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Download as PDF 26966 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 91 / Monday, May 12, 2014 / Notices EXHIBIT 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS—Continued Number of respondents Data collection Number of responses per respondent Hours per response Total burden hours Pre/Post-Test Interview Protocol with Stakeholder Groups ............................ Quarterly Update Protocol ............................................................................... Usability Testing Protocol ................................................................................ 120 12 24 1 3 1 1 1 1 120 36 24 Total .......................................................................................................... 186 NA NA 240 EXHIBIT 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Data collection Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Pre/Post-Test Interview Protocol (Implementation Team and Stakeholder Groups) ........................................................................................................ Quarterly Update Protocol ............................................................................... Usability Testing Protocol ................................................................................ 150 12 24 180 36 24 $29.91 29.91 29.91 $5,384 1,077 718 Total .......................................................................................................... 186 240 NA 7,179 * Based upon the mean of the average wages taken from an average of hourly rates for occupations likely to be involved in the QI process (registered nurses, nurse practitioners, medical records and health information technicians, statisticians, and health technologists and technicians). Statistics are taken from the General Medical and Surgical Hospitals industry category in the May 2012 National Industry-Specific Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, accessed on January 22, 2014 [www.bls.gov/oes/]. Request for Comments emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES 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 health care research and health care 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: May 1, 2014. Richard Kronick, AHRQ Director. [FR Doc. 2014–10752 Filed 5–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 May 09, 2014 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES 3. Health Care Research and Training (HCRT) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Date: June 19–20, 2014 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on June 19 and closed for remainder of the meeting). Notice of Meetings 4. Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. Date: June 25–27, 2014 (Open from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on June 25 and closed for remainder of the meeting). AGENCY: Notice of Five AHRQ Subcommittee Meetings. ACTION: The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ’s Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. These meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). SUMMARY: DATES: See below for dates of meetings: 1. Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Date: June 17–18, 2014 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on June 17 and closed for remainder of the meeting). 2. Healthcare Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Date: June 18, 2014 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on June 18 and closed for remainder of the meeting). Jkt 232001 PO 00000 Frm 00034 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 5. Health System and Value Research (HSVR) Date: June 26, 2014 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on June 26 and closed for remainder of the meeting). ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington DC/ Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (To obtain a roster of members, agenda or minutes of the non-confidential portions of the meetings.) 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. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), AHRQ announces meetings of the scientific peer review groups listed above, which are subcommittees of AHRQ’s Health E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 91 / Monday, May 12, 2014 / Notices Services Research Initial Review Group Committees. Each subcommittee meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting. The subcommittee meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). The grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly unwarranted invasion of personal privacy. Agenda items for these meetings are subject to change as priorities dictate. Dated: May 1, 2014. Richard Kronick, AHRQ Director. [FR Doc. 2014–10750 Filed 5–9–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–1616–NC] Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Announcement of Application From a Hospital Requesting Waiver for Organ Procurement Service Area Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice with comment period. AGENCY: A hospital has requested a waiver of statutory requirements that would otherwise require the hospital to enter into an agreement with its designated Organ Procurement Organization (OPO). The request was made in accordance with the Social Security Act (the Act). This notice requests comments from OPOs and the general public for our consideration in determining whether we should grant the requested waiver. DATES: Comment Date: To be assured consideration, comments must be received at one of the addresses provided below, no later than 5 p.m. on July 11, 2014. ADDRESSES: In commenting, refer to file code CMS–1616NC. Because of staff and resource limitations, we cannot accept comments by facsimile (FAX) transmission. You may submit comments in one of four ways (please choose only one of the ways listed): emcdonald on DSK67QTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:00 May 09, 2014 Jkt 232001 1. Electronically. You may submit electronic comments on this regulation to http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the ‘‘Submit a comment’’ instructions. 2. By regular mail. You may mail written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–1616–NC, P.O. Box 8010, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. Please allow sufficient time for mailed comments to be received before the close of the comment period. 3. By express or overnight mail. You may send written comments to the following address ONLY: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Attention: CMS–1616–NC, Mail Stop C4–26–05, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244–1850. 4. By hand or courier. Alternatively, you may deliver (by hand or courier) your written comments to a regulations staff member ONLY to the following addresses: a. For delivery in Washington, DC— Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, Room 445–G, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Washington, DC 20201. (Because access to the interior of the Hubert H. Humphrey Building is not readily available to persons without Federal government identification, commenters are encouraged to leave their comments in the CMS drop slots located in the main lobby of the building. A stamp-in clock is available for persons wishing to retain a proof of filing by stamping in and retaining an extra copy of the comments being filed.) b. For delivery in Baltimore, MD— Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Department of Health and Human Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21244– 1850. If you intend to deliver your comments to the Baltimore address, call telephone number (410) 786–9994 in advance to schedule your arrival with one of our staff members. Comments erroneously mailed to the addresses indicated as appropriate for hand or courier delivery may be delayed and received after the comment period. For information on viewing public comments, see the beginning of the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Patricia Taft, (410) 786–4561. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Inspection of Public Comments: All comments received before the close of PO 00000 Frm 00035 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 26967 the comment period are available for viewing by the public, including any personally identifiable or confidential business information that is included in a comment. We post all comments received before the close of the comment period on the following Web site as soon as possible after they have been received: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the search instructions on that Web site to view public comments. Comments received timely will also be available for public inspection as they are received, generally beginning approximately 3 weeks after publication of a document, at the headquarters of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Maryland 21244, Monday through Friday of each week from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. To schedule an appointment to view public comments, phone 1–800–743–3951. I. Background Organ Procurement Organizations (OPOs) are not-for-profit organizations that are responsible for the procurement, preservation, and transport of organs to transplant centers throughout the country. Qualified OPOs are designated by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to recover or procure organs in CMSdefined exclusive geographic service areas, pursuant to section 371(b)(1) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 273(b)(1)) and our regulations at 42 CFR 486.306. Once an OPO has been designated for an area, hospitals in that area that participate in Medicare and Medicaid are required to work with that OPO in providing organs for transplant, pursuant to section 1138(a)(1)(C) of the Social Security Act (the Act) and our regulations at 42 CFR 482.45. Section 1138(a)(1)(A)(iii) of the Act provides that a hospital must notify the designated OPO (for the service area in which it is located) of potential organ donors. Under section 1138(a)(1)(C) of the Act, every participating hospital must have an agreement only with its designated OPO to identify potential donors. However, section 1138(a)(2)(A) of the Act provides that a hospital may obtain a waiver of the above requirements from the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (the Secretary) under certain specified conditions. A waiver allows the hospital to have an agreement with an OPO other than the one initially designated by CMS, if the hospital meets certain conditions specified in section 1138(a)(2)(A) of the Act. In addition, the Secretary may review additional criteria E:\FR\FM\12MYN1.SGM 12MYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 91 (Monday, May 12, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 26966-26967]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-10750]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Notice of Meetings

