83 FR 32953 - Agency Information Collection Activity: Survey of Veteran Enrollees' Health and Use of Health Care

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

Federal Register Volume 83, Issue 136 (July 16, 2018)

Page Range32953-32954
FR Document2018-15085

Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each renewal of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.

Federal Register, Volume 83 Issue 136 (Monday, July 16, 2018)
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS

[OMB Control No. 2900-0609]


Agency Information Collection Activity: Survey of Veteran 
Enrollees' Health and Use of Health Care

AGENCY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

ACTION: Notice.

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SUMMARY: Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs 
(VA), is announcing an opportunity for public comment on the proposed 
collection of certain information by the agency. Under the Paperwork 
Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, Federal agencies are required to publish 
notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of 
information, including each renewal of a currently approved collection, 
and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice.

DATES: Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection 
of information should be received on or before September 14, 2018.

ADDRESSES: Submit written comments on the collection of information 
through Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at www.Regulations.gov 
or to Brian McCarthy, Office of Regulatory and Administrative Affairs 
(10B4), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, 
Washington, DC 20420 or email to [email protected]. Please refer 
to ``OMB Control No. 2900-0609'' in any correspondence. During the 
comment period, comments may be viewed online through FDMS.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brian McCarthy at (202) 615-9241.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Under the PRA of 1995, Federal agencies must 
obtain approval from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for each 
collection of information they conduct or sponsor. This request for 
comment is being made pursuant to Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the PRA.
    With respect to the following collection of information, VHA 
invites comments on: (1) Whether the proposed collection of information 
is necessary for the proper performance of VHA's functions, including 
whether the information will have practical utility; (2) the accuracy 
of VHA's estimate of the burden of the proposed collection of 
information; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of 
the information to be collected; and (4) ways to minimize the burden of 
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collection of information on respondents, including through the use of 
automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of 
information technology.
    Authority: N/A.
    Title: Survey of Veteran Enrollees' Health and Use of Health Care.
    OMB Control Number: 2900-0609.
    Type of Review: Renewal currently approved collection.
    Abstract: The VA Survey of Enrollees gathers information from 
Veterans enrolled in the VA Health Care System about factors which 
influence their health care utilization choices. Data collected are 
used to gain insights into Veteran preferences and to provide VA and 
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) management guidance in preparing 
for future Veteran needs. In addition to factors influencing health 
care choices, the data collected include enrollees' perceived health 
status and need for assistance, available insurances, self-reported 
utilization of VA services versus other health care services, reasons 
for using VA, barriers to seeking care, ability and comfort level with 
accessing virtual care, as well as general demographics and family 
characteristics that may influence utilization but cannot be accessed 
elsewhere.
    Affected Public: Individuals and households.
    Estimated Annual Burden: 14,000 hours.
    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.
    Frequency of Response: Annually.
    Estimated Number of Respondents: 42,000.

    By direction of the Secretary.
Cynthia D. Harvey-Pryor,
Department Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Privacy and Risk, 
Department of Veterans Affairs.
[FR Doc. 2018-15085 Filed 7-13-18; 8:45 am]
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PublisherOffice of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration
SectionNotices
ActionNotice.
DatesWritten comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before September 14, 2018.
ContactBrian McCarthy at (202) 615-9241.
FR Citation83 FR 32953 

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