Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 4985-4987 [2020-01385]

Download as PDF 4985 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2020 / Notices Original threshold (million) Subsection of 7A 7A(a)(2)(A) ................................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(i) ................................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(i) ................................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i) ............................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(i) ............................................................................................................................................ 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II) ........................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(II) ........................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III) .......................................................................................................................................... 7A(a)(2)(B)(ii)(III) .......................................................................................................................................... Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees 1 (3)(b)(1) ..................................................... Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2) ........................................................ Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(2) ........................................................ Section 7A note: Assessment and Collection of Filing Fees (3)(b)(3) ........................................................ 1 Public $376 94 376 18.8 188 18.8 188 188 18.8 188 188 940.1 940.1 Law 106–553, Sec. 630(b) amended Sec. 18a note. Any reference to these thresholds and related thresholds and limitation values in the HSR rules (16 CFR parts 801–803) and the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form (‘‘the HSR Form’’) and its Instructions will also be adjusted, where indicated by the term ‘‘(as adjusted)’’, as follows: Original threshold Adjusted threshold (million) $10 million ...................... $50 million ...................... $100 million .................... $110 million .................... $200 million .................... $500 million .................... $1 billion ......................... $18.8 94 188 206.8 376 940.1 1,880.2 By direction of the Commission. April J. Tabor, Acting Secretary. BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ‘‘Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Database.’’ In accordance SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Jan 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 60 days after date of publication. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project [FR Doc. 2020–01423 Filed 1–27–20; 8:45 am] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES $200 50 200 10 100 10 100 100 10 100 100 500 500 Adjusted threshold (million) Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Database AHRQ requests that OMB reapprove AHRQ’s collection of information for the AHRQ Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Database: OMB Control number 0935–0165, expiration May 31, 2020 (the CAHPS Health Plan Database). The CAHPS Health Plan Database consists of data from the AHRQ CAHPS Health Plan Survey. Health plans in the U.S. are asked to voluntarily submit data from the survey to AHRQ, through its contractor, Westat. The CAHPS Health Plan Database was developed by AHRQ in 1998 in response to requests from health plans, purchasers, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide comparative data to support public reporting of health plan ratings, health plan accreditation and quality improvement. This research has the following goals: PO 00000 Frm 00042 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (1) To maintain the CAHPS Health Plan Database using data from AHRQ’s standardized CAHPS Health Plan Survey to provide results to health care purchasers, consumers, regulators and policy makers across the country. (2) To offer several products and services, including aggregated results presented through an Online Reporting System, summary chartbooks, custom analyses, and data for research purposes. (3) To provide data for AHRQ’s annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report. (4) To provide state-level data to CMS for public reporting on Medicaid.gov and Data.Medicaid.gov that does not display the name of the health plans. Survey data from the CAHPS Health Plan Database is used to produce four types of products: (1) An annual chartbook available to the public on the CAHPS Database website (https:// www.cahpsdatabase.ahrq.gov/ CAHPSIDB/Public/Chartbook.aspx); (2) individual participant reports that are confidential and customized for each participating organization (e.g., health plan, Medicaid agency) that submits their data; (3) a research database available to researchers wanting to conduct additional analyses; and (4) data tables provided to AHRQ for inclusion in the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, Westat, pursuant to AHRQ’s statutory authority to conduct and support research on healthcare and on systems for the delivery of such care, including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services; quality measurement and development, and database development. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1), (2) and (8). E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 4986 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2020 / Notices Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections will be implemented: • Health Plan Registration Form—The point-of-contact (POC), often the sponsor from Medicaid agencies and health plans, completes a number of data submission steps and forms, beginning with the completion of the online registration form. The purpose of this form is to collect basic contact information about the organization and initiate the registration process. • Data Use Agreement—The purpose of the data use agreement, completed by the participating sponsor organization, is to state how data submitted by health plans will be used and provide confidentiality assurances. • Health Plan Information Form—The purpose of this form, completed by the participating sponsor organization, is to collect background characteristics of the health plan. • Questionnaire Submission—POCs upload a copy of the questionnaire used to ensure that it meets CAHPS Health Plan Survey standards (the survey instrument must include all core questions, not alter the wording of any core questions, and must not omit any of the survey items related to respondent characteristics that are used for case mix adjustment.) • Data Files Submission—POCs upload their data file using the Health Plan data file specifications to ensure that users submit standardized and consistent data in the way variables are named, coded, and formatted. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated burden hours for the respondents to participate in the database. The burden hours pertain only to the collection of Medicaid data from State Medicaid agencies and individual Medicaid health plans because those are the only entities that submit data through the data submission process (other data are obtained from CMS). The 85 POCs in Exhibit 1 are a combination of an estimated 75 State Medicaid agencies and individual health plans, and 10 vendor organizations. Each State Medicaid agency, health plan or vendor will register online for submission. The online registration form will require about 5 minutes to complete. Each submitter will also complete a health plan information form about each health plan, such as the name of the plan, the product type (e.g., HMO, PPO), and the population surveyed (e.g., adult Medicaid or child Medicaid). Each year, the prior year’s plan data are preloaded in the plan table to lessen burden on the POC. The POC is responsible for updating the plan table to reflect the current year’s plan information. The online health plan information form takes on average 30 minutes to complete per health plan with each POC completing the form for four plans on average. The data use agreement will be completed by the 75 participating State Medicaid agencies or individual health plans. Vendors do not sign or submit DUAs. The DUA requires about 5 minutes to sign and upload. Each submitter will provide a copy of their questionnaire and the survey data file in the required file format. Survey data files must conform to the data file layout specifications provided by the CAHPS Health Plan Database. Since the unit of analysis is at the health plan level, submitters will upload one data file per health plan. Once a data file is uploaded the file will be checked automatically to ensure it conforms to the specifications and a data file status report will be produced and made available to the submitter. Submitters will review each report and will be expected to fix any errors in their data file and resubmit if necessary. It will take about 1 hour to submit the questionnaire and data for each plan, and each POC will submit data for four plans on average. The total burden is estimated to be 463 hours annually. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents/ POCs Form name Number of responses per POC Hours per response Total burden hours Registration Form ............................................................................................ Health Plan Information Form ......................................................................... Data Use Agreement ....................................................................................... Questionnaire and Data Files Submission ...................................................... 85 75 75 75 1 4 1 4 5/60 30/60 5/60 1 7 150 6 300 Total .......................................................................................................... 310 NA NA 463 Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the respondents’ time to complete one submission process. The cost burden is estimated to be $22,083 annually. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Registration Form ............................................................................................ Health Plan Information Form ......................................................................... Data Use Agreement ....................................................................................... Questionnaire and Data Files Submission ...................................................... 85 75 75 75 7 150 6 300 a 54.68 c 43.07 $383 8,202 577 12,921 Total .......................................................................................................... 310 463 NA 22,083 a 54.68 b 96.22 * National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2018, ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.’’ a Based on the mean hourly wage for Medical and Health Services Managers (11–9111). b Based on the mean hourly wage for Chief Executives (11–1011). c Based on the mean hourly wages for Computer Programmer (15–1131). VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Jan 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00043 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\28JAN1.SGM 28JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 18 / Tuesday, January 28, 2020 / Notices Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3501– 3521, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care research and health care information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) 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 upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. Dated: January 22, 2020. Virginia L. Mackay-Smith, Associate Director. [FR Doc. 2020–01385 Filed 1–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [30Day–20–0822] jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency Forms Undergoing Paperwork Reduction Act Review In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has submitted the information collection request titled ‘‘The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS)’’ to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. CDC previously published a ‘‘Proposed Data Collection Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations’’ notice on October 9, 2019 to obtain comments from the public and affected agencies. CDC received two anonymous nonsubstantive comments related to the previous notice. This notice serves to allow an additional 30 days for public and affected agency comments. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:02 Jan 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 CDC will accept all comments for this proposed information collection project. The Office of Management and Budget is particularly interested in comments that: (a) Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) Evaluate the accuracy of the agencies estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; (c) Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; (d) Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including, through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses; and (e) Assess information collection costs. To request additional information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the information collection plan and instruments, call (404) 639–7570 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Direct written comments and/or suggestions regarding the items contained in this notice to the Attention: CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20503 or by fax to (202) 395–5806. Provide written comments within 30 days of notice publication. Proposed Project The National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) (OMB Control No. 0920–0822, Exp. 02/29/ 2020)—Revision—National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description This is a revision request for the currently approved National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS, OMB# 0920–0822). In 2010, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surveillance System (NISVS) reported that approximately 6.9 million women and 5.6 million men experienced rape, physical violence and/or stalking by an intimate partner within the last year. The health care costs of IPV exceed $5.8 billion each year, nearly $3.9 billion of which is for direct medical and mental health care PO 00000 Frm 00044 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4987 services. In order to address this important public health problem, CDC implemented, beginning in 2010, the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Surveillance System that produces national and state level estimates of Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), Sexual Violence (SV) and stalking on an annual basis. This revision request describes the planned testing of a redesign of the National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) and the approach for collecting NISVS data using multiple data collection modes and sampling strategies. More specifically, this revision request is to; (1) Conduct feasibility testing to assess several alternative design features, including the sample frame (addressbased sample [ABS], random digit dial [RDD], web panel), mode of response (telephone, web, paper), and incentive structures that help garner participation and help reduce nonresponse. (2) Conduct experiments that inform the development of a protocol for alternative sampling and weighting methods for multi-modal data collection that will result in the ability to calculate accurate and reliable national and statelevel estimates of SV, IPV, and stalking, and (3) Conduct a pilot data collection to ensure that the selected optimal alternative sampling methods and multi-modal data collection approaches for NISVS are ready for full-scale implementation. These data will be used only to inform future NISVS data collections. Results from the feasibility phase experiments may be prepared for publication, as the findings related to optimal data collection modes, sampling frames, and incentive structures are likely to be useful to other federal agencies currently conducting national data collections. No national prevalence estimates will be generated from the data collected during the NISVS redesign project. The feasibility study involves testing of the CATI, paper, and web versions of the NISVS survey using a variety of sampling frames and single vs. multiple modes, all for the purpose of determining a new design for NISVS, and the pilot test of the new design. Data are analyzed using appropriate statistical software to account for the complexity of the survey design to compute weighted counts, percentages, and confidence intervals using nationallevel data. OMB approval is requested for three years. The total estimated annualized burden hours are 1,189. There is no cost to respondents other than their time. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 18 (Tuesday, January 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4985-4987]
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 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; 
Comment Request

