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Oct 21 --  Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services, invites comments by December 20, 2022 regarding Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program Measures.

This ICR is for an extension of currently approved measures for the Office for the Advancement of Telehealth's Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program, under which HRSA administers cooperative agreements in accordance with section 330I of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 254c-14), as amended. The purpose of this program is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services. This program will work to increase access to primary care, behavioral health care, and acute care services in rural and frontier communities and to evaluate those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health care for patients, providers, and payers.

The measures will enable HRSA to capture awardee-level and aggregate data that illustrate the impact and scope of federal funding along with assessing these efforts. The measures cover the principal topic areas of interest, including (a) population demographics; (b) access to health care; (c) cost savings and cost-effectiveness; and (d) clinical outcomes.

The respondents would be award recipients of the Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program.
Evidence-Based Telehealth Network Program: https://www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/HRSA-21-082
Draft information collection instruments and technical documentation requested from HRSA by AEA.
FRN: https://www.federalregister.gov/d/2022-22869

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