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National Indian Health Outreach and Education
Document Number: 2020-11210
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice of Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area Designation for the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana
Document Number: 2020-11010
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is hereby given that the Indian Health Service (IHS) is establishing the geographic boundaries of the Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area (PRCDA) (formerly Contract Health Service Delivery Area or CHSDA) for the newly federally recognized Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana.
Redesignation of the Delivery Area for the Havasupai Tribe
Document Number: 2020-09992
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-05-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is hereby given that the Indian Health Service has decided to expand the geographic boundaries of the Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) Delivery Area for the Havasupai Tribe in the State of Arizona to include Mohave County in the State of Arizona. The final PRC delivery area for the Havasupai Tribe is now the counties of Coconino and Mohave in the State of Arizona. The sole purpose of this expansion is to authorize Havasupai to cover additional Tribal members and beneficiaries under Havasupai's PRC.
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2020
Document Number: 2020-08247
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is given that the Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of the Public Health Service Act, and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2020 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, beneficiaries of other federal programs, and for recoveries under the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act. The inpatient rates for Medicare Part A are excluded from the table below, as Medicare inpatient payments for IHS hospital facilities are made based on the prospective payment system or reasonable costs when IHS facilities are designated as Medicare Critical Access Hospitals. Since the inpatient per diem rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment shall be available to the extent that those services are provided.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2020-06140
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 0917-0006. IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which expires on March 31, 2020. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register on December 17, 2019, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by the PRA. The IHS received no comments regarding this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts
Document Number: 2020-03660
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0037. IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which expires on February 29, 2020. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (84 FR 70982) on December 26, 2019, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by the PRA. The IHS received no comments regarding this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials
Document Number: 2020-03659
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials,'' OMB Control Number 0917-0009, that expires February 29, 2020. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (84 FR 70197) on December 20, 2019, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by the PRA. The IHS received one comment regarding this collection. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB.
Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans
Document Number: 2020-02617
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice of Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area Designations for the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian Tribe-Eastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2020-00905
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is hereby given that the Indian Health Service (IHS) is establishing the geographic boundaries of the Purchased/Referred Care Delivery Area (PRCDA) (formerly Contract Health Service Delivery Area or CHSDA) for six newly recognized Tribes: The Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Chickahominy Indian TribeEastern Division, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe.
Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Information Collection: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts
Document Number: 2019-27819
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act Contracts,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0037. IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which expires on February 29, 2020.
Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials
Document Number: 2019-27442
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials,'' OMB Control Number 0917- 0009, which expires February 29, 2020.
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2019-27121
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control No. 0917-0006. IHS is requesting OMB to approve an extension for this collection, which expires on March 31, 2020.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Forms To Implement the Privacy Rule
Document Number: 2019-17761
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0030. This previously approved information collection project was last published in the Federal Register (84 FR 19088) on May 3, 2019, and allowed 60 days for public comment. One public comment was received in response to the notice. The comment was not pertinent to the collection itself. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001).
Office of Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2019-17137
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2019-17135
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; Tribal Management Grant Program
Document Number: 2019-11099
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
American Indians Into Psychology
Document Number: 2019-10098
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
American Indians Into Nursing
Document Number: 2019-10097
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
American Indians Into Medicine
Document Number: 2019-10096
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Information Collection: Indian Health Service Forms To Implement the Privacy Rule
Document Number: 2019-09041
