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Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service; Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Grantee Survey
Document Number: E8-19480
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
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-NEW, ``Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention Grantee Survey.'' Type of Information Collection Request: This is a one time survey to fulfill an OMB request for an independent external evaluation collection, 0917- NEW, ``Indian Health Service Health Promotion/Disease Prevention (HP/ DP) Grantee Survey.'' Form(s): The Indian Health Service HP/DP Interview Survey. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive health services. HP/DP is one of the three IHS Director's Initiatives to reduce health disparities among AI/AN populations through a coordinated and systematic approach to enhance health promotion and chronic disease prevention approaches at the local, regional, and national levels. The HP/DP competitive grant was established in 2005 to encourage Tribal and urban Indian programs to fully engage their local schools, communities, health care providers, health centers, faith-based/ spiritual communities, senior centers, youth programs, local governments, academia, non-profit organizations, and many other community sectors to work together to enhance and promote health and prevent chronic disease in their communities. Thirty-three Tribal/urban Indian organizations and programs were awarded competitive grants to expand and enhance health promotion and disease prevention to address health disparities among AI/AN populations. To conduct a thorough evaluation of the grant program, 29 telephone and four face-to-face interviews will be conducted to collect information to complete a quantitative and qualitative evaluation of the HP/DP grant program. The teleconference interviews may include one staff member per site. Each of the Tribal/urban organization/ programs will determine the number of their staff members that will participate in the interview. The evaluation will include an assessment of whether HP/DP grantees achieve measurable health outcomes, synthesize the evaluation findings, and include a written report with recommendations to enhance program effectiveness. The information gathered will be used to prepare a final report for OMB. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Tribal/Urban organizations program staff. 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 hour(s).
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service; HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey
Document Number: E8-19479
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-25
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-NEW, ``Indian Health Service HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey.'' Type of Information Collection Request: This is a one time survey to deliver the mission of the IHS and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) national guidelines collection, 0917-NEW, ``Indian Health Service HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/ Practice Customer Survey.'' Form(s): The Indian Health Service Customer Survey. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS goal is to raise the health status of the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) people to the highest possible level by providing comprehensive health care and preventive health services. To support the IHS mission, the Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention (DEDP) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Program collaborate to provide programmatic, technical, and financial assistance to IHS Areas and Service Units for improving prevention, detection, and treatment of infectious and chronic disease, specifically in this case, HIV and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). The ``HIV Knowledge/Attitudes/Practice Customer Survey'' (hereto referred to as Customer Survey), will provide the information needed to understand the most effective and appropriate methods to complete these goals. With the information collected from patients, we will be able to offer recommendations to Service Units on how to best scale up screening for sensitive topics such as HIV and STDs in AI/AN communities. Also, the information will give IHS the tools to assist our Service Units with implementation of current national recommendations by CDC. At the moment, we are encouraging uptake of current CDC national recommendations; however, without this information, we are unable to maximize effectiveness, dispel myths, and identify misinformation. Voluntary customer surveys will be conducted through self- administered questionnaires, face-to-face interviews, and potentially electronic media. The information gathered will be used by DEDP and the HIV Program to identify how patients would prefer to be offered expanded testing in a way that is respectful, confidential, and effective. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: IHS customers. 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 hour(s).
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Document Number: E8-19053
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
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 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 (73 FR 29520) on May 21, 2008 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: 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917- 0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Form Number(s): The IHS Loan Repayment Program Information Booklet contains the instructions and the application formats. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) identifies health professionals with pre-existing financial obligations for education expenses that meet program criteria and who are qualified and willing to serve at, often remote, IHS health care facilities. Under the program, eligible health professionals sign a contract under which the IHS agrees to repay part or all of their indebtedness for professional training education. In exchange, the health professionals agree to serve for a specified period of time in IHS health care facilities. This program is necessary to augment the critically low health professional staff at IHS health care facilities. Any health professional wishing to have their health education loans repaid, may apply to the IHS Loan Repayment Program. A two-year contract obligation is signed by both parties, and the individual agrees to work at an IHS location and provide health services to Native American and Alaska Native individuals. The information collected from individuals is analyzed and a score is given to each applicant. This score will determine which applicants will be awarded each fiscal year. The administrative scoring system assigns a score to the geographic location according to vacancy rates for that fiscal year and also considers whether the location is in an isolated area. When an applicant takes employment at a location, they in turn ``pick-up'' the score of that location. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. 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: Behavioral Health Preventive Care Assessment Focus Group
Document Number: E8-19050
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-08-19
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 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 (73 FR 23254) on April 29, 2008 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-NEW, ``Behavioral Health Preventative Care Assessment Focus Group.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Three year approval for this new information collection, 0917-NEW, ``Behavioral Health Preventive Care Assessment Focus Group Guide.'' Form Number(s): None. 