Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Insurance Claim Form, 8804-8805 [2021-02636]

Download as PDF 8804 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Notices unemployment inputs available in State Workforce Agencies. The labor force estimates developed and issued in this program are used for economic analysis and as a tool in the implementation of Federal economic policy in such areas as employment and economic development under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (that supplanted the Workforce Investment Act of 1998) and the Public Works and Economic Development Act, among others. The estimates also are used in economic analysis by public agencies and private industry, and for State and area funding allocations and eligibility determinations according to legal and administrative requirements. Implementation of current policy and legislative authorities could not be accomplished without collection of the data. The reports and manual covered by this request are integral parts of the LAUS program insofar as they ensure and measure the timeliness, quality, consistency, and adherence to program directions of the LAUS estimates and related research. II. Current Action Office of Management and Budget clearance is being sought for an extension of the information collection request that makes up the LAUS program. All aspects of the information collection are conducted electronically. All data are entered directly into BLSprovided systems. The BLS, as part of its responsibility to develop concepts and methods by which States prepare estimates under the LAUS program, developed a manual for use by the States. The manual explains the conceptual framework for the State and area estimates of employment and unemployment, specifies the procedures to be used, provides input information, and discusses the theoretical and empirical basis for each procedure. This manual is updated on a regular schedule. With this request, the LAUS program will be implementing the 5th Generation of LAUS State Models. III. Desired Focus of Comments The Bureau of Labor Statistics is particularly interested in comments that: Total respondents LAUS 3040 .................................................................. Frequency Total responses Average time per response (hours) Estimated total burden (hours) 13 94,939 1.5 142,409 LAUS 8 ........................................................................ LAUS 15 ...................................................................... LAUS 16 ...................................................................... 52 respondents with 7303 reporting units. 52 ........................... 6 ............................. 52 ........................... 11 1 1 572 6 52 1 2 1 572 12 52 Totals .................................................................... ................................ ........................ 95,569 ........................ 143,045 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and/or included in the request for Office of Management and Budget approval of the information collection request; they also will become a matter of public record. Signed at Washington, DC, on February 3, 2021. Mark Staniorski, Chief, Division of Management Systems. Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health Insurance Claim Form Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Health Insurance Claim Form.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). SUMMARY: BILLING CODE 4510–24–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Consideration will be given to all written comments received by April 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at (202) 354–9660 or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Room S–3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: suggs.anjanette@ dol.gov. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Anjanette Suggs by telephone at (202) 354–9660 (this is not a toll-free DATES: DEPARTMENT OF LABOR [FR Doc. 2021–02622 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information continues to have practical utility. • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used. • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected. • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submissions of responses. Title of Collection: Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Program. OMB Number: 1220–0017. Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection. Affected Public: State governments. E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1 khammond on DSKJM1Z7X2PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 25 / Tuesday, February 9, 2021 / Notices number) or by email at suggs.anjanette@ dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. Form OWCP–1500 is used by OWCP and contractor bill payment staff to process bills for medical services provided by medical professionals other than medical services provided by hospitals, pharmacies and certain other medical providers. This information is required to pay health care providers for services rendered to injured employees covered under the Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs—administered programs. Appropriate payment cannot be made without documentation of the medical services that were provided by the health care provider that is billing OWCP. The information obtained to complete claims under these programs is used to identify the patient and determine their eligibility. It is also used to decide if the services and supplies received are covered by these programs and to assure that proper payment is made. Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C., Black Lung Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901, and the Federal Employees Compensation Act, 5 U.S.C. 8101 authorize this information collection. This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and the public is generally not required to respond to an information collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6. Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to receive consideration, and they will be VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:07 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 253001 summarized and included in the request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure appropriate consideration, comments should mention 1240–0044. Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages commenters not to include personally identifiable information, confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information in any comments. The DOL is particularly interested in comments that: • Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information will have practical utility; • Evaluate the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used; • Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and • Minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting electronic submission of responses. Agency: DOL–OWCP. Type of Review: Extension. Title of Collection: Health Insurance Claim Form. Form: OWCP–1500. OMB Control Number: 1240–0044. Affected Public: Private Sector— businesses or other for-profits. Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,099. Frequency: On occasion. Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,381,232. Estimated Average Time per Response: 7 minutes. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 321,455 hours. Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A). Anjanette Suggs, Agency Clearance Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–02636 Filed 2–8–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–CR–P PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 8805 DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Medical Travel Refund Request Notice of availability; request for comments. ACTION: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the information collection request (ICR) titled, ‘‘Medical Travel Refund Request.’’ This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by April 12, 2021. ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free by contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at (202) 354–9660, or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers’ Compensation Programs, Room S–3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; by email: suggs.anjanette@ dol.gov. SUMMARY: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anjanette Suggs by telephone at (202) 354–9660 (this is not a toll-free number) or by email at suggs.anjanette@dol.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of collection requirements can be properly assessed. Form OWCP–957 is used to request reimbursement for out-of-pocket expenses incurred when traveling to medical providers for covered medical E:\FR\FM\09FEN1.SGM 09FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 25 (Tuesday, February 9, 2021)]
[Notices]
[Pages 8804-8805]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-02636]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Office of Workers' Compensation Programs


