Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request, 53817-53819 [2020-19093]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices By direction of the Commission, Commissioner Slaughter and Commissioner Wilson not participating. April J. Tabor, Acting Secretary. [FR Doc. 2020–19140 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] 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 ‘‘Identifying and Testing Strategies for Management of Opioid Use and Misuse in Older Adults in Primary Care Practices.’’ This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 8, 202020 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received by AHRQ. 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: khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Proposed Project Identifying and Testing Strategies for Management of Opioid Use and Misuse in Older Adults in Primary Care Practices The goals of this project are to assess and describe the current prevalence, awareness, and management of opioid use, misuse, and abuse in older adults, VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 and identify gaps and areas of needed research. Additionally, this project will support primary care practices (PCP) in developing and testing innovative strategies, approaches, and/or tools for opioid management within the context of facilitated learning collaboratives, culminating in a Compendium of Strategies for opioid management in older adults in primary care settings. Through this project, AHRQ is addressing the gaps in knowledge around opioid use in older adults in primary care settings. To accomplish this we are synthesizing what is known about the development and testing of innovative strategies, approaches, and/ or tools for opioid management of older adults with pain on opioid medication, and/or opioid use disorder. This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, Abt Associates Inc., 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: 1. We will conduct a web-based survey of primary care clinicians who care for older adults. The purpose of the survey is to assess primary care clinician experiences caring for older adult patients with chronic pain on opioids. The survey will be sent to 5,000 randomly selected primary care clinicians. 2. Participating learning collaborative practices will be asked to implement strategies related to each of the key areas on the continuum: prevention, management and treatment of opioid use, misuse and OUD in older adults. We will collect primary data via observations, interviews, and a survey, and secondary data including practice and learning collaborative documents. The following primary data collection activities are proposed: a. PCP Clinical Staff Survey. A brief web-based survey will be emailed to all clinical staff participating in the learning collaborative at baseline before starting implementation and approximately 15 months later. We assumed 20 clinical staff per clinic site, and 24 clinics for a total of 480 staff. b. Interviews. In-depth interviews will occur with up to three staff at each health care organization participating in PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 53817 the learning collaborative, for a total of up to 72 individuals. The evaluation team will conduct these interviews with: c. Quality Improvement (QI) champion for the initiative in the clinics at baseline, mid-point and postimplementation d. Two additional staff (e.g. clinician, information technology analyst, behavioral health specialist) per organization (mid-point and postimplementation). 3. Self-Assessment. The QI champion will complete a self-assessment tool at baseline. A similar tool is used in the Six Building Blocks program and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Opioid QI Collaborative. This tool is for clinics or health systems to assess the status of their QI efforts to improve opioid prescribing, and the extent to which care is consistent with the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines. 4. Quality Improvement Measures. Each clinic will report quarterly on the QI measures. The QI measures include both process and outcome measures. Process measures are reflective of recommended clinical strategies or tools being implemented, and outcome measures examine intermediate outcomes. A data analyst at each organization will provide aggregate reports of the specified QI measures to the evaluation team on a quarterly basis over the course of a 15-month period. The QI measures are measures of opioid prescribing that are critical for understanding the potential improvements in opioid prescribing in implementing the strategies. Estimated Annual Respondent Burden Exhibit 1 presents estimates of the reporting burden hours for the data collection efforts. Time estimates are based on prior experiences and what can reasonably be requested of participating providers (survey) and PCPs. The number of respondents listed in column A, Exhibit 1 reflects a projected response rate for data collection efforts. 1. Provider web-based survey. A survey will be sent to 5,000 randomly selected primary care clinicians. The survey will include no more than 30 items and is expected to take approximately 15 minutes to complete. We anticipate a 30% response rate, resulting in 1,500 completed surveys. 2. PCP Learning Collaboratives Primary Data Collection. a. PCP Learning Collaborative Clinical Staff Survey. A brief survey will be emailed to all clinicians at baseline before starting implementation and approximately 15 months later. We E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 53818 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices assume 20 clinical staff per clinic site, and 24 clinics for a total of 480 staff. We assume 360 clinical staff will complete the survey based on a 75% response rate. It is expected to take up to 20 minutes to complete. b. Interviews. In-depth interviews will occur with up to 3 staff at each health care organization, for a total of up to 72 individuals. The evaluation team will conduct these interviews, each lasting up to 30 minutes with: i. QI champion for the initiative in the clinics at baseline, mid-point and postimplementation. ii. Two additional staff (e.g., clinician, information technology analyst, behavioral health specialist) per PCP at mid-point and post-implementation. c. Self-Assessment. A self-assessment tool used in the Six Building Blocks program, and CDC Opioid QI Collaborative for clinics or health systems will be provided to practices to assess where they are in their QI efforts to improve opioid prescribing, and the extent to which care is consistent with the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline. The QI champion or lead for the effort in each of the 24 participating PCPs will respond to the self-assessment which will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. d. QI Measures. Aggregate reports of the specified quality measures will be provided on a quarterly basis over the course of a 15-month period by a data analyst at each PCP. This activity will involve 12 individuals at each learning collaborative for a total of 24. We assume 40 hours total for each data analyst to collect and provide these data: twenty hours to develop a system for pulling these measures and five hours to pull and submit these reports each quarter. The QI measures are measures of opioid prescribing that are critical for understanding the potential improvements in opioid prescribing in implementing strategies and tools for management of opioid use, misuse, and abuse. Each health care organization is asked to report quarterly on the QI measures. Clinics may obtain these measures from electronic health record (EHR) data, or they may not have the sophistication or capacity to do that and may track these measures using Excel files or other methods. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Data collection method or project activity Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours (A.) (B.) (C.) (D.) Survey 1 1. Web-Based Provider ..................................................................... 2a. Learning Collaborative Clinical Staff Survey 2 ........................................... 