2019-21704. Agency Information Collection Activity Under OMB Review: Expanded Access to Non-VA Care Through the MISSION Program: Veterans Community Care Program (VCCP)  

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    AGENCY:

    Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs.

    ACTION:

    Notice.

    SUMMARY:

    In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) of 1995, this notice announces that the Veterans Health Administration, Department of Veterans Affairs, will submit the collection of information abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and comment. The PRA submission describes the nature of the information collection and its expected cost and burden, and it includes the actual data collection instrument.

    DATES:

    Comments must be submitted on or before November 6, 2019.

    ADDRESSES:

    Submit written comments on the collection of information through www.Regulations.gov, or to Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget, Attn: VA Desk Officer; 725 17th St. NW, Washington, DC 20503 or sent through electronic mail to oira_submission@omb.eop.gov. Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0823” in any correspondence.

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    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

    Danny S. Green, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs, 810 Vermont Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20420, (202) 421-1354 or email danny.green2@va.gov Please refer to “OMB Control No. 2900-0823” in any correspondence.

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    SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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    Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3501-21.

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    Title: Expanded Access to Non-VA Care through the MISSION Program: Veterans Community Care Program (VCCP) (VA Forms 10-10143, 10-10143a, 10-10143b, 10-10143c and 10-10143e)

    OMB Control Number: 2900-0823.

    Type of Review: Non-substantive change to a currently approved collection.

    Abstract: Section 101 of the VA Maintaining Internal Systems and Strengthening Integrated Outside Networks (MISSION) Act of 2018 requires VA to implement the Veterans Community Care Program (VCCP) to furnish care in the community to covered Veterans through eligible entities and providers, under circumstances as further prescribed in the MISSION Act. VA currently collects information that will be required to implement the Veterans Community Care Program under the Veterans Choice Program, through an OMB approved collection 2900-0823. OMB Collection 2900-0823 includes VA Form 10-10143, Election to Receive Authorized Non-VA Care and Selection of Provider for the Veterans Choice Program; VA Form 10-10143a, Health-Care Plan Information for the Veterans Choice Program; VA Form 10-10143b, Submission of Medical Record Information under the Veterans Choice Program; VA Form 10-10143c, Submission of Information on Credentials and Licenses by Eligible Entities and Providers; and VA Form 10-10143e,Secondary Authorization Request for VA Community Care.

    VA seeks to update OMB collection 2900-0823 to implement the Veterans Community Care Program by updating the title of VA forms and any associated statutory citations to be consistent with the new program and the MISSION Act, and by updating burden hours to account for estimated increased use of community care under the new program.

    This collection of information is required to properly adjudicate and implement the requirements of the MISSION Act.

    a. VA Form 10-10143 will collect Veteran information on whether covered Veterans would elect to receive authorized care under the VCCP if certain conditions are met, as required by 38 U.S.C. 1703(d)(3). This form also will allow a covered Veteran to specify a particular non-VA entity or provider.

    b. VA Form 10-10143a will collect other health insurance information from covered Veterans who elect to participate in the VCCP, as required by 38 U.S.C. 1705A. This information also is required by 38 U.S.C. 1703(j), which requires VA to recover or collect reasonable charges for community care that is furnished from a health care plan contract described in 38 U.S.C. 1729.

    c. VA Form 10-10143b will collect health records of covered Veterans from non-VA health care entities and providers for care authorized under the VCCP, as required by 38 U.S.C. 1703(a)(2)(A), which requires VA to establish a mechanism to receive medical records from non-VA providers. A copy of all medical and dental records (including but not limited to images, test results, and notes or other records of what care was provided and why) related to a Veteran's care provided under the VCCP must be submitted to VA, including any claims for payment for the furnishing of such care.

    d. VA Form 10-10143c will collect information from non-VA entities and providers concerning relevant credentials and licenses as required for such entities or providers to furnish care and services generally. This information is authorized by section 133 of the MISSION Act, which requires VA to establish competency standards for non-VA providers, as well as 38 U.S.C. 1703C(a)(1), which requires VA to establish certain standards of quality for furnishing care and services (including through non-VA providers).

    e. VA Form 10-10143e will collect secondary authorization requests from non-VA entities and providers to furnish care and services in addition to or supporting the original authorization for care. This information is required by 38 U.S.C. 1703(a)(3), which establishes that a covered Veteran may only receive care or services under the VCCP upon VA's authorization of such care or services.

    An agency may not conduct or sponsor, and a person is not required to respond to, a collection of information unless it displays a currently valid OMB control number. The Federal Register Notice with a 60-day comment period soliciting comments on this collection of information was published at 84 FR 35181 on July 22, 2019, pages 35181 and 35182.Start Printed Page 53571

    VA Form 10-10143

    Affected Public: Individuals or households.

    Estimated Annual Burden: 610,833 hours.

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.

    Frequency of Response: Once annually.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,665,000.

    VA Form 10-10143a

    Affected Public: Individuals or households.

    Estimated Annual Burden: 610,833 hours.

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 10 minutes.

    Frequency of Response: Once annually.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 3,665,000.

    VA Form 10-10143b

    Affected Public: Private Sector.

    Estimated Annual Burden: 1,039,332 hours.

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.

    Frequency of Response: Average of 34 times annually.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 366,823.

    VA Form 10-10143c

    Affected Public: Private Sector.

    Estimated Annual Burden: 10,190 hours.

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 5 minutes.

    Frequency of Response: Once annually.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 122,274.

    VA Form 10-10143e

    Affected Public: Private Sector.

    Estimated Annual Burden: 611,372 hours.

    Estimated Average Burden per Respondent: 20 minutes.

    Frequency of Response: Average of 5 times annually.

    Estimated Number of Respondents: 366,823.

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    By direction of the Secretary.

    Danny S. Green,

    Interim VA Clearance Officer, Office of Quality, Performance and Risk (OQPR), Department of Veterans Affairs.

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    [FR Doc. 2019-21704 Filed 10-4-19; 8:45 am]

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Document Information

Published:
10/07/2019
Department:
Veterans Affairs Department
EntryType:
Notice
Action:
Notice.
Document Number:
2019-21704
Dates:
Comments must be submitted on or before November 6, 2019.
Pages:
53570-53571 (2 pages)
Docket Numbers:
OMB Control No. 2900-0823
SectionNoes:
PDF File:
2019-21704.pdf