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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) publishes a list of information collection requests under review by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (44 U.S.C. Chapter 35). To request a copy of these requests, call the CDC Reports Clearance Officer at (404) 639-7570 or send an email to Send written comments to CDC Desk Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Washington, DC or by fax to (202) 395-5806. Written comments should be received within 30 days of this notice.

Proposed Project

Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge—New—National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Background and Brief Description

CDC proposes to launch the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge to identify clinical practices and health systems that have been successful in achieving high rates of hypertension control and to develop models for dissemination. The most successful clinical practices or health plans will be recognized as Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions.

CDC requests OMB approval to collect the information needed to identify, qualify, and rank applicants for recognition through the Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Challenge. Interested providers or clinical programs voluntarily self-nominate their practice or healthcare system by completing a web-based nomination form located on the web portal. The nomination process will include submission of the minimum amount of data needed to provide evidence of clinical success in achieving hypertension control, including: (a) Two point-in-time measures of the clinical hypertension control rate for the patient population, (b) the size of the clinic population served, and (c) a description of the sustainable systems adopted to achieve hypertension control rates.

CDC scientists or contractors will assign a preliminary score to each submitted nomination form. Those with the highest preliminary scores will be further reviewed by a CDC-sponsored panel of three to five experts in hypertension control. The panel will provide CDC with a ranked list of nominees.

Finalists will be asked to participate in a data verification process that includes verification of how information was obtained from electronic records, remote electronic record or chart review, on-site review, or verification with other sources. Finalists may be eliminated based on the results of data verification.

Each remaining finalist, or Champion, will be asked to participate in a semi-structured interview. The interview will provide detailed information about the strategies employed by the practice or health system to achieve exemplary rates of hypertension control, including barriers and facilitators for those strategies.

OMB approval is requested for three years to support three annual Challenges.

There are no costs to respondents other than their time. The total estimated burden hours are 958.Start Printed Page 27391

Estimated Annualized Burden Hours

Type of respondentForm nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentAverage burden per response (in hrs)
Physicians (Single or Group Practices or Health System)Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion Nomination Form1,7351.5
FinalistsMillion Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion Data Verification Form3011
Selected ChampionInterview Guide: Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champion3012
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Ron A. Otten,

Director, Office of Scientific Integrity, Office of the Associate Director for Science, Office of the Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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[FR Doc. 2013-11059 Filed 5-9-13; 8:45 am]