Indian Health Service 2007 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: 07-5990
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-12-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 60 days advance opportunity for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) in publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-NEW, ``Indian Health Service Customer Satisfaction Survey.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Three year approval of this new information collection, 0917-NEW, ``Indian Health Service Customer Satisfaction Survey.'' Form(s): Tribal Homeowner Survey, Tribal Partner Survey, Annual Operator Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Survey, and Post Construction O&M Survey. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive health services. To support the IHS mission, the Sanitation Facilities Construction Program (SFCP) provides technical and financial assistance to American Indian Tribes and Alaska Native villages for cooperative development and continued operation of safe water, wastewater, and solid waste systems and related support facilities. The Indian Health Service Office of Environmental Health and Engineering (OEHE), SFCP, ``Customer Satisfaction Surveys,'' will provide the information needed to complete these goals. With the information collected from Tribal homeowners, Tribal leaders, and Tribal operation and maintenance operators the Sanitation facilities programs will make improvements that will result in improved quality of services. Voluntary customer satisfaction surveys will be conducted through phone calls, mail, and the Internet. The information gathered will be used by agency management and staff to identify strengths and weaknesses in current service provision, to plan and redirect resources, to make improvements that are practical and feasible, and to provide vital feedback to partner agencies, Tribal leaders, system operators, health boards, and community members regarding customer satisfaction or dissatisfaction with the SFCP. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Homeowners who are customers of the OEHE, SFCP. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Annual number of responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program
Document Number: 07-5520
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-11-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 350(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) has submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request to review and approve the information collection listed below. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (72 FR 45054) on August 10, 2007 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comment was received in response to the notice. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0006, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Previously Approved Collection. Form Number(s): IHS-856, 856-2 through 856-8, IHS-815, IHS-816, IHS-817, IHS-818, D-02, F-02, F-04, G-02, G-04, H-07, H-08, J-04, J-05, K-03, K-04, and L-03. Reporting formats are contained in an IHS Scholarship Program application booklet. Need and Use of Information Collection: This IHS Scholarship Branch needs this information for program administration and uses the information to solicit, process, and award IHS Pre- graduate, Preparatory, and/or Health Professions Scholarship grants and monitor the academic performance of awardees, to place awardees at payback sites. The IHS Scholarship Program plans to streamline the application to reduce the time needed by applicants to complete and provide the information. The IHS Scholarship Program plans to use information technology to make the application electronically available on the internet have been delayed. Affected Public: Individuals, non-for-profit institutes and State, local or Tribal Government. Type of Respondents: Students pursuing health care professions. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Annual number of responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Contracts Under the Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act; Change of Address for the Claims Branch
Document Number: 07-4585
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-09-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service is amending its regulations governing contracts under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act to reflect a change of address due to the relocation of the Claims Branch.
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program
Document Number: 07-3895
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-08-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 60 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is publishing for comment a summary of a proposed information collection to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0006, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Three-year extension, without change of currently approved information collection, 0917-0006, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program.'' Form Number(s): IHS- 856, 856-2 through 856-8, IHS-815, IHS-816, IHS-817, IHS-818, D-02, F- 02, F-04, G-02, G-04, H-07, H-08, J-04, J-05, K-03, K-04, and L-03. Reporting formats are contained in an IHS Scholarship Program application booklet. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Scholarship Branch needs this information for program administration and uses the information to solicit, process, and award IHS Pre- graduate, Preparatory, and/or Health Professions Scholarship grants and monitor the academic performance of awardees and to place awardees at payback sites. The IHS Scholarship Program is streamlining the application to reduce the time needed by applicants to complete and provide the information. The IHS Scholarship Program plans on using information technology to make the application electronically available on the internet. Affected Public: Individuals, not-for-profit institutions and State, local or tribal government. Type of Respondents: Students pursuing health care professions. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Annual number of responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs
Document Number: E7-14033
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs; Announcement Type: Competitive Supplemental Grant Announcement
Document Number: 07-3359
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
American Indians Into Medicine; Notice of Competitive Grant Applications for American Indians Into Medicine Program
Document Number: 07-3310
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year; Correction
Document Number: 07-3203
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-07-02
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document Federal Register on June 20, 2007, concerning rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by Indian Health Service facilities for Calendar Year 2007 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries of other Federal Programs. The document contained five incorrect rates.
Health service delivery areas: Geographic composition; list
Document Number: 07-3045
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-21
Agency: Indian Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2007
Document Number: 07-3037
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-06-20
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is given that the Director of Indian Health Service (IHS), under the authority of sections 321(a) and 322(b) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 248 and 249(b)), Public Law 83-568 (42 U.S.C. 2001(a)), and the Indian Health Care Improvement Act (25 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.), has approved the following rates for inpatient and outpatient medical care provided by IHS facilities for Calendar Year 2007 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries and beneficiaries of other Federal programs. The Medicare Part A inpatient rates are excluded from the table below as they are paid based on the prospective payment system. Since the inpatient rates set forth below do not include all physician services and practitioner services, additional payment may be available to the extent that those services meet applicable requirements. Public Law 106-554, section 432, dated December 21, 2000, authorized IHS facilities to file Medicare Part B claims with the carrier for payment for physician and certain other practitioner services provided on or after July 1, 2001.
