Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request, Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program Performance Improvement and Measurement Systems (PIMS) Measures, OMB No. 0906-0009, Revision, 38725-38726 [2021-15607]

Download as PDF 38725 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices ANNUAL BURDEN ESTIMATES—Continued Tota estimated number of respondents Information collection instrument e-IWO NPO Profile .......................................................................... MSFI–FAST Levy Profile ................................................................. Portal Registration Screens ............................................................. Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 964.88. Comments: The Department specifically requests comments on (a) whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of information; (c) the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Consideration will be given to comments and suggestions submitted within 60 days of this publication. Authority: 42 U.S.C. 653(m)(2) and 44 U.S.C. 3554. Mary B. Jones, ACF/OPRE Certifying Officer. [FR Doc. 2021–15614 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4184–41–P 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 Care Services Outreach Program Performance Improvement and Measurement Systems (PIMS) Measures, OMB No. 0906–0009, 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 lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 Total number of responses per respondent 46 5 1,254 (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 must be received no later than September 20, 2021. 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. Information Collection Request Title: Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program PIMS Measures OMB No. 0906–0009—Revision Abstract: The Rural Health Care Services Outreach (Outreach) Program is authorized by Section 330A(e) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c(e)) to ‘‘promote rural health care services outreach by improving and expanding the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services in rural areas, through community engagement and evidencebased or innovative, evidence-informed models.’’ The goals for the Outreach Program are as follows: (1) Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities, (2) deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services, (3) utilize community engagement and evidence-based or innovative, evidenceinformed model(s) in the delivery of health care services, and (4) improve population health, and demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability. ADDRESSES: PO 00000 Frm 00051 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Average burden hours per response 1 1 1 0.22 0.08 0.15 Total burden hours 10.12 0.40 188.10 Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The PIMS measures for the Outreach Program enable HRSA and the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to capture awardee-level and aggregate data that illustrate the impact and scope of federal funding. The collection of this information helps further inform and substantiate the focus and objectives of the grant program. The measures encompass the following topics: (a) Access to care, (b) population demographics, (c) consortium/network, (d) sustainability, and (e) project specific domains. The proposed Outreach PIMS measures reflect an increase in the number of measures including the following: (1) The addition of project-specific measures related to the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (includes 17 required and 20 optional measures for a total of 37 additional measures) applicable only to Outreach awardees who apply to be part of the Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative track (anticipated total of 16 out of 61 awardees) to focus on one or more of the five causes of excess death in rural communities (heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury/substance use, chronic lower respiratory disease, and stroke); (2) addition of project-specific measures (3 additional measures) only applicable to Outreach Awardees with a focus on telehealth (anticipated total of 15 out of 61 awardees); (3) the addition of social determinants of health measures (3 additional measures) only applicable to Outreach Awardees addressing social determinants of health as part of their grant funded activities (anticipated total of 15 out of 61 awardees); (4) the consolidation of the access to care measures from singular to composite measure format (currently 14, previously 16) applicable to all awardees (anticipated total of 61 awardees); (5) removal of an outdated project specific measure (1 measure removed) applicable to awardees focused on childhood obesity; (6) removal of an outdated project specific applicable to awardees E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1 38726 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 138 / Thursday, July 22, 2021 / Notices providing clinical services (currently 7, previously 8) related to Healthy People 2020 and; (7) removal of the outdated project specific Health Improvement Special Project measure (1 measure removed). In total, the proposed changes reflect the addition of 43 measures and the removal of 5 measures for an increase in measures by a total of 38 measures. Of these measures, 17 are required and 26 are optional. All additional measures proposed are project specific (only applicable to anticipated total ranging from 15–16 out of 61 awardees). All measures will not be applicable to all 61 respondents. Project specific measures will remain applicable only to Outreach Awardees focusing on the respective project specific topic. Likely Respondents: The respondents would be award recipients of the Rural Health Care Services Outreach 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; develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology Number of respondents Form name Rural Health Care Services Outreach PIMS ....................... HRSA specifically requests comments on the: (1) Necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. Maria G. Button, Director, Executive Secretariat. [FR Doc. 2021–15607 Filed 7–21–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s Public Health System Assessment Surveys, OMB No. 0906–0014, Revision Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. lotter on DSK11XQN23PROD with NOTICES1 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 SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:10 Jul 21, 2021 Jkt 253001 Number of responses per respondent Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Total responses Average burden per response (in hours) Total burden hours 61 1 61 3.5 213.5 61 ........................ 61 ........................ 213.5 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 September 20, 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. Information Collection Request Title: The Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children’s Public Health System Assessment Surveys, OMB No. 0906–0014— Revision. Abstract: The purpose of the Public Health System Assessment Surveys is to inform the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (Committee) on states’ ability to add newborn screening for particular conditions, including the feasibility, readiness, and overall capacity to screen for a new condition. The Committee was established under the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. PO 00000 and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; complete and review the collection of information; and 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: Sfmt 4703 217a: Advisory councils or committees, and Title XI § 1111 (42 U.S.C. 300b-10). The purpose of the Committee is to provide the Secretary with recommendations, advice, and technical information regarding the most appropriate application of technologies, policies, guidelines, and standards for: (a) Effectively reducing morbidity and mortality in newborns and children having, or at risk for, heritable disorders; and (b) enhancing the ability of state and local health agencies to provide for newborn and child screening, counseling, and health care services for newborns and children having, or at risk for, heritable disorders. Specifically, the Committee makes systematic evidence-based recommendations on newborn screening for conditions that have the potential to change the health outcomes for newborns. The Committee tasks an external workgroup to conduct systematic evidence-based reviews for conditions being considered for addition to the Recommended Uniform Screening Panel, and their corresponding newborn screening test(s), confirmatory test(s), and treatment(s). Reviews also include an analysis of the benefits and harms of newborn screening for a selected condition at a population level and an assessment of state public health newborn screening programs’ ability to implement the screening of a new condition. Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Committee’s Evidence Review Group administers the surveys to collect data from state newborn screening programs in the United States. E:\FR\FM\22JYN1.SGM 22JYN1