2bi. Learning Collaborative QI Champion Interview ........................................ 2bii. Learning Collaborative Staff Interview ..................................................... 2c. Learning Collaborative Self-Assessment ................................................... 2di. Learning Collaborative QI Measures—develop system ........................... 2dii. Learning Collaborative QI Measures—pull and submit ........................... 1500 360 24 48 24 24 24 1 2 3 2 1 1 4 15/60 20/60 30/60 30/60 15/60 20 5 375 240 36 48 6 480 480 Total .......................................................................................................... 2028 n/a n/a 1665 1 Number 2 Number of respondents reflects a 30% response rate. of respondents reflects a sample size assuming a 75% response rate. Exhibit 2, below, presents the estimated annualized cost burden associated with the respondents’ time to participate in this research. The total cost burden is estimated to be about $72,145.62. EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Data collection method or project activity Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden 1. Web-Based Provider Survey 1 ..................................................................... 2a. Learning Collaborative Clinical Staff Survey 2 ........................................... 2bi. Learning Collaborative QI Champion Interview 3 ...................................... 2bii. Learning Collaborative Staff Interview 4 ................................................... 2c. Learning Collaborative Self-Assessment 5 ................................................. 2di. Learning Collaborative QI Measures—develop system 6 ......................... 2dii. Learning Collaborative QI Measures—pull and submit 7 ......................... 1500 360 24 48 24 24 24 375 240 36 48 6 480 480 $101.82 39.42 54.68 39.42 54.68 21.16 21.16 $38,182.50 9,460.80 1,968.48 1,892.16 328.08 10,156.80 10,156.80 Total .......................................................................................................... 2028 1917 n/a 72,145.62 Mean hourly wage rates for these groups of occupations were obtained from the Bureau of Labor & Statistics on ‘‘Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2018’’ found at the following URL: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_ nat.htm#b29-0000.htm. 1 The average hourly rate of $101.82 for the provider survey was calculated based on the 2018 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 mean hourly wage rate for family and general practitioners, (occupation code 29–1062). 2 The average hourly rate of $39.42 for the learning collaborative clinical staff survey was calculated based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate for medical and health services managers (occupation code 29–0000). 3 The average hourly rate of $54.68 for QI champion interviews was calculated based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate for medical and health services managers (occupation code 11–9111). 4 The average hourly rate of $39.42 for staff interviews was calculated based on the 2018 mean PO 00000 Frm 00033 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 hourly wage rate for medical and health services managers (occupation code 29–0000). 5 The average hourly rate of 54.68 for the Learning Collaborative QI champion to complete the selfassessment was calculated based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate for medical and health services managers (occupation code 11–9111). 6 The average hourly rate of $21.16 to develop the Learning Collaborative QI measures was calculated E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1 53819 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 169 / Monday, August 31, 2020 / Notices Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3520, 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: August 26, 2020. Virginia L. Mackay-Smith, Associate Director. [FR Doc. 2020–19093 Filed 8–28–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P is best assured of having its full effect if OMB receives it within 30 days of publication. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Description: ACF is requesting a 3year extension of the following information collections: TANF data verification procedures, the TANF Data Report, the SSP–MOE Data Report, the Caseload Reduction Documentation Process, and the Reasonable Cause/ Corrective Compliance Documentation Process (OMB #0970–0338). The data and information from these reports and processes are used for program analysis and oversight, including the calculation and administration of the work participation rate and associated penalties. Congress provides Federal funds to operate TANF programs in the states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and for approved federally recognized tribes and Alaskan Native Villages. We are proposing to continue these information collections without change. Respondents: The 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. ADDRESSES: Submission for OMB Review; Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation (OMB #0970–0338) Office of Family Assistance, Administration for Children and Families, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Request for public comment. AGENCY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting a 3-year extension of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Data Reporting for Work Participation (formerly titled the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 TANF Final Rule; OMB #0970–0338). Information collections include the TANF data verification procedures, the TANF Data Report, the Separate State Program (SSP)—Maintenance of Effort (MOE) Data Report, the Caseload Reduction Documentation Process, and the Reasonable Cause/Corrective Compliance Documentation Process. We are proposing to continue these information collections without change. DATES: Comments due within 30 days of publication. OMB must make a decision about the collection of information between 30 and 60 days after publication of this document in the Federal Register. Therefore, a comment SUMMARY: ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES Total number of respondents Instrument khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Preparation and Submission of Data Verification Procedures §§ 261.60— 261.63 .......................................................................................................... Caseload Reduction Documentation Process, ACF–202 §§ 261.41 & 261.44 Reasonable Cause/Corrective Compliance Documentation Process §§ 262.4, 262.6, & 262.7; § 261.51 .............................................................. TANF Data Report Part 265 ............................................................................ SSP–MOE Data Report—Part 265 .................................................................. TANF Sampling and Statistical Methods Manual § 265.5 ............................... based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate for medical records and health information technicians (occupation code 29–2071). VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:30 Aug 28, 2020 Jkt 250001 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response Total annual burden hours 54 54 1 1 640 120 34,560 6,480 54 54 29 30 2 4 4 4 240 2,201 714 48 25,920 475,416 82,824 5,760 7 The average hourly rate of $21.16 to pull and submit the Learning Collaborative QI measures was calculated based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate PO 00000 Annual number of responses per respondent for medical records and health information technicians (occupation code 29–2071). E:\FR\FM\31AUN1.SGM 31AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 169 (Monday, August 31, 2020)]
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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 ``Identifying and Testing Strategies for Management of Opioid 
Use and Misuse in Older Adults in Primary Care Practices.'' This 
proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal 
Register on June 8, 202020 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No 
comments were received by AHRQ. 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