Section 506 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003-Limitation on Charges for Services Furnished by Medicare Participating Inpatient Hospitals to Individuals Eligible for Care Purchased by Indian Health Programs
Document Number: 07-2740
Type: Rule
Date: 2007-06-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hereby issues this final rule establishing regulations required by section 506 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 (MMA), (Pub. L. 108-173). Section 506 of the MMA amended section 1866 (a)(1) of the Social Security Act to add subparagraph (U) which requires hospitals that furnish inpatient hospital services payable under Medicare to participate in the contract health services program (CHS) of the Indian Health Service (IHS) operated by the IHS, Tribes, and Tribal organizations, and to participate in programs operated by urban Indian organizations that are funded by IHS (collectively referred to as I/T/Us) for any medical care purchased by those programs. Section 506 also requires such participation to be in accordance with the admission practices, payment methodology, and payment rates set forth in regulations established by the Secretary, including acceptance of no more than such payment rates as payment in full.
Tribal Management Grant Program
Document Number: 07-2389
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-05-16
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Maternal and Child Health Program
Document Number: 07-2051
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
American Indians Into Psychology; Notice of Competitive Grant Applications for American Indians Into Psychology Program
Document Number: 07-2013
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on March 28, 2007. The document contained three errors. For further information Contact: Martha Redhouse, Grants Management Branch, Indian Health Service, Reyes Building, 801 Thompson Avenue, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone (301) 443-5204. (This is not a toll-free number). Correction
Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans; Announcement Type: Initial
Document Number: 07-1635
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
List of Recipients of Indian Health Scholarships Under the Indian Health Scholarship Program
Document Number: 07-1634
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-04-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
American Indians into Psychology; Notice of Competitive Grant Applications for American Indians Into Psychology Program
Document Number: 07-1498
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Modified or Altered SystemIndian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
Document Number: C7-501-2
Type: Unknown
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Modified or Altered System-Indian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
Document Number: C7-501
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-27
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of Modified or Altered System-Indian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs
Document Number: 07-501
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-02-06
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is proposing to modify or alter a SOR, ``Indian Health Service Scholarship and Loan Repayment Programs,'' System No. 09-17-0002. We propose to modify the SOR to reflect current program changes, technology changes, statutory and implementation changes. Under the system name, we propose no change to the title but the office acronyms have been changed as a result of an organizational change. We are proposing to change the system location to reflect the current organizational and office location changes. We are proposing to update the categories of individuals covered by the system with minor edits to include Tribal medical/health care and Title V Urban healthcare entity; and to update the categories of records in the system with edits to include additional program requirements ``(e.g. from W-4, direct deposit form for scholarship recipients and loan repayment participants).'' We are proposing to update the Authority for maintenance of the system to correct statutory authorities and to include additional statutory authorities (e.g., Privacy Act, Federal Records Act, and Department Regulations). We are proposing to update the Purposes by categorizing the two programs and modifying/altering by listing the applicable purposes into each of the two programs (Scholarship and Loan Repayment). We are proposing to modify/alter/ delete several published routine uses, as explained, to accommodate program and statutory changes as indicated: Numbers 1 through 3 remain unchanged; number 4 is modified/altered to reflect program language revisions and is renumbered as 5; number 5 is modified to include legal proceedings related to administrative claims and the inclusive provision of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)/Office of General Counsel (OGC) representation in litigation matters and is renumbered as 4; number 6 is deleted as no longer applicable; number 7 is renumbered as 6 with no changes in the wording; number 8 is renumbered as 7 with no changes in the wording; number 9 is renumbered as 8 with no changes in the wording; number 10 is renumbered as 9 with minor editorial changes; number 11 is renumbered as 10 with minor editorial changes to include the IHCIA acronym citation (i.e., Indian Health Care Improvement Act, as amended); number 12 is renumbered as 11 with no changes in the wording with the exception of the removal of the statement on ``Disclosure to Consumer Reporting Agencies.'' We are proposing to add 7 new routine uses to provide disclosures of records when all requirements are met: number 12, to provide disclosure to consumer reporting agency for commercial credit report and to National Student Clearinghouse using the Loan Location Internet System for verification of applicant's loan data. The statement on ``Disclosure to Consumer Reporting Agencies'' is now incorporated in this new routine use; number 13, to provide disclosure to any Federal agency on delinquent debtors or defaulting participants to effect salary offset, court-ordered administrative offset, and to the Treasury Department, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for verification of current mailing address for collection purposes; number 14, to allow disclosure to debt collection agents and those authorized federal or non-federal entities to collect a Federal debt from delinquent debtors or defaulting participants; number 15, to provide disclosure of applicant's information to IRS for verification of any delinquent tax account and to determine credit worthiness; number 16, to provide disclosure of applicant's information to IRS any debt that becomes partly or wholly uncollectible as taxable income; number 17, to allow disclosure to IRS of any IHS debtors or defaulting participants' information for IRS offset on tax refund; number 18, to allow the disclosure of lenders or educational institutions' information to Federal or non-Federal entities authorized to collect Federal debt and for identification of an individual and the nature of the debt. We are proposing to modify/alter the section on storage by including computerized and electronic formats; the section on safeguards for authorized users by redefining the staff functions; the section on physical safeguards to identify specific safeguards for electronic records; and the section on retention and disposal to reflect separate program changes to the IHS Records Schedule for the scholarship program records and to the loan repayment program records. We are proposing to modify/alter the section on the system managers and addresses to reflect the organization and function changes. Under the notification procedures, we are proposing to modify/alter the sections on requests in person and requests by mail to reflect minor edits and a policy change on Social Security numbers; and the section on requests by telephone by revising the wording in a clear and concise program change. In addition, we are proposing two new notification procedures that address requests by facsimile and requests by electronic mail by including a confidentiality statement on facsimile requests and clarification for electronic requests and its security safeguard risks. Under the records source categories section, we are proposing to modify/alter by including the Indian health program human resources department. This system exemption previously listed as ``None'' will remain.
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services Chronic Care Collaborative
Document Number: 07-386
Type: Notice
Date: 2007-01-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service