Indian Health Service 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Service Delivery Area Designation for the Shinnecock Indian Nation
Document Number: 2013-22096
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This Notice advises the public that the Indian Health Service (IHS) proposes the geographic boundaries of the Service Delivery Area (SDA) for the newly recognized Shinnecock Indian Nation. The Shinnecock Indian Nation SDA is to be comprised of Nassau and Suffolk counties in the State of New York. The counties listed are designated administratively as the SDA, to function as a Contract Health Service Delivery Area (CHSDA), for the purposes of operating a Contract Health Service (CHS) program pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistant Act (ISDEAA), Public Law 93- 638.
Notice of Service Delivery Area Designation for the Tejon Indian Tribe
Document Number: 2013-22095
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This Notice advises the public that the Indian Health Service (IHS) proposes the geographic boundaries of the Service Delivery Area (SDA) for the Tejon Indian Tribe. The Tribe's federal recognition was reaffirmed by the Assistant Secretary of Indian Affairs on December 30, 2011. The Tejon Indian Tribe's SDA is to be comprised of Kern County in the State of California. The county listed is designated administratively as the SDA, to function as a Contract Health Service Delivery Area (CHSDA), for the purpose of operating a Contract Health Service (CHS) program pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistant Act (ISDEAA), Public Law 93-638.
Notice of Service Delivery Area Designation for the Wilton Rancheria
Document Number: 2013-22094
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
This Notice advises the public that the Indian Health Service (IHS) proposes the geographic boundaries of the Service Delivery Area (SDA) for the newly restored Wilton Rancheria. The Wilton Rancheria SDA is to be comprised of Sacramento County in the State of California. The county listed is designated administratively as the SDA, to function as a Contract Health Service Delivery Area (CHSDA), for the purpose of operating a Contract Health Service (CHS) program pursuant to the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistant Act (ISDEAA), Public Law 93-638.
Office of Direct Service and Contracting Tribes; National Indian Health Outreach and Education Funding Opportunity
Document Number: 2013-20535
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2013-19639
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-14
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a revision of an approved collection of information titled, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program (OMB Control Number 0917-0006),'' with an expiration date of August 31, 2013. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 36197) on June 17, 2013, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). 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. Proposed Collection: Title: ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program (OMB Control Number 0917-0006).'' Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of the currently approved information collection, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program, (OMB Control No. 0917-0006).'' Form Number(s): IHS-856-3, IHS-856-5 through 856-19, IHS-856-21 through 856-24, IHS- 817, and IHS-818 are retained for use by the IHS Scholarship Program (IHSSP) as part of this current Information Collection Request. Reporting forms are found on the IHS Web site at www.ihs.gov/ scholarship. Form Numbers: IHS-856, IHS-856-2, IHS-856-4, IHS-856-20, IHS-815, and IHS-816 have been deleted from the previous Information Collection Request in an effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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 recipients; monitor the academic performance of recipients; and to place recipients at payback sites. The IHS Scholarship Program streamlined the application process by converting the IHS-856 to an electronic tool and reduced the number of required supplemental application and reporting forms to minimize the time needed by applicants and recipients to complete the application process and provide required information after receiving a scholarship from the IHSSP. The IHSSP application is electronically available on the internet at the IHS Web site at: http://www.ihs.gov/scholarship/apply_ now.cfm. Affected Public: Individuals, not-for-profit institutions and State, local or Tribal Governments. 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 hours.
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Proposed Single Source Grant With Native American Lifelines, Inc.
Document Number: 2013-19113
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services National HIV Program: Enhanced HIV/AIDS Screening and Engagement in Care
Document Number: 2013-17929
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
American Indians Into Nursing; Notice of Competitive Grant Applications for American Indians Into Nursing Program
Document Number: 2013-17159
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program, Negotiation Cooperative Agreement, Announcement Type: New-Limited Competition
Document Number: 2013-14932
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: 2013-14931
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts; Correction
Document Number: 2013-14293
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register on May 30, 2013, concerning a request for a renewal of the collection of information, titled, ``Indian Self Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 CFR Part 900.'' The document contained an error regarding the ``Estimated Time per Response.''