Identifying and Testing Strategies for Management of Opioid Use and 
Misuse in Older Adults in Primary Care Practices

    The goals of this project are to assess and describe the current 
prevalence, awareness, and management of opioid use, misuse, and abuse 
in older adults, and identify gaps and areas of needed research. 
Additionally, this project will support primary care practices (PCP) in 
developing and testing innovative strategies, approaches, and/or tools 
for opioid management within the context of facilitated learning 
collaboratives, culminating in a Compendium of Strategies for opioid 
management in older adults in primary care settings. Through this 
project, AHRQ is addressing the gaps in knowledge around opioid use in 
older adults in primary care settings. To accomplish this we are 
synthesizing what is known about the development and testing of 
innovative strategies, approaches, and/or tools for opioid management 
of older adults with pain on opioid medication, and/or opioid use 
disorder.
    This study is being conducted by AHRQ through its contractor, Abt 
Associates Inc., 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:
    1. We will conduct a web-based survey of primary care clinicians 
who care for older adults. The purpose of the survey is to assess 
primary care clinician experiences caring for older adult patients with 
chronic pain on opioids. The survey will be sent to 5,000 randomly 
selected primary care clinicians.
    2. Participating learning collaborative practices will be asked to 
implement strategies related to each of the key areas on the continuum: 
prevention, management and treatment of opioid use, misuse and OUD in 
older adults. We will collect primary data via observations, 
interviews, and a survey, and secondary data including practice and 
learning collaborative documents. The following primary data collection 
activities are proposed:
    a. PCP Clinical Staff Survey. A brief web-based survey will be 
emailed to all clinical staff participating in the learning 
collaborative at baseline before starting implementation and 
approximately 15 months later. We assumed 20 clinical staff per clinic 
site, and 24 clinics for a total of 480 staff.
    b. Interviews. In-depth interviews will occur with up to three 
staff at each health care organization participating in the learning 
collaborative, for a total of up to 72 individuals. The evaluation team 
will conduct these interviews with:
    c. Quality Improvement (QI) champion for the initiative in the 
clinics at baseline, mid-point and post-implementation
    d. Two additional staff (e.g. clinician, information technology 
analyst, behavioral health specialist) per organization (mid-point and 
post-implementation).
    3. Self-Assessment. The QI champion will complete a self-assessment 
tool at baseline. A similar tool is used in the Six Building Blocks 
program and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Opioid QI 
Collaborative. This tool is for clinics or health systems to assess the 
status of their QI efforts to improve opioid prescribing, and the 
extent to which care is consistent with the CDC Opioid Prescribing 
Guidelines.
    4. Quality Improvement Measures. Each clinic will report quarterly 
on the QI measures. The QI measures include both process and outcome 
measures. Process measures are reflective of recommended clinical 
strategies or tools being implemented, and outcome measures examine 
intermediate outcomes. A data analyst at each organization will provide 
aggregate reports of the specified QI measures to the evaluation team 
on a quarterly basis over the course of a 15-month period. The QI 
measures are measures of opioid prescribing that are critical for 
understanding the potential improvements in opioid prescribing in 
implementing the strategies.