Agency Information Collection Activities; Comment Request; Health 
Insurance Claim Form

ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.

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SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is soliciting comments 
concerning a proposed extension for the authority to conduct the 
information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Health Insurance Claim 
Form.'' This comment request is part of continuing Departmental efforts 
to reduce paperwork and respondent burden in accordance with the 
Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA).

DATES: Consideration will be given to all written comments received by 
April 12, 2021.

ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
of response and estimated total burden may be obtained free by 
contacting Anjanette Suggs by telephone at (202) 354-9660 or by email 
at [email protected].
    Submit written comments about, or requests for a copy of, this ICR 
by mail or courier to the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Workers' 
Compensation Programs, Room S-3323, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20210; by email: [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Contact Anjanette Suggs by telephone 
at (202) 354-9660 (this is not a toll-free

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number) or by email at [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The DOL, as part of continuing efforts to 
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a pre-clearance 
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies 
an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing collections of 
information before submitting them to the OMB for final approval. This 
program helps to ensure requested data can be provided in the desired 
format, reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized, 
collection instruments are clearly understood, and the impact of 
collection requirements can be properly assessed.
    Form OWCP-1500 is used by OWCP and contractor bill payment staff to 
process bills for medical services provided by medical professionals 
other than medical services provided by hospitals, pharmacies and 
certain other medical providers. This information is required to pay 
health care providers for services rendered to injured employees 
covered under the Office of Workers' Compensation Programs--
administered programs. Appropriate payment cannot be made without 
documentation of the medical services that were provided by the health 
care provider that is billing OWCP. The information obtained to 
complete claims under these programs is used to identify the patient 
and determine their eligibility. It is also used to decide if the 
services and supplies received are covered by these programs and to 
assure that proper payment is made. Energy Employees Occupational 
Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000, 42 U.S.C., Black Lung 
Benefits Act, 30 U.S.C. 901, and the Federal Employees Compensation 
Act, 5 U.S.C. 8101 authorize this information collection.
    This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
1320.6.
    Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments to the 
contact shown in the ADDRESSES section. Comments must be written to 
receive consideration, and they will be summarized and included in the 
request for OMB approval of the final ICR. In order to help ensure 
appropriate consideration, comments should mention 1240-0044.
    Submitted comments will also be a matter of public record for this 
ICR and posted on the internet, without redaction. The DOL encourages 
commenters not to include personally identifiable information, 
confidential business data, or other sensitive statements/information 
in any comments.
    The DOL is particularly interested in comments that:
     Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is 
necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, 
including whether the information will have practical utility;
     Evaluate the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the 
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and
     Minimize the burden of the collection of information on 
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate 
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting 
electronic submission of responses.
    Agency: DOL-OWCP.
    Type of Review: Extension.
    Title of Collection: Health Insurance Claim Form.
    Form: OWCP-1500.
    OMB Control Number: 1240-0044.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 57,099.
    Frequency: On occasion.
    Total Estimated Annual Responses: 3,381,232.
    Estimated Average Time per Response: 7 minutes.
    Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 321,455 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Cost Burden: $0.

    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A).

Anjanette Suggs,
Agency Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2021-02636 Filed 2-8-21; 8:45 am]
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