Notice of Single-Award Deviation From Competition Requirements for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Cooperative Agreement, 54104-54105 [2016-19347]

Download as PDF 54104 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Notices approved under OMB control number 0910–0756. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Dated: August 9, 2016. Leslie Kux, Associate Commissioner for Policy. [FR Doc. 2016–19402 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4164–01–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Health Resources and Services Administration Notice of Single-Award Deviation From Competition Requirements for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Cooperative Agreement Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS. ACTION: Notice of Single-Award Deviation from Competition Requirements for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Cooperative Agreement. AGENCY: HRSA announces the award of a supplement in the amount of $300,000 per year for two years for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation (NCMHI) Cooperative Agreement cooperative agreement. The purpose of the NCMHI cooperative agreement, as stated in the funding opportunity announcement, is to: (1) Support a national resource and assistance effort to implement and spread the medical home model to all children and youth, particularly children with special health care needs (CSHCN), children who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved, and pediatric populations served by state public health programs, MCHB and HRSA; and (2) support activities of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) grantees to improve children’s health through innovative community-based efforts, and community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business. The supplement will permit the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the cooperative agreement awardee, during the budget periods of 7/1/2016–6/30/ 2017 and 7/1/2017–6/30/2018, to provide technical assistance to the Rural IMPACT communities as they employ two-generation strategies to more effectively support children living in poverty in rural communities, including the implementation and spread of the family-centered medical home model of health care. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 Intended Recipient of the Award: The American Academy of Pediatrics. Amount of Non-Competitive Awards: $600,000. Period of Supplemental Funding: 7/1/ 2016–6/30/2017 and 7/1/2017–6/30/ 2018. CFDA Number: 93.110. Authority: Social Security Act, Title V, sections 501(a)(1)(D) and 501(a)(2), (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(1)(D) and 701(a)(2)). Justification: The White House Rural Council initiated the Rural IMPACT project to support improved well-being and upward economic mobility of children in rural and tribal communities. Ideally, systems and services are designed to meet family’s needs, and are linked together so that families can access them seamlessly through universal ‘‘no wrong door’’ intake processes and shared referral networks. Components of the Rural IMPACT project include Healthy Start, Early Head Start, Head Start, Home Visiting, WIC, Medical Home, Quality Child Care Education Job Training and income and nutrition supports such as TANF cash assistance, Supplemental Security Income, and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The goal of Rural IMPACT is to ensure the healthy development of at-risk children and increase the education and employment opportunities of their parents, thereby improving the wellbeing of families. Rural IMPACT project continues to be a high priority of the White House Rural Council, and support for the ten Rural IMPACT communities will continue to be an interagency effort including, in addition to HHS, the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Labor, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. The purpose of the NCMHI cooperative agreement, as stated in the funding opportunity announcement, is to: (1) Support a national resource and assistance effort to implement and spread the medical home model to all children and youth, particularly children with special health care needs (CSHCN), children who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved, and pediatric populations served by state public health programs, MCHB and HRSA; and (2) support activities of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) grantees to improve children’s health through innovative community-based efforts, and community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business. The Rural IMPACT Project activities align with the PO 00000 Frm 00064 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 current project plan, as the NCMHI advances system changes and new initiatives at the community, state, and national levels, building on community partnerships to support family-centered medical home implementation for all children and youth, particularly those underrepresented and from diverse communities (Goal 3). In 2013, following objective review of its application, HRSA awarded the NCMHI cooperative agreement to the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under Internal Revenue Code 501(c)(3). In 2015, HRSA awarded a $300,000 supplement to the NCMHI cooperative agreement to allow the AAP to build on its existing work under the cooperative agreement to implement and spread the medical home model in Rural IMPACT project communities, thereby advancing the well-being of children in those communities. From August 2015 to June 2016, AAP, as part of the NCMHI cooperative agreement, established an expert workgroup and operational structure to guide the initiative; developed and issued a solicitation and scoring process, and conducted a review of applications to make recommendations for participating communities. Since the identification of ten rural and tribal communities, the AAP has provided technical assistance to support their efforts to develop and begin implementing two-generation service delivery models to address the needs of both vulnerable children and their parents. From July 2016 to June 2018, the ten participating communities will implement their action plans. Ongoing support is needed to assist the communities in implementation as well as evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of information. This supplement will provide additional funds, through the NCMHI cooperative agreement, to provide technical assistance to the Rural IMPACT communities as they employ twogeneration strategies to more effectively support children living in poverty in rural communities, including the implementation and spread of the family-centered medical home model of health care. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie Y. Mann, MD, MPH, FAAP, Division of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 13–103, Rockville, Maryland 20857; MMann@hrsa.gov. E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1 54105 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 157 / Monday, August 15, 2016 / Notices Grantee/organization name Grant No. The American Academy of Pediatrics ................. U43MC09134 Dated: August 8, 2016. James Macrae, Acting Administrator. [FR Doc. 2016–19347 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4165–15–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Notice of Availability: Test Tools and Test Procedures Approved by the National Coordinator for the ONC Health IT Certification Program Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC), Department of Health and Human Services. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the availability of test procedures and the Cypress version 3.0 test tool approved by the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (the National Coordinator) for the testing of Health IT Modules to four 2015 Edition health information technology (health IT) certification criteria under the ONC Health IT Certification Program. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Alicia Morton, Director, Office of Certification, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, 202–690–7151. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The ONC Health IT Certification Program (‘‘Program’’) was first established as the Temporary Certification Program in a final rule published on June 24, 2010 (‘‘Temporary Certification Program final rule’’ (75 FR 36158)). It was later transitioned to the Permanent Certification Program in a final rule published on January 7, 2011 (‘‘Permanent Certification Program final rule’’ (76 FR 1262)). The Permanent Certification Program was renamed the ONC HIT Certification Program in a final rule published on September 4, 2012 (77 FR 54163) (‘‘2014 Edition final rule’’), and subsequently renamed the ONC Health IT Certification Program in a final rule published on October 16, 2015 (80 FR 62601) (‘‘2015 Edition final rule’’). In the preamble of the Permanent Certification Program final rule, we stated that when the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (National Coordinator) has sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES SUMMARY: VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:23 Aug 12, 2016 Jkt 238001 IL FY 2016 authorized funding level FY 2016 estimated supplemental funding FY 2017 authorized funding level FY 2017 estimated supplemental funding $800,031 State $300,000 $800,031 $300,000 approved test tools and test procedures for certification criteria adopted by the Secretary, that ONC would publish a notice of availability in the Federal Register and identify the approved test tools and test procedures on the ONC Web site. In the 2015 Edition final rule, the Secretary adopted additional and revised certification criteria (80 FR 62601) and on February 4, 2016, the National Coordinator approved test tools and test procedures for testing Health IT Modules for the majority of the 2015 Edition certification criteria under the ONC Health IT Certification Program. ONC then published the ‘‘Notice of Availability: 2015 Edition Test Tools and Test Procedures Approved by the National Coordinator for the ONC Health IT Certification Program’’ in the Federal Register (81 FR 6022). However, that publication of approved test tools and test procedures did