Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 35669-35670 [2018-16046]

Download as PDF 35669 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 145 / Friday, July 27, 2018 / Notices approval of the information collection listed below. Proposed Collection: Collection of Customer Service, Demographic, and Smoking/Tobacco use Information from the National Cancer Institute’s Contact Center (CC) Clients, 0925–0208 Expiration Date 04/30/2019, REVISION, National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). Need and Use of Information Collection: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) currently collects: (1) Customer service and demographic information from clients of the Contact Center (CC) in order to properly plan, implement, and evaluate cancer education efforts, including assessing the extent by which the CC reaches and impacts underserved populations; (2) smoking/tobacco use behavior of individuals seeking NCI’s smoking cessation assistance through the CC in order to provide smoking cessation services tailored to the individual client’s needs and track their smoking behavior at follow up. This is a request for OMB to approve a revised submission for an additional three years to provide ongoing customer service collection of demographic information, and collection of brief customer satisfaction questions from NCI Contact Center Clients for the purpose of program planning and evaluation. OMB approval is requested for 3 years. There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 1,875. Estimated Annualized Burden Hours TABLE A. 12–1—ESTIMATE OF ANNUAL BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Frequency of responses Average time per response (minutes/hour) Annual burden hours Type of respondents Survey instrument Telephone Clients (Appendix 1A) ..... 31,562 13,100 1 1 1/60 2/60 526 437 3,380 1 6/60 338 676 1 2/60 23 1,560 936 6,236 1 1 1 4/60 4/60 2/60 104 62 208 Email Clients ..................................... Customer Service ............................. Demographic & Customer Satisfaction Questions. Smoking Cessation ‘‘Intake’’ Questions (Appendix 1C). Customer Satisfaction Questions (Appendix 9). Call Backs (Appendix 1D) ................ Call Backs (Appendix 1E) ................ Demographic & Customer Satisfaction Questions (Appendix 1B). Email Intake Form (Appendix 2) ...... 1,002 1 10/60 167 Total ........................................... ........................................................... 58,452 58,452 ........................ 1,875 Smoking Cessation Clients ............... VA Smoking Cessation Clients ......... VA Follw Up Calls ............................. LiveHelp Clients ................................ Dated: July 16, 2018. Karla C. Bailey, Project Clearance Liaison, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health. [FR Doc. 2018–16048 Filed 7–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276– 1243. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Jul 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 are 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) 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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Proposed Project: Testing of Electronic Health Records Questions for the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N–SSATS) and the National Mental Health Services Survey (N–MHSS)—NEW The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), is requesting approval for conducting cognitive testing on the use of electronic health records (EHRs) by substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities in the United States. The final goal of this cognitive testing is to incorporate questions on electronic health records to SAMHSA’s National PO 00000 Frm 00066 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N–SSATS) and the National Mental Health Services Survey (N– MHSS). Currently, there is a lack of national level data that exists on behavioral health care providers’ progress toward interoperability. The National Council for Behavioral Health in 2011/2012 conducted a survey to determine health information technology (IT) readiness. This data focused only on the membership of the National Council for Behavioral Health and does not provide national baseline data on the four domains of interoperability that are outlined in the Interoperability Roadmap (finding, sending, receiving and integrating data into EHRs) for behavioral health care providers. Currently, these providers are not eligible to participate in interoperability driving efforts such as the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) initiative. However, some behavioral health providers may be eligible in the future to participate in value-based payment initiatives such as the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Measuring and reporting the state of interoperability will help to determine the type of support these providers need and their readiness to E:\FR\FM\27JYN1.SGM 27JYN1 35670 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 145 / Friday, July 27, 2018 / Notices participate in delivery system reform efforts in the future. Collaboration between the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and SAMHSA on this data collection effort will provide an efficient manner to track trends in health IT adoption, use, and interoperability among behavioral health care providers. In addition, this collaboration will contribute to the development of strategic efforts to leverage health IT in behavioral health care settings to provide cost effective, high quality and patient-centered care. Results from this testing will allow ONC and SAMHSA to work together to quantitatively assess health IT adoption and interoperability among behavioral health care providers using SAMHSA’s current national surveys, the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N–SSATS) and the National Mental Health Services Survey (N– MHSS). The information obtained from these efforts will be used to develop a new set of questions on the use and implementation of EHRs in behavioral health facilities for the N–SSATS and the N–MHSS surveys. Specifically, the information from the testing will be used to reduce respondent burden while simultaneously improving the quality of the data collected in these surveys. Data from this testing will be collected mostly via telephone interviews, and few cases conducted with in-person interviews. Results of this test will not be disseminated or used to inform policy, program, or budget decisions. Findings will be shared between ONC and SAMHSA staff to decide how the tested questions will be incorporated in the surveys. It is estimated that the total burden for this project is 40 hours, based on a maximum of 80 interviews with an average of 30 minutes per interview. The request for OMB seeks approval to conduct this testing of EHR questions during the Fall of 2018 for possible implementation starting in 2020. The total estimated burden for this study is 39.2 hours for the period from September through December 2018. Survey Number of respondents Responses per respondent Total number of responses Hours per response Total burden hours Interviews ............................................................................. 80 1 80 .50 40 Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57–B, Rockville, MD 20857 OR email a copy at summer.king@samhsa.hhs.gov. Written comments should be received by September 25, 2018. Summer King, Statistician. [FR Doc. 2018–16046 Filed 7–26–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4162–20–P Proposed Project: National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N–SSATS) (OMB No. 0930–0106)— Revision DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration amozie on DSK3GDR082PROD with NOTICES1 Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer at (240) 276– 1243. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of information are necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:38 Jul 26, 2018 Jkt 244001 information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection 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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is requesting a revision of the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment (N–SSATS) data collection (OMB No. 0930–0106), which expires on December 31, 2018. N–SSATS provides both national and state-level data on the numbers and types of patients treated and the characteristics of facilities providing substance abuse treatment services. It is conducted under the authority of Section 505 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290aa–4) to meet the specific mandates for annual information about public and private substance abuse treatment providers and the clients they serve. This request includes: • Collection of N–SSATS, which is an annual survey of substance abuse treatment facilities; and • Updating of the Inventory of Behavioral Health Services (I–BHS) which is the facility universe for the N– SSATS as well as the annual survey of PO 00000 Frm 00067 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 mental health treatment facilities, the National Mental Health Services Survey (N–MHSS). The I–BHS includes all substance abuse treatment and mental health treatment facilities known to SAMHSA. (The N–MHSS data collection is covered under OMB No. 0930–0119.) The information in I–BHS and N– SSATS is needed to assess the nature and extent of these resources, to identify gaps in services, and to provide a database for treatment referrals. Both I– BHS and N–SSATS are components of the Behavioral Health Services Information System (BHSIS). The request for OMB approval will include a request to update the I–BHS facility listing on a continuous basis and to conduct the N–SSATS and the between cycle N–SSATS (N–SSATS BC) in 2019, 2020, and 2021. The N–SSATS BC is a procedure for collecting services data from newly identified facilities between main cycles of the survey and will be used to improve the listing of treatment facilities in the online Behavioral Health Treatment Services Locator. Planned Changes I–BHS: Only minor form changes corresponding with updated technology are planned. N–SSATS: The N–SSATS with client counts will continue to be conducted in alternate years, as in the past, and the Treatment Locator will be updated monthly. 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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 145 (Friday, July 27, 2018)]
[Notices]
[Pages 35669-35670]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-16046]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