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of 
Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection 
project: ``Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems 
(CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork 
Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this 
proposed information collection.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 60 days after date 
of publication.

ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, 
Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at 
[email protected].
    Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection 
instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be 
obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports 
Clearance Officer, (301) 427-1477, or by email at 
[email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Proposed Project

Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health 
Plan Survey Database

    AHRQ requests that OMB reapprove AHRQ's collection of information 
for the AHRQ Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems 
(CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Database: OMB Control number 0935-0165, 
expiration May 31, 2020 (the CAHPS Health Plan Database). The CAHPS 
Health Plan Database consists of data from the AHRQ CAHPS Health Plan 
Survey. Health plans in the U.S. are asked to voluntarily submit data 
from the survey to AHRQ, through its contractor, Westat. The CAHPS 
Health Plan Database was developed by AHRQ in 1998 in response to 
requests from health plans, purchasers, and the Centers for Medicare & 
Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide comparative data to support public 
reporting of health plan ratings, health plan accreditation and quality 
improvement.
    This research has the following goals:
    (1) To maintain the CAHPS Health Plan Database using data from 
AHRQ's standardized CAHPS Health Plan Survey to provide results to 
health care purchasers, consumers, regulators and policy makers across 
the country.
    (2) To offer several products and services, including aggregated 
results presented through an Online Reporting System, summary 
chartbooks, custom analyses, and data for research purposes.
    (3) To provide data for AHRQ's annual National Healthcare Quality 
and Disparities Report.
    (4) To provide state-level data to CMS for public reporting on 
Medicaid.gov and Data.Medicaid.gov that does not display the name of 
the health plans.
    Survey data from the CAHPS Health Plan Database is used to produce 
four types of products: (1) An annual chartbook available to the public 
on the CAHPS Database website (https://www.cahpsdatabase.ahrq.gov/CAHPSIDB/Public/Chartbook.aspx); (2) individual participant reports 
that are confidential and customized for each participating 
organization (e.g., health plan, Medicaid agency) that submits their 
data; (3) a research database available to researchers wanting to 
conduct additional analyses; and (4) data tables provided to AHRQ for 
inclusion in the National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, 
Westat, pursuant to AHRQ's statutory authority to conduct and support 
research on healthcare and on systems for the delivery of such care, 
including activities with respect to the quality, effectiveness, 
efficiency, appropriateness and value of healthcare services; quality 
measurement and development, and database development. 42 U.S.C. 
299a(a)(1), (2) and (8).