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-05-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to comment on the information collection titled, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0030. This previously approved information collection project was last published in the Federal Register (81 FR 15347) on March 22, 2016, and allowed 30 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. This notice announces our intent to submit the collection, which expires August 31, 2019, to OMB for approval of an extension, and to solicit comments on specific aspects of the information collection. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS-2016-1). Title of Collection: 0917-0030, IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR parts 160 & 164). Type of Information Collection Request: Extension of the currently approved information collection, 0917-0030, IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR parts 160 & 164). Form(s): IHS-810, IHS-912-1, IHS-912-2, IHS-913, and IHS-917. Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of information is made necessary by the Department of Health and Human Services Rule entitled ``Standards for Privacy of Individually Identifiable Health Information'' (Privacy Rule) (45 CFR parts 160 and 164). The Privacy Rule implements the privacy requirements of the Administrative Simplification subtitle of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, creates national standards to protect individual's personal health information, and gives patients increased access to their medical records. 45 CFR 164.508, 164.522, 164.526 and 164.528 of the Rule require the collection of information to implement these protection standards and access requirements. The IHS will continue to use the following data collection instruments to meet the information collection requirements contained in the Rule. 45 CFR 164.508: This provision generally requires covered entities to obtain or receive a valid authorization for its use or disclosure of protected health information, unless otherwise permitted or required by the Privacy Rule. (See, e.g., 45 CFR 164.506 for a common exception to this general rule, which involves uses and disclosure for treatment, payment, or healthcare operations.) Individuals may initiate a written authorization permitting covered entities to release their protected health information to entities of their choosing. The form IHS-810 ``Authorization for Use or Disclosure of Protected Health Information'' is used to document an individual's authorization to use or disclose their protected health information. 45 CFR 164.522: Section 164.522(a)(1) requires a covered entity to permit individuals to request that the covered entity restrict the use and disclosure of their protected health information. The covered entity may or may not agree to the restriction, and with a limited exception, a covered entity is not required to agree to a requested restriction. 45 CFR 164.522(a)(1)(vi). The form IHS-912-1 ``Request for Restrictions(s)'' is used to document an individual's request for restriction of their protected health information, and whether the IHS agreed or disagreed with the restriction. Section 164.522(a)(2) permits a covered entity to terminate its agreement to a restriction under certain conditions. For example, termination may occur if the individual agrees to or requests the termination in writing. 45 CFR 164.522(a)(2)(i). The form IHS-912-2 ``Request for Revocation of Restriction(s)'' is used to document the individual's request, the individual's agreement, and/or the agency's decision to terminate a formerly agreed to restriction regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information. 45 CFR 164.528: This provision requires covered entities to provide an accounting of certain disclosures of protected health information made by the covered entity. See also, 45 CFR 5b.9(c). The form IHS-913 ``Request for an Accounting of Disclosures'' is used to document an individual's request for an accounting of disclosures of their protected health information and the agency's handling of the request. 45 CFR 164.526: Under this provision, individuals have a right to amend protected health information or a record about the individual in a designated record set, under certain conditions. 45 CFR 164.526(a). This provision further requires covered entities to permit an individual to request that the covered entity amend protected health information. 45 CFR 164.526(b). The covered entity must inform the individual if the covered entity accepts the requested amendment, in whole or in part. The covered entity must provide the individual with a written denial containing certain information if the covered entity denies the requested amendment, in whole or in part. 45 CFR 164.526(d)(1). The form IHS-917 ``Request for Correction/Amendment of Protected Health Information'' will be used to document an individual's request to amend his/her protected health information and the agency's decision to accept or deny the request. Completed forms used in this collection of information are filed in the IHS medical, health and billing record, a Privacy Act System of Records Notice. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. Burden Hours: The table below provides for this information collection: types of data collection instruments, estimated number of respondents, number of responses per respondent, average burden hour per response, and total annual burden hour(s).
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs; 4-in-1 Grant Programs
Document Number: 2019-08414
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs; Urban Indian Education and Research Program
Document Number: 2019-08413
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-04-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans; Announcement Type: Initial
Document Number: 2019-04396
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-12
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice To Propose the Re-Designation of the Delivery Area for the Havasupai Tribe
Document Number: 2019-03884
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-03-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This notice is to advise the public that the Indian Health Service (IHS) proposes to expand the geographic boundaries of the Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) Delivery Area (DA) for the Havasupai Tribe in Arizona. The Havasupai Tribe's PRCDA is currently Coconino County in the State of Arizona. The IHS proposes to expand the Tribe's PRCDA to include Mojave County, which is adjacent to the Tribe's existing PRCDA in the State of Arizona.
Indian Health Service Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2019-2023
Document Number: 2019-03486
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In follow-up to the Indian Health Service (IHS) request for comments on the Draft IHS Strategic Plan Fiscal Year (FY) 2018-2022 issued in the Federal Register (FR) on July 24, 2018, (see 83 FR 35012; July 24, 2018; hereafter ``July 2018 FR document''), the IHS is announcing the final plan entitled: IHS Strategic Plan FY 2019-2023. The IHS is also making available on the IHS Strategic Plan website, a response to comments document that addresses comments received on the Draft IHS Strategic Plan from the July 2018 FR document.
