Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Piedmont Clinic, Inc., 75679-75680 [2015-30586]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 232 / Thursday, December 3, 2015 / Notices GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION [Notice–WWI–2015–04; Docket No. 2015– 0006; Sequence 4] World War One Centennial Commission; Notification of Opportunity To View Design Submissions for National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park World War One Centennial Commission, GSA. ACTION: Public Exhibition of Stage II Design Submittals. AGENCY: Notice of this opportunity is being provided according to the requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App. 10(a)(2). This notice provides information about a public display of design submissions for the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park. DATES: Effective: December 3, 2015. Dates for public viewing opportunities: December 14–22, 2015. Dates and Location for Public Viewing Opportunities: The Stage II design submittals will be available for viewing in the John A. 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[FR Doc. 2015–30600 Filed 12–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 9820–95–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Piedmont Clinic, Inc. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of delisting. AGENCY: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b–21 to b–26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, (73 FR 70732– 70814), provide for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The Patient Safety Rule 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, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO’s listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from Piedmont Clinic, Inc. of its status as a SUMMARY: PO 00000 Frm 00023 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 75679 PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. 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 October 15, 2015. ADDRESSES: Both directories can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.pso.AHRQ.gov/listed. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N94B, Rockville, MD 20857; 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 are 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 relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ‘‘delisted’’ if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when the PSO’s listing expires. 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 Piedmont Clinic, Inc., a component entity of Piedmont Healthcare Inc., PSO number P0084, to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, Piedmont Clinic, Inc. was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on October 15, 2015. Piedmont Clinic, Inc. has patient safety work product (PSWP) in its possession. The PSO will meet the requirements of section 3.108(c)(2)(i) of the Patient Safety Rule regarding notification to providers that have reported to the PSO. In addition, according to sections 3.108(c)(2)(ii) and 3.108(b)(3) of the Patient Safety Rule regarding disposition of PSWP, the PSO E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1 75680 Federal Register / Vol. 80, No. 232 / Thursday, December 3, 2015 / Notices has 90 days from the effective date of delisting and revocation to complete the disposition of PSWP that is currently in the PSO’s possession. More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/. Sharon B. Arnold, AHRQ Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2015–30586 Filed 12–2–15; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [CMS–6066–N] Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Provider Enrollment Application Fee Amount for Calendar Year 2016 Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces a $554.00 calendar year (CY) 2016 application fee for institutional providers that are initially enrolling in the Medicare or Medicaid program or the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); revalidating their Medicare, Medicaid, or CHIP enrollment; or adding a new Medicare practice location. This fee is required with any enrollment application submitted on or after January 1, 2016 and on or before December 31, 2016. DATES: This notice is effective on January 1, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Frank Whelan, (410) 786–1302. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Lhorne on DSK5TPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: I. Background In the February 2, 2011 Federal Register (76 FR 5862), we published a final rule with comment period titled ‘‘Medicare, Medicaid, and Children’s Health Insurance Programs; Additional Screening Requirements, Application Fees, Temporary Enrollment Moratoria, Payment Suspensions and Compliance Plans for Providers and Suppliers.’’ This rule finalized, among other things, provisions related to the submission of application fees as part of the Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP provider enrollment processes. As provided in section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i) of the Social Security Act (the Act) (as amended by section 6401 of the Affordable Care Act) and in 42 CFR 424.514, ‘‘institutional providers’’ that are initially enrolling in VerDate Sep<11>2014 15:11 Dec 02, 2015 Jkt 238001 the Medicare or Medicaid programs or CHIP, revalidating their enrollment, or adding a new Medicare practice location are required to submit a fee with their enrollment application. An ‘‘institutional provider’’ for purposes of Medicare is defined at § 424.502 as ‘‘(a)ny provider or supplier that submits a paper Medicare enrollment application using the CMS–855A, CMS– 855B (not including physician and nonphysician practitioner organizations), CMS–855S, or associated Internet-based PECOS enrollment application.’’ As we explained in the February 2, 2011 final rule (76 FR 5914), in addition to the providers and suppliers subject to the application fee under Medicare, Medicaid-only, and CHIP-only institutional providers would include nursing facilities, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities (ICF/IID), psychiatric residential treatment facilities, and may include other institutional provider types designated by a state in accordance with their approved state plan. As indicated in §§ 424.514 and § 455.460, the application fee is not required for either of the following: • A Medicare physician or nonphysician practitioner submitting a CMS–855I. • A prospective or revalidating Medicaid or CHIP provider— ++ Who is an individual physician or non-physician practitioner; or ++ That is enrolled in Title XVIII of the Act or another state’s Title XIX or XXI plan and has paid the application fee to a Medicare contractor or another state. II. Provisions of the Notice A. CY 2015 Fee Amount In the December 5, 2014 Federal Register (79 FR 72183), we published a notice announcing a fee amount for the period of January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 of $553.00. This figure was calculated as follows: • Section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i)(I) of the Act established a $500 application fee for institutional providers in CY 2010. • Consistent with section 1866(j)(2)(C)(i)(II) of the Act, § 424.514(d)(2) states that for CY 2011 and subsequent years, the preceding year’s fee will be adjusted by the percentage change in the consumer price index (CPI) for all urban consumers (all items; United States city average, CPI–U) for the 12-month period ending on June 30 of the previous year. • The CPI–U increase for CY 2011 was 1.0 percent, based on data obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics PO 00000 Frm 00024 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 (BLS). This resulted in an application fee amount for CY 2011 of $505 (or $500 × 1.01). • The CPI–U increase for the period of July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011 was 3.54 percent, based on BLS data. This resulted in an application fee amount for CY 2012 of $522.87 (or $505 × 1.0354). In the aforementioned February 2, 2011 final rule, we stated that if the adjustment sets the fee at an uneven dollar amount, we would round the fee to the nearest whole dollar amount. Accordingly, the application fee amount for CY 2012 was rounded to the nearest whole dollar amount, or $523.00. • The CPI–U increase for the period of July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012 was 1.664 percent, based on BLS data. This resulted in an application fee amount for CY 2013 of $531.70 ($523 × 1.01664). Rounding this figure to the nearest whole dollar amount resulted in a CY 2013 application fee amount of $532.00. • The CPI–U increase for the period of July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013 was 1.8 percent, based on BLS data. This resulted in an application fee amount for CY 2014 of $541.576 ($532 × 1.018). Rounding this figure to the nearest whole dollar amount resulted in a CY 2014 application fee amount of $542.00. • The CPI–U increase for the period of July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014 was 2.1 percent, based on BLS data. This resulted in an application fee amount for CY 2015 of $553.382 ($542 × 1.021). Rounding this figure to the nearest whole dollar amount resulted in a CY 2015 application fee amount of $553.00. B. CY 2016 Fee Amount Using BLS data, the CPI–U increase for the period of July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 was 0.2 percent. This results in a CY 2016 application fee amount of $554.106 ($553 × 1.002). As we must round this to the nearest whole dollar amount, the resultant application fee amount for CY 2016 is $554.00. III. Collection of Information Requirements This document does not impose information collection requirements, that is, reporting, recordkeeping, or third-party disclosure requirements. Consequently, there is no need for review by the Office of Management and Budget under the authority of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. However, it does reference previously approved information collections. The forms CMS–855A, CMS–855B, and CMS–855I are approved under OMB E:\FR\FM\03DEN1.SGM 03DEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 232 (Thursday, December 3, 2015)]
[Notices]
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From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-30586]


