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Even if Part II may be considered to cover conduct that is ‘‘reasonably related’’ to the violation here, any consent order, whether litigated or negotiated, must be consistent with the public interest. I look forward to public comment about whether Part II of the proposed consent order meets that requirement. [FR Doc. 2011–7963 Filed 4–4–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [Document Identifier OS–0990–New; 60-day Notice] Agency Information Collection Request; 60-Day Public Comment Request AGENCY: Office of the Secretary, HHS. Abstract: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) is requesting Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval on a new data collection, consisting of a survey of a national sample of health insurers to learn about the effects of various recent insurance market reforms from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on premiums and coverage for certain benefits. ASPE will use the results of this survey in conjunction with other data sources to build a more complete picture of the effects of the insurance market reforms that went into effect in September of 2010. The survey instrument will be a one-time, selfadministered web survey sent to eight of the 12 largest insurers in each state plus the District of Columbia based on total 2009 comprehensive major medical premiums, yielding a targeted sample of 408 health insurers. Each health insurer will be asked to provide self-reported data on the percentage of covered lives with coverage for various benefits before and after the insurance market reforms went into effect, any effect of these reforms on premiums, and coverage for select other benefits under consideration for the essential benefits package. The survey design and content have been reviewed by both the ASPE project officer and other ASPE personnel, and by several former and current chief actuaries at health insurers. 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To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, e-mail your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and OS document identifier, to Sherette.funncoleman@hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (202) 690–6162. Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collections must be directed to the OS Paperwork Clearance Officer at the above email address within 60 days. Proposed Project: Effects of Insurance Market Reforms—OMB No. 0990–NEW– Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE). ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE Forms Type of respondent Number of respondents Number of responses per respondent Average burden (in hours) per response Total burden hours Self-administered web survey ........... Chief Actuary at health insurance companies. 408 1 45/60 306 Mary Forbes, Office of the Secretary, Paperwork Reduction Act Reports Clearance Officer. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES [FR Doc. 2011–8034 Filed 4–4–11; 8:45 am] Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4150–05–P National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. AGENCY: Notice of request for nominations for public members. ACTION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Apr 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 PO 00000 Frm 00053 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 42 U.S.C. 299c establishes a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to activities of the Agency to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Seven current members’ terms will expire in November 2011. To fill these positions, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished: (1) In the SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1 18766 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 65 / Tuesday, April 5, 2011 / Notices conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; (2) in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) in the practice of medicine; (4) in other health professions; (5) in representing the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) in the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) in representing the interests of patients and consumers of health care. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(2). Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified in the summary above. DATES: Nominations should be received on or before 60 days after date of publication. Nominations should be sent to Ms. Karen Brooks, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Room 3006, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations may also be e-mailed to Karen.Brooks@ahrq.hhs.gov. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Karen Brooks, AHRQ, at (301) 427– 1801. 42 U.S.C. 299c provides that the Secretary shall appoint to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality twenty one appropriately qualified individuals. At least seventeen members shall be representatives of the public and at least one member shall be a specialist in the rural aspects of one or more of the professions or fields listed in the above summary. In addition, the Secretary designates, as ex officio members, representatives from other Federal agencies, principally agencies that conduct or support health care research, as well as Federal officials the Secretary may consider appropriate. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(3). The Council meets in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately three times a year to provide broad guidance to the Secretary and AHRQ’s Director on the direction of and programs undertaken by AHRQ. Seven individuals will be selected presently by the Secretary to serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2012. Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are staggered to permit an orderly rotation of membership. Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on the Council. Selfnominations are accepted. Nominations shall include: (1) A copy of the srobinson on DSKHWCL6B1PROD with NOTICES SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:18 Apr 04, 2011 Jkt 223001 nominee’s resume or curriculum vitae; and (2) a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of the Council. Selected candidates will be asked to provide detailed information concerning their financial interests, consultant positions and research grants and contracts, to permit evaluation of possible sources of conflict of interest. Please note that Federally registered lobbyists are not permitted to serve on this advisory board. Please note that once you are nominated, AHRQ may consider your nomination for future positions on the Council. The Department seeks a broad geographic representation. In addition, AHRQ conducts and supports research concerning priority populations, which include: low-income groups; minority groups; women; children; the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need chronic care or end-of-life health care. See 42 U.S.C. 299(c). Nominations with expertise in health care for these priority populations are encouraged. Dated: March 24, 2011. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. Contact Person for More Information: Brenda Colley Gilbert, PhD, M.P.H., Director, Extramural Research Program Office, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Developmental Disabilities, CDC, 1600 Clifton Road, NE., Mailstop K92, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, Telephone: (770) 488–6295. 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: March 29, 2011. Elaine L. Baker, Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 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Status: The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with provisions set forth in Section 552b(c)(4) and (6), Title 5 U.S.C., and the Determination of the Director, Management Analysis and Services Office, CDC, pursuant to Public Law 92–463. Matters to be Discussed: The meeting will include the initial review, discussion, and evaluation of applications received in response to ‘‘Epidemiologic Research and Surveillance in Epilepsy FOA DP11–003, initial review.’’ PO 00000 Frm 00054 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 This notice announces that CMS is exercising its authority under section 1102(f) of the Affordable Care Act to stop accepting applications for the Early Retiree Reinsurance Program, due to the availability of funds, as of May 5, 2011. DATES: Effective Date: This notice is effective March 31, 2011. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: David Mlawsky, (410) 786–6851. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (Pub. L. 111–148, enacted on March 23, 2010) (the Affordable Care Act), included a provision that establishes the temporary Early Retiree Reinsurance Program (ERRP), which provides reimbursement to eligible sponsors of employment-based plans for a portion of the costs of providing health coverage to early retirees (and eligible spouses, surviving spouses, and dependents of such retirees). Section 1102(a)(1) of the Affordable Care Act, which is codified at 42 U.S.C. 18002(a)(1), requires the Secretary to establish the program within 90 days of enactment of the law (by June 21, 2010). On May 5, 2010, we published an E:\FR\FM\05APN1.SGM 05APN1

