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Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request

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Office of the Secretary, HHS.

In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Secretary (OS), Department of Health and Human Services, is publishing the following summary of a proposed information collection request for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (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. To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690-6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above e-mail address within 60 days.

Proposed Project: The Effect of Reducing Falls on Acute and Long-Term Care Expenses OMB No. 0990-0308—Extension—Assistant Secretary Planning Evaluation (ASPE).

Abstract: ASPE is conducting a demonstration and evaluation of a multi-factorial fall prevention program to measure its impact on health outcomes for the elderly as well as acute and long-term care use and cost. The study is being conducted among a sample of individuals with private long-term care insurance who are age 75 and over using a multi-tiered random experimental research design to evaluate the effectiveness of the proposed fall prevention intervention program. The project will provide information to advance Departmental goals of reducing injury and improving the use of preventive services to positively impact Medicare use and spending. The project began in Spring 2008 and is expected to be completed in Spring 2013.

Estimated Annualized Burden Table

Forms (if necessary)Type of respondentNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden hours per responseTotal burden hours
Initial Telephone ScreenActive Control Group (ACG)/Experimental Group (EG)2400120 minutes800 hours
In-person interviewEG120011.25 hours1,500 hours
Jump start phone callEG1200130 minutes600 hours
Quarterly phone callsACG/EG10 minutes110 minutes1,220 hours
Final Telephone ScreenACG/EG1766120 minutes589 hours
Final In-person interviewEG88411.25 hours1,105 hours
Total5,814 hours
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Seleda Perryman,

Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer.

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[FR Doc. 2010-2511 Filed 2-4-10; 8:45 am]