Proposed Information Collection Activity; Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration Project Data Collection (OMB #0970-0505), 20891-20893 [2019-09756]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019 / Notices To obtain copies of a supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed collection(s) summarized in this notice, you may make your request using one of following: 1. Access CMS’ website address at https://www.cms.gov/Regulations-andGuidance/Legislation/ PaperworkReductionActof1995/PRAListing.html. 2. Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov. 3. Call the Reports Clearance Office at (410) 786–1326. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: William N. Parham at (410) 786–4669. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Contents This notice sets out a summary of the use and burden associated with the following information collections. More detailed information can be found in each collection’s supporting statement and associated materials (see ADDRESSES). CMS–10105 National Implementation of the In-Center Hemodialysis CAHPS Survey CMS–10407 Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary Under the 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. The term ‘‘collection of information’’ is defined in 44 U.S.C. 3502(3) and 5 CFR 1320.3(c) and includes agency requests or requirements that members of the public submit reports, keep records, or provide information to a third party. Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA requires federal agencies to publish a 60-day notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, before submitting the collection to OMB for approval. To comply with this requirement, CMS is publishing this notice. jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Information Collection 1. Type of Information Collection Request: Extension without change of a currently approved collection; Title of Information Collection: National Implementation of the In-Center Hemodialysis CAHPS Survey; Use: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is requesting clearance from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue the In-center Hemodialysis CAHPS (ICH CAHPS) VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 May 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 Survey to measure patients’ experience of care with in-center hemodialysis (ICH) facilities. Data collected in the national implementation of the ICH CAHPS Survey are used for the following purposes: To provide a source of information from which selected measures can be publicly reported to beneficiaries as a decision aid for dialysis facility selection; to aid facilities with their internal quality improvement efforts and external benchmarking with other facilities; to provide CMS with information for monitoring and public reporting purposes; and to support the ESRD value-based purchasing program. Form Number: CMS–10105 (OMB control number: 0938–0926); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: State, Local, or Tribal Governments; Number of Respondents: 108,800; Total Annual Responses: 108,800; Total Annual Hours: 58,753. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Julia Zucco at 410– 786–6677.) 2. Type of Information Collection Request: Reinstatement with change of a previously approved collection; Title of Information Collection: Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Uniform Glossary; Use: This information collection will ensure that consumers shopping for or enrolled in private, individually purchased, or non-federal governmental group health plan coverage receive the consumer protections of the Affordable Care Act. Employers, employees, and individuals will use this information to compare coverage options prior to selecting coverage and to understand the terms of, and extent of medical benefits offered by, their coverage (or exceptions to such coverage or benefits) once they have coverage. CMS recently received OMB approval for a non-substantive change to the SBC calculator. Specifically, CMS requested that issuers begin using an updated 2020 SBC calculator starting on or after January 1, 2020. However, at this time, CMS is alerting issuers to immediately discontinue use of the 2020 calculator. Until further notice from CMS, issuers should revert back to using the 2017 SBC Calculator and all associated materials (including the 2017 SBC Calculator Excel file, the Guides and Narratives for the coverage examples, and the calculator instructions) to calculate coverage example costs for the SBC. Form Number: CMS–10407 (OMB control number: 0938–1146); Frequency: Yearly; Affected Public: Private Sector— Business or other for-profits and not-forprofit institutions; Number of Respondents: 128,511; Total Annual PO 00000 Frm 00046 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 20891 Responses: 24,433,233; Total Annual Hours: 41,551. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Jessica Weinberg at 301–492–4404.) Dated: May 8, 2019. William N. Parham, III, Director, Paperwork Reduction Staff, Office of Strategic Operations and Regulatory Affairs. [FR Doc. 2019–09781 Filed 5–10–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4120–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Proposed Information Collection Activity; Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration Project Data Collection (OMB #0970–0505) Office of Child Support Enforcement; Administration for Children and Families; HHS. ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data as part of the rigorous evaluation of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) demonstration. SUMMARY: Comments due by July 12, 2019. In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described above. ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing infocollection@ acf.hhs.gov. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or written, should be identified by the title of the information collection. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data collection activity as part of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) DATES: E:\FR\FM\13MYN1.SGM 13MYN1 20892 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 92 / Monday, May 13, 2019 / Notices Demonstration. In September 2016, OCSE issued grants to five state child support agencies to provide alternative approaches to the contempt process with the goal of increasing noncustodial parents’ compliance with child support orders by building trust and confidence in the child support agency and its processes. OCSE also awarded a grant to support a rigorous evaluation of PJAC. The PJAC Demonstration is a five-year project that allows grantees and OCSE to learn whether incorporating principles of procedural justice into child support business practices increases reliable child support payments, reduces arrears, minimizes the need for continued enforcement actions and sanctions, and reduces the use of contempt proceedings. The PJAC demonstration will yield information about the efficacy of applying procedural justice principles via a set of alternative services to the current use of a civil contempt process to address nonpayment of child support. It will generate knowledge regarding how the PJAC intervention operates, the effects the alternative services have, and whether the benefits of this approach exceed the costs. The information gathered will help inform future policy decisions related to the contempt process within the field of child support enforcement. PJAC demonstration will include three interconnected evaluation components: 1. Implementation Study. The implementation study will provide a detailed description of the PJAC intervention—how it is implemented, whether it was implemented as intended, participant characteristics, the contexts in which it is operated, how treatment differed from the status quo, and the implications of PJAC practices. The study will identify the intervention features and conditions necessary for effective replication or improvement of the intervention. Key elements of the implementation study include: A Management Information System (MIS) for random assignment and data collection on participant engagement in PJAC activities; semi-structured interviews with staff from child support agencies and selected partner organizations; separate semi-structured interviews with study participants and the custodial parents connected to their child support case to learn about their experiences with and perceptions of the child support program; and a staff questionnaire to gather quantitative information on the implementation of PJAC services and staff experiences. 2. Impact Study. The impact study will provide rigorous estimates of the effectiveness of the PJAC intervention using an experimental research design. Noncustodial parents whose cases are being referred to the contempt process will be randomly assigned to either a program group that is offered PJAC services or to a control group that is offered business-as-usual services. Random assignment will require child support program staff to complete a brief data entry protocol. The impact study will rely on administrative data from state and county child support programs, court records, criminal justice records, and data from the National Directory of New Hires. Administrative records data will be used to estimate impacts on child support payments, enforcement actions, contempt proceedings, and jail stays. 3. Benefit-Cost Study. The benefit-cost study will estimate the costs and benefits associated with the implementation and impact of the PJAC interventions. The study will examine the costs and benefits from the perspective of the government, noncustodial parents, custodial parents, and society. Pertinent benefits and costs will be added together to determine the net value of the program for each perspective. Key outcomes to be assessed include the cost of PJAC interventions, costs for contempt actions, child support payments from noncustodial parents (program and control), court costs, and jail time, among others. The benefit-cost study will rely on the results of the impact study, analysis of participation data from the MIS, and results of a staff time study to quantify various PJAC-related costs and benefits. This notice is specific to the following data collection activities: The noncustodial parent participant interviews (these interview topic guides were approved under a previous submission and require content modification which also significantly lowers the collective public burden hours); the staff survey; the staff time study; and the custodial parent interviews. Data collection activities that were previously approved by OMB, following public comment, are the staff data entry on participant baseline information, study MIS to track receipt of services, staff and community partner interview topic guide, the participant interview topic guide, and the participant survey tracking letter. A participant survey has been eliminated from the data collections plans, so the OMB-approved participant survey tracking letter will no longer be used. Respondents: Respondents include study participants, child support program staff at the six PJAC demonstration sites, custodial parents associated with study participants, and the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement. ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Instrument Total number of respondents Total number of responses per respondent 60 20 30 60 1 1 1 1 jbell on DSK3GLQ082PROD with NOTICES Noncustodial parent participant interview ........................................................ Staff Survey ..................................................................................................... Staff time study ................................................................................................ Custodial parent interview ............................................................................... Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 175 Comments: 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; VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:29 May 10, 2019 Jkt 247001 (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 PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 1 .5 1.5 1 Total burden hours 60 10 45 60 or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. 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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 92 (Monday, May 13, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20891-20893]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-09756]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Proposed Information Collection Activity; Procedural Justice-
Informed Alternatives to Contempt Demonstration Project Data Collection 
(OMB #0970-0505)

