Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program, OMB No. 0915-0247, Revision, 53160-53161 [2019-21680]

Download as PDF 53160 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 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. Maria G. Button, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–21684 Filed 10–3–19; 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: Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program, OMB No. 0915– 0247, Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than November 4, 2019. SUMMARY: Submit your comments, including the ICR Title, to the desk officer for HRSA, either by email to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to (202) 395–5806. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443– 1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES ADDRESSES: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 information, please include the ICR title for reference. Information Collection Request Title: Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program OMB No. 0915–0247 Revision Abstract: In 1999, the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program was established by section 4 of the Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106–129) and most recently amended by the Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children’s Hospital GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115–241). The purpose of this program is to fund freestanding children’s hospitals to support the training of pediatric and other residents in GME programs. The legislation indicates that eligible children’s hospitals will receive payments for both direct and indirect medical education. Direct payments are designed to offset the expenses associated with operating approved graduate medical residency training programs and indirect payments are designed to compensate hospitals for expenses associated with the treatment of more severely ill patients and the additional costs relating to teaching residents in such programs. A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on July 11, 2019, vol. 84, No. 133; pp. 33079–80. There were no public comments. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Data are collected on the number of full-time equivalent (FTE) residents in applicant children’s hospitals’ training programs to determine the amount of direct and indirect medical education payments to be distributed to participating children’s hospitals. Indirect medical education payments will be derived from a formula that requires the reporting of discharges, beds, and case mix index information from participating children’s hospitals. Hospitals will also be requested to submit data on the number of resident FTEs trained during the federal fiscal year to participate in the reconciliation payment process. Auditors will be requested to submit data on the number of resident FTEs trained by the hospitals in a resident FTE assessment summary. An assessment of the hospital data ensures that appropriate Medicare regulations and CHGME Payment Program guidelines are followed in determining which residents are eligible to be claimed for funding. The audit PO 00000 Frm 00063 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 results impact final payments made by the CHGME Payment Program to all eligible children’s hospitals. The previously approved information collection included 25 separate forms. Based on feedback from current CHGME Payment Program grantees and a current CHGME resident FTE assessment contractor, this request now includes 30 separate forms. Previously these five additional forms were combined. Specifically: • HRSA 99–2 is now HRSA 99–2 (Initial) and HRSA 99–2 (Reconciliation); • Application Cover Letter (Initial and Reconciliation) is now Application Cover Letter (Initial) and Application Cover Letter (Reconciliation) • Exhibit 2 (Initial, Resident FTE Assessment, Reconciliation) is now Exhibit 2 (Initial and Reconciliation) and Exhibit 2 (FTE Resident Assessment); • Exhibit 3 (Initial, Resident FTE Assessment, Reconciliation) is now Exhibit 3 (Initial and Reconciliation) and Exhibit 3 (FTE Resident Assessment); and • Exhibit 4 (Initial, Resident FTE Assessment, Reconciliation) is now Exhibit 4 (Initial and Reconciliation) and Exhibit 4 (FTE Resident Assessment). Based on this same feedback, the burden hours for a number of forms was revised which resulted in an increase in burden hours from 8,018.40 hours as published in the 60-day Federal Register notice to 8,197.80 hours. Likely Respondents: Hospitals applying for and receiving CHGME funds and fiscal intermediaries auditing data submitted by the hospitals receiving CHGME funds. 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. E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1 53161 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 193 / Friday, October 4, 2019 / Notices TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Total estimated annualized burden hours: form name Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours Application Cover Letter (Initial) .......................................... Application Cover Letter (Reconciliation) ............................ HRSA 99 (Initial and Reconciliation) ................................... HRSA 99–1 (Initial) .............................................................. HRSA 99–1 (Reconciliation) ................................................ HRSA 99–1 (Supplemental) (FTE Resident Assessment) .. HRSA 99–2 (Initial) .............................................................. HRSA 99–2 (Reconciliation) ................................................ HRSA 99–4 (Reconciliation) ................................................ HRSA 99–5 (Initial and Reconciliation) ............................... CFO Form Letter (Initial and Reconciliation) ....................... Exhibit 2 (Initial and Reconciliation) .................................... Exhibit 3 (Initial and Reconciliation) .................................... Exhibit 4 (Initial and Reconciliation) .................................... FTE Resident Assessment Cover Letter (FTE Resident Assessment) ..................................................................... Conversation Record (FTE Resident Assessment) ............. Exhibit C (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit F (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit N (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit O(1) (FTE Resident Assessment) ........................... Exhibit O(2) (FTE Resident Assessment) ........................... Exhibit P (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit P(2) (FTE Resident Assessment) ............................ Exhibit S (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit T (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................ Exhibit T(1) (FTE Resident Assessment) ............................ Exhibit 1 (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................. Exhibit 2 (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................. Exhibit 3 (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................. Exhibit 4 (FTE Resident Assessment) ................................. 60 60 60 60 60 30 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 60 60 120 60 60 60 60 60 60 120 120 120 120 120 0.33 2.50 0.33 26.50 6.50 3.67 9.67 2.84 12.50 0.33 0.33 0.33 1.83 0.33 19.8 150.0 39.6 1,590.0 390.0 220.2 580.2 170.4 750.0 39.6 39.6 39.6 219.6 39.6 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 30 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 60 0.25 1.00 3.50 1.50 3.50 3.50 30.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 0.25 3.50 0.33 3.50 0.33 15.0 60.0 210.0 90.0 210.0 210.0 1,800.0 210.0 210.0 210.0 210.0 15.0 210.0 19.8 210.0 19.8 Total .............................................................................. * 90 ........................ * 90 ........................ 8,197.80 * The total is 90 because the same hospitals and auditors are completing the forms. Maria G. Button, Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat. would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. and Research Support Awards., National Institutes of Health, HHS) [FR Doc. 2019–21680 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] Name of Committee: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Special Emphasis Panel; NIAAA Member Conflict Panel—Treatment and Health Services Related Applications. Date: October 29, 2019. Time: 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 6700B Rockledge Drive, Room 2114, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Telephone Conference Call). Contact Person: Ranga Srinivas, Ph.D., Chief, Extramural Project Review Branch, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, National Institutes of Health, 6700 B Rockledge Drive, Room 2114, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 451–2067, srinivar@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.271, Alcohol Research Career Development Awards for Scientists and Clinicians; 93.272, Alcohol National Research Service Awards for Research Training; 93.273, Alcohol Research Programs; 93.891, Alcohol Research Center Grants; 93.701, ARRA Related Biomedical Research Dated: September 30, 2019. Melanie J. Pantoja, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:49 Oct 03, 2019 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 [FR Doc. 2019–21601 Filed 10–3–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Center for Scientific Review; Amended Notice of Meeting Notice is hereby given of a change in the meeting of the Biomedical Computing and Health Informatics Study Section, October 10, 2019 8:00 a.m. to October 11, 2019 6:00 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel Bethesda, 8120 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda MD 20814, which was published in the Federal Register on September 10, 2019, 84 FR 47528. The contact person for this meeting has been changed to Karen Nieves Lugo, E:\FR\FM\04OCN1.SGM 04OCN1

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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: 
Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program, OMB 
No. 0915-0247, Revision

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 
HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments 
submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided 
to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the 
review and approval period.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than November 
4, 2019.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request a copy of the clearance 
requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the 
HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at [email protected] or 
call (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the ICR title for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Children's Hospitals Graduate 
Medical Education Payment Program

OMB No. 0915-0247 Revision

    Abstract: In 1999, the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical 
Education (CHGME) Payment Program was established by section 4 of the 
Healthcare Research and Quality Act of 1999 (Pub. L. 106-129) and most 
recently amended by the Dr. Benjy Frances Brooks Children's Hospital 
GME Support Reauthorization Act of 2018 (Pub. L. 115-241). The purpose 
of this program is to fund freestanding children's hospitals to support 
the training of pediatric and other residents in GME programs. The 
legislation indicates that eligible children's hospitals will receive 
payments for both direct and indirect medical education. Direct 
payments are designed to offset the expenses associated with operating 
approved graduate medical residency training programs and indirect 
payments are designed to compensate hospitals for expenses associated 
with the treatment of more severely ill patients and the additional 
costs relating to teaching residents in such programs.
    A 60-day notice was published in the Federal Register on July 11, 
2019, vol. 84, No. 133; pp. 33079-80. There were no public comments.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: Data are collected on the 
number of full-time equivalent (FTE) residents in applicant children's 
hospitals' training programs to determine the amount of direct and 
indirect medical education payments to be distributed to participating 
children's hospitals. Indirect medical education payments will be 
derived from a formula that requires the reporting of discharges, beds, 
and case mix index information from participating children's hospitals.
    Hospitals will also be requested to submit data on the number of 
resident FTEs trained during the federal fiscal year to participate in 
the reconciliation payment process. Auditors will be requested to 
submit data on the number of resident FTEs trained by the hospitals in 
a resident FTE assessment summary. An assessment of the hospital data 
ensures that appropriate Medicare regulations and CHGME Payment Program 
guidelines are followed in determining which residents are eligible to 
be claimed for funding. The audit results impact final payments made by 
the CHGME Payment Program to all eligible children's hospitals.
    The previously approved information collection included 25 separate 
forms. Based on feedback from current CHGME Payment Program grantees 
and a current CHGME resident FTE assessment contractor, this request 
now includes 30 separate forms. Previously these five additional forms 
were combined. Specifically:
     HRSA 99-2 is now HRSA 99-2 (Initial) and HRSA 99-2 
(Reconciliation);
     Application Cover Letter (Initial and Reconciliation) is 
now Application Cover Letter (Initial) and Application Cover Letter 
(Reconciliation)
     Exhibit 2 (Initial, Resident FTE Assessment, 
Reconciliation) is now Exhibit 2 (Initial and Reconciliation) and 
Exhibit 2 (FTE Resident Assessment);
     Exhibit 3 (Initial, Resident FTE Assessment, 
Reconciliation) is now Exhibit 3 (Initial and Reconciliation) and 
Exhibit 3 (FTE Resident Assessment); and
     Exhibit 4 (Initial, Resident FTE Assessment, 
Reconciliation) is now Exhibit 4 (Initial and Reconciliation) and 
Exhibit 4 (FTE Resident Assessment).
    Based on this same feedback, the burden hours for a number of forms 
was revised which resulted in an increase in burden hours from 8,018.40 
hours as published in the 60-day Federal Register notice to 8,197.80 
hours.
    Likely Respondents: Hospitals applying for and receiving CHGME 
funds and fiscal intermediaries auditing data submitted by the 
hospitals receiving CHGME funds.
    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.

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                                    Total Estimated Annualized Burden--Hours
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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
   Total estimated annualized        Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
     burden hours: form name        respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Application Cover Letter                      60               1              60            0.33            19.8
 (Initial)......................
Application Cover Letter                      60               1              60            2.50           150.0
 (Reconciliation)...............
HRSA 99 (Initial and                          60               2             120            0.33            39.6
 Reconciliation)................
HRSA 99-1 (Initial).............              60               1              60           26.50         1,590.0
HRSA 99-1 (Reconciliation)......              60               1              60            6.50           390.0
HRSA 99-1 (Supplemental) (FTE                 30               2              60            3.67           220.2
 Resident Assessment)...........
HRSA 99-2 (Initial).............              60               1              60            9.67           580.2
HRSA 99-2 (Reconciliation)......              60               1              60            2.84           170.4
HRSA 99-4 (Reconciliation)......              60               1              60           12.50           750.0
HRSA 99-5 (Initial and                        60               2             120            0.33            39.6
 Reconciliation)................
CFO Form Letter (Initial and                  60               2             120            0.33            39.6
 Reconciliation)................
Exhibit 2 (Initial and                        60               2             120            0.33            39.6
 Reconciliation)................
Exhibit 3 (Initial and                        60               2             120            1.83           219.6
 Reconciliation)................
Exhibit 4 (Initial and                        60               2             120            0.33            39.6
 Reconciliation)................
FTE Resident Assessment Cover                 30               2              60            0.25            15.0
 Letter (FTE Resident
 Assessment)....................
Conversation Record (FTE                      30               2              60            1.00            60.0
 Resident Assessment)...........
Exhibit C (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit F (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            1.50            90.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit N (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit O(1) (FTE Resident                    30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit O(2) (FTE Resident                    30               2              60           30.00         1,800.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit P (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit P(2) (FTE Resident                    30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit S (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit T (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit T(1) (FTE Resident                    30               2              60            0.25            15.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit 1 (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit 2 (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            0.33            19.8
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit 3 (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            3.50           210.0
 Assessment)....................
Exhibit 4 (FTE Resident                       30               2              60            0.33            19.8
 Assessment)....................
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    Total.......................            * 90  ..............            * 90  ..............        8,197.80
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* The total is 90 because the same hospitals and auditors are completing the forms.


Maria G. Button,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2019-21680 Filed 10-3-19; 8:45 am]
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