Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and Organizational Practices Survey-Hospitals (MOPS-HP), 4623-4624 [2020-01264]

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[FR Doc. 2020–01339 Filed 1–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Census Bureau Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and Organizational Practices Survey— Hospitals (MOPS–HP) U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4623 effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a proposed new collection called the Management and Organizational Practices Survey—Hospitals (MOPS– HP) as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on or before March 27, 2020. ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Thomas Smith, PRA Liaison, U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 7K250A, Washington, DC 20233 (or via the internet at PRAcomments@ doc.gov). You may also submit comments, identified by Docket Number USBC–2019–0020, to the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. All comments received are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http:// www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Edward Watkins at edward.e.watkins.iii@census.gov or 301–763–4750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Abstract The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct the Management and Organizational Practices SurveyHospitals (MOPS–HP) for survey year 2019 as a joint project with Harvard Business School. The MOPS–HP will utilize a subset of the Service Annual Survey mail-out sample and will collect data on management practices from Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) at general medical and surgical hospitals to assist in identifying determinants of clinical and financial performance. Currently, no official statistics on management practices in hospitals exist. Past research shows these practices are related to health care providers’ clinical and financial outcomes. This suggests that providing measures on management practices may potentially help the U.S. E:\FR\FM\27JAN1.SGM 27JAN1 4624 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 17 / Monday, January 27, 2020 / Notices khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES health care system, which is challenged by rising health care costs, increased demand from an aging society, and quality objectives. These data would permit users, such as Harvard Business School, to examine relationships between management practices and financial outcomes using Census Bureau data (e.g., revenues) and relationships with clinical outcomes using external data sources. Additionally, these data would provide hospital administrators and managers information to evaluate their practices in comparison to other hospitals at an aggregate level. The MOPS–HP content was proposed by external researchers with past experience in surveying hospitals on management practices. Some questions are adapted from the Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS), conducted in the manufacturing sector, allowing for intersectoral comparisons. Content for the MOPS–HP includes performance monitoring, financial and clinical targets, and incentives. The 39 questions are grouped into the following sections: Tenure, Management Practices, Management Training, Management of Team Interactions, Staffing and Allocation of Human Resources, Standardized Clinical Protocols, Documentation of Patients’ Medical Records, and Organizational Characteristics. II. Method of Collection The MOPS–HP sample will consist of approximately 4,500 hospital locations for enterprises classified under General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (NAICS 6221) and sampled in the Service Annual Survey (SAS). The survey will be mailed separately from the 2019 SAS and collected electronically through the Census Bureau’s Centurion online reporting system. Respondents will be sent an initial letter with instructions detailing how to log into the instrument and report their information. These letters will be addressed to the location’s Chief Nursing Officer (CNO). Before mailing, the Census Bureau will attempt to identify the CNO at each location. In instances where the CNO is not identifiable, the letter will be addressed to the hospital’s administrative office with attention to the CNO. Collection is scheduled to begin in September 2020 and end in April 2021. III. Data OMB Control Number: 0607–XXXX. Form Number(s): MP–2000. Type of Review: Regular submission. Affected Public: General medical and surgical hospitals. VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:54 Jan 24, 2020 Jkt 250001 Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,500. Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,375. Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 (This is not the cost of respondents’ time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services required specifically by the collection.) Respondent’s Obligation: Mandatory. Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131 and 182. IV. Request for Comments Comments are invited 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 (including hours and cost) 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. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information collection; they also will become a matter of public record. Sheleen Dumas, Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Commerce Department. [FR Doc. 2020–01264 Filed 1–24–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 3510–07–P DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Bureau of Economic Analysis [Docket No. 190329307–9307–01] RIN 0691–XC094 BE–30: Quarterly Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of U.S. Carriers Bureau of Economic Analysis, Commerce. ACTION: Notice of reporting requirements. AGENCY: By this Notice, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), Department SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 of Commerce, is informing the public that it is conducting the mandatory survey titled Quarterly Survey of Ocean Freight Revenues and Foreign Expenses of U.S. Carriers (BE–30). The data collected on the BE–30 survey are needed to measure U.S. trade in transport services and to analyze the impact of U.S. trade on the U.S. and foreign economies. This survey is authorized by the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Christopher Stein, Chief, Services Surveys Branch (BE–50), Balance of Payments Division, Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Washington, DC 20233; phone (301) 278–9189; or via email at Christopher.Stein@bea.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Through this Notice, BEA publishes the reporting requirements for the BE–30 survey form. As noted below, all entities required to respond to this mandatory survey will be contacted by BEA. Entities must submit the completed survey forms within 45 days after the end of each calendar quarter. This Notice is being issued in conformance with the rule BEA issued on April 24, 2012 (77 FR 24373), establishing guidelines for collecting data on international trade in services and direct investment through notices, rather than through rulemaking. Additional information about BEA’s collection of data on international trade in services and direct investment can be found in the 2012 rule, the International Investment and Trade in Services Survey Act (22 U.S.C. 3101 et seq.), and 15 CFR part 801. Survey data on international trade in services and direct investment that are not collected pursuant to the 2012 rule are described separately in 15 CFR part 801. The BE– 30 survey form and instructions are available at www.bea.gov/ssb. Reporting Notice of specific reporting requirements, including who is to report, the information to be reported, the manner of reporting, and the time and place of filing reports, will be mailed to those required to complete this survey. Who Must Report: (a) Reports are required from U.S. ocean carriers that had total reportable revenues or total reportable expenses that were $500,000 or more during the prior year, or are expected to be $500,000 or more during the current year. 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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Census Bureau


Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Management and 
Organizational Practices Survey--Hospitals (MOPS-HP)

AGENCY: U.S. Census Bureau, Commerce.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public 
and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on a 
proposed new collection called the Management and Organizational 
Practices Survey--Hospitals (MOPS-HP) as required by the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995.

DATES: To ensure consideration, written comments must be submitted on 
or before March 27, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Direct all written comments to Thomas Smith, PRA Liaison, 
U.S. Census Bureau, 4600 Silver Hill Road, Room 7K250A, Washington, DC 
20233 (or via the internet at [email protected]). You may also submit 
comments, identified by Docket Number USBC-2019-0020, to the Federal e-
Rulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. All comments received 
are part of the public record. No comments will be posted to http://www.regulations.gov for public viewing until after the comment period 
has closed. Comments will generally be posted without change. All 
Personally Identifiable Information (for example, name and address) 
voluntarily submitted by the commenter may be publicly accessible. Do 
not submit Confidential Business Information or otherwise sensitive or 
protected information. You may submit attachments to electronic 
comments in Microsoft Word, Excel, or Adobe PDF file formats.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Edward Watkins at [email protected] 
or 301-763-4750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

I. Abstract

    The U.S. Census Bureau plans to conduct the Management and 
Organizational Practices Survey-Hospitals (MOPS-HP) for survey year 
2019 as a joint project with Harvard Business School. The MOPS-HP will 
utilize a subset of the Service Annual Survey mail-out sample and will 
collect data on management practices from Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) 
at general medical and surgical hospitals to assist in identifying 
determinants of clinical and financial performance.
    Currently, no official statistics on management practices in 
hospitals exist. Past research shows these practices are related to 
health care providers' clinical and financial outcomes. This suggests 
that providing measures on management practices may potentially help 
the U.S.

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health care system, which is challenged by rising health care costs, 
increased demand from an aging society, and quality objectives. These 
data would permit users, such as Harvard Business School, to examine 
relationships between management practices and financial outcomes using 
Census Bureau data (e.g., revenues) and relationships with clinical 
outcomes using external data sources. Additionally, these data would 
provide hospital administrators and managers information to evaluate 
their practices in comparison to other hospitals at an aggregate level.
    The MOPS-HP content was proposed by external researchers with past 
experience in surveying hospitals on management practices. Some 
questions are adapted from the Management and Organizational Practices 
Survey (MOPS), conducted in the manufacturing sector, allowing for 
inter-sectoral comparisons. Content for the MOPS-HP includes 
performance monitoring, financial and clinical targets, and incentives. 
The 39 questions are grouped into the following sections: Tenure, 
Management Practices, Management Training, Management of Team 
Interactions, Staffing and Allocation of Human Resources, Standardized 
Clinical Protocols, Documentation of Patients' Medical Records, and 
Organizational Characteristics.

II. Method of Collection

    The MOPS-HP sample will consist of approximately 4,500 hospital 
locations for enterprises classified under General Medical and Surgical 
Hospitals (NAICS 6221) and sampled in the Service Annual Survey (SAS). 
The survey will be mailed separately from the 2019 SAS and collected 
electronically through the Census Bureau's Centurion online reporting 
system. Respondents will be sent an initial letter with instructions 
detailing how to log into the instrument and report their information. 
These letters will be addressed to the location's Chief Nursing Officer 
(CNO). Before mailing, the Census Bureau will attempt to identify the 
CNO at each location. In instances where the CNO is not identifiable, 
the letter will be addressed to the hospital's administrative office 
with attention to the CNO. Collection is scheduled to begin in 
September 2020 and end in April 2021.

III. Data

    OMB Control Number: 0607-XXXX.
    Form Number(s): MP-2000.
    Type of Review: Regular submission.
    Affected Public: General medical and surgical hospitals.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,500.
    Estimated Time per Response: 45 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 3,375.
    Estimated Total Annual Cost to Public: $0 (This is not the cost of 
respondents' time, but the indirect costs respondents may incur for 
such things as purchases of specialized software or hardware needed to 
report, or expenditures for accounting or records maintenance services 
required specifically by the collection.)
    Respondent's Obligation: Mandatory.
    Legal Authority: Title 13 U.S.C. Sections 131 and 182.

IV. Request for Comments

    Comments are invited 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 
(including hours and cost) 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.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and/or included in the request for OMB approval of this information 
collection; they also will become a matter of public record.

Sheleen Dumas,
Department PRA Clearance Officer, Office of the Chief Information 
Officer, Commerce Department.
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