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MATTERS TO BE CONSIDERED: Compliance matters pursuant to 52 U.S.C. 30109. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES TIME AND DATE: VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00020 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Termination date 5/1/2020 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: ‘‘AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS).’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on Page 12562, March 3, 2020, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not received comments from the public during this period. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment. SUMMARY: Comments on this notice must be received by 30 days after date of publication of this notice. 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. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 27224 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 89 / Thursday, May 7, 2020 / Notices Proposed Project AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS) AHRQ has developed a systematic method for its grantees to report project progress and important preliminary findings for grants funded by the Agency. This system, the AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS), previously known as the Grants Reporting System (GRS), was last approved by OMB on May 22, 2017. The system addressed the shortfalls in the previous reporting process and established a consistent and comprehensive grants reporting solution for AHRQ. The ARRS provides a centralized repository of grants research progress and additional information that can be used to support initiatives within the Agency. This includes future research planning and support to administration activities such as performance monitoring, budgeting, knowledge transfer as well as strategic planning. This Project has the following goals: (1) To promote the transfer of critical information more frequently and efficiently and enhance the Agency’s ability to support research designed to improve the outcomes and quality of health care, reduce its costs, and broaden access to effective services. (2) To increase the efficiency of the Agency in responding to ad-hoc information requests. (3) To support Executive Branch requirements for increased transparency and public reporting. (4) To establish a consistent approach throughout the Agency for information collection regarding grant progress and a systematic basis for oversight and for facilitating potential collaborations among grantees. (5) To decrease the inconvenience and burden on grantees of unanticipated adhoc requests for information by the Agency in response to particular (onetime) internal and external requests for information. This study is being conducted by AHRQ 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 and with respect to quality measurement and improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2). AHRQ personnel. All users access the ARRS system through a secure online interface which requires a user I.D. and password entered through the ARRS login screen. When status reports are due AHRQ notifies principal investigators and vendors via email. The ARRS is an automated userfriendly resource that is utilized by AHRQ staff for preparing, distributing, and reviewing reporting requests to grantees and vendors for the purpose of information sharing. AHRQ personnel are able to systematically search on the information collected and stored in the ARRS database. Personnel will also use the information to address internal and/ or external requests for information regarding grant progress, preliminary findings, and other requests, such as Freedom of Information Act requests, and producing responses related to federally mandated programs and regulations. Method of Collection To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections will be implemented: AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS)—Grantees and vendors use the ARRS system to report project progress and important preliminary findings for grants and contracts funded by the Agency. Grantees and vendors submit progress reports on a monthly or quarterly basis which are reviewed by Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the respondents. It will take grantees an estimated 15 minutes to enter the necessary data into the ARRS System and reporting will occur four times annually. The total annualized burden hours are estimated to be 500 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the respondents. The total estimated cost burden for respondents is $19,710. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Data entry into ARRS ...................................................................................... 500 4 15/60 500 Total .......................................................................................................... 500 N/A N/A 500 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Data entry into ARRS ...................................................................................... 500 500 $39.42 $19,710 Total .......................................................................................................... 500 500 N/A 19,710 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES * Based upon the average wages for Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (29–0000), ‘‘National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2015,’’ U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ nat.htm#29–0000. 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 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 PO 00000 Frm 00021 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 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 E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1 27225 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 89 / Thursday, May 7, 2020 / Notices 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: May 1, 2020. Virginia L. Mackay-Smith, Associate Director. [FR Doc. 2020–09725 Filed 5–6–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–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 ‘‘Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Social and Health Experiences SelfAdministered Questionnaire.’’ DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by 60 days after date of publication of this notice. 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 SUMMARY: emails at doris.lefkowitz@ AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project ‘‘Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Social and Health Experiences Self-Administered Questionnaire.’’ The Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) consists of the following three components and has been conducted annually since 1996: • Household Component: A sample of households participating in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) in the prior calendar year are interviewed 5 times over a 2 and one-half (2.5) year period. These 5 interviews yield two years of information on use of, and expenditures for, health care, sources of payment for that health care, insurance status, employment, health status and health care quality. • Medical Provider Component: The MEPS–MPC collects information from medical and financial records maintained by hospitals, physicians, pharmacies and home health agencies named as sources of care by household respondents. • Insurance Component (MEPS–IC): The MEPS–IC collects information on establishment characteristics, insurance offerings and premiums from employers. The MEPS–IC is conducted by the Census Bureau for AHRQ and is cleared separately. This request is for the MEPS–HC only. The OMB Control Number for the MEPS–HC and MPC is 0935–0118, which was last approved by OMB on November 8, 2019, and will expire on November 30, 2022. The purpose of this request is to integrate the new self-administered questionnaire (SAQ) entitled, ‘‘Social and Health Experiences,’’ into the MEPS. This SAQ will include questions in a dual mode (web and paper) selfadministered questionnaire about social and behavioral determinants of health including questions about housing affordability and quality, neighborhood characteristics, food security, transportation needs, financial strain, smoking and physical activity, and experiences with discrimination, social support, general well-being, personal safety, and adverse circumstances in childhood. The information collected will be used to examine the relationship between measures of the social determinants of health and measures of health status, and the use and expense of health care services. The goal of this survey is to help understand the relationship between social determinants of health and health care need in order to ultimately improve health care and health. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractors, Westat and RTI International, 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 cost and use of health care services and with respect to health statistics and surveys. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(3) and (8); 42 U.S.C. 299b–2. Method of Collection Data collection will be for adults (aged 18 and over). AHRQ proposes a mixed-mode (web and paper) primarily to further protect respondents’ privacy due to the sensitive nature of some of the items. Web completion will be the main mode with paper offered to those with barriers to internet access. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for respondents’ time to participate in this research. The Social and Health Experiences SAQ will be completed during Round 1, Panel 26, Round 3, Panel 25, and Round 5, Panel 24, by each person in the Reporting Unit (RU) that is 18 years old and older, an estimated 27,059 persons, and takes about 7 minutes to complete. The total annualized burden is estimated to be 3,157 hours. Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden associated with respondents’ time to participate in this research. The total cost burden is estimated to be $81,198 annually. khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Activity Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Social and Health Experiences SAQ; Adult SAQ—Year 2021 ....................... 27,059 1 7/60 3,157 Total .......................................................................................................... 27,059 n/a n/a 3,157 VerDate Sep<11>2014 16:45 May 06, 2020 Jkt 250001 PO 00000 Frm 00022 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\07MYN1.SGM 07MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 89 (Thursday, May 7, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 27223-27225]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-09725]


