Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From UAB Health System Patient Safety Organization, 11120 [2012-4265]

Download as PDF 11120 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 37 / Friday, February 24, 2012 / Notices In order to assist AHRQ and CMS to assess the importance, validity, and feasibility of submitted measures, a Subcommittee on Children’s Healthcare Quality Measures of the AHRQ National Advisory Council on Healthcare Research and Quality (SNAC) has been established (http://www.ahrq.gov/ chipra/panellist11.htm). The Subcommittee will consider measures submitted through this public call, and measures submitted by the 7 AHRQ– CMS Centers of Excellence. CHIPRA asks that measures in the improved core sets be: evidence-based; able to identify disparities by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, and special health care need; risk-adjusted as appropriate; and designed to ensure that data are collected and reported in a standard format that permits comparison of quality and data at a State, plan, and provider level. Dated: February 15, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, AHRQ Director. BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From UAB Health System Patient Safety Organization Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of Delisting. AGENCY: AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the UAB Health System Patient Safety Organization of its status as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109–41, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21—b–26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR part 3, authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, including when a PSO chooses to srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: 18:34 Feb 23, 2012 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 13, 2012. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality DATES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html. ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Grinder, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 540 Gaither. Road, Rockville, MD 20850; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403–3697; Telephone (local): (301) 427–1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438–7231; TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; Email: pso@AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background [FR Doc. 2012–4267 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] VerDate Mar<15>2010 voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason. Jkt 226001 The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity is to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of health care delivery. HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule (PDF file, 450 KB. PDF Help) relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an organization from the list of federally approved PSOs. AHRQ has accepted a notification from the UAB Health System Patient Safety Organization, PSO number P0042, which is a component entity of the UAB Health System to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, the UAB Health System Patient Safety Organization was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 13, 2012. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/ index.html. Dated: February 15, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–4265 Filed 2–23–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M PO 00000 Frm 00058 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Scientific Information Request on Treatment Strategies for Patients With Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From UAB 
Health System Patient Safety Organization

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

ACTION: Notice of Delisting.

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SUMMARY: AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment 
from the UAB Health System Patient Safety Organization of its status as 
a Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The Patient Safety and Quality 
Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), Public Law 109-41, 42 
U.S.C. 299b-21--b-26, provides for the formation of PSOs, which 
collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the 
quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety and 
Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR part 3, 
authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an 
entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory 
requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if 
it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety 
Act and Patient Safety Rule, including when a PSO chooses to 
voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason.

DATES: The directories for both listed and delisted PSOs are ongoing 
and reviewed weekly by AHRQ. The delisting was effective at 12:00 
Midnight ET (2400) on January 13, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the 
following HHS Web site: http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Susan Grinder, Center for Quality 
Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 540 Gaither. Road, Rockville, MD 
20850; Telephone (toll free): (866) 403-3697; Telephone (local): (301) 
427-1111; TTY (toll free): (866) 438-7231; TTY (local): (301) 427-1130; 
Email: pso@AHRQ.hhs.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    The Patient Safety Act authorizes the listing of PSOs, which are 
entities or component organizations whose mission and primary activity 
is to conduct activities to improve patient safety and the quality of 
health care delivery.
    HHS issued the Patient Safety Rule to implement the Patient Safety 
Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and 
Patient Safety Rule (PDF file, 450 KB. PDF Help) relating to the 
listing and operation of PSOs. Section 3.108(d) of the Patient Safety 
Rule requires AHRQ to provide public notice when it removes an 
organization from the list of federally approved PSOs. AHRQ has 
accepted a notification from the UAB Health System Patient Safety 
Organization, PSO number P0042, which is a component entity of the UAB 
Health System to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. 
Accordingly, the UAB Health System Patient Safety Organization was 
delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on January 13, 2012.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web 
site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.gov/index.html.

    Dated: February 15, 2012.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-4265 Filed 2-23-12; 8:45 am]
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