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Download as PDF 73728 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 224 / Thursday, November 19, 2020 / Notices DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Network Development Program; OMB No. 0906–0010—Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR. DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than January 19, 2021. ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to paperwork@hrsa.gov or mail the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email paperwork@hrsa.gov or call Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443–1984. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting information, please include the information request collection title for reference. SUMMARY: Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Network Development Program OMB No. 0906–0010— Revision. Abstract: The Rural Health Network Development Program (RHND) is authorized under Section 330A(e) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254(e)). The purpose of this program is to support integrated rural health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network to address the health care needs of the targeted rural community. Recipients will combine the functions of the entities participating in the network to address the following legislative aims: (i) Achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. RHND-funded programs promote population health management and the transition towards value based care through diverse network membership that includes traditional and nontraditional network partners. Evidence of program impacted demonstrated by outcome data and program sustainability are integral components of the program. This is a 3-year competitive program for networks composed of at least three members that are separate, existing health care providers or entities. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: This program needs measures that will enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act of 1993. These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, including: (a) Access to care; (b) population demographics; (c) staffing; (d) consortium/network; (e) sustainability; and (f) project specific domains. All measures will evaluate the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP’s) progress toward achieving its goals. The proposed changes of RHND measures are a result of the accumulation of grantee feedback, peerreviewed research, and information gathered from the previously approved RHND measures. The proposed changes include additional questions surrounding the network’s components of sustainability. Questions surrounding Health Information Technology (HIT) and Telehealth have been modified to reflect updated knowledge on the use of both HIT and Telehealth and to improve understanding of how these important technologies are affecting HRSA grantees. Additional National Quality Forum measures were also included in an effort to allow uniform collection efforts throughout FORHP. In addition, the total number of responses has decreased to 44 since the previous ICR submission. This is due to a new RHND grant cycle with a decreased number of awardees and therefore a decreased number of respondents. Likely Respondents: Respondents will be awardees of the Rural Health Network Development Program. Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below. TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Form name Number of responses per respondent Average burden per response (in hours) Total responses Total burden hours Performance Improvement and Measurement System Database .......................................................................... 44 1 44 6 264 Total .............................................................................. 44 ........................ 44 ........................ 264 HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, (2) the accuracy of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 Nov 18, 2020 Jkt 253001 estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information PO 00000 Frm 00059 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 technology to minimize the information collection burden. 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The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: Center for Scientific Review Special Emphasis Panel; Small Business: Cardiovascular and Surgical Devices. Date: December 10, 2020. Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institutes of Health, Rockledge II, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Jan Li, MD, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Room 5106, Bethesda, MD 20892 301.402.9607, Jan.Li@ nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.306, Comparative Medicine; 93.333, Clinical Research, 93.306, 93.333, 93.337, 93.393–93.396, 93.837–93.844, 93.846–93.878, 93.892, 93.893, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: November 13, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; Emergency Awards: Rapid Investigation of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS–CoV–2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19). Date: December 11, 2020. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G20, Rockville, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Zhuqing (Charlie) Li, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Program, Division of Extramural Activities, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G20, Rockville, MD 20852, (240) 669–5068, zhuqing.li@nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.855, Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation Research; 93.856, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Research, National Institutes of Health, HHS) Dated: November 13, 2020. Tyeshia M. Roberson, Program Analyst, Office of Federal Advisory Committee Policy. [FR Doc. 2020–25511 Filed 11–18–20; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2020–25515 Filed 11–18–20; 8:45 am] National Institutes of Health BILLING CODE 4140–01–P National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:40 Nov 18, 2020 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00060 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 73729 amended, notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in sections 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Name of Committee: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Special Emphasis Panel; NIAID Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U01), and NIAID SBIR Phase II Clinical Trial Implementation Cooperative Agreement (U44). Date: December 15, 2020. Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, 5601 Fishers Lane, Room 3G11, Rockville, MD 20892 (Virtual Meeting). Contact Person: Cynthia L. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request Information Collection Request Title: Rural 
Health Network Development Program; OMB No. 0906-0010--Revision

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department 
of Health and Human Services.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects of the Paperwork Reduction 
Act of 1995, HRSA announces plans to submit an Information Collection 
Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the 
public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the 
ICR.

DATES: Comments on this ICR should be received no later than January 
19, 2021.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 14N136B, 5600 Fishers 
Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email [email protected] or call Lisa Wright-
Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 
443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Network 
Development Program OMB No. 0906-0010--Revision.
    Abstract: The Rural Health Network Development Program (RHND) is 
authorized under Section 330A(e) of the Public Health Service Act (42 
U.S.C. 254(e)). The purpose of this program is to support integrated 
rural health care networks that have combined the functions of the 
entities participating in the network to address the health care needs 
of the targeted rural community. Recipients will combine the functions 
of the entities participating in the network to address the following 
legislative aims: (i) Achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access, 
coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; 
and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
    RHND-funded programs promote population health management and the 
transition towards value based care through diverse network membership 
that includes traditional and non-traditional network partners. 
Evidence of program impacted demonstrated by outcome data and program 
sustainability are integral components of the program. This is a 3-year 
competitive program for networks composed of at least three members 
that are separate, existing health care providers or entities.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: This program needs 
measures that will enable HRSA to provide aggregate program data 
required by Congress under the Government Performance and Results Act 
of 1993. These measures cover the principal topic areas of interest to 
the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, including: (a) Access to 
care; (b) population demographics; (c) staffing; (d) consortium/
network; (e) sustainability; and (f) project specific domains. All 
measures will evaluate the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy 
(FORHP's) progress toward achieving its goals.
    The proposed changes of RHND measures are a result of the 
accumulation of grantee feedback, peer-reviewed research, and 
information gathered from the previously approved RHND measures. The 
proposed changes include additional questions surrounding the network's 
components of sustainability. Questions surrounding Health Information 
Technology (HIT) and Telehealth have been modified to reflect updated 
knowledge on the use of both HIT and Telehealth and to improve 
understanding of how these important technologies are affecting HRSA 
grantees. Additional National Quality Forum measures were also included 
in an effort to allow uniform collection efforts throughout FORHP. In 
addition, the total number of responses has decreased to 44 since the 
previous ICR submission. This is due to a new RHND grant cycle with a 
decreased number of awardees and therefore a decreased number of 
respondents.
    Likely Respondents: Respondents will be awardees of the Rural 
Health Network Development Program.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this ICR are summarized in the table below.

                                     Total Estimated Annualized Burden Hours
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                                                     Number of                    Average burden
            Form name                Number of     responses per       Total       per response    Total burden
                                    respondents     respondent       responses      (in hours)         hours
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Performance Improvement and                   44               1              44               6             264
 Measurement System Database....
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    Total.......................              44  ..............              44  ..............             264
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    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.


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Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2020-25520 Filed 11-18-20; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P