Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program Measures, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-New, 13936-13937 [2019-06768]

Download as PDF 13936 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Amy P. McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–06767 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: EvidenceBased Telehealth Network Program 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 requirement for opportunity for public 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 June 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA SUMMARY: Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 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: Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program Measures, OMB No. 0906– xxxx–New Abstract: This ICR is for a new approval of measures for HRSA’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy’s Office of Advancement of Telehealth programs. Specifically, grants administered in accordance with the following legislative statutes (i) Section 330I(d)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c14(d)(1)), as amended and (ii) Section 711(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 912(b)), as amended. The purpose of these programs are to provide grants that demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. These grants will work to: (a) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services; (b) improve and expand the training of health care providers; and (c) expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, patients and their families for decision-making. In addition, these grants will help HRSA assess the effectiveness of evidence based practices with the use of telehealth for patients, providers, and payers. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The measures will enable HRSA to capture awardee-level and aggregate data that illustrate the impact and scope of federal funding along with assessing these efforts. The measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to HRSA including: (a) population demographics, (b) access to health care, (c) cost savings and costeffectiveness, and (d) clinical outcomes. Likely Respondents: The respondents will be award recipients of the Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program and Telehealth Network Grant 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 Number of responses per respondent (annually) Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program Report ........ Telehealth Performance Measurement Report ................... Telehealth Evidence Collection Report ............................... 50 50 36 12 1 12 600 50 432 31.0 5.0 37.5 18,600 250 16,200 Total .............................................................................. 50* ........................ 1,082 ........................ 35,050 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES * There are 50 unique respondents. All respondents will be responding to the first two forms and a subset will be responding to the third form. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 PO 00000 Frm 00075 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 9990 E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM 08APN1 13937 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 67 / Monday, April 8, 2019 / Notices 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. Amy P. McNulty, Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–06768 Filed 4–5–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request: Information Collection Request Title: Health Center Program Forms, OMB No. 0915–0285— Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 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 June 7, 2019. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the SUMMARY: 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: Health Center Program Forms; OMB No. 0915–0285—Revision. Abstract: The Health Center Program, administered by HRSA, is authorized under section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, most recently amended by section 50901(b) of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, Public Law 115–123. Health centers are community-based and patient-directed organizations that deliver affordable, accessible, quality, and cost-effective primary health care services to patients regardless of their ability to pay. Nearly 1,400 health centers operate approximately 12,000 service delivery sites that provide primary health care to more than 27 million people in every U.S. state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. HRSA utilizes forms for new and existing health centers and other entities to apply for various grant and non-grant opportunities, renew grant and non-grant designations, report progress, and change their scopes of project. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Health Center Programspecific forms are necessary for Health Center Program award processes and oversight. These forms provide HRSA staff and objective review committee panels with information essential for application evaluation, funding recommendation and approval, designation, and monitoring. These forms also provide HRSA staff with information essential for evaluating compliance with Health Center Program legislative and regulatory requirements. HRSA intends to make the following changes to its forms: • Modify the following forms to streamline and clarify data currently being collected: 1A, 1C, 2, 3, 3A, 4, 5A, 5C, 6A, 8, 12, Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) Progress Report, Program Specific Forms Instructions, Project Narrative Update (Budget Period Progress Report [BPR]), Project Work Plan, and the Summary Page. • Rename Substance Abuse Progress Report to Health Center Program Progress Report. • Add the following forms necessary for funding applications and program monitoring: Capital Semi-Annual Progress Report, HCCN Participating Health Center List, Loan Guarantee Application, Patient Target Question Verification, Project Plan, and Substance Use Disorder and Mental Health Services (SUD–MH) Supplemental Funding Progress Report. • Remove the following forms to further streamline information collected by HRSA and reduce burden: Alterations and Renovations Project Cover Page, Form 9: Need for Assistance, Form 10: Annual Emergency Preparedness Report, HCCN Work Plan, Outreach and Enrollment Supplemental, and Zika Progress Report. Likely Respondents: Health Center Program award recipients (those funded under section 330 of the PHS Act) and Health Center Program look-alikes, state and national technical assistance organizations, and other organizations seeking 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 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 jbell on DSK30RV082PROD with NOTICES Capital Semi-Annual Progress Report (New) ....................................................... Checklist for Adding a New Service ..................................................................... Checklist for Adding a New Service Delivery Site ................................................ Checklist for Adding a New Target Population ..................................................... Checklist for Deleting an Existing Service ............................................................ VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:45 Apr 05, 2019 Jkt 247001 Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Form name PO 00000 Frm 00076 Fmt 4703 996 450 1,480 100 500 Sfmt 4703 1 1 1 1 1 E:\FR\FM\08APN1.SGM Total responses 996 450 1,480 100 500 08APN1 Average burden per response (in hours) 1.00 1.00 1.50 0.50 1.00 Total burden hours 996 450 2,220 50 500

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 67 (Monday, April 8, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 13936-13937]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-06768]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Evidence-
Based Telehealth Network Program Measures, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-New

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
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 June 7, 
2019.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email [email protected] 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: Evidence-Based Telehealth 
Network Program Measures, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-New
    Abstract: This ICR is for a new approval of measures for HRSA's 
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy's Office of Advancement of 
Telehealth programs. Specifically, grants administered in accordance 
with the following legislative statutes (i) Section 330I(d)(1) of the 
Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c14(d)(1)), as amended and (ii) 
Section 711(b) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 912(b)), as 
amended. The purpose of these programs are to provide grants that 
demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to 
quality health care services in rural, frontier, and underserved 
communities. These grants will work to: (a) expand access to, 
coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services; (b) 
improve and expand the training of health care providers; and (c) 
expand and improve the quality of health information available to 
health care providers, patients and their families for decision-making. 
In addition, these grants will help HRSA assess the effectiveness of 
evidence based practices with the use of telehealth for patients, 
providers, and payers.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The measures will enable 
HRSA to capture awardee-level and aggregate data that illustrate the 
impact and scope of federal funding along with assessing these efforts. 
The measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to HRSA 
including: (a) population demographics, (b) access to health care, (c) 
cost savings and cost-effectiveness, and (d) clinical outcomes.
    Likely Respondents: The respondents will be award recipients of the 
Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program and Telehealth Network Grant 
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
                                     Number of     responses per       Total      Average burden   Total burden
            Form name               respondents     respondent       responses     per response        hours
                                                    (annually)                      (in hours)
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Evidence-Based Telehealth                     50              12             600            31.0          18,600
 Network Program Report.........
Telehealth Performance                        50               1              50             5.0             250
 Measurement Report.............
Telehealth Evidence Collection                36              12             432            37.5          16,200
 Report.........................
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    Total.......................             50*  ..............           1,082  ..............          35,050
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* There are 50 unique respondents. All respondents will be responding to the first two forms and a subset will
  be responding to the third form.


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    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.

Amy P. McNulty,
Acting Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2019-06768 Filed 4-5-19; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4165-15-P