Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) 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 proposed extension of a currently approved collection, and allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on claimants' perception on VA's healthcare services.
Written comments and recommendations on the proposed collection of information should be received on or before December 10, 2007.
Submit written comments on the collection of information through http://www.Regulations.gov; or to Mary Stout, Veterans Health Administration (193E1), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20420 or e-mail: email@example.com. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0570” in any correspondence. During the comment period, comments may be viewed online through the Federal Docket Management System (FDMS) at http://www.Regulations.gov.Start Further Info
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Mary Stout at (202) 461-5867 or FAX (202) 273-9381.End Further Info End Preamble Start Supplemental Information
Under the PRA of 1995 (Pub. L.104-13; 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521), Federal agencies must obtain approval from 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 the collection of information on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or the use of other forms of information technology.
Title: Generic Veterans Health Administration Customer Satisfaction Surveys.
OMB Control Number: 2900-0570.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Abstract: VA use customer satisfaction surveys to obtain its patients perception on the type and quality of healthcare services they need and their satisfaction with existing services. The data collected will be used to improve the quality of healthcare services.
Affected Public: Individuals or households.
Estimated Annual Burden: 130,644 hours.
a. Ad Hoc Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities) and Special Emphasis Programs Conducted at Headquarters—44,182 hours.
b. Pre-approved Local Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities)—86,461 hours.
Estimated Average Burden Per Respondent:
a. Ad Hoc Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities) and Special Emphasis Programs Conducted at Headquarters—11 minutes.
b. Pre-approved Local Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities)—6 minutes.
Frequency of Response: On occasion.
Estimated Number of Respondents: 531,144.
a. Ad Hoc Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities) and Special Emphasis Programs Conducted at Headquarters—161,777.
b. Pre-approved Local Facilities Surveys (VA Medical Facilities)—369,367.Start Signature
Dated: October 1, 2007.
By direction of the Secretary.
Program Analyst, Records Management Service.
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