Estimated Annual Respondent Burden

    Exhibit 1 presents estimates of the reporting burden hours for the 
data collection efforts. Time estimates are based on prior experiences 
and what can reasonably be requested of participating providers 
(survey) and PCPs. The number of respondents listed in column A, 
Exhibit 1 reflects a projected response rate for data collection 
efforts.
    1. Provider web-based survey. A survey will be sent to 5,000 
randomly selected primary care clinicians. The survey will include no 
more than 30 items and is expected to take approximately 15 minutes to 
complete. We anticipate a 30% response rate, resulting in 1,500 
completed surveys.
    2. PCP Learning Collaboratives Primary Data Collection.
    a. PCP Learning Collaborative Clinical Staff Survey. A brief survey 
will be emailed to all clinicians at baseline before starting 
implementation and approximately 15 months later. We

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assume 20 clinical staff per clinic site, and 24 clinics for a total of 
480 staff. We assume 360 clinical staff will complete the survey based 
on a 75% response rate. It is expected to take up to 20 minutes to 
complete.
    b. Interviews. In-depth interviews will occur with up to 3 staff at 
each health care organization, for a total of up to 72 individuals. The 
evaluation team will conduct these interviews, each lasting up to 30 
minutes with:
    i. QI champion for the initiative in the clinics at baseline, mid-
point and post-implementation.
    ii. Two additional staff (e.g., clinician, information technology 
analyst, behavioral health specialist) per PCP at mid-point and post-
implementation.
    c. Self-Assessment. A self-assessment tool used in the Six Building 
Blocks program, and CDC Opioid QI Collaborative for clinics or health 
systems will be provided to practices to assess where they are in their 
QI efforts to improve opioid prescribing, and the extent to which care 
is consistent with the CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline. The QI 
champion or lead for the effort in each of the 24 participating PCPs 
will respond to the self-assessment which will take approximately 15 
minutes to complete.
    d. QI Measures. Aggregate reports of the specified quality measures 
will be provided on a quarterly basis over the course of a 15-month 
period by a data analyst at each PCP. This activity will involve 12 
individuals at each learning collaborative for a total of 24. We assume 
40 hours total for each data analyst to collect and provide these data: 
twenty hours to develop a system for pulling these measures and five 
hours to pull and submit these reports each quarter. The QI measures 
are measures of opioid prescribing that are critical for understanding 
the potential improvements in opioid prescribing in implementing 
strategies and tools for management of opioid use, misuse, and abuse. 
Each health care organization is asked to report quarterly on the QI 
measures. Clinics may obtain these measures from electronic health 
record (EHR) data, or they may not have the sophistication or capacity 
to do that and may track these measures using Excel files or other 
methods.

