nursing home.
     Identify strengths and areas for patient safety culture 
improvement.
     Evaluate trends in patient safety culture change over 
time.
     Evaluate the cultural impact of patient safety initiatives 
and interventions.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondents' time to participate in the database. An estimated 60 POCs, 
each representing an average of 5 individual nursing homes each, will 
complete the database submission steps and forms. Each POC will submit 
the following:
     Eligibility and registration form (completion is estimated 
to take about 3 minutes).
     Data Use Agreement (completion is estimated to take about 
3 minutes).
     Nursing Home Site Information Form (completion is 
estimated to take about 5 minutes).
     Survey data submission will take an average of one hour.
    The total annual burden hours are estimated to be 91 hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the 
respondents' time to submit their data. The cost burden is estimated to 
be $4,085 annually.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                     Number of       Number of
                    Form name                      respondents/    responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                       POCs             POC          response          hours
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Eligibility/Registration Form...................              60               1            3/60               3
Data Use Agreement..............................              60               1            3/60               3
Nursing Home Site Information Form..............              60               5            5/60              25
Data Files Submission...........................              60               1               1              60
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................              NA              NA              NA              91
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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                     Number of
                    Form name                      respondents/    Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
                                                       POCs            hours        wage rate *       burden
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Eligibility/Registration Forms..................              60               3          $44.89            $135
Data Use Agreement..............................              60               3           44.89             135
Nursing Home Site Information Form..............              60              25           44.89           1,122
Data Files Submission...........................              60              60           44.89           2,693
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             240              91              NA           4,085
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* The wage rate in Exhibit 2 is based on May 2017 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage
  Estimates, Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Dept. of Labor. Mean hourly wages for nursing home POCs are
  located at https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/naics3_623000.htm. The hourly wage of $44.89 is the weighted mean
  of $45.81 (General and Operations Managers 11-1021; N = 40) and $43.04 (Medical and Health Services Managers
  11-9111; N = 20).

Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ's 
information collection are requested with regard to any of the 
following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ's health care research and 
health care information dissemination functions, including whether the 
information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ's 
estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed 
collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility 
and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to 
minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

Francis D. Chesley, Jr.,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-11657 Filed 5-30-18; 8:45 am]
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