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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request

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Periodically, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) publishes abstracts of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget, in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, call the HRSA Reports Clearance Office on (301)-443-1129.

The following request has been submitted to the Office of Management and Budget for review under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995:

Proposed Project: Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank for Final Adverse Information on Health Care Providers, Suppliers, and Practitioners—(OMB 0915-0239)—EXTENSION

Section 221(a) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 specifically directs the Secretary to establish a national health care fraud and abuse data collection program for the reporting and disclosure of certain final adverse actions taken against health care providers, suppliers, and practitioners. A final rule was published October 26, 1999 in the Federal Register to implement the statutory requirements of section 1128E of the Social Security Act (The Act) as added by Section 221(a) of HIPAA. The Act requires the Secretary to implement the national health care fraud and abuse data collection program. This data bank is known as the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB). It contains the following types of information: (1) Civil judgments against a health care provider, supplier, or practitioner in Federal or State court related to the delivery of a health care item or service; (2) Federal or State criminal convictions against a health care provider, supplier, or practitioner related to the delivery of a health care item or service; (3) Actions by Federal or State agencies responsible for the licensing and certification of health care providers, suppliers, or practitioners; (4) Exclusion of a health care provider, supplier, or practitioner from participation in Federal or State health care programs; and (5) Any other adjudicated actions or decisions that the Secretary shall establish by regulations. Access to this data bank is limited to Federal and State Government agencies and health plans.

The Estimated Response Burden Is As Follows

Regulation citationNumber of respond.Respon. per respond.Total respon.Hrs. per respon.Total burden hours
61.6 Errors & Omissions1,20011,20025 min500
61.6 Revisions/appeal status1,00011,00075 min1,250
61.7 Licensure actions:
Disclosure by State licensing boards1,8362240,40075 min50,500
Reporting by State Licensing Authorities21618740,40015 min10,100
61.8 Reporting of State criminal convictions541370075 min875
61.9 Reporting of Civil Judgments62850075 min625
61.11 Reporting of adjudicated actions/decisions661280075 min1,000
61.12 Access to data (queries/self queries):
State licensure Boards1,0007575,0005 min6,250
State certification agencies5431625 min.14
States/district attorneys & law enforcement2,0002550,0005 min4,166
State Medicaid fraud units47502,3505 min196
Health plans2,5004001,000,0005 min83,333
Health care providers, suppliers and practitioners (self query)60,000160,00025 min25,000
Entity registration5,00015,00030 min2,500
Entity registration update250125015 min.62
Authorized agent designation100110010 min.16
Authorized agent designation update5155 min0.42
61.15 Disputed reports/secretarial review
Initial request750175010 min125
Request for secretarial review37137480 min296
Total76,1771,278,654186,808
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Other Forms Used in the Management of the HIPDB Include the Following:

Form nameNumber of respond.Respon. per respond.Total respon.Hrs. per respon.Total burden hours
Account discrepancy2,00012,0005 min166
Electronic funds transfer authorization85018505 min.70
Entity reactivation500150015 min125
Total3,3503,350361

Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to: Wendy A. Taylor, Human Resources and Housing Branch, Office of Management and Budget, New Executive Office Building, Room 10235, Washington, DC 20503.

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Dated: March 29, 2000.

James J. Corrigan,

Associate Administrator for Management and Program Support.

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[FR Doc. 00-8479 Filed 4-5-00; 8:45 am]

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