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program
Document Number: 2013-14291
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
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) 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 of the currently approved information collection, 0917-0006, ``Application for Participation in the IHS Scholarship Program.'' Form Number(s): IHS-856-3, IHS-856-5 through 856-19, IHS-856-21 through 856-24, IHS-817, and IHS-818 are retained for use by the IHS Scholarship Program (IHSSP) as part of this current Information Collection Request. Reporting forms are found on the IHS Web site at www.ihs.gov/scholarship. Form Numbers: IHS-856, IHS-856-2, IHS-856-4, IHS-856-20, IHS-815, and IHS-816 have been deleted from the previous Information Collection Request in an effort to comply with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.). 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 recipients; monitor the academic performance of recipients; and to place recipients at payback sites. The IHS Scholarship Program streamlined the application process by converting the IHS-856 to an electronic tool and reduced the number of required supplemental application and reporting forms to minimize the time needed by applicants and recipients to complete the application process and provide required information after receiving a scholarship from the IHSSP. The IHSSP application is electronically available on the internet at the IHS Web site at: http://www.ihs.gov/ scholarship/apply_now.cfm. Affected Public: Individuals, not-for-profit institutions and State, local or Tribal Governments. 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 hours.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files
Document Number: 2013-14289
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 days for public comment on proposed information collection projects, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for a revision of an approved collection of information titled, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files,'' OMB Control Number 0917-0009, which expires June 31, 3013. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 19721) on April 2, 2013, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). The IHS received one comment concerning the ``Optometric Privileges Request Form'' in regards to the defining of physicians and optometrists separately. The IHS responded that it will not include the ``Optometric Privileges Request Form'' for consideration in this requestpending a review of ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of this particular form. The purpose of this notice is to allow 30 days for public comment to be submitted directly to OMB. Proposed Collection: Title: 0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Revision of an approved information collection, 0917-0009, ``Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials and Privileges Files.'' Form Numbers: 0917-0009. Need and Use of Information Collection: This collection of information is used to evaluate individual health care providers applying for medical staff privileges at IHS health care facilities. The IHS operates health care facilities that provide health care services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. To provide these services, the IHS employs (directly and under contract) several categories of health care providers including: Physicians (M.D. and D.O.), dentists, psychologists, optometrists, podiatrists, audiologists, physician assistants, certified registered nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners, and certified nurse midwives. IHS policy specifically requires physicians and dentists to be members of the health care facility medical staff where they practice. Health care providers become medical staff members, depending on the local health care facility's capabilities and medical staff bylaws. There are three types of IHS medical staff applicants: (1) Health care providers applying for direct employment with IHS; (2) contractors who will not seek to become IHS employees; and (3) employed IHS health care providers who seek to transfer between IHS health care facilities. National health care standards developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the Joint Commission, and other accrediting organizations require health care facilities to review, evaluate and verify the credentials, training and experience of medical staff applicants prior to granting medical staff privileges. In order to meet these standards, IHS health care facilities require all medical staff applicants to provide information concerning their education, training, licensure, and work experience and any adverse disciplinary actions taken against them. This information is then verified with references supplied by the applicant and may include: Former employers, educational institutions, licensure and certification boards, the American Medical Association, the Federation of State Medical Boards, the National Practitioner Data Bank, and the applicants themselves. In addition to the initial granting of medical staff membership and clinical privileges, the Joint Commission standards require that a review of the medical staff be conducted not less than every two years. This review evaluates the current competence of the medical staff and verifies whether they are maintaining the licensure or certification requirements of their specialty. The medical staff credentials and privileges records are maintained at the health care facility where the health care provider is a medical staff member. The establishment of these records at IHS health care facilities is a Joint Commission requirement. Prior to the establishment of this Joint Commission requirement, the degree to which medical staff applications were maintained at all health care facilities in the United States that are verified for completeness and accuracy varied greatly across the Nation. The application process has been streamlined and is using information technology to make the application electronically available on the Internet. The application may be found at the IHS.gov Web site address: http://www.ihs.gov/IHM/index.cfm?module=dspihmpcp3c1 ex#Manual Exhibit 3-1-A. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of annual number of responses, Average burden per response, and Total annual burden hours.
Request for Public Comment; 30-day Proposed Information Collecton: Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts
Document Number: 2013-12845
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-30
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Indian Health Service (IHS) is submitting to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) a request for renewal for the collection of information titled, ``Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 C.F.R Part 900,'' OMB Control Number 1076-0136. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (78 FR 15035), as a joint submission with the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), under OMB Control Number 1076- 0136, on March 8, 2013 and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). 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. This information collection expires May 31, 2013. As of May 2013, the IHS is pursuing its own OMB Control Number for this information collection and will publish notices separately from the BIA in the Federal Register.
