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ACTION:

Notice.

In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs announces the proposed extension of a public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.

DATES:

Consideration will be given to all comments received by January 28, 2013.

ADDRESSES:

You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, 2nd Floor, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at http://www.regulations.gov as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Defense Health Services Systems (DHSS) Program Executive Office (PEO), ATTN: Maj Ethiel Rodriguez, Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) 7700 Arlington Boulevard, Falls Church, Virginia 22042-2902, or call DHSS, at 703-681-1137.

Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Centralized Credentials Quality Assurance System (CCQAS); OMB Control Number 0720-TBD.

Needs and Uses: CCQAS v2.9.11 is an automated Tri-Service, Web-based database containing credentialing, privileging, risk management, and adverse actions information on direct healthcare providers in the MHS. CCQAS also allows providers to apply for privileges online. This latter capability allows for a privileging workflow for new providers, for transfers (TDY and PCS), for modification of privileges, and for renewal of privileges and staff reappointment within the system. CCQAS was CAC enforced December 2009 and as part of the Federal Health Care Center, North Chicago, VA PIV users gained access in October 2010. In November 2011, CCQAS was PKI/SSO integrated.

Affected Public: Individuals or households.

Annual Burden Hours: 80,000.

Number of Respondents: 40,000.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 2 hours.

Frequency: On occasion.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Summary of Information Collection

Currently, CCQAS provides credentialing, privileging, risk-management and adverse actions capabilities which support medical quality assurance activities in the direct care system. CCQAS is fully deployed world-wide and is used by all Services (Army, Navy, Air Force) and Components (Guard, Reserve). CCQAS serves users functioning at the facility (defined by an individual UIC), Service, and DoD levels. Access to CCQAS modules and capabilities within each module is permissions-based, so that users have access tailored to the functions they perform and sensitive information receives maximal protection. Within each module, access control is available to the screen level.

Dated: November 26, 2012.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

[FR Doc. 2012-28866 Filed 11-28-12; 8:45 am]

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