Agency Information Collection Activity: Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Registration Form and Claim Cover Sheet, 23603-23604 [2020-08909]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / Notices changes to the hearing schedule. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. Any member of the public seeking further information concerning the hearing should contact Jameson Cunningham, 444 North Capitol Street NW, Suite 602, Washington, DC 20001; telephone: 202– 624–1496, or via email at jcunningham@ uscc.gov. Reservations are not required to attend the hearing. ADA Accessibility: For questions about the accessibility of the event or to request an accommodation, please contact Jameson Cunningham at 202– 624–1496, or via email at jcunningham@ uscc.gov. Requests for an accommodation should be made as soon as possible, and at least five business days prior to the event. 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The first panel DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00103 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 23603 will assess Beijing’s strategy towards Africa and its political influence on the continent, as well as analyze the implications of Chinese surveillance technology on the continent. The second panel will then examine China’s economic engagement in Africa, including its desire for key commodities and investment in critical infrastructure, as well as China’s growing role in Africa’s digital economy. The third panel will look at Beijing’s security presence on the continent, analyzing how China’s military and security relationships in Africa further its geopolitical goals on the continent, Beijing’s desire to become a preferred partner to African militaries, and China’s efforts to use its security presence to protect its economic investments on the continent. The hearing will be co-chaired by Vice Chairman Carolyn Bartholomew and Commissioner Andreas Borgeas. Any interested party may file a written statement by May 8, 2020 by transmitting to the contact above. A portion of the hearing will include a question and answer period between the Commissioners and the witnesses. Authority: Congress created the U.S.China Economic and Security Review Commission in 2000 in the National Defense Authorization Act (Pub. L. 106– 398), as amended by Division P of the Consolidated Appropriations Resolution, 2003 (Pub. L. 108–7), as amended by Public Law 109–108 (November 22, 2005), as amended by Public Law 113–291 (December 19, 2014). Dated: April 23, 2020. Daniel W. Peck, Executive Director, U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. [FR Doc. 2020–09001 Filed 4–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 1137–00–P DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0648] Agency Information Collection Activity: Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Registration Form and Claim Cover Sheet Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1 jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES 23604 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 82 / Tuesday, April 28, 2020 / Notices information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before June 29, 2020. ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs (10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420 or email to Brian.McCarthy4@ va.gov. Please refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0648’’ in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 615–9241. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA. With respect to the following collection of information, VHA invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of VHA’s functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy of VHA’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology. Authority: Public Law 104–13; 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521. Title: Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Registration Form and Claim Cover Sheet, VA Forms 10–7959f–1, 10– 7959f–2. OMB Control Number: 2900–0648. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Abstract: The Foreign Medical Program (FMP) is a federal health benefits program for Veterans, which is administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:43 Apr 27, 2020 Jkt 250001 Administration (VHA). The FMP is a Fee for Service (indemnity plan) program and provides reimbursement for VA adjudicated service-connected conditions. Title 38 CFR 17.35 states that VA will provide coverage for the Veteran’s service-connected disability when the Veteran is residing or traveling overseas. Title 38 CFR 17.125(c) states that requests for consideration of claim reimbursement from approved health care providers and Veterans are to be mailed to VHA Health Administration Center. VA currently collects information for FMP reimbursement through an OMB approved collection under 2900–0648, using VA Form 10–7959f–1, Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Registration Form, and VA Form 10–7959f–2, Foreign Medical Program Claim Cover Sheet. This collection of information is necessary to continue to reimburse Veterans or providers under the FMP. a. VA Form 10–7959f–1 will collect information used to register into the FMP those Veterans with serviceconnected disabilities who are living or traveling overseas. b. VA Form 10–7959f–2 will collect information to streamline the FMP claims submission process for claimants or providers, while also reducing the time spent by VA on processing FMP claims. The cover sheet will explain to foreign providers and Veterans the basic information required for the processing and payment of claims. VA Form 10–7959f–1 Affected Public: Individuals and households. Estimated Annual Burden: 111 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 4 minutes. Frequency of Response: Once annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,660. VA Form 10–7959f–2 Affected Public: Individuals or households; private sector. Estimated Annual Burden: 3,652 hours. Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 11 minutes. Frequency of Response: 12 times annually. Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,660. By direction of the Secretary. Danny S. Green, Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs. [FR Doc. 2020–08909 Filed 4–27–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 8320–01–P PO 00000 Frm 00104 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS [OMB Control No. 2900–0020] Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Designation of Beneficiary Government Life Insurance, and Supplemental Designation of Beneficiary Government Life Insurance Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Benefits Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden and it includes the actual data collection instrument. DATES: 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. Refer to ‘‘OMB Control No. 2900–0020. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501–21. Title: Designation of Beneficiary Government Life Insurance (VA Form 29–336) and Supplemental Designation of Beneficiary Government Life Insurance (VA Form 29–336a) OMB Control Number: 2900–0020. Type of Review: Revision of a currently approved collection. Abstract: These forms are used by the insured to designate beneficiaries and select an optional settlement to be used when the insurance matures by death. The information is required to determine the claimant’s eligibility to receive the proceeds. The information on the form is required by law, 38 U.S.C. Sections 1917, 1949 and 1952. An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 85 FR 29 on February 12, 2020, pages 8097 and 8098. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\28APN1.SGM 28APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 82 (Tuesday, April 28, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23603-23604]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-08909]


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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0648]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Foreign Medical Program 
(FMP) Registration Form and Claim Cover Sheet

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 
collection of certain

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information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 
1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal 
Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including 
each proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 
60 days for public comment in response to the notice.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before June 29, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs 
(10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20420 or email to [email protected]. Please refer 
to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0648'' in any correspondence. During the 
comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 615-9241.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must 
obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for 
comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
the collection of information on respondents, including through the use 
of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Authority: Public Law 104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521.
    Title: Foreign Medical Program (FMP) Registration Form and Claim 
Cover Sheet, VA Forms 10-7959f-1, 10-7959f-2.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0648.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The Foreign Medical Program (FMP) is a federal health 
benefits program for Veterans, which is administered by the Department 
of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA). The FMP 
is a Fee for Service (indemnity plan) program and provides 
reimbursement for VA adjudicated service-connected conditions. Title 38 
CFR 17.35 states that VA will provide coverage for the Veteran's 
service-connected disability when the Veteran is residing or traveling 
overseas. Title 38 CFR 17.125(c) states that requests for consideration 
of claim reimbursement from approved health care providers and Veterans 
are to be mailed to VHA Health Administration Center. VA currently 
collects information for FMP reimbursement through an OMB approved 
collection under 2900-0648, using VA Form 10-7959f-1, Foreign Medical 
Program (FMP) Registration Form, and VA Form 10-7959f-2, Foreign 
Medical Program Claim Cover Sheet. This collection of information is 
necessary to continue to reimburse Veterans or providers under the FMP.
    a. VA Form 10-7959f-1 will collect information used to register 
into the FMP those Veterans with service-connected disabilities who are 
living or traveling overseas.
    b. VA Form 10-7959f-2 will collect information to streamline the 
FMP claims submission process for claimants or providers, while also 
reducing the time spent by VA on processing FMP claims. The cover sheet 
will explain to foreign providers and Veterans the basic information 
required for the processing and payment of claims.

VA Form 10-7959f-1

    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 111 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 4 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Once annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,660.

VA Form 10-7959f-2

    Affected Public: Individuals or households; private sector.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 3,652 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent: 11 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: 12 times annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,660.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Danny S. Green,
Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk 
(OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2020-08909 Filed 4-27-20; 8:45 am]
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