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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From 
Piedmont Clinic, Inc.

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department 
of Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of delisting.

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SUMMARY: The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 
U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) and the related Patient 
Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule, 42 CFR part 3 (Patient 
Safety Rule), published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 
(73 FR 70732-70814), provide for the formation of Patient Safety 
Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze 
confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health 
care delivery. The Patient Safety Rule 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, when a 
PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any 
reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a 
notification of voluntary relinquishment from Piedmont Clinic, Inc. of 
its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.

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 October 15, 2015.

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

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eileen Hogan, Center for Quality 
Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N94B, 
Rockville, MD 20857; 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 
are 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 relating to the listing and operation of PSOs. The 
Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ to list as a PSO an entity that 
attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for 
listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' if it is found to no longer meet the 
requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a 
PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any 
reason, or when the PSO's listing expires. 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 Piedmont Clinic, Inc., a 
component entity of Piedmont Healthcare Inc., PSO number P0084, to 
voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO. Accordingly, Piedmont 
Clinic, Inc. was delisted effective at 12:00 Midnight ET (2400) on 
October 15, 2015.
    Piedmont Clinic, Inc. has patient safety work product (PSWP) in its 
possession. The PSO will meet the requirements of section 
3.108(c)(2)(i) of the Patient Safety Rule regarding notification to 
providers that have reported to the PSO. In addition, according to 
sections 3.108(c)(2)(ii) and 3.108(b)(3) of the Patient Safety Rule 
regarding disposition of PSWP, the PSO

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has 90 days from the effective date of delisting and revocation to 
complete the disposition of PSWP that is currently in the PSO's 
possession.
    More information on PSOs can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web 
site at http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/.

Sharon B. Arnold,
AHRQ Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2015-30586 Filed 12-2-15; 8:45 am]
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