National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting, 9393-9394 [2013-02830]

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[FR Doc. 2013–02823 Filed 2–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Delegation of Authorities Notice is hereby given that I have delegated to the Administrator, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), with authority to re-delegate, the authority vested in the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services under Section 1128C(a)(2) of the Social Security Act (the Act) (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7c(a)(2)), as amended, to PO 00000 Frm 00037 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 9393 consult with and arrange for the sharing of data with representatives of health plans pertaining to the Health Care Fraud and Abuse Control Program created by Section 201(a) of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (Section 1128C of the Act; 42 U.S.C. 1320a–7c), as amended. This delegation excludes any authorities previously assigned or delegated to the Office of Inspector General under Section 1128C (42 U.S.C. 1320a–7c) of the Act. I hereby affirm and ratify any actions taken by the Administrator, CMS, or other CMS officials, which involve the exercise of this authority prior to the effective date of this delegation. This delegation of authority is effective upon date of signature. Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3101. Dated: February 4, 2013. Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2013–02900 Filed 2–7–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–03–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory committee meeting. Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Full Committee Meeting. Time and Date: February 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–2:45 p.m. EST. March 1, 2013, 9:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m. EST. Place: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Rm. 705–A, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. Status: Open. Purpose: At this meeting the Committee will hear presentations and hold discussions on several health data policy topics. On the morning of the first day, the Committee will hear updates from the Department (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), and the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). The Committee will consider plans for 2013 activities and hear from newly appointed Committee members as part of the overview. In preparation for 2013 the Committee will discuss how to maintain the dynamics of working across Subcommittees, as well as how to continue development of its key themes. In the afternoon, Subcommittee Co-chairs will brief the Committee on plans for a hearing organized by the Population Health Subcommittee to explore aspects of the E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1 9394 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 27 / Friday, February 8, 2013 / Notices Community as a Learning Health System. Committee members will consider ways to implement components of the graphic on the Influences on the Population’s Health, in the Shaping a Health Statistics Vision for the 21st Century report. The Co-chairs for the Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Subcommittee will brief the Committee about an upcoming hearing to obtain input about implementing health data stewardship, and the Standards and Quality Subcommittees will also provide updates on plans and activities. On the morning of the second day, the Committee will continue to discuss ways to promote alignment throughout the Committee to enhance its effectiveness, focus on its themes, and utilize expertise of the NCVHS Working Group on HHS Data Access and Use. Once the full Committee adjourns, the NCVHS’s Working Group on HHS Data Access and Use will convene to discuss best practices and suggestions to further the dissemination and use of open HHS data, and summarize future plans of the Working Group. Further information will be provided on the NCVHS Web site at http:// www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/. The times shown above are for the full Committee meeting. Subcommittee breakout sessions are scheduled for late in the afternoon on the first day. Agendas for these breakout sessions will be posted on the NCVHS Web site (URL below) when available. Contact Person for More Information: Substantive program information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of committee members may be obtained from Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458–4245. Information also is available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web site: http:// www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/, where further information including an agenda will be posted when available. Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458–4EEO (4336) as soon as possible. Dated: January 31, 2013. James Scanlon, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. [FR Doc. 2013–02830 Filed 2–7–13; 8:45 am] sroberts on DSK5SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES BILLING CODE 4151–05–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 17:23 Feb 07, 2013 Jkt 229001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–10419] Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HHS. In compliance with the requirement of section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is publishing the following summary of proposed collections for public comment. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding this burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including any of the following subjects: (1) The necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions; (2) the accuracy of the estimated burden; (3) ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and (4) the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. 1. Type of Information Collection Request: New collection (request for a new OMB control number). Title of Information Collection: Transparency Reports and Reporting of Physician Ownership or Investment Interests. Use: Reports of Payments or Other Transfers of Value to Covered Recipients. Section 403.904 requires direct and indirect payments or other transfers of value provided by an applicable manufacturer to a covered recipient, and that direct and indirect payments or other transfers of value provided to a third party at the request of (or designated by) the applicable manufacturer on behalf of a covered recipient, be reported by the applicable manufacturer to CMS on an annual basis. AGENCY: Reports of Physician Ownership and Investment Interests Under § 403.906, each applicable manufacturer and applicable group purchasing organization must report to CMS on an annual basis all ownership and investment interests in the applicable manufacturer or applicable group purchasing organization that were held by a physician or an immediate family member of a physician during the preceding calendar year. PO 00000 Frm 00038 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Data Collection The data templates will provide detailed information about the data to be collected including the data element name, format, allowable values, required versus optional fields, and other associated rules intended to aid the applicable manufacturers and applicable group purchasing organizations as they prepare for and participate in data collection. Applicable manufacturers and applicable GPOs will engage in data collection external to CMS within their own systems or tracking tools. If we intend to make changes to the data templates, we will provide them at least 90 days prior to first day of data collection for the next reporting year. In providing revised templates, we will also comply with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act to seek public comments on the proposed changes to the information collections, as required by law. This will allow applicable manufacturers and applicable GPOs to make any necessary changes to prepare for the next reporting year. This is the same time as the date by which we will publish the list of teaching hospitals. Data Submission Procedures for Electronic Submission of Reports Section 403.908 requires that reports must be electronically submitted to CMS by March 31, 2014, and by the 90th day of each subsequent calendar year. Form Number: CMS–10461 (OCN 0938—New). Frequency: Annual. Affected Public: Private Sector (business or other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions). Number of Respondents: 396,514. Total Annual Responses: 396,514. Total Annual Hours: 13,327,065. (For policy questions regarding this collection contact Erica Breese at 202–260–6079. For all other issues call 410–786–1326.) To obtain copies of the supporting statement and any related forms for the proposed paperwork collections referenced above, access CMS’ Web site address at http://www.cms.hhs.gov/ PaperworkReductionActof1995, or Email your request, including your address, phone number, OMB number, and CMS document identifier, to Paperwork@cms.hhs.gov, or call the Reports Clearance Office on (410) 786– 1326. In commenting on the proposed information collections please reference the document identifier or OMB control number. To be assured consideration, comments and recommendations must be submitted in one of the following ways by April 9, 2013: E:\FR\FM\08FEN1.SGM 08FEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 27 (Friday, February 8, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 9393-9394]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-02830]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES


National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

    Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory 
committee meeting.

    Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), 
Full Committee Meeting.
    Time and Date: February 28, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-2:45 p.m. EST. March 
1, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. EST.
    Place: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Hubert H. 
Humphrey Building, Rm. 705-A, 200 Independence Avenue SW., 
Washington, DC 20201.
    Status: Open.
    Purpose: At this meeting the Committee will hear presentations 
and hold discussions on several health data policy topics. On the 
morning of the first day, the Committee will hear updates from the 
Department (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services 
(CMS), the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC), and the Office 
of Civil Rights (OCR). The Committee will consider plans for 2013 
activities and hear from newly appointed Committee members as part 
of the overview. In preparation for 2013 the Committee will discuss 
how to maintain the dynamics of working across Subcommittees, as 
well as how to continue development of its key themes.
    In the afternoon, Subcommittee Co-chairs will brief the 
Committee on plans for a hearing organized by the Population Health 
Subcommittee to explore aspects of the

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Community as a Learning Health System. Committee members will 
consider ways to implement components of the graphic on the 
Influences on the Population's Health, in the Shaping a Health 
Statistics Vision for the 21st Century report. The Co-chairs for the 
Privacy, Confidentiality and Security Subcommittee will brief the 
Committee about an upcoming hearing to obtain input about 
implementing health data stewardship, and the Standards and Quality 
Subcommittees will also provide updates on plans and activities.
    On the morning of the second day, the Committee will continue to 
discuss ways to promote alignment throughout the Committee to 
enhance its effectiveness, focus on its themes, and utilize 
expertise of the NCVHS Working Group on HHS Data Access and Use. 
Once the full Committee adjourns, the NCVHS's Working Group on HHS 
Data Access and Use will convene to discuss best practices and 
suggestions to further the dissemination and use of open HHS data, 
and summarize future plans of the Working Group. Further information 
will be provided on the NCVHS Web site at http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/.
    The times shown above are for the full Committee meeting. 
Subcommittee breakout sessions are scheduled for late in the 
afternoon on the first day. Agendas for these breakout sessions will 
be posted on the NCVHS Web site (URL below) when available.
    Contact Person for More Information: Substantive program 
information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of 
committee members may be obtained from Marjorie S. Greenberg, 
Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 
2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4245. 
Information also is available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web 
site: http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/, where further information including 
an agenda will be posted when available.
    Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the 
CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458-4EEO (4336) 
as soon as possible.

    Dated: January 31, 2013.
James Scanlon,
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the 
Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.
[FR Doc. 2013-02830 Filed 2-7-13; 8:45 am]
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