    In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995 concerning opportunity for public comment on proposed 
collections of information, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health 
Services Administration (SAMHSA) will publish periodic summaries of 
proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects 
or to obtain a copy of the information collection plans, call the 
SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer on (240) 276-1243.
    Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collections of 
information are 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) 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 on respondents, 
including through the use of automated collection techniques or other 
forms of information technology.

Proposed Project: Testing of Electronic Health Records Questions for 
the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services (N-SSATS) and 
the National Mental Health Services Survey (N-MHSS)--NEW

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 
(SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality (CBHSQ), 
is requesting approval for conducting cognitive testing on the use of 
electronic health records (EHRs) by substance abuse and mental health 
treatment facilities in the United States. The final goal of this 
cognitive testing is to incorporate questions on electronic health 
records to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment 
Services (N-SSATS) and the National Mental Health Services Survey (N-
MHSS).
    Currently, there is a lack of national level data that exists on 
behavioral health care providers' progress toward interoperability. The 
National Council for Behavioral Health in 2011/2012 conducted a survey 
to determine health information technology (IT) readiness. This data 
focused only on the membership of the National Council for Behavioral 
Health and does not provide national baseline data on the four domains 
of interoperability that are outlined in the Interoperability Roadmap 
(finding, sending, receiving and integrating data into EHRs) for 
behavioral health care providers. Currently, these providers are not 
eligible to participate in interoperability driving efforts such as the 
Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015 (MACRA) 
initiative. However, some behavioral health providers may be eligible 
in the future to participate in value-based payment initiatives such as 
the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS). Measuring and 
reporting the state of interoperability will help to determine the type 
of support these providers need and their readiness to

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participate in delivery system reform efforts in the future.
    Collaboration between the Office of the National Coordinator for 
Health Information Technology (ONC) and SAMHSA on this data collection 
effort will provide an efficient manner to track trends in health IT 
adoption, use, and interoperability among behavioral health care 
providers. In addition, this collaboration will contribute to the 
development of strategic efforts to leverage health IT in behavioral 
health care settings to provide cost effective, high quality and 
patient-centered care. Results from this testing will allow ONC and 
SAMHSA to work together to quantitatively assess health IT adoption and 
interoperability among behavioral health care providers using SAMHSA's 
current national surveys, the National Survey of Substance Abuse 
Treatment Services (N-SSATS) and the National Mental Health Services 
Survey (N-MHSS).
    The information obtained from these efforts will be used to develop 
a new set of questions on the use and implementation of EHRs in 
behavioral health facilities for the N-SSATS and the N-MHSS surveys. 
Specifically, the information from the testing will be used to reduce 
respondent burden while simultaneously improving the quality of the 
data collected in these surveys.
    Data from this testing will be collected mostly via telephone 
interviews, and few cases conducted with in-person interviews. Results 
of this test will not be disseminated or used to inform policy, 
program, or budget decisions. Findings will be shared between ONC and 
SAMHSA staff to decide how the tested questions will be incorporated in 
the surveys.
    It is estimated that the total burden for this project is 40 hours, 
based on a maximum of 80 interviews with an average of 30 minutes per 
interview.
    The request for OMB seeks approval to conduct this testing of EHR 
questions during the Fall of 2018 for possible implementation starting 
in 2020.
    The total estimated burden for this study is 39.2 hours for the 
period from September through December 2018.

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                                                                        Number of      Responses per   Total number of     Hours per       Total burden
                               Survey                                  respondents       respondent       responses         response          hours
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Interviews.........................................................              80                1               80              .50               40
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    Send comments to Summer King, SAMHSA Reports Clearance Officer, 
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 15E57-B, Rockville, MD 20857 OR email a copy at 
[email protected]. Written comments should be received by 
September 25, 2018.

Summer King,
Statistician.
[FR Doc. 2018-16046 Filed 7-26-18; 8:45 am]
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