Tribal Management Grant Program
Document Number: 2013-09674
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2013
Document Number: 2013-09030
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Notice is given that the Director of the 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 2013 for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and beneficiaries of other Federal programs, and for recoveries under the Federal Medical Care Recovery Act (42 U.S.C. 2651-2653). 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 shall be available to the extent that those services are provided.
Request For Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Medical Staff Credentials And Privileges Files
Document Number: 2013-07596
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-02
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.
Medical Professionals Recruitment and Continuing Education Programs
Document Number: 2013-07117
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Extension, Without Changes of Agency Information Collection for Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Contracts
Document Number: 2013-05498
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-08
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Department of the Interior, Bureau of Indian Affairs
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 Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Indian Health Service (IHS) are publishing for comment, a summary of a proposed information collection, titled ``Indian Self- Determination and Education Assistance Contracts, 25 CFR part 900,'' to be submitted to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The information is collected to process contracts, grants or cooperative agreements (contracts) for award by BIA and IHS, as authorized by the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act (ISDEAA), as amended (25 U.S.C. 450 et seq.). This previously approved information collection (OMB Control Number 1076-0136) expires May 31, 2013.
Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans
Document Number: 2013-02356
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-04
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Contract Health Services Report
Document Number: 2013-02140
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 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. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 69865) on November 21, 2012, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). 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: 0917-0002, ``IHS Contract Health Service Report.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection, 0917- 0002, ``IHS Contract Health Service Report.'' While there were minor text changes (i.e., updating of statute/regulatory citations), there were no significant changes to the form. Form: IHS 843-1A. ``Order for Health Services.'' Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Contract Health Service (CHS) Program, located in the Office of Resource Access and Partnerships, needs this information to certify that the health care services requested and authorized by the IHS have been performed by the CHS provider(s) to have providers validate services provided; to process payments for health care services performed by such providers; and to serve as a legal document for health and medical care authorized by IHS and rendered by health care providers under contract with the IHS. Affected Public: Patients, health and medical care providers or Tribal Governments. Type of Respondents: Health and medical care providers. Burden Hours: The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hours.
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs; Announcement Type: Meeting Notice
Document Number: 2013-00472
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The purpose of this Notice is to announce an Indian Health Service (IHS) Listening Session on the draft Policy on Conferring with Urban Indian Organizations (UIOs). IHS will provide an opportunity for interested parties to provide oral comments on the draft Policy on Conferring with UIOs that was published in the Federal Register on July 26, 2012. Name of Listening Session: IHS Urban Listening Session. Type of Meeting: Open Listening Session.
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Forms To Implement the Privacy Rule
Document Number: 2013-00363
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-01-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In compliance with Section 3507(a)(1)(D) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 which requires 30 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 (0MB) for review. This proposed information collection project was previously published in the Federal Register (77 FR 60219) on October 2, 2012, and allowed 60 days for public comment, as required by 3506(c)(2)(A). 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: 0917-0030, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR parts 160 & 164).'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revisions, of currently approved information collection, 0917-0030, ``IHS Forms to Implement the Privacy Rule (45 CFR parts 160 & 164).'' Form Number(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 individuals' 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 requires covered entities to obtain or receive a valid authorization for its use or disclosure of protected health information for other than for treatment, payment and healthcare operations. Under the provision 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. 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 IHS agreed or disagreed with the restriction. Section 164.522(a)(2) permits a covered entity to terminate its agreement to a restriction if the individual agrees to or requests the termination in writing. The form IHS-912-2, ``Request for Revocation of Restriction(s),'' is used to document the agency or individual request to terminate a formerly agreed to restriction regarding the use and disclosure of protected health information. 45 CFR 164.528 and 45 CFR 5b.9(c): This provision requires covered entities to permit individuals to request that the covered entity provide an accounting of disclosures of protected health information made by the covered entity. 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: This provision requires covered entities to permit an individual to request that the covered entity amend protected health information. If the covered entity accepts the requested amendment, in whole or in part, the covered entity must inform the individual that the amendment is accepted. If the covered entity denies the requested amendment, in whole or in part, the covered entity must provide the individual with a written denial. The form IHS-917, ``Request for Correction/Amendment of Protected Health Information,'' will be used to document an individual's request to amend their 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 the estimated burden hours for this information collection: