Request for Measures and Domains To Use in Development of a Standardized Instrument for Use in Public Reporting of Family Experience of Pediatric Inpatient Care, 81945-81947 [2011-33290]

Download as PDF 81945 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2011 / Notices Exhibit 2 shows the estimated annualized cost burden associated with respondents’ time to participate in this research. The total cost burden is estimated to be $37,363 annually. EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of respondents Activity Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours MEPS Cancer SAQ ......................................................................................... 3,500 1 30/60 1750 Total .......................................................................................................... 3,500 n/a n/a 1750 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Activity Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate* Total cost burden hours MEPS Cancer SAQ ......................................................................................... 3,500 1,750 $21.35 $37,363 Total .......................................................................................................... 3,500 1,750 n/a 37,363 * Based on the mean average hourly rate for all occupations (00–0000), National Compensation Survey: Occupational Wages in the United States May 2010, ‘‘U.S. Department of labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics’’. Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government Exhibit 3 shows the estimated total cost for the Cancer SAQ. Since the SAQ will only be used once in 2012 the total and annual costs are identical. The total cost is approximately $1,050,000. EXHIBIT 3—ESTIMATED TOTAL AND ANNUALIZED COST Cost component Total cost Annualized cost Sampling Activities ................................................................................................................................................... Interviewer Recruitment and Training ..................................................................................................................... Data Collection Activities ......................................................................................................................................... Data Processing ...................................................................................................................................................... Production of Public Use Data Files ....................................................................................................................... Project Management ................................................................................................................................................ $20,000 0 300,000 600,000 80,000 50,000 $20,000 0 300,000 600,000 80,000 50,000 Total .................................................................................................................................................................. 1,050,000 1,050,000 wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, comments on AHRQ’s information collection are requested with regard to any of the following: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of AHRQ healthcare research and healthcare information dissemination functions, including whether the information will have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of AHRQ’s estimate of burden (including hours and costs) of the proposed collection(s) of information; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the collection of information upon the respondents, including the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Dec 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized and included in the Agency’s subsequent request for OMB approval of the proposed information collection. All comments will become a matter of public record. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Dated: December 21, 2011. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. Request for Measures and Domains To Use in Development of a Standardized Instrument for Use in Public Reporting of Family Experience of Pediatric Inpatient Care [FR Doc. 2011–33293 Filed 12–28–11; 8:45 am] AGENCY: BILLING CODE 4160–90–M PO 00000 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. Notice of request for measures and domains. ACTION: Section 401(a) of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), Public Law 111–3, amended the Social Security Act (the Act) to enact section 1139A (42 U.S.C. 1320b–9a). Section 1139A(b) charged the Department of SUMMARY: Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES 81946 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2011 / Notices Health and Human Services with improving pediatric health care quality measures. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is soliciting the submission of instruments or domains (for example, key concepts) measuring aspects of families’ experience with the quality of inpatient medical and surgical hospital care from all researchers, vendors, hospitals, stakeholders, and other interested parties. The survey development team of Children’s Hospital Boston Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement (CEPQM), is one of the CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) Centers of Excellence, which were created pursuant to an interagency agreement between the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and AHRQ, and are funded through cooperative agreement awards with AHRQ. AHRQ is interested in instruments and items through which families of pediatric patients assess the care their child receives during the child’s inpatient stay. The goal is to develop a standardized instrument for use in the public reporting of family experience of pediatric inpatient care. The team developing this survey intends to submit it to the CAHPS Consortium to request use of the CAHPS trademark. The survey will be developed in accordance with CAHPS Survey Design Principles and will develop implementation instructions based on those for CAHPS instruments (https://www.cahps.AHRQ.gov/AboutCAHPS/Principles.aspx.) All CAHPS surveys are available to users free of charge and are published on the AHRQ Web site. DATES: Please submit materials January 30, 2012. AHRQ will not respond to individual submissions, but will consider all suggestions. ADDRESSES: Electronic submissions are encouraged, preferably as an email with an electronic file in a standard word processing format as an email attachment. Submissions may also be in the form of a letter to: Maushami DeSoto, MHA, Ph.D., Staff Service Fellow, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority, Populations Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, Phone: (301) 427–1546, Fax: (301) 427–1238, Email: Maushami.DesotoAHRQ.hhs.gov. All submissions must include a written statement from the submitter that it will grant AHRQ the necessary rights to use, modify, and adapt the submitted instruments, items, and their documentation for the development of this survey and its dissemination for VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Dec 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 AHRQ purposes. In accordance with CHIPRA’s charge to improve pediatric quality care measures, and consistent with AHRQ’s mandate to disseminate research results, 42 U.S.C. 299c–3, AHRQ purposes include public disclosure and dissemination (e.g., on the AHRQ Web site) of AHRQ products and the results of AHRQ-sponsored research and activities. The written statement must be signed by an individual authorized to act for any holder of copyright and/or data rights on each submitted measure or instrument. The authority of the signatory to provide such authorization should be described in the letter. Submitters must attach a proposed license granting all of the abovereferenced rights, including the following terms: • A worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, irrevocable license to AHRQ and those acting on its behalf to reproduce, prepare derivative works of, and otherwise use the submitted materials for the development of AHRQ products, including a standardized instrument for use in the public reporting of family experience of pediatric inpatient care; and • The right of AHRQ and those acting on its behalf to publicly disseminate, in any media (including AHRQ’s Web site), any derivative works that AHRQ or those acting on its behalf develops based on the submitted materials. Submission Guidelines When submitting instruments, please include, to the extent that it is available: • Name of the instrument; • Copies of the full instrument, in all languages available; • Domains or key concepts included in the instrument; • Instrument reliability (internal consistency, test-retest, etc) and validity (content, construct, criterion-related); • Results of cognitive testing; • Results of field-testing; • Current use of the instrument (who is using it, what it is being used for, how instrument findings are reported, and by whom the findings are used); and • Relevant peer-reviewed journal articles or full citations. When submitting domains, please include, to the extent available: • Detailed descriptions of question domain and specific purpose; • Sample questions, in all languages available; and • Relevant peer-reviewed journal articles or full citations. For all submissions, please also include: • A brief cover letter summarizing the information requested above for submitted instruments and domains, respectively; PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 • Complete information about the person submitting the material, including: (a) Name; (b) Title; (c) Organization; (d) Mailing address; (e) Telephone number; (f) Email address; and (g) The written statement granting AHRQ the necessary rights to use, modify, and adapt the submitted instruments, items, and their supporting documentation for the development of the survey and its dissemination for AHRQ purposes, as described above. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maushami DeSoto, MHA, Ph.D. SUPPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 401(a) of the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), Public Law 111–3, amended the Social Security Act (the Act) to enact section 1139A (42 U.S.C. 1320b–9a). Since the law was passed, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) have been working together to implement selected provisions of the legislation related to children’s health care quality. Section 1139A(b) of the Act charged the Department of Health and Human Services with improving pediatric health care quality measures. To implement the law, AHRQ and CMS have established the CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP), which is designed to enhance select pediatric quality measures and develop new measures as needed. The Children’s Hospital Boston Center of Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement (CEPQM) is one of seven CHIPRA PQMP Centers of Excellence, which were created pursuant to an interagency agreement between CMS and AHRQ and funded through cooperative agreement awards with AHRQ. CEPQM has been assigned to develop a family experience of pediatric inpatient care measure to be considered as a standardized instrument for publicly reporting pediatric inpatient hospital family experiences voluntarily by State Medicaid and CHIP programs and to be used by providers, consumers, other public and private purchasers, and others. The team developing this survey intends to submit it to the CAHPS Consortium to request use of the CAHPS trademark. Existing instruments or domains submitted should capture the family’s experience of hospital or related care (for example, preparation for discharge or care coordination). The survey development team is looking for items E:\FR\FM\29DEN1.SGM 29DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 76, No. 250 / Thursday, December 29, 2011 / Notices for which families of pediatric inpatients are generally the best or only judge; for example, the family can best say if the provider spent sufficient time with them or explained things in ways they could understand. Existing instruments that have been tested should have a high degree of reliability and validity; and evidence of wide use will be helpful. Dated: December 20, 2011. Carolyn M. Clancy, AHRQ Director. [FR Doc. 2011–33290 Filed 12–28–11; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention World Trade Center Health Program Scientific/Technical Advisory Committee (WTCHP STAC or Advisory Committee), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. 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Written comments will also be accepted from those unable to attend the public session. Status: Open to the public, limited only by the number of telephone lines. The conference line will accommodate up to 100 callers; therefore it is suggested that those interested in calling wreier-aviles on DSK3TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES TELECONFERENCE MEETING: VerDate Mar<15>2010 15:12 Dec 28, 2011 Jkt 226001 in to listen to the committee meeting share a line when possible. Background: The Advisory Committee was established by Public Law 111–347 (The James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act of 2010, Title XXXIII of the Public Health Service Act), enacted on January 2, 2011 and codified at 42 U.S.C. 300mm–300mm–61. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Request for Measures and Domains To Use in Development of a 
Standardized Instrument for Use in Public Reporting of Family 
Experience of Pediatric Inpatient Care

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

ACTION: Notice of request for measures and domains.

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SUMMARY: Section 401(a) of the Children's Health Insurance Program 
Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), Public Law 111-3, amended the 
Social Security Act (the Act) to enact section 1139A (42 U.S.C. 1320b-
9a). Section 1139A(b) charged the Department of

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Health and Human Services with improving pediatric health care quality 
measures. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is 
soliciting the submission of instruments or domains (for example, key 
concepts) measuring aspects of families' experience with the quality of 
inpatient medical and surgical hospital care from all researchers, 
vendors, hospitals, stakeholders, and other interested parties. The 
survey development team of Children's Hospital Boston Center of 
Excellence for Pediatric Quality Measurement (CEPQM), is one of the 
CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) Centers of Excellence, 
which were created pursuant to an interagency agreement between the 
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and AHRQ, and are funded 
through cooperative agreement awards with AHRQ. AHRQ is interested in 
instruments and items through which families of pediatric patients 
assess the care their child receives during the child's inpatient stay. 
The goal is to develop a standardized instrument for use in the public 
reporting of family experience of pediatric inpatient care. The team 
developing this survey intends to submit it to the CAHPS Consortium to 
request use of the CAHPS trademark. The survey will be developed in 
accordance with CAHPS Survey Design Principles and will develop 
implementation instructions based on those for CAHPS instruments 
(https://www.cahps.AHRQ.gov/About-CAHPS/Principles.aspx.) All CAHPS 
surveys are available to users free of charge and are published on the 
AHRQ Web site.

DATES: Please submit materials January 30, 2012. AHRQ will not respond 
to individual submissions, but will consider all suggestions.

ADDRESSES: Electronic submissions are encouraged, preferably as an 
email with an electronic file in a standard word processing format as 
an email attachment. Submissions may also be in the form of a letter 
to: Maushami DeSoto, MHA, Ph.D., Staff Service Fellow, Office of 
Extramural Research, Education and Priority, Populations Agency for 
Healthcare Research and Quality, 540 Gaither Rd, Rockville, MD 20850, 
Phone: (301) 427-1546, Fax: (301) 427-1238, Email: 
Maushami.DesotoAHRQ.hhs.gov.
    All submissions must include a written statement from the submitter 
that it will grant AHRQ the necessary rights to use, modify, and adapt 
the submitted instruments, items, and their documentation for the 
development of this survey and its dissemination for AHRQ purposes. In 
accordance with CHIPRA's charge to improve pediatric quality care 
measures, and consistent with AHRQ's mandate to disseminate research 
results, 42 U.S.C. 299c-3, AHRQ purposes include public disclosure and 
dissemination (e.g., on the AHRQ Web site) of AHRQ products and the 
results of AHRQ-sponsored research and activities. The written 
statement must be signed by an individual authorized to act for any 
holder of copyright and/or data rights on each submitted measure or 
instrument. The authority of the signatory to provide such 
authorization should be described in the letter. Submitters must attach 
a proposed license granting all of the above-referenced rights, 
including the following terms:
     A worldwide, royalty-free, nonexclusive, irrevocable 
license to AHRQ and those acting on its behalf to reproduce, prepare 
derivative works of, and otherwise use the submitted materials for the 
development of AHRQ products, including a standardized instrument for 
use in the public reporting of family experience of pediatric inpatient 
care; and
     The right of AHRQ and those acting on its behalf to 
publicly disseminate, in any media (including AHRQ's Web site), any 
derivative works that AHRQ or those acting on its behalf develops based 
on the submitted materials.

Submission Guidelines

    When submitting instruments, please include, to the extent that it 
is available:
     Name of the instrument;
     Copies of the full instrument, in all languages available;
     Domains or key concepts included in the instrument;
     Instrument reliability (internal consistency, test-retest, 
etc) and validity (content, construct, criterion-related);
     Results of cognitive testing;
     Results of field-testing;
     Current use of the instrument (who is using it, what it is 
being used for, how instrument findings are reported, and by whom the 
findings are used); and
     Relevant peer-reviewed journal articles or full citations.
    When submitting domains, please include, to the extent available:
     Detailed descriptions of question domain and specific 
purpose;
     Sample questions, in all languages available; and
     Relevant peer-reviewed journal articles or full citations. 
For all submissions, please also include:
     A brief cover letter summarizing the information requested 
above for submitted instruments and domains, respectively;
     Complete information about the person submitting the 
material, including:
    (a) Name;
    (b) Title;
    (c) Organization;
    (d) Mailing address;
    (e) Telephone number;
    (f) Email address; and
    (g) The written statement granting AHRQ the necessary rights to 
use, modify, and adapt the submitted instruments, items, and their 
supporting documentation for the development of the survey and its 
dissemination for AHRQ purposes, as described above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Maushami DeSoto, MHA, Ph.D.

SUPPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Section 401(a) of the Children's Health 
Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA), Public Law 111-
3, amended the Social Security Act (the Act) to enact section 1139A (42 
U.S.C. 1320b-9a). Since the law was passed, the Agency for Healthcare 
Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services (CMS) have been working together to implement selected 
provisions of the legislation related to children's health care 
quality. Section 1139A(b) of the Act charged the Department of Health 
and Human Services with improving pediatric health care quality 
measures. To implement the law, AHRQ and CMS have established the 
CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP), which is designed to 
enhance select pediatric quality measures and develop new measures as 
needed.
    The Children's Hospital Boston Center of Excellence for Pediatric 
Quality Measurement (CEPQM) is one of seven CHIPRA PQMP Centers of 
Excellence, which were created pursuant to an interagency agreement 
between CMS and AHRQ and funded through cooperative agreement awards 
with AHRQ. CEPQM has been assigned to develop a family experience of 
pediatric inpatient care measure to be considered as a standardized 
instrument for publicly reporting pediatric inpatient hospital family 
experiences voluntarily by State Medicaid and CHIP programs and to be 
used by providers, consumers, other public and private purchasers, and 
others. The team developing this survey intends to submit it to the 
CAHPS Consortium to request use of the CAHPS trademark.
    Existing instruments or domains submitted should capture the 
family's experience of hospital or related care (for example, 
preparation for discharge or care coordination). The survey development 
team is looking for items

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for which families of pediatric inpatients are generally the best or 
only judge; for example, the family can best say if the provider spent 
sufficient time with them or explained things in ways they could 
understand. Existing instruments that have been tested should have a 
high degree of reliability and validity; and evidence of wide use will 
be helpful.

    Dated: December 20, 2011.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
AHRQ Director.
[FR Doc. 2011-33290 Filed 12-28-11; 8:45 am]
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