Patient Safety Organizations: Delisting for Cause for Medical Informatics, 38294-38295 [2012-15612]

Download as PDF 38294 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 27, 2012 / Notices Estimated Annual Costs to the Federal Government Exhibit 3 shows the estimated total and annualized cost to process HCUP database applications and maintain the ordering system over the 3 years covered by this information collection request. It is estimated to cost $17,237 annually to operate and maintain the ordering system. Exhibit 3. Estimated Total and Annualized Cost Cost component Total cost Annualized cost Order Review ........................................................................................................................................................... Monthly Updates—Product Catalog ........................................................................................................................ System Maintenance ............................................................................................................................................... Customer Inquiries ................................................................................................................................................... Management/Troubleshooting ................................................................................................................................. $14,493 1,857 13,820 4,483 17,058 $4,831 619 4,607 1,495 5,689 Total .................................................................................................................................................................. 51,711 17,237 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. 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. Dated: June 19, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–15615 Filed 6–26–12; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Notice of Meeting the Agency’s Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. The subcommittee meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, section 10(d) of 5 U.S.C., Appendix 2 and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at this meeting. These discussions are likely to involve information concerning individuals associated with the applications, including assessments of their personal qualifications to conduct their proposed projects. This information is exempt from mandatory disclosure under the above-cited statutes. Name of Subcommittee: Health Care Research Training (2) Virtual Review. Date: July 12, 2012 (Open from 1:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. on July 12 and closed for remainder of the meeting). Place: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, John Eisenberg Building, 540 Gaither Road, OEREP Conference Room, Rockville, MD 20850. Contact Person: Anyone wishing to obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the nonconfidential portions of the meeting should contact Mrs. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Office of Extramural Research, Education and Priority Populations, AHRQ, 540 Gaither Road, Suite 2000, Rockville, Maryland 20850, Telephone (301) 427–1554. Agenda items for these meetings are subject to change as priorities dictate. Dated: June 14, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. 19:05 Jun 26, 2012 BILLING CODE 4160–90–M Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Delisting for Cause for Medical Informatics Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. AGENCY: ACTION: Notice of Delisting. AHRQ has delisted Medical Informatics as a Patient Safety Organization (PSO) due to its failure to correct a deficiency. The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (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 and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule) to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. SUMMARY: 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 June 1, 2012. 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: [FR Doc. 2012–15611 Filed 6–26–12; 8:45 am] In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act as amended (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces this meeting of scientific peer review groups. The subcommittee listed below is a part of VerDate Mar<15>2010 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Eileen Hogan, 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.qov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Frm 00028 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM 27JNN1 38295 Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 124 / Wednesday, June 27, 2012 / Notices Background The 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 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 no longer to meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule. 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. Medical Informatics failed to respond to a Notice of Preliminary Finding of Deficiency sent by AHRQ pursuant to 42 CFR 3.108(a)(2) and a Notice of Proposed Revocation and Delisting sent by AHRQ pursuant to 42 CFR 3.108(a)(3)(iii)(C) which found that Medical Informatics failed to have, within every 24-month period following the PSO’s date of initial listing, at least two bona fide contracts with different providers for the purpose of receiving and reviewing patient safety work product, and to notify AHRQ no later than 45 calendar days prior to the last day of the pertinent 24-month period that the PSO has met this requirement. Medical Informatics did not exercise its opportunity to be heard in writing to respond to the deficiencies specified in the notices, and has not provided any evidence of a good faith effort to correct the deficiency. Accordingly, AHRQ has revoked the listing of Medical Informatics, PSO number P0086, a component entity of Medical Informatics, LLC, effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on June 1, 2012. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.clov/ index.html. Dated: June 19, 2012. Carolyn M. Clancy, Director. [FR Doc. 2012–15612 Filed 6–26–12; 8:45 am] srobinson on DSK4SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4160–90–M DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [60Day–12–0214] Proposed Data Collections Submitted for Public Comment and Recommendations In compliance with the requirement of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 for opportunity for public comment on proposed data collection projects, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will publish periodic summaries of proposed projects. To request more information on the proposed projects or to obtain a copy of the data collection plans and instruments, call 404–639–7570 or send comments to Kimberly S. Lane, at 1600 Clifton Road, MS D74, Atlanta, GA 30333 or send an email to omb@cdc.gov. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency’s estimate of the burden of the proposed collection 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 on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology. Written comments should be received within 60 days of this notice. Proposed Project National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), (OMB No. 0920–0214)— Revision—National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Background and Brief Description Section 306 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 242k), as amended, authorizes that the Secretary of Health and Human Services (DHHS), acting through NCHS, shall collect statistics on the extent and nature of illness and disability of the population of the United States. The annual National Health Interview Survey is a major source of general statistics on the health of the U.S. population and has been in the field continuously since 1957. Clearance is sought for three years, to collect data for 2013, 2014, and 2015. This voluntary household-based survey collects demographic and health-related information on a nationally representative sample of persons and households throughout the country. Personal identification information is requested from survey respondents to facilitate linkage of survey data with health related administrative and other records. Each year we collect information from approximately 55,000 households, which would contain about 137,500 individuals. Information is collected using computer assisted personal interviews (CAPI). A core set of data is collected each year while sponsored supplements vary from year to year. For 2013, supplement information will be collected on cancer screening, asthma, immune suppression, arthritis, epilepsy, and sexual identity. In addition, a Webbased multimode follow-back survey will be conducted from sample adult respondents from the 2012 NHIS. The follow-back survey will focus on adult health, health care access and use, and health insurance coverage and will include Web, telephone, and mail interviews. In accordance with the 1995 initiative to increase the integration of surveys within the Department of Health and Human Services, respondents to the NHIS serve as the sampling frame for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey conducted by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The NHIS has long been used by government, university, and private researchers to evaluate both general health and specific issues, such as cancer, diabetes, and access to health care. It is a leading source of data for the Congressionallymandated ‘‘Health US’’ and related publications, as well as the single most important source of statistics to track progress toward the National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives, ‘‘Healthy People 2020.’’ There is no cost to the respondents other than their time. ANNUALIZED BURDEN TABLE Questionnaire (respondent) Number of respondents Screener Questionnaire ................................................................................... VerDate Mar<15>2010 19:05 Jun 26, 2012 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00029 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Number of responses per respondent 12,000 E:\FR\FM\27JNN1.SGM Average burden per respondent in hours 1 27JNN1 5/60 Total burden in hours 1,000

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[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 124 (Wednesday, June 27, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 38294-38295]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-15612]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Delisting for Cause for Medical 
Informatics

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

ACTION: Notice of Delisting.

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SUMMARY: AHRQ has delisted Medical Informatics as a Patient Safety 
Organization (PSO) due to its failure to correct a deficiency. The 
Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (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 and Quality Improvement Final 
Rule (Patient Safety Rule) to implement the Patient Safety Act. AHRQ 
administers the provisions of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety 
Rule relating to the listing and operation of PSOs.

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 June 1, 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: Eileen Hogan, 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.qov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

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Background

    The 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 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 no longer to meet the requirements of the Patient Safety 
Act and Patient Safety Rule. 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.
    Medical Informatics failed to respond to a Notice of Preliminary 
Finding of Deficiency sent by AHRQ pursuant to 42 CFR 3.108(a)(2) and a 
Notice of Proposed Revocation and Delisting sent by AHRQ pursuant to 42 
CFR 3.108(a)(3)(iii)(C) which found that Medical Informatics failed to 
have, within every 24-month period following the PSO's date of initial 
listing, at least two bona fide contracts with different providers for 
the purpose of receiving and reviewing patient safety work product, and 
to notify AHRQ no later than 45 calendar days prior to the last day of 
the pertinent 24-month period that the PSO has met this requirement. 
Medical Informatics did not exercise its opportunity to be heard in 
writing to respond to the deficiencies specified in the notices, and 
has not provided any evidence of a good faith effort to correct the 
deficiency. Accordingly, AHRQ has revoked the listing of Medical 
Informatics, PSO number P0086, a component entity of Medical 
Informatics, LLC, effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on June 1, 
2012.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web 
site at http://www.pso.AHRQ.clov/index.html.

    Dated: June 19, 2012.
Carolyn M. Clancy,
Director.
[FR Doc. 2012-15612 Filed 6-26-12; 8:45 am]
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