AGENCY: Office of Child Support Enforcement; Administration for 
Children and Families; HHS.

ACTION: Request for public comment.

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SUMMARY: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE), Administration 
for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human 
Services (HHS), is proposing to collect data as part of the rigorous 
evaluation of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt 
(PJAC) demonstration.

DATES: Comments due by July 12, 2019. In compliance with the 
requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public 
comment on the specific aspects of the information collection described 
above.

ADDRESSES: Copies of the proposed collection of information can be 
obtained and comments may be forwarded by emailing 
[email protected]. Alternatively, copies can also be obtained 
by writing to the Administration for Children and Families, Office of 
Planning, Research, and Evaluation, 330 C Street SW, Washington, DC 
20201, Attn: OPRE Reports Clearance Officer. All requests, emailed or 
written, should be identified by the title of the information 
collection.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Description: The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) within 
the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is proposing a data 
collection activity as part of the Procedural Justice-Informed 
Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC)

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Demonstration. In September 2016, OCSE issued grants to five state 
child support agencies to provide alternative approaches to the 
contempt process with the goal of increasing noncustodial parents' 
compliance with child support orders by building trust and confidence 
in the child support agency and its processes. OCSE also awarded a 
grant to support a rigorous evaluation of PJAC. The PJAC Demonstration 
is a five-year project that allows grantees and OCSE to learn whether 
incorporating principles of procedural justice into child support 
business practices increases reliable child support payments, reduces 
arrears, minimizes the need for continued enforcement actions and 
sanctions, and reduces the use of contempt proceedings.
    The PJAC demonstration will yield information about the efficacy of 
applying procedural justice principles via a set of alternative 
services to the current use of a civil contempt process to address 
nonpayment of child support. It will generate knowledge regarding how 
the PJAC intervention operates, the effects the alternative services 
have, and whether the benefits of this approach exceed the costs. The 
information gathered will help inform future policy decisions related 
to the contempt process within the field of child support enforcement.
    PJAC demonstration will include three interconnected evaluation 
components:
    1. Implementation Study. The implementation study will provide a 
detailed description of the PJAC intervention--how it is implemented, 
whether it was implemented as intended, participant characteristics, 
the contexts in which it is operated, how treatment differed from the 
status quo, and the implications of PJAC practices. The study will 
identify the intervention features and conditions necessary for 
effective replication or improvement of the intervention. Key elements 
of the implementation study include: A Management Information System 
(MIS) for random assignment and data collection on participant 
engagement in PJAC activities; semi-structured interviews with staff 
from child support agencies and selected partner organizations; 
separate semi-structured interviews with study participants and the 
custodial parents connected to their child support case to learn about 
their experiences with and perceptions of the child support program; 
and a staff questionnaire to gather quantitative information on the 
implementation of PJAC services and staff experiences.
    2. Impact Study. The impact study will provide rigorous estimates 
of the effectiveness of the PJAC intervention using an experimental 
research design. Noncustodial parents whose cases are being referred to 
the contempt process will be randomly assigned to either a program 
group that is offered PJAC services or to a control group that is 
offered business-as-usual services. Random assignment will require 
child support program staff to complete a brief data entry protocol. 
The impact study will rely on administrative data from state and county 
child support programs, court records, criminal justice records, and 
data from the National Directory of New Hires. Administrative records 
data will be used to estimate impacts on child support payments, 
enforcement actions, contempt proceedings, and jail stays.
    3. Benefit-Cost Study. The benefit-cost study will estimate the 
costs and benefits associated with the implementation and impact of the 
PJAC interventions. The study will examine the costs and benefits from 
the perspective of the government, noncustodial parents, custodial 
parents, and society. Pertinent benefits and costs will be added 
together to determine the net value of the program for each 
perspective. Key outcomes to be assessed include the cost of PJAC 
interventions, costs for contempt actions, child support payments from 
noncustodial parents (program and control), court costs, and jail time, 
among others. The benefit-cost study will rely on the results of the 
impact study, analysis of participation data from the MIS, and results 
of a staff time study to quantify various PJAC-related costs and 
benefits.
    This notice is specific to the following data collection 
activities: The noncustodial parent participant interviews (these 
interview topic guides were approved under a previous submission and 
require content modification which also significantly lowers the 
collective public burden hours); the staff survey; the staff time 
study; and the custodial parent interviews. Data collection activities 
that were previously approved by OMB, following public comment, are the 
staff data entry on participant baseline information, study MIS to 
track receipt of services, staff and community partner interview topic 
guide, the participant interview topic guide, and the participant 
survey tracking letter. A participant survey has been eliminated from 
the data collections plans, so the OMB-approved participant survey 
tracking letter will no longer be used.
    Respondents: Respondents include study participants, child support 
program staff at the six PJAC demonstration sites, custodial parents 
associated with study participants, and the federal Office of Child 
Support Enforcement.

                                             Annual Burden Estimates
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                                                                   Total number   Average burden
                   Instrument                      Total number    of responses      hours per     Total burden
                                                  of respondents  per respondent     response          hours
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Noncustodial parent participant interview.......              60               1               1              60
Staff Survey....................................              20               1              .5              10
Staff time study................................              30               1             1.5              45
Custodial parent interview......................              60               1               1              60
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    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 175
    Comments: 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.


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    Authority: 42 U.S.C. 1315.

Mary B. Jones,
ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer.
[FR Doc. 2019-09756 Filed 5-10-19; 8:45 am]
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