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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 Care Services Outreach Program Performance Improvement and 
Measurement Systems (PIMS) Measures, OMB No. 0906-0009, 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 must be received no later than September 
20, 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 Care Services 
Outreach Program PIMS Measures OMB No. 0906-0009--Revision
    Abstract: The Rural Health Care Services Outreach (Outreach) 
Program is authorized by Section 330A(e) of the Public Health Service 
Act (42 U.S.C. 254c(e)) to ``promote rural health care services 
outreach by improving and expanding the delivery of health care 
services to include new and enhanced services in rural areas, through 
community engagement and evidence-based or innovative, evidence-
informed models.'' The goals for the Outreach Program are as follows: 
(1) Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and 
enhanced services exclusively in rural communities, (2) deliver health 
care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium 
member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning 
and delivery of services, (3) utilize community engagement and 
evidence-based or innovative, evidence-informed model(s) in the 
delivery of health care services, and (4) improve population health, 
and demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The PIMS measures for the 
Outreach Program enable HRSA and the Federal Office of Rural Health 
Policy to capture awardee-level and aggregate data that illustrate the 
impact and scope of federal funding. The collection of this information 
helps further inform and substantiate the focus and objectives of the 
grant program. The measures encompass the following topics: (a) Access 
to care, (b) population demographics, (c) consortium/network, (d) 
sustainability, and (e) project specific domains.
    The proposed Outreach PIMS measures reflect an increase in the 
number of measures including the following:
    (1) The addition of project-specific measures related to the 
Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (includes 17 required and 20 optional 
measures for a total of 37 additional measures) applicable only to 
Outreach awardees who apply to be part of the Healthy Rural Hometown 
Initiative track (anticipated total of 16 out of 61 awardees) to focus 
on one or more of the five causes of excess death in rural communities 
(heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury/substance use, chronic 
lower respiratory disease, and stroke);
    (2) addition of project-specific measures (3 additional measures) 
only applicable to Outreach Awardees with a focus on telehealth 
(anticipated total of 15 out of 61 awardees);
    (3) the addition of social determinants of health measures (3 
additional measures) only applicable to Outreach Awardees addressing 
social determinants of health as part of their grant funded activities 
(anticipated total of 15 out of 61 awardees);
    (4) the consolidation of the access to care measures from singular 
to composite measure format (currently 14, previously 16) applicable to 
all awardees (anticipated total of 61 awardees);
    (5) removal of an outdated project specific measure (1 measure 
removed) applicable to awardees focused on childhood obesity;
    (6) removal of an outdated project specific applicable to awardees

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providing clinical services (currently 7, previously 8) related to 
Healthy People 2020 and;
    (7) removal of the outdated project specific Health Improvement 
Special Project measure (1 measure removed).
    In total, the proposed changes reflect the addition of 43 measures 
and the removal of 5 measures for an increase in measures by a total of 
38 measures. Of these measures, 17 are required and 26 are optional. 
All additional measures proposed are project specific (only applicable 
to anticipated total ranging from 15-16 out of 61 awardees). All 
measures will not be applicable to all 61 respondents. Project specific 
measures will remain applicable only to Outreach Awardees focusing on 
the respective project specific topic.
    Likely Respondents: The respondents would be award recipients of 
the Rural Health Care Services Outreach 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; 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; train personnel and to be able to respond to a 
collection of information; to search data sources; complete and review 
the collection of information; and 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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                                                                                      Average
                                     Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
            Form name               respondents    responses per     responses     response (in        hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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Rural Health Care Services                    61               1              61             3.5           213.5
 Outreach PIMS..................
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                                              61  ..............              61  ..............           213.5
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    HRSA specifically requests comments on the: (1) Necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions; (2) accuracy of the estimated 
burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the 
information to be collected; and (4) use of automated collection 
techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the 
information collection burden.

Maria G. Button,
Director, Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2021-15607 Filed 7-21-21; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P