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, IHS uses the Government Performance Act (GPRA) to assess quality of care among its Federal, urban, and Tribal health programs. The IHS has been largely successful in meeting GPRA targets for selected clinical performance measures at the national level. However, there is significant variability in performance among IHS and Tribal service units. Until this time, IHS has not undertaken any comprehensive studies to evaluate the reasons for that variability or the factors that contribute to high quality care at the local level. The IHS has three GPRA measures relating to behavioral health, a high priority for the Agency and one of the IHS Director's Initiatives. This study will focus on these three GPRA behavioral health measures: Depression Screening in adults age 18 and over, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence screening in women ages 15-40 and Alcohol Screening (to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) in women ages 15-44. Tribal programs voluntarily report their GPRA results quarterly and annually for national reporting. GPRA data collected for these three behavioral health measures includes: The number of patients eligible for a screening (denominator), number of eligible patients who receive a screening (numerator), and the resulting screening rate (percentage). IHS has developed methodology to identify superior and poor performers on these measures in both Tribal and Federal sites using fiscal year 2005, 2006, and 2007 GPRA performance results. IHS will convene focus groups with employees at 17 of these programs (7 IHS and 10 Tribal) in order to identify the factors contributing to (and when appropriate, the barriers preventing) the provision of high quality behavioral health care at the local level. These focus groups will allow employees to provide detailed data regarding program practices, screening and documentation procedures, initiatives, resources, and other factors relating to the provision of behavioral health preventive care at their health program. A total of two to three focus groups, organized by occupational specialty, will be convened at each program. Using the Chronic Care Model and Institute of Medicine recommendations, IHS will analyze the information collected during these site visits, along with background information that is publicly available (e.g., information found on clinic Web pages) on other qualitative and quantitative features of individual programs, such as staffing and funding levels, community demographics, and organizational structure, to develop a behavioral health preventive care model relevant to the unique system of IHS delivery. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Tribal employees at Tribal health programs. The table below provides: Types of data collection instruments, Estimated number of respondents, Number of responses per respondent, Number of total annual responses, Average burden hour per response, and Total annual burden hour(s).
Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority, Part G, Indian Health Service, Proposed Functional Statement
Document Number: E8-16353
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Urban Indian Health Programs
Document Number: E8-16051
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-17
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Nursing Services Nursing Program, Schools of Nursing
Document Number: Z8-14457
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Department of the Interior, Minerals Management Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program; Planning Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: E8-15629
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-11
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Division of Nursing, Office of Public Health Nursing
Document Number: E8-15773
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-07-10
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services, Division of Nursing Services Nursing Program, Schools of Nursing
Document Number: E8-14457
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Behavioral Health Preventive Care Assessment Focus Group Guide; Correction
Document Number: E8-12509
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-06-05
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register (FR) on April 29, 2008. The document contained one error.
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program
Document Number: E8-11184
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-21
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: 0917-0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Extension, without revision, of currently approved information collection, 0917- 0014, ``Indian Health Service Loan Repayment Program.'' Form(s): The IHS Loan Repayment Program Information Booklet contains the instructions and the application formats. Need and Use of Information Collection: The IHS Loan Repayment Program (LRP) identifies health professionals with pre-existing financial obligations for education expenses that meet program criteria and who are qualified and willing to serve at, often remote, IHS health care facilities. Under the program, eligible health professionals sign a contract under which the IHS agrees to repay part or all of their indebtedness for professional training time in IHS health care facilities. This program is necessary to augment the critically low health professional staff at IHS health care facilities. Any health professional wishing to have their health education loans repaid may apply to the IHS Loan Repayment Program. A two-year contract obligation is signed by both parties, and the individual agrees to work at an IHS location and provide health services to Native American and Alaska Native individuals. The information collected from individuals is analyzed and a score is given to each applicant. This score will determine which applicants will be awarded each fiscal year. The administrative scoring system assigns a score to the geographic location according to vacancy rates for that fiscal year and also considers whether the location is in an isolated area. When an applicant takes employment at a location, they in turn ``pick-up'' the score of that location. Affected Public: Individuals and households. Type of Respondents: Individuals. 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; Announcement Type: Targeted Solicitation
Document Number: E8-10218
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-05-09
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 60-Day Proposed Information Collection: Behavioral Health Preventive Care Assessment Focus Group Guide
Document Number: E8-9258
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
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-NEW, ``Behavioral Health Preventive Care Assessment Focus Group Guide.'' Type of Information Collection Request: Three-year approval of this new information collection, 0917-NEW, ``Behavioral Health Preventive Care Assessment Focus Group Guide.'' Form(s): None. 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, IHS uses the Government Performance Act (GPRA) to assess quality of care among its Federal, Urban, and Tribal health programs. The IHS has been largely successful in meeting GPRA targets for selected clinical performance measures at the national level. However, there is significant variability in performance among IHS and Tribal service units. Until this time, IHS has not undertaken any comprehensive studies to evaluate the reasons for that variability or the factors that contribute to high quality care at the local level. The IHS has three GPRA measures relating to behavioral health, a high priority for the Agency and one of the IHS Director's Initiatives. This study will focus on these three GPRA behavioral health measures: Depression Screening in adults age 18 and over, Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence screening in women ages 14-15, and Alcohol Screening (to prevent Fetal Alcohol Syndrome) in women ages 15-44. Tribal programs voluntarily report their GPRA results quarterly and annually for national reporting. GPRA data collected for these three behavioral health measures includes: the number of patients eligible for a screening (denominator), number of eligible patients who receive a screening (numerator), and the resulting screening rate (percentage). IHS has developed a methodology to identify superior and poor performers on these measures in both Tribal and Federal sites using fiscal year 2005, 2006, and 2007 GPRA performance results. IHS will convene focus groups with employees at 17 of these programs (7 IHS and 10 Tribal) in order to identify the factors contributing to (and when appropriate, the barriers preventing) the provision of high quality behavioral health care at the local level. These focus groups will allow employees to provide detailed data regarding program practices, screening and documentation procedures, initiatives, resources, and other factors relating to the provision of behavioral health preventive care at their health program. A total of two to three focus groups, organized by occupational specialty, will be convened at each program. Using the Chronic Care Model and Institute of Medicine recommendations, IHS will analyze the information collected during these site visits, along with background information that is publicly available (e.g., information found on clinic web pages), on other qualitative and quantitative features of individual programs, such as staffing and funding levels, community demographics, and organizational structure, to develop a behavioral health preventive care model relevant to the unique system of IHS delivery. Affected Public: Individuals. Type of Respondents: Tribal employees at Tribal health programs. 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).
