National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy, 63665 [2019-24886]

Download as PDF 63665 Federal Register / Vol. 84, No. 222 / Monday, November 18, 2019 / Notices Need and Proposed Use of the Information: National RWHAP clientlevel data is collected through the RWHAP Client Level Data Reporting System. The RWHAP Client Level Data Reporting System dataset (OMB control number 0915–0323) is HRSA’s primary source of annual, client-level data collected from its nearly 2,000 funded grant recipients/service providers and the data have been used to assess the numbers and types of clients receiving services and limited HIV outcomes. However, the RWHAP Client Level Data Reporting System dataset does not include relevant data in order to fully assess the extent to which the care provided by RWHAP service providers is meeting the HHS and USPSTF guidelines. This proposed new information collection request will provide the full range of HIV outpatient ambulatory health services, primary care, and screening and treatment for hepatitis, STIs, and opioid use disorder data and allow HRSA to assess the extent to which care provided by RWHAP service providers meets the HHS and USPSTF guidelines. Likely Respondents: HRSA RWHAP Part A, Part B, Part C, and Part D service providers funded to deliver outpatient ambulatory health services to eligible clients. 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. The burden estimate increased by 25 hours (0.5 hour increase for each medical record data abstraction) to a total of 225 hours (previous estimate was 200 hours as published in the 60day notice on May 10, 2019 in Vol. 84, No. 91, pages 20638–20639). The burden estimate increased as the result of a pilot of the data collection forms. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN—HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Provider Site screening interview ........................................ Provider Pre-Site Visit Interview .......................................... Medical Record Data Abstraction ........................................ 100 50 50 1 1 1 100 50 50 0.5 1.0 2.5 50 50 125 Total .............................................................................. 200 ........................ 200 ........................ 225 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, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2019–24910 Filed 11–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:41 Nov 15, 2019 Jkt 250001 HRSA is publishing an updated monetary amount of the average cost of a health insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP). SUMMARY: Section 100.2 of VICP’s implementing regulation (42 CFR part 100) states that the revised amount of an average cost of a health insurance policy, as determined by the Secretary of HHS (the Secretary), is effective upon its delivery by the Secretary to the United States Court of Federal Claims (the Court), and will be published periodically in a notice in the Federal Register. The Secretary delegated this responsibility to the HRSA Administrator. This figure is calculated using the most recent Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyInsurance Component (MEPS–IC) data available as the baseline for the average monthly cost of a health insurance policy. This baseline is adjusted by the annual percentage increase/decrease obtained from the most recent annual Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Employer Health Benefits Survey or other authoritative source that may be more accurate or appropriate. In 2019, MEPS–IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the annual 2018 average total single SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: PO 00000 Frm 00061 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 premium per enrolled employee at private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure published was $6,715. This figure is divided by 12 months to determine the cost per month of $559.58. The $559.58 figure is increased or decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF Employer Health Benefits Survey, available at www.kff.org. The percentage increase from 2018 to 2019 was 4.0 percent. By adding this percentage increase, the calculated average monthly cost of a health insurance policy for a 12-month period is $581.96. Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of a health insurance policy under the VICP is $581.96 per month. In accordance with § 100.2, the revised amount was effective upon its delivery by the Secretary to the Court. Such notice was delivered to the Court on November 7, 2019. Dated: November 7, 2019. Thomas J. Engels, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2019–24886 Filed 11–15–19; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P E:\FR\FM\18NON1.SGM 18NON1

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[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 222 (Monday, November 18, 2019)]
[Notices]
[Page 63665]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-24886]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: Revised Amount of 
the Average Cost of a Health Insurance Policy

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

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: HRSA is publishing an updated monetary amount of the average 
cost of a health insurance policy as it relates to the National Vaccine 
Injury Compensation Program (VICP).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 100.2 of VICP's implementing 
regulation (42 CFR part 100) states that the revised amount of an 
average cost of a health insurance policy, as determined by the 
Secretary of HHS (the Secretary), is effective upon its delivery by the 
Secretary to the United States Court of Federal Claims (the Court), and 
will be published periodically in a notice in the Federal Register. The 
Secretary delegated this responsibility to the HRSA Administrator. This 
figure is calculated using the most recent Medical Expenditure Panel 
Survey-Insurance Component (MEPS-IC) data available as the baseline for 
the average monthly cost of a health insurance policy. This baseline is 
adjusted by the annual percentage increase/decrease obtained from the 
most recent annual Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) Employer Health 
Benefits Survey or other authoritative source that may be more accurate 
or appropriate.
    In 2019, MEPS-IC, available at www.meps.ahrq.gov, published the 
annual 2018 average total single premium per enrolled employee at 
private-sector establishments that provide health insurance. The figure 
published was $6,715. This figure is divided by 12 months to determine 
the cost per month of $559.58. The $559.58 figure is increased or 
decreased by the percentage change reported by the most recent KFF 
Employer Health Benefits Survey, available at www.kff.org. The 
percentage increase from 2018 to 2019 was 4.0 percent. By adding this 
percentage increase, the calculated average monthly cost of a health 
insurance policy for a 12-month period is $581.96.
    Therefore, the Secretary announces that the revised average cost of 
a health insurance policy under the VICP is $581.96 per month. In 
accordance with Sec.  100.2, the revised amount was effective upon its 
delivery by the Secretary to the Court. Such notice was delivered to 
the Court on November 7, 2019.

    Dated: November 7, 2019.
Thomas J. Engels,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2019-24886 Filed 11-15-19; 8:45 am]
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