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Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections 
will be implemented:
     Health Plan Registration Form--The point-of-contact (POC), 
often the sponsor from Medicaid agencies and health plans, completes a 
number of data submission steps and forms, beginning with the 
completion of the online registration form. The purpose of this form is 
to collect basic contact information about the organization and 
initiate the registration process.
     Data Use Agreement--The purpose of the data use agreement, 
completed by the participating sponsor organization, is to state how 
data submitted by health plans will be used and provide confidentiality 
assurances.
     Health Plan Information Form--The purpose of this form, 
completed by the participating sponsor organization, is to collect 
background characteristics of the health plan.
     Questionnaire Submission--POCs upload a copy of the 
questionnaire used to ensure that it meets CAHPS Health Plan Survey 
standards (the survey instrument must include all core questions, not 
alter the wording of any core questions, and must not omit any of the 
survey items related to respondent characteristics that are used for 
case mix adjustment.)
     Data Files Submission--POCs upload their data file using 
the Health Plan data file specifications to ensure that users submit 
standardized and consistent data in the way variables are named, coded, 
and formatted.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated burden hours for the respondents to 
participate in the database. The burden hours pertain only to the 
collection of Medicaid data from State Medicaid agencies and individual 
Medicaid health plans because those are the only entities that submit 
data through the data submission process (other data are obtained from 
CMS). The 85 POCs in Exhibit 1 are a combination of an estimated 75 
State Medicaid agencies and individual health plans, and 10 vendor 
organizations.
    Each State Medicaid agency, health plan or vendor will register 
online for submission. The online registration form will require about 
5 minutes to complete. Each submitter will also complete a health plan 
information form about each health plan, such as the name of the plan, 
the product type (e.g., HMO, PPO), and the population surveyed (e.g., 
adult Medicaid or child Medicaid). Each year, the prior year's plan 
data are preloaded in the plan table to lessen burden on the POC. The 
POC is responsible for updating the plan table to reflect the current 
year's plan information. The online health plan information form takes 
on average 30 minutes to complete per health plan with each POC 
completing the form for four plans on average. The data use agreement 
will be completed by the 75 participating State Medicaid agencies or 
individual health plans. Vendors do not sign or submit DUAs. The DUA 
requires about 5 minutes to sign and upload. Each submitter will 
provide a copy of their questionnaire and the survey data file in the 
required file format. Survey data files must conform to the data file 
layout specifications provided by the CAHPS Health Plan Database. Since 
the unit of analysis is at the health plan level, submitters will 
upload one data file per health plan. Once a data file is uploaded the 
file will be checked automatically to ensure it conforms to the 
specifications and a data file status report will be produced and made 
available to the submitter. Submitters will review each report and will 
be expected to fix any errors in their data file and resubmit if 
necessary. It will take about 1 hour to submit the questionnaire and 
data for each plan, and each POC will submit data for four plans on 
average. The total burden is estimated to be 463 hours annually.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                     Number of       Number of
                    Form name                      respondents/    responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                       POCs             POC          response          hours
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Registration Form...............................              85               1            5/60               7
Health Plan Information Form....................              75               4           30/60             150
Data Use Agreement..............................              75               1            5/60               6
Questionnaire and Data Files Submission.........              75               4               1             300
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             310              NA              NA             463
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    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden based on the 
respondents' time to complete one submission process. The cost burden 
is estimated to be $22,083 annually.

                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
                    Form name                       respondents        hours        wage rate *       burden
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Registration Form...............................              85               7       \a\ 54.68            $383
Health Plan Information Form....................              75             150       \a\ 54.68           8,202
Data Use Agreement..............................              75               6       \b\ 96.22             577
Questionnaire and Data Files Submission.........              75             300       \c\ 43.07          12,921
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             310             463              NA          22,083
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* National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2018, ``U.S. Department of Labor,
  Bureau of Labor Statistics.''
\a\ Based on the mean hourly wage for Medical and Health Services Managers (11-9111).
\b\ Based on the mean hourly wage for Chief Executives (11-1011).
\c\ Based on the mean hourly wages for Computer Programmer (15-1131).


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Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 
3501-3521, comments on AHRQ's information collection are requested with 
regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of 
information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ health care 
research and health care information dissemination functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy 
of AHRQ's estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the 
proposed collection(s) 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 upon the 
respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or 
other forms of information technology.
    Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized 
and included in the Agency's subsequent request for OMB approval of the 
proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of 
public record.

    Dated: January 22, 2020.
Virginia L. Mackay-Smith,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-01385 Filed 1-27-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4160-90-P