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Download as PDF 20500 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents * Form name In-person preliminary interviews with leaders/decisionmakers ....................... Remote follow-up interviews with leaders/decisionmakers ............................. Remote follow-up interviews with clinical staff ................................................ Review of materials prior to BOTH preliminary and follow-up interviews— LHS leaders/decisionmakers ....................................................................... Review of materials prior to interviews—clinical staff ..................................... Interview scheduling and other staff assistance c ............................................ Implementation check-ins (documented for the evaluation as structured notes on implementation progress) ............................................................. Total .......................................................................................................... Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate ** Total cost burden 33 33 22 33 33 22 a $94.47 33 22 11 16.5 5.5 44 a 94.47 c 20.34 1,558.76 286.72 894.96 11 60.5 a 94.47 5,715.44 165 ........................ ........................ 15,837.76 a 94.47 b 52.13 b 52.13 $3,117.51 3,117.51 1,146.86 * The numbers in this column give the maximum number of respondents for each listed activity based on a range in the number of recruits per site (e.g., ‘‘2–3 LHS leaders/decisionmakers’’). As noted in the comment to Exhibit 1, the balance may shift some between LHS leaders/decisionmakers and clinical staff depending on implementation team and leadership composition at each site. In any case, 88 interviews (33 + 33 + 22 = 88) is a maximum possible. ** 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 wages for Internists, General. 29–1063; annual salary of $196,490. b Based on the mean wages for Physician Assistants, 29–1071; annual salary of $108,430. c Based on the mean wages for Secretaries and Administrative Assistants, 43–6010; annual salary of $42,320. Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 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’s 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: April 7, 2020. Virginia L. Mackay-Smith, Associate Director. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES [FR Doc. 2020–07664 Filed 4–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2020 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive comments from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 30 days after date of publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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 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 E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 20501 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices 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 are 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). 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 Method of Collection health plans because those are the only To achieve the goals of this project the entities that submit data through the data submission process (other data are following data collections will be obtained from CMS). The 85 POCs in implemented: • Health Plan Registration Form—The Exhibit 1 are a combination of an estimated 75 State Medicaid agencies point-of-contact (POC), often the and individual health plans, and 10 sponsor from Medicaid agencies and vendor organizations. health plans, completes a number of 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 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 Jkt 250001 submission process. The cost burden is estimated to be $22,083 annually. PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1 20502 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 71 / Monday, April 13, 2020 / Notices EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents 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). 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: April 7, 2020. Virginia Mackay-Smith, Associate Director. [FR Doc. 2020–07662 Filed 4–10–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Proposed Project khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice. VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:57 Apr 10, 2020 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: ‘‘Evaluating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR to Increase Referral, Enrollment, and Retention through Automatic Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) with Care Coordination.’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 4th, 2020 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive comments from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 30 days after date of publication of this notice. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: SUMMARY: Jkt 250001 Evaluating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR To Increase Referral, Enrollment, and Retention Through Automatic Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) With Care Coordination The aim of AHRQ’s TAKEheart project is to (a) raise awareness about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after myocardial infarction or coronary revascularization, then to (b) PO 00000 Frm 00036 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 disseminate knowledge about the best practices to increase referrals to CR, and, finally, (c) to increase CR uptake. Currently over two-thirds of eligible cardiac patients are not referred to CR despite extensive evidence of its effectiveness in preventing subsequent morbidity; national estimates of referral range from 10–34%. To help improve CR rates, the Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative—an initiative co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)—developed a Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package (CRCP) and established a national goal of 70% participation in CR by 2022 for eligible patients. Recognizing that widespread adoption of the CRCP could help hospitals enhance CR rates, the CDC turned to AHRQ with a request that AHRQ consider disseminating and implementing evidence for CR and practices that promote CR. The CRCP is designed to facilitate this dissemination and implementation process. AHRQ reviewed this request in the context of its Patient Centered Outcomes Research Dissemination and Implementation initiative and judged the CDC nomination to have a high level of fit with AHRQ’s criteria of having a substantial evidence base, high potential impact, and high feasibility for wide dissemination and implementation Outreach with stakeholders indicates that this initiative aligns well but does not duplicate work by NIH; PCORI; CMS and CDC. The core recommendations in the CDC package are, first to spread adoption of automatic referral system— where patients after cardiovascular events are referred by the Electronic Health Record to rehabilitation unless the cardiologist actively decides not to refer because of medical ineligibility. The second core recommendation is use of a care coordinator to guide patients through referral has resulted in the most significant increases in referral to CR. E:\FR\FM\13APN1.SGM 13APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 71 (Monday, April 13, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 20500-20502]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-07662]


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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. This proposed information collection 
was previously published in the Federal Register on January 28, 2020 
and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive comments 
from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an 
additional 30 days for public comment.

DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 30 days after date 
of publication of this notice.

ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed 
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of 
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular 
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.

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

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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 are 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).

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.

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                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated Annualized Cost Burden
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                                                                                      Average
                    Form name                        Number of     Total  burden   hourly  wage     Total cost
                                                    respondents        hours          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).

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: April 7, 2020.
Virginia Mackay-Smith,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-07662 Filed 4-10-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4160-90-P