80 FR 42506 - Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: Public Comment Request

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES
Health Resources and Services Administration

Federal Register Volume 80, Issue 137 (July 17, 2015)

Page Range42506-42507
FR Document2015-17552

In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any other aspect of the ICR.

Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 137 (Friday, July 17, 2015)
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection: 
Public Comment Request

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: In compliance with the requirement for opportunity for public 
comment on proposed data collection projects (Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of 
the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995), the Health Resources and Services 
Administration (HRSA) announces plans to submit an Information 
Collection Request (ICR), described below, to the Office of Management 
and Budget (OMB). Prior to submitting the ICR to OMB, HRSA seeks 
comments from the public regarding the burden estimate, below, or any 
other aspect of the ICR.

DATES: Comments on this Information Collection Request must be received 
no later than September 15, 2015.

ADDRESSES: Submit your comments to [email protected] or mail the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer, Room 10C-03, Parklawn 
Building, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: To request more information on the 
proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and 
draft instruments, email [email protected] or call the HRSA 
Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: When submitting comments or requesting 
information, please include the information request collection title 
for reference.
    Information Collection Request Title: Bureau of Health Workforce 
(BHW) Uniform Data System (UDS).
    OMB No. 0915-XXXX--NEW.
    Abstract: The UDS is the Bureau of Primary Health Care's (BPHC's) 
annual reporting system for HRSA-supported health centers. The UDS is a 
program performance reporting system that tracks a variety of 
information, including patient demographics, services provided, 
staffing, clinical indicators, utilization rates, costs, and revenues. 
BHW proposes that HRSA Nurse Managed Health Clinic (NMHC) grantees and 
Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP) program cooperative 
agreement awardees also submit data into the UDS.

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    This request is to expand the UDS data reporting resource to the 
BHW NMHC grantees and IPCP program cooperative agreement awardees. 
Calendar year data would be submitted annually to enable BHW to track 
clinical practice and patient outcome data. The data collection is 
limited to NMHC and IPCP grantees and cooperative agreement awardees 
because of the similarities these care models share with health 
centers; therefore, the use of the pre-existing infrastructure will 
enable HRSA to populate the data set with additional sources, making 
the resource more robust.
    Need and Proposed Use of the Information: HRSA collects UDS data 
which are used to ensure compliance with legislative and regulatory 
requirements, improve grantee and cooperative agreement awardee 
performance and operations, and report overall program accomplishments. 
BHW proposes to collect core data elements that include patient 
demographics, healthcare services, clinical indicators and outcomes, 
provider utilization, and costs. BHW will use the patient and provider-
level data to determine the impact of healthcare services on patient 
outcomes. The data will also enable BHW to establish or expand targeted 
programs and identify effective services and interventions to improve 
the health of underserved communities and vulnerable populations. In 
addition, the UDS data are useful to BHW grantees and cooperative 
agreement awardees for performance and operations improvement, patient 
forecasts, identification of trends/patterns, implication of access 
barriers, and cost analysis to support long-term sustainability.
    Likely Respondents: The respondents will be HRSA BHW Nurse Managed 
Health Clinic (NMHC) grantees and Interprofessional Collaborative 
Practice (IPCP) program cooperative agreement awardees.
    Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by 
persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the 
information requested. This includes the time needed to review 
instructions; to develop, acquire, install and utilize technology and 
systems for the purpose of collecting, validating and verifying 
information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and 
providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to 
a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and 
review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise 
disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for 
this Information Collection Request are summarized in the table below.

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                                                                                      Average
   Total estimated annualized        Number of       Number of         Total        burden per     Total burden
        hours: Form name            respondents    responses per     responses     response  (in       hours
                                                    respondent                        hours)
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Universal Report................              81               1              81             170          13,770
Grant Report....................              81               1              81              22           1,782
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    Total.......................             162  ..............  ..............  ..............          15,552
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    HRSA specifically requests comments on (1) the necessity and 
utility of the proposed information collection for the proper 
performance of the agency's functions, (2) the accuracy of the 
estimated burden, (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity 
of the information to be collected, and (4) the use of automated 
collection techniques or other forms of information technology to 
minimize the information collection burden.

Jackie Painter,
Director, Division of the Executive Secretariat.
[FR Doc. 2015-17552 Filed 7-16-15; 8:45 am]
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ActionNotice.
DatesComments on this Information Collection Request must be received no later than September 15, 2015.
ContactTo request more information on the proposed project or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and draft instruments, email [email protected] or call the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at (301) 443-1984.
FR Citation80 FR 42506 

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