                                  Exhibit 1--Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                                     Number of
   Data collection method or project activity        Number of     responses per     Hours per     Total burden
                                                    respondents     respondent       response          hours
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                                                            (A.)            (B.)            (C.)            (D.)
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
1. Web-Based Provider Survey \1\................            1500               1           15/60             375
2a. Learning Collaborative Clinical Staff Survey             360               2           20/60             240
 \2\............................................
2bi. Learning Collaborative QI Champion                       24               3           30/60              36
 Interview......................................
2bii. Learning Collaborative Staff Interview....              48               2           30/60              48
2c. Learning Collaborative Self-Assessment......              24               1           15/60               6
2di. Learning Collaborative QI Measures--develop              24               1              20             480
 system.........................................
2dii. Learning Collaborative QI Measures--pull                24               4               5             480
 and submit.....................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................            2028             n/a             n/a            1665
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\1\ Number of respondents reflects a 30% response rate.
\2\ Number of respondents reflects a sample size assuming a 75% response rate.

    Exhibit 2, below, presents the estimated annualized cost burden 
associated with the respondents' time to participate in this research. 
The total cost burden is estimated to be about $72,145.62.

                                   Exhibit 2--Estimated annualized cost burden
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                                                     Number of     Total burden   Average hourly    Total cost
   Data collection method or project activity       respondents        hours        wage rate *       burden
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1. Web-Based Provider Survey \1\................            1500             375         $101.82      $38,182.50
2a. Learning Collaborative Clinical Staff Survey             360             240           39.42        9,460.80
 \2\............................................
2bi. Learning Collaborative QI Champion                       24              36           54.68        1,968.48
 Interview \3\..................................
2bii. Learning Collaborative Staff Interview \4\              48              48           39.42        1,892.16
2c. Learning Collaborative Self-Assessment \5\..              24               6           54.68          328.08
2di. Learning Collaborative QI Measures--develop              24             480           21.16       10,156.80
 system \6\.....................................
2dii. Learning Collaborative QI Measures--pull                24             480           21.16       10,156.80
 and submit \7\.................................
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
    Total.......................................            2028            1917             n/a       72,145.62
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    Mean hourly wage rates for these groups of occupations were 
obtained from the Bureau of Labor & Statistics on ``Occupational 
Employment and Wages, May 2018'' found at the following URL: http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#b29-0000.htm.
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    \1\ The average hourly rate of $101.82 for the provider survey 
was calculated based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate for family 
and general practitioners, (occupation code 29-1062).
    \2\ The average hourly rate of $39.42 for the learning 
collaborative clinical staff survey was calculated based on the 2018 
mean hourly wage rate for medical and health services managers 
(occupation code 29-0000).
    \3\ The average hourly rate of $54.68 for QI champion interviews 
was calculated based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate for medical 
and health services managers (occupation code 11-9111).
    \4\ The average hourly rate of $39.42 for staff interviews was 
calculated based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate for medical and 
health services managers (occupation code 29-0000).
    \5\ The average hourly rate of 54.68 for the Learning 
Collaborative QI champion to complete the self-assessment was 
calculated based on the 2018 mean hourly wage rate for medical and 
health services managers (occupation code 11-9111).
    \6\ The average hourly rate of $21.16 to develop the Learning 
Collaborative QI measures was calculated based on the 2018 mean 
hourly wage rate for medical records and health information 
technicians (occupation code 29-2071).
    \7\ The average hourly rate of $21.16 to pull and submit the 
Learning Collaborative QI measures was calculated based on the 2018 
mean hourly wage rate for medical records and health information 
technicians (occupation code 29-2071).

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Request for Comments

    In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-
3520, 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: August 26, 2020.
Virginia L. Mackay-Smith,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2020-19093 Filed 8-28-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4160-90-P