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Any reference to these thresholds and related thresholds and limitation values in the HSR rules (16 CFR parts 801–803) and the Antitrust Improvements Act Notification and Report Form and its Instructions will also be adjusted, where indicated by the term ‘‘(as adjusted)’’, as follows: Original threshold Adjusted threshold (million $) $10 million ............................ $50 million ............................ $100 million .......................... $110 million .......................... $200 million .......................... $500 million .......................... $1 billion ............................... 15.6 78.2 156.3 171.9 312.6 781.5 1,563.0 those thresholds annually, based on the change in gross national product. The new thresholds, which take effect immediately, are $31,841,000 for Section 8(a)(1), and $3,184,100 for Section 8(a)(2)(A). DATES: Effective Date: January 26, 2016. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: James F. Mongoven, Bureau of Competition, Office of Policy and Coordination, (202) 326–2879. Authority: 15 U.S.C. 19(a)(5). Donald S. Clark, Secretary. [FR Doc. 2016–01452 Filed 1–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES By direction of the Commission. Donald S. Clark, Secretary. Agency For Healthcare Research And Quality [FR Doc. 2016–01451 Filed 1–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 6750–01–P Notice of Meetings Revised Jurisdictional Thresholds for Section 8 of the Clayton Act The Federal Trade Commission announces the revised thresholds for interlocking directorates required by the 1990 amendment of Section 8 of the Clayton Act. Section 8 prohibits, with certain exceptions, one person from serving as a director or officer of two competing corporations if two thresholds are met. Competitor corporations are covered by Section 8 if each one has capital, surplus, and undivided profits aggregating more than $10,000,000, with the exception that no corporation is covered if the competitive sales of either corporation are less than $1,000,000. Section 8(a)(5) requires the Federal Trade Commission to revise mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:57 Jan 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 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: SUMMARY: Federal Trade Commission. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: SUMMARY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of Five AHRQ Subcommittee Meetings. AGENCY: FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION 1. Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research (HSQR) Date: February 10–11, 2016 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on February 10th and closed for remainder of the meeting). PO 00000 Frm 00056 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Adjusted threshold (million $) 50 200 10 100 10 100 100 10 100 100 500 500 78.2 312.6 15.6 156.3 15.6 156.3 156.3 15.6 156.3 156.3 781.5 781.5 2. Health System and Value Research (HSVR) Date: February 17–18, 2016 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on February 17th and closed for remainder of the meeting). 3. Healthcare Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (HEOR) Date: February 24–25, 2016 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on February 24th and closed for remainder of the meeting). 4. Health Care Research and Training (HCRT) Date: February 25–26, 2016 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on February 25th and closed for remainder of the meeting). 5. Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR) Date: February 25–26, 2016 (Open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on February 25th and closed for remainder of the meeting). Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 20814. ADDRESSES: (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. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 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 Services Research Initial Review Group Committees. Each subcommittee SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 16 / Tuesday, January 26, 2016 / Notices 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. Sharon B. Arnold, AHRQ Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2016–01354 Filed 1–25–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Meeting for Software Developers on the Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection and Event Reporting Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: AHRQ coordinates the development of sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. In order to support the Common Formats, AHRQ has provided technical specifications to promote standardization by ensuring that data collected by Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs) and other entities are clinically and electronically comparable. More information on the Common Formats, including the technical specifications, can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site: http:// www.pso.ahrq.gov/. The purpose of this notice is to announce a meeting to discuss the Common Formats. This meeting is designed as an interactive forum where software developers and PSOs can provide input on the formats. AHRQ especially requests participation by and input from those entities which have used AHRQ’s technical specifications and implemented, or plan to implement, the formats electronically. mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 21:57 Jan 25, 2016 Jkt 238001 The meeting will be held from 8:00 a.m.–2:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, 2016. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: A. Gretchen Buckler, MD MPH, CDR, USPHS Commissioned Corps, Medical Officer, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, 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: DATES: Background 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 PSOs, which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of health care delivery. The collection of patient safety work product allows the aggregation of data that help to identify and address underlying causal factors of patient quality and safety problems. The Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule establish a framework by which doctors, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other healthcare providers may assemble information regarding patient safety events and quality of care. Information that is assembled and developed by providers for reporting to PSOs and the information received and analyzed by PSOs—called ‘‘patient safety work product’’—is privileged and confidential. Patient safety work product is used to conduct patient safety activities, which may include identifying events, patterns of care, and unsafe conditions that increase risks and hazards to patients. Definitions and other details about PSOs and patient safety work product are included in the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule which can be accessed electronically at: http://www.pso.ahrq. gov/legislation/. Definition of Common Formats The term ‘‘Common Formats’’ refers to the common definitions and reporting formats, specified by AHRQ, that allow health care providers to collect and submit standardized information regarding patient quality and safety to PO 00000 Frm 00057 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 4301 PSOs and other entities. The Common Formats are not intended to replace any current mandatory reporting system, collaborative/voluntary reporting system, research-related reporting system, or other reporting/recording system; rather the formats are intended to enhance the ability of health care providers to report information that is standardized both clinically and electronically. In collaboration with the interagency Federal Patient Safety Workgroup (PSWG), the National Quality Forum (NQF), and the public, AHRQ has developed Common Formats for three settings of care — acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and retail pharmacies — in order to facilitate standardized data collection and analysis. The scope of Common Formats applies to all patient safety concerns including: incidents—patient safety events that reached the patient, whether or not there was harm; near misses or close calls—patient safety events that did not reach the patient; and unsafe conditions—circumstances that increase the probability of a patient safety event. AHRQ’s Common Formats include: • Event descriptions (descriptions of patient safety events and unsafe conditions to be reported), • Specifications for patient safety aggregate reports and individual event summaries, • Delineation of data elements to be collected for different types of events to populate the reports, • A user’s guide and quick guide, and • Technical specifications for electronic data collection and reporting. Common Formats Development In anticipation of the need for Common Formats, AHRQ began their development by creating an inventory of functioning private and public sector patient safety reporting systems. This inventory provided an evidence base to inform construction of the Common Formats. The inventory included many systems from the private sector, including prominent academic settings, hospital systems, and international reporting systems (e.g., from the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth of Australia). In addition, virtually all major Federal patient safety reporting systems were included, such as those from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Since February 2005, AHRQ has convened the PSWG to assist AHRQ with developing and maintaining the Common Formats. The PSWG includes E:\FR\FM\26JAN1.SGM 26JAN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 16 (Tuesday, January 26, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 4300-4301]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2016-01354]


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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: February 10-11, 2016 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on 
February 10th and closed for remainder of the meeting).

2. Health System and Value Research (HSVR)

    Date: February 17-18, 2016 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on 
February 17th and closed for remainder of the meeting).

3. Healthcare Effectiveness and Outcomes Research (HEOR)

    Date: February 24-25, 2016 (Open from 8:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. on 
February 24th and closed for remainder of the meeting).

4. Health Care Research and Training (HCRT)

    Date: February 25-26, 2016 (Open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on 
February 25th and closed for remainder of the meeting).

5. Healthcare Information Technology Research (HITR)

    Date: February 25-26, 2016 (Open from 9:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on 
February 25th and closed for remainder of the meeting).

ADDRESSES: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Maryland 
20814.

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 Services Research Initial Review Group 
Committees. Each subcommittee

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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.

Sharon B. Arnold,
AHRQ Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-01354 Filed 1-25-16; 8:45 am]
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