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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission to OMB for Review and Approval; Public Comment Request; Information Collection Request Title: DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program Application for Payment, OMB No. 0906-xxxx-New

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AGENCY:

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services.

ACTION:

Notice.

SUMMARY:

In compliance with of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, HRSA has submitted an Information Collection Request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval. Comments submitted during the first public review of this ICR will be provided to OMB. OMB will accept further comments from the public during the review and approval period. OMB may act on HRSA's ICR only after the 30 day comment period for this Notice has closed.

DATES:

Comments on this ICR should be received no later than January 28, 2021.

ADDRESSES:

Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/​public/​do/​PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting “Currently under Review—Open for Public Comments” or by using the search function.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

To request a copy of the clearance requests submitted to OMB for review, email Lisa Wright-Solomon, the HRSA Information Collection Clearance Officer at paperwork@hrsa.gov or call (301) 443-1984.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Information Collection Request Title: DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program Application for Payment, OMB No. 0906-xxxx—New.

Abstract: The Substance Use—Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act (Pub. L. 115-271), section 6083, amended the Social Security Act (subsections 1834(o)(3) and 1833(bb)), authorizing the Secretary to pay Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) and Rural Health Clinics (RHC) the average cost of Start Printed Page 85649training to obtain DATA 2000 waivers for their physicians and practitioners to furnish opioid use disorder treatment services. To receive payment, FQHCs and RHCs must submit a formal application.

In order to be eligible for payment, as well as to provide HRSA with information necessary for validation and issuance of accurate payments, the form requires that FQHCs and RHCs provide information identifying the submitting organization and the number of practitioners who have completed training and obtained a DATA 2000 waiver. The form requires the submitting FQHC or RHC to include information regarding each claimed practitioner's name, physician or practitioner type (e.g., physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, clinical nurse specialist, certified registered nurse, or anesthetist), National Provider Identifier number, Drug Enforcement Administration number, state medical license number, length of training, date the training was completed, date of waiver attainment, and DATA 2000 waiver number. Additionally, the form requires signature of an attestation statement certifying that (1) each practitioner for which the entity is seeking payment under the application is employed by or working under contract for this facility; (2) it is the first time the entity is seeking payment on behalf of the listed practitioner(s); (3) the entity is eligible to seek payment under 42 U.S.C. 1395m(o)(3) or 42 U.S.C. 1395l(bb); (4) each practitioner is furnishing opioid use disorder treatment services; and (5) that the statements herein are true, complete, and accurate to the best of the applicant's knowledge. FQHCs and RHCs will need a System for Award Management account and a HRSA Electronic Handbooks account in order to apply (visit https://sam.gov/​SAM/​ and https://grants.hrsa.gov/​2010/​WebEPSExternal/​Interface/​UserRegistration/​RegistrationHome.aspx?​controlName=​ContentTabs for more information on how to create an account).

A 60-day notice published in the Federal Register on October 6, 2020, vol. 85, No. 194; pp. 63121-22. There were no public comments.

Need and Proposed Use of the Information: The Substance Use—Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act requires FQHCs and RHCs to submit to the Secretary an application for payment at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as specified by the Secretary in order to receive a payment under section 6083. This form allows FQHCs and RHCs to apply for such payments based on the average cost of training to obtain DATA 2000 waivers, as determined by the Secretary, for their physicians and practitioners to furnish opioid use disorder treatment services. HRSA intends to validate and pay $3,000 per eligible provider submitted on the form by FQHCs and RHCs. The form also provides HRSA with the requisite data to validate qualifying DATA 2000 waiver possessions for the purpose of ensuring accurate payments to FQHCs and RHCs.

The following changes were made since the publication of the 60 Day notice. The number of respondents, total respondents, and total burden hours were updated to reflect administrative costs in the agency's spend plan. The figures assume a $3,000 payment for each DATA 2000 waiver and $750,000 in administrative costs, thereby leaving $7,250,000 in funds available for payment to FQHCs and RHCs. Language was added in the “Need and Proposed Use of the Information” section to signal to stakeholders that HRSA intends to validate and pay $3,000 per eligible provider submitted on the form by FQHCs and RHCs. Additionally, language was added in the “Abstract” section notifying FQHCs and RHCs that they will need a System for Award Management account and a HRSA Electronic Handbooks account in order to apply.

Likely Respondents: Only FQHC and RHC are eligible to apply.

Burden Statement: Burden in this context means the time expended by persons to generate, maintain, retain, disclose or provide the information requested. This includes the time needed to review instructions; to develop, acquire, install, and utilize technology and systems for the purpose of collecting, validating, and verifying information, processing and maintaining information, and disclosing and providing information; to train personnel and to be able to respond to a collection of information; to search data sources; to complete and review the collection of information; and to transmit or otherwise disclose the information. The total annual burden hours estimated for this ICR are summarized in the table below.

Total Estimated Annualized Burden—Hours

Form nameNumber of respondentsNumber of responses per respondentTotal responsesAverage burden per response (in hours)Total burden hours
DATA 2000 Waiver Training Payment Program Application for Payment2,41612,4160.51,208
Total2, 4162,4161,208

HRSA specifically requests comments on (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.

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Amy P. McNulty,

Deputy Director, Executive Secretariat.

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[FR Doc. 2020-28767 Filed 12-28-20; 8:45 am]

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