Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: Notice of Charter Amendment, 80412 [E8-31111]

Download as PDF 80412 Federal Register / Vol. 73, No. 251 / Wednesday, December 31, 2008 / Notices Prevention and the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry. request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. BILLING CODE 4160–90–M BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control: Notice of Charter Amendment pwalker on PROD1PC71 with NOTICES Dated: December 17, 2008. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. E8–30762 Filed 12–30–08; 8:45 am] Dated: December 17, 2008. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. E8–31111 Filed 12–30–08; 8:45 am] Privacy Act of 1974; Notice of Modified System of Records This gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463) of October 6, 1972, that the statutory requirements of the Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention and Control (ACIPC) have been transferred to the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC). The ACIPC was established on October 18, 1988, in accordance with Public Law 92–463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Section 394(a) of the Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C. 280b–2(a)), as amended, directed the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, acting through the Director, CDC, to establish an advisory committee to provide advice with respect to the prevention and control of injuries. On October 28, 1994, ACIPC was reestablished under statute. The responsibilities of ACIPC have been assumed by the BSC, NCIPC. By assuming the statutorily mandated responsibilities of ACIPC, the BSC, NCIPC will thereby become a statutorily mandated committee, continuing to serve the purposes set forth by Section 394(a) of the Public Health Service Act. For information, contact Gwendolyn Cattledge, Ph.D., Executive Secretary, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K02, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, telephone (770) 488–4655 or fax (770) 488–4422. The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, for both the Centers for Disease Control and VerDate Aug<31>2005 17:41 Dec 30, 2008 Jkt 217001 AGENCY: Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ACTION: Notice of a Modified System of Records. SUMMARY: In accordance with the requirements of the Privacy Act of 1974, CMS is proposing to make minor amendments to an existing system of records (SOR) titled, ‘‘Performance Measurement and Reporting System (PMRS),’’ System No. 09–70–0584, published at 72 FR 52133 (September 12, 2007). PMRS serves as a master system of records to assist in projects that provide transparency in health care on a broad scale enabling consumers to compare the quality and price of health care services so that they can make informed choices among individual physicians, practitioners, and other providers of services. We are making minor amendments to PMRS to include two additional legal authorities: The Medicare, Medicaid, and SCHIP Extension Act of 2007 (MMSEA) (Pub. L. 110–173) and the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act of 2008 (MIPPA) (Pub. L. 110–275). Section 101(b) of the MMSEA amended section 1848(k)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1395w–4) and section 101(c) of division B of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act of 2006 to extend the Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI). MIPPA, effective July 15, 2008, extended the PQRI for 2010 and subsequent years and authorized a new incentive program for successful electronic prescribers under section 1848(m)(2) of the Act. In addition, the MIPPA requires the Secretary to post on the CMS Web site the names of eligible professionals or group practices who satisfactorily submit data on quality measures through PQRI and the names of those eligible professionals or group practices PO 00000 Frm 00052 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 who are successful electronic prescribers. This requirement is codified at section 1848(m)(5)(G) of the Act. Accordingly, CMS is adding §§ 131 and 132 of MIPPA, § 101 of MMSEA, § 1848(k) of the Act, and § 1848(m) of the Act to the PMRS’ legal authority section. In addition, we are clarifying in this notice that the term, ‘‘performance measurement results’’ used in the PMRS includes, but is not limited to, submission of data on measures, eprescribing usage, frequency of reporting or performance, as well as rates or scores based on application of specific measures. We consider all of these types of information to be valid indicators of a physician’s, practitioner’s, or other provider’s commitment to and delivery of high quality, high value health care. The primary purpose of this system is to support the collection, maintenance, and processing of information to promote the delivery of high quality, efficient, effective, and economical health care services, and promoting the quality and efficiency of services of the type for which payment may be made under title XVIII by allowing for the establishment and implementation of performance measures, the provision of feedback to physicians, and public reporting of performance information. Information in this system will also be disclosed to: (1) Support regulatory, reimbursement, and policy functions performed for the Agency or by a contractor, consultant, or a CMS grantee; (2) assist another Federal and/ or state agency, agency of a state government, or an agency established by state law; (3) promote more informed choices by Medicare beneficiaries among their Medicare group options by making physician performance measurement information available to Medicare beneficiaries through a Web site and other forms of data dissemination; (4) provide CVEs and data aggregators with information that will assist in generating single or multipayer performance measurement results to promote transparency in health care to members of their community; (5) assist individual physicians, practitioners, providers of services, suppliers, laboratories, and other health care professionals who are participating in health care transparency projects; (6) assist individuals or organizations with projects that provide transparency in health care on a broad scale enabling consumers to compare the quality and price of health care services; or for research, evaluation, and epidemiological projects related to the prevention of disease or disability; E:\FR\FM\31DEN1.SGM 31DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 73, Number 251 (Wednesday, December 31, 2008)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury 
Prevention and Control: Notice of Charter Amendment

    This gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 
92-463) of October 6, 1972, that the statutory requirements of the 
Advisory Committee for Injury Prevention and Control (ACIPC) have been 
transferred to the Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for 
Injury Prevention and Control (BSC, NCIPC).
    The ACIPC was established on October 18, 1988, in accordance with 
Public Law 92-463, as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2). Section 394(a) of the 
Public Health Service Act, (42 U.S.C. 280b-2(a)), as amended, directed 
the Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services, acting through 
the Director, CDC, to establish an advisory committee to provide advice 
with respect to the prevention and control of injuries. On October 28, 
1994, ACIPC was reestablished under statute.
    The responsibilities of ACIPC have been assumed by the BSC, NCIPC. 
By assuming the statutorily mandated responsibilities of ACIPC, the 
BSC, NCIPC will thereby become a statutorily mandated committee, 
continuing to serve the purposes set forth by Section 394(a) of the 
Public Health Service Act.
    For information, contact Gwendolyn Cattledge, Ph.D., Executive 
Secretary, Board of Scientific Counselors, National Center for Injury 
Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 
Department of Health and Human Services, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop 
K02, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, telephone (770) 488-4655 or fax (770) 488-
4422.
    The Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, has been 
delegated the authority to sign Federal Register notices pertaining to 
announcements of meetings and other committee management activities, 
for both the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Agency 
for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry.

    Dated: December 17, 2008.
Elaine L. Baker,
Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease 
Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E8-31111 Filed 12-30-08; 8:45 am]
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