Tribal Self-Governance Program Negotiation Cooperative Agreement; Correction
Document Number: E8-9250
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register (FR) on March 31, 2008. The document contained three errors.
Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement; Correction
Document Number: E8-9246
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-29
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
The Indian Health Service published a document in the Federal Register (FR) on March 31, 2008. The document contained four errors.
Tribal Management Grant Program
Document Number: Z8-6429
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-23
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Securities and Exchange Commission, Agencies and Commissions
Tribal Management Grant Program
Document Number: E8-6429
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-04-01
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Reimbursement Rates for Calendar Year 2008
Document Number: E8-6431
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
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 2008 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.
Tribal Self-Governance Program; Negotiation Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: E8-6428
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services; Elder Care Initiative Long-Term Care Grant Program
Document Number: E8-6409
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Tribal Self-Governance Program Planning Cooperative Agreement
Document Number: E8-6406
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-31
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Request for Public Comment: 30-Day Proposed Information Collection: Indian Health Service Customer Satisfaction Survey
Document Number: E8-5037
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-03-14
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 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 69696) on December 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-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 continues 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).
Privacy Act of 1974; Report of a New System of Records; Sanitation Facilities Construction Individual Applicant Records
Document Number: 08-865
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, we are proposing to establish a new system titled, ``Sanitation Facilities Construction Individual Applicant Records (SFCIA), System No. 09-17-004.'' Under the provisions of the Indian Sanitation Facilities Act, Pub. L. 86-121 (42 U.S.C. 2004a), IHS is charged with carrying out the functions to determine basic individual and home eligibility for sanitation services. The primary purpose of this system is to determine eligibility of individuals and homes for sanitation services; budget justification for appropriation and project development to serve eligible homes and persons with sanitation facilities; to monitor, track and report status and progress of services provided; to maintain records on and to verify individuals' eligibility for services; and to link with the IHS Resource and Patient Management System (RPMS) for purposes of verifying and determining individuals' eligibility. Information retrieved from this system may be disclosed to: (1) Congressional offices in response to a verified inquiry; (2) other Federal agencies or Tribes that provide funding for or are involved in providing sanitation facilities to individuals or communities, and may be disclosed to individuals or communities, and may be disclosed to individuals specifically involved in the process of providing sanitation facilities, including but not limited to Tribal officials, Tribal housing authorities, Tribal utilities, contractors, State and local entities and consultants; (3) support litigation involving the agency; (4) referrals to the appropriate agency, whether Federal, State, or local, charged with enforcing or implementing the statute or rule, regulation or order; (5) HHS contractors and subcontractors for the purpose of collecting, compiling, aggregating, analyzing, or refining records; (6) other Federal or Tribal entities that provide sanitation facilities at the request of these entities in conjunction with a computer-matching program conducted by these entities to detect or curtail fraud and abuse in similar types of program services; and (7) appropriate Federal agencies and Departmental contractors in the event of data breaches either suspected or confirmed. Effective Dates: IHS filed a new system report with the Chair of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, the Chair of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and the Administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on February 28, 2008. To ensure that all parties have adequate time in which to comment, the new SOR, including routine uses, will become effective 40 days from the publication of the notice, or from the date it was submitted to OMB and the Congress, which is later, unless IHS invites comments on all portions of this notice.
Health Professions Preparatory, Health Professions Pregraduate and Indian Health Professions Scholarship Programs
Document Number: 08-864
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Division of Epidemiology and Disease Prevention; Urban Indian Communities
Document Number: 08-863
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-28
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Office of Clinical and Preventive Services; Demonstration Project for Healthy Lifestyles in Youth
Document Number: 08-626
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-02-13
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Loan Repayment Program for Repayment of Health Professions Educational Loans
Document Number: 08-273
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-25
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
Native American Research Centers for Health (NARCH) Grants
Document Number: 08-243
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-01-24
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service
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