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2019
Document Number: 2019-01181
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-02-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is given that the Principal Deputy Director of the Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of sections 321(a) and 322(b) of the Public Health Service Act, and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2019 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, beneficiaries of other federal programs, and for recoveries under the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act. The inpatient rates for Medicare Part A are excluded from the table below, as Medicare inpatient payments for IHS hospital facilities are made based on the prospective payment system or reasonable costs when IHS facilities are designated as Medicare Critical Access Hospitals. Since the inpatient per diem rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment shall be available to the extent that those services are provided.
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs; 4-in-1 Grant Programs
Document Number: 2018-28301
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority; Part G; Indian Health Service
Document Number: 2018-27793
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions
Document Number: 2018-25819
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for extension of approval of the information collection titled, ``Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0028.
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions
Document Number: 2018-20989
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection titled, ``Addendum to Declaration for Federal Employment, Child Care and Indian Child Care Worker Positions,'' Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917-0028.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency
Document Number: 2018-20818
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for approval of a new collection of information titled, ``Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency'' (OMB Control Number 0917-XXXX). This proposed information collection project was recently published in the Federal Register (83 FR 13764) on March 30, 2018, and allowed 60 days for public comment. The IHS received one comment regarding this collection. The question summary and response is listed in the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the draft supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001).
Draft Indian Health Service Strategic Plan Fiscal Year 2018-2022
Document Number: 2018-15740
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service (IHS) is developing an Agency-wide Strategic Plan to guide the work and strengthen partnerships with Tribes and Urban Indian Organizations. The IHS is seeking public comment on its Draft IHS Strategic Plan fiscal year (FY) 2018-2022 (Draft IHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022). Additionally, notice is given that the IHS will conduct a Tribal Consultation and Urban Indian Confer regarding the Draft IHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022. In addition to the virtual town hall sessions, the IHS will seek other opportunities to solicit input from Tribal and Urban Indian programs on the Draft IHS Strategic Plan FY 2018-2022 during the comment period. For IHS Strategic Plan events during the comment period, please check the IHS Event Calendar at: https://www.ihs.gov/ihscalendar/.
Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; Tribal Management Grant Program
Document Number: 2018-14426
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Planning Cooperative Agreement; Correction of Due Date
Document Number: 2018-09507
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a notice in the Federal Register on April 17, 2018, for the Planning Cooperative Agreement, Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2018-IHS-TSGP-0001. The Application Due Date has been modified.
Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement; Correction of Due Date
Document Number: 2018-09506
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a notice in the Federal Register (FR) on April 17, 2018, for the Negotiation Cooperative Agreement, Funding Announcement Number: HHS-2018-IHS-TSGN-0001. The Application Due Date has been modified.
Division of Behavioral Health, Office of Clinical and Preventive Services Domestic Violence Prevention Initiative
Document Number: 2018-08990
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans Announcement Type: Initial
Document Number: 2018-07892
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-18
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Planning Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2018-07942
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Tribal Self-Governance; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2018-07941
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 60 Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Purchased/Referred Care Proof of Residency
Document Number: 2018-06521
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917- XXXX, titled, Purchased/Referred Care (PRC) Proof of Residency. The purpose of this notice is to allow 60 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the draft supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001).
Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Notice for Extension of the Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program (LRP)
Document Number: 2018-03019
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for an extension of a previously approved collection of information titled, ``IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP)'' (OMB Control Number 0917-0014), which expires July 31, 2018. This proposed information collection project was recently published in the Federal Register (82 FR 55107) on November 20, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by the PRA. The IHS received 20 anonymous comments regarding this collection but they did not pertain to the LRP notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001).
Request for Public Comment: 30 Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Information Security Ticketing and Incident Reporting
Document Number: 2018-03018
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) invites the general public to take this opportunity to comment on the information collection Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Number 0917- XXXX, titled, Information Security Ticketing and Incident Reporting. This proposed information collection project was recently published in the Federal Register (82 FR 56832) on November 30, 2017, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by the PRA. The IHS received no comments on this notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. A copy of the draft supporting statement is available at www.regulations.gov (see Docket ID IHS_FRDOC_0001).
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2018
Document Number: 2018-00047
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service