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[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 65 (Tuesday, April 5, 2011)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: 
Request for Nominations for Public Members

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of request for nominations for public members.

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SUMMARY: 42 U.S.C. 299c establishes a National Advisory Council for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise 
the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to activities 
of the Agency to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and 
effectiveness of health care for all Americans.
    Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2011. To fill 
these positions, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished: (1) 
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conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with 
respect to health care; (2) in the fields of health care quality 
research or health care improvement; (3) in the practice of medicine; 
(4) in other health professions; (5) in representing the private health 
care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or 
administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) in the fields of 
health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or 
public policy; and, (7) in representing the interests of patients and 
consumers of health care. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(2). Individuals are 
particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified 
in the summary above.

DATES: Nominations should be received on or before 60 days after date 
of publication.

ADDRESSES: Nominations should be sent to Ms. Karen Brooks, AHRQ, 540 
Gaither Road, Room 3006, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations may 
also be e-mailed to Karen.Brooks@ahrq.hhs.gov.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Karen Brooks, AHRQ, at (301) 427-
1801.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 42 U.S.C. 299c provides that the Secretary 
shall appoint to the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research 
and Quality twenty one appropriately qualified individuals. At least 
seventeen members shall be representatives of the public and at least 
one member shall be a specialist in the rural aspects of one or more of 
the professions or fields listed in the above summary. In addition, the 
Secretary designates, as ex officio members, representatives from other 
Federal agencies, principally agencies that conduct or support health 
care research, as well as Federal officials the Secretary may consider 
appropriate. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(3). The Council meets in the Washington, 
DC, metropolitan area, generally in Rockville, Maryland, approximately 
three times a year to provide broad guidance to the Secretary and 
AHRQ's Director on the direction of and programs undertaken by AHRQ.
    Seven individuals will be selected presently by the Secretary to 
serve on the Council beginning with the meeting in the spring of 2012. 
Members generally serve 3-year terms. Appointments are staggered to 
permit an orderly rotation of membership.
    Interested persons may nominate one or more qualified persons for 
membership on the Council. Self-nominations are accepted. Nominations 
shall include: (1) A copy of the nominee's resume or curriculum vitae; 
and (2) a statement that the nominee is willing to serve as a member of 
the Council. Selected candidates will be asked to provide detailed 
information concerning their financial interests, consultant positions 
and research grants and contracts, to permit evaluation of possible 
sources of conflict of interest. Please note that Federally registered 
lobbyists are not permitted to serve on this advisory board. Please 
note that once you are nominated, AHRQ may consider your nomination for 
future positions on the Council.
    The Department seeks a broad geographic representation. In 
addition, AHRQ conducts and supports research concerning priority 
populations, which include: low-income groups; minority groups; women; 
children; the elderly; and individuals with special health care needs, 
including individuals with disabilities and individuals who need 
chronic care or end-of-life health care. See 42 U.S.C. 299(c). 
Nominations with expertise in health care for these priority 
populations are encouraged.

    Dated: March 24, 2011.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
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