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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 (OMB), 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 No. 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, practitioner or supplier 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 final regulations governing the HIPDB are codified at 45 CFR part 61.

The reporting forms and the request for information forms (query forms) must be accessed, completed, and submitted to the HIPDB electronically through the HIPDB Web site at http://www.npdb-hipdb.hrsa.gov. All reporting and querying is performed through this secure Web site. Due to overlap in requirements for the HIPDB, some of the National Practitioner Data Bank's burden has been subsumed under the HIPDB.

Estimates of burden are as follows:

Regulatory citationNumber of respondentsFrequency of responsesTotal responsesHours per response (min.)Total burden hours
61.6(a),(b) Errors & Omissions1884.481715204.25
61.6 Revisions/Appeal Status13026.93,492301,746
61.7 Reporting by State Licensure Boards30580.824,6404518,480
61.8 Reporting of State Criminal Convictions4556.02,518451,888.5
61.9 Reporting of Civil Judgments42.510457.5
61.10(b) Reporting Exclusions from participating in Federal and State Health Care Programs9320.32,88320961
61.11 Reporting of adjudicated actions/decisions92171,562451,171.5
61.12 Request for Information—State & Federal Agencies855279.3238,814519,901.26
61.12 Request for Information—Health Plans, etc.1,239532.4659,617554,968.1
61.12 Request for Information—Health Care Providers, Suppliers, Practitioners (Self-query)50,416150,4162521,006.7
61.12(a)(4) Request by Researchers for Aggregate Data11130.5
61.15 Place Report in Dispute3001300525
61.15 Add a Subject Statement669166945501.8
61.15 Request for Secretarial Review15115480120
Total54,268985,754120,982.11
Note: Numbers in the table may not add up exactly due to rounding.
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Written comments and recommendations concerning the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of this notice to the desk officer for HRSA, either by e-mail to OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov or by fax to 202-395-6974. Please direct all correspondence to the “attention of the desk officer for HRSA.”

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Dated: July 5, 2007.

Alexandra Huttinger,

Acting Director, Division of Policy Review and Coordination.

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[FR Doc. E7-13627 Filed 7-12-07; 8:45 am]

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