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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 75, No. 195 / Friday, October 8, 2010 / Notices erowe on DSK5CLS3C1PROD with NOTICES Registry (GTR) to provide access to information that enables informed decision making by patients, caregivers, health care professionals, clinical laboratory professionals, payers, and policy makers. The goals of the GTR are to promote transparency by encouraging test providers to share information about the purpose and validity of their tests; provide a resource for the public— including health care providers, patients, and researchers—to locate laboratories that offer particular tests; and facilitate genomic data sharing for research and new scientific discoveries. The GTR project is overseen by the NIH Office of the Director. The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine at NIH, is responsible for developing the registry, which is expected to be available in 2011. As part of the development process, the NIH issued a Request for Information (RFI) on July 12, 2010, to seek input from the public on its plan for this project. The RFI comment period ended August 2, 2010. NIH received 68 comments in response to the RFI, and these comments are available at http://oba.od.nih.gov/gtr/ gtr_comments.html. II. Public Meeting Focus NIH will begin the November 2 public meeting with an overview of the public comments that were received in response to the RFI and a presentation of prototype data elements for the GTR. The remainder of the meeting will be dedicated to a moderated discussion of responses to specific questions about the GTR. The meeting agenda will be available on the Internet at http:// oba.od.nih.gov/gtr/gtr_meetings.html. The RFI comments have been helpful in the development of a prototype of registry data elements. However, NIH seeks further public input on specific aspects of the GTR and requests that comments address the questions below. If time permits, discussion of additional issues will be accommodated. 1. Based on an analysis of RFI comments and other operational issues, NIH is considering a phased approach to developing the GTR in which some types of tests would be eligible for early entry in the GTR and other types of tests would be added later. If NIH adopts this approach, what criteria should be used to determine which genetic tests should be included in the first phase of the GTR, and what types of tests would meet these criteria? 2. Several RFI responders, who are potential data submitters, noted that it makes more sense for clinicians and genetics professionals to be the source VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:29 Oct 07, 2010 Jkt 223001 of clinical utility evidence rather than test developers and/or test providers. Given that data submitters are unlikely to have clinical utility information, how is this data element best addressed in the GTR? 3. Among responders to the RFI question about including a data element for test cost, half were in favor of including cost information and half were opposed. What are the benefits, risks, and challenges of including cost information in the GTR? 4. What safeguards can be put in place to prevent GTR users from misunderstanding, misinterpreting, or misusing the information in the Registry? 5. What mechanisms can be used to provide materials that explain the GTR’s data elements to audiences with varying technical expertise? Dated: October 5, 2010. Amy P. Patterson, Acting Associate Director for Science Policy, NIH. [FR Doc. 2010–25411 Filed 10–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4140–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Administration for Children and Families Office of Administration; SingleSource Cooperative Agreement Award; Announcing the Award a SingleSource Cooperative Agreement to the Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab (APL) and School of Public Health, To Support the Development of a Human Services National Interoperable Architecture Office of Information Services, OA, ACF, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: CFDA Number: 93.647. Legislative Authority: This award will be made pursuant to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [Pub. L. 111–148] and the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 [Pub. L. 111–204]. Amount of Award: $1,500,000. Project Period: September 17, 2010 through September 16, 2011. SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Administration (OA), Office of Information Services (OIS) announces the award of a single-source cooperative agreement to the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), Applied Physics Lab (APL) and School of Public Health, in Baltimore, MD, to support the PO 00000 Frm 00045 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 62407 development of a Human Services National Interoperable Architecture. Under the award, APL will develop an architectural framework that will be used as a model to facilitate State and local agencies in information exchanges among eligibility and verification services that are developed by the HHS/ Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). To address issues related to implementation of the ACA and the Improper Payments and Recovery Act of 2010, the Administration has directed Agencies to begin to design and execute plans related to the legislation. Under ACA, CMS has been directed to create a technical solution that enables healthrelated eligibility and enrollment functions and to ensure that the human services agencies can use the solutions for human services eligibility and verification determination. Under the Improper Payments and Recovery Act of 2010, Agencies must design and begin the execution of plans to eliminate improper payments and fraud. JHU will create the development of a conceptual information technology architecture with ACF/Office of Information Services. The project will produce a solution that supports information exchanges and interoperability that will lead to reductions in improper payments as a preventative step in the program integrity process. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Jenkins, Federal Project Officer, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, Administration for Children and Families, 901 D Street, SW., 3rd Floor West, Washington, DC 20047; E-mail: David.Jenkins@acf.hhs.gov; Telephone: (202) 690–5802. Dated: October 1, 2010. Michael Curtis, Director, Office of Information Services. [FR Doc. 2010–25429 Filed 10–7–10; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY Coast Guard [USCG–2009–0560] Collection of Information Under Review by Office of Management and Budget: OMB Control Number: 1625– New AGENCY: E:\FR\FM\08OCN1.SGM Coast Guard, DHS. 08OCN1

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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Administration for Children and Families


Office of Administration; Single-Source Cooperative Agreement 
Award; Announcing the Award a Single-Source Cooperative Agreement to 
the Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Lab (APL) and School of 
Public Health, To Support the Development of a Human Services National 
Interoperable Architecture

AGENCY: Office of Information Services, OA, ACF, HHS.

ACTION: Notice.

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    CFDA Number: 93.647.
    Legislative Authority: This award will be made pursuant to the 
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) [Pub. L. 111-148] and 
the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act of 2010 [Pub. L. 
111-204].
    Amount of Award: $1,500,000.
    Project Period: September 17, 2010 through September 16, 2011.

SUMMARY: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of 
Administration (OA), Office of Information Services (OIS) announces the 
award of a single-source cooperative agreement to the Johns Hopkins 
University (JHU), Applied Physics Lab (APL) and School of Public 
Health, in Baltimore, MD, to support the development of a Human 
Services National Interoperable Architecture. Under the award, APL will 
develop an architectural framework that will be used as a model to 
facilitate State and local agencies in information exchanges among 
eligibility and verification services that are developed by the HHS/
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) under the requirements 
of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
    To address issues related to implementation of the ACA and the 
Improper Payments and Recovery Act of 2010, the Administration has 
directed Agencies to begin to design and execute plans related to the 
legislation. Under ACA, CMS has been directed to create a technical 
solution that enables health-related eligibility and enrollment 
functions and to ensure that the human services agencies can use the 
solutions for human services eligibility and verification 
determination. Under the Improper Payments and Recovery Act of 2010, 
Agencies must design and begin the execution of plans to eliminate 
improper payments and fraud.
    JHU will create the development of a conceptual information 
technology architecture with ACF/Office of Information Services. The 
project will produce a solution that supports information exchanges and 
interoperability that will lead to reductions in improper payments as a 
preventative step in the program integrity process.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Jenkins, Federal Project 
Officer, Office of Administration, Office of Information Services, 
Administration for Children and Families, 901 D Street, SW., 3rd Floor 
West, Washington, DC 20047; E-mail: David.Jenkins@acf.hhs.gov; 
Telephone: (202) 690-5802.

    Dated: October 1, 2010.
Michael Curtis,
Director, Office of Information Services.
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