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

ACTION: Notice of Five AHRQ Subcommittee Meetings.

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SUMMARY: The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health 
Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications 
are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee 
meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for 
the duration of the meeting. These meetings will be closed to the 
public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 
552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6).

DATES: See below for dates of meetings:

1. Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR)

    Date: June 17-18, 2014 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on June 17 
and closed for remainder of the meeting).

2. Healthcare Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

    Date: June 18, 2014 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on June 18 
and closed for remainder of the meeting).

3. Health Care Research and Training (HCRT)

    Date: June 19-20, 2014 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on June 19 
and closed for remainder of the meeting).

4. Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR)

    Date: June 25-27, 2014 (Open from 5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. on June 25 
and closed for remainder of the meeting).

5. Health System and Value Research (HSVR)

    Date: June 26, 2014 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on June 26 
and closed for remainder of the meeting).

ADDRESSES: Hilton Washington DC/Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting 
Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: (To obtain a roster of members, agenda 
or minutes of the non-confidential portions of the meetings.)
    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.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the 
Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), AHRQ announces 
meetings of the scientific peer review groups listed above, which are 
subcommittees of AHRQ's Health

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Services Research Initial Review Group Committees. Each subcommittee 
meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for 
the duration of the meeting. The subcommittee meetings will be closed 
to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in 5 U.S.C. 
App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6). The 
grant applications and the discussions could disclose confidential 
trade secrets or commercial property such as patentable material, and 
personal information concerning individuals associated with the grant 
applications, the disclosure of which would constitute a clearly 
unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.
    Agenda items for these meetings are subject to change as priorities 
dictate.

    Dated: May 1, 2014.
Richard Kronick,
AHRQ Director.
[FR Doc. 2014-10750 Filed 5-9-14; 8:45 am]
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