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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: ``AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS).'' This proposed 
information collection was previously published in the Federal Register 
on Page 12562, March 3, 2020, and allowed 60 days for public comment. 
AHRQ did not received comments from the public during this period. 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: 

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Proposed Project

AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS)

    AHRQ has developed a systematic method for its grantees to report 
project progress and important preliminary findings for grants funded 
by the Agency. This system, the AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS), 
previously known as the Grants Reporting System (GRS), was last 
approved by OMB on May 22, 2017. The system addressed the shortfalls in 
the previous reporting process and established a consistent and 
comprehensive grants reporting solution for AHRQ. The ARRS provides a 
centralized repository of grants research progress and additional 
information that can be used to support initiatives within the Agency. 
This includes future research planning and support to administration 
activities such as performance monitoring, budgeting, knowledge 
transfer as well as strategic planning.
    This Project has the following goals:
    (1) To promote the transfer of critical information more frequently 
and efficiently and enhance the Agency's ability to support research 
designed to improve the outcomes and quality of health care, reduce its 
costs, and broaden access to effective services.
    (2) To increase the efficiency of the Agency in responding to ad-
hoc information requests.
    (3) To support Executive Branch requirements for increased 
transparency and public reporting.
    (4) To establish a consistent approach throughout the Agency for 
information collection regarding grant progress and a systematic basis 
for oversight and for facilitating potential collaborations among 
grantees.
    (5) To decrease the inconvenience and burden on grantees of 
unanticipated ad-hoc requests for information by the Agency in response 
to particular (one-time) internal and external requests for 
information.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ 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 and with respect to quality measurement and 
improvement. 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)(1) and (2).

Method of Collection

    To achieve the goals of this project the following data collections 
will be implemented:
    AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS)--Grantees and vendors use the 
ARRS system to report project progress and important preliminary 
findings for grants and contracts funded by the Agency. Grantees and 
vendors submit progress reports on a monthly or quarterly basis which 
are reviewed by AHRQ personnel. All users access the ARRS system 
through a secure online interface which requires a user I.D. and 
password entered through the ARRS login screen. When status reports are 
due AHRQ notifies principal investigators and vendors via email.
    The ARRS is an automated user-friendly resource that is utilized by 
AHRQ staff for preparing, distributing, and reviewing reporting 
requests to grantees and vendors for the purpose of information 
sharing. AHRQ personnel are able to systematically search on the 
information collected and stored in the ARRS database. Personnel will 
also use the information to address internal and/or external requests 
for information regarding grant progress, preliminary findings, and 
other requests, such as Freedom of Information Act requests, and 
producing responses related to federally mandated programs and 
regulations.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 shows the estimated annualized burden hours for the 
respondents. It will take grantees an estimated 15 minutes to enter the 
necessary data into the ARRS System and reporting will occur four times 
annually. The total annualized burden hours are estimated to be 500 
hours.
    Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden for the 
respondents. The total estimated cost burden for respondents is 
$19,710.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
                    Form name                        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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Data entry into ARRS............................             500               4           15/60             500
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             500             N/A             N/A             500
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                                   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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Data entry into ARRS............................             500             500          $39.42         $19,710
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................             500             500             N/A          19,710
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* Based upon the average wages for Healthcare Practitioner and Technical Occupations (29-0000), ``National
  Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States, May 2015,'' U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of
  Labor Statistics, http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#29-0000.

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

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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: May 1, 2020.
Virginia L. Mackay-Smith,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-09725 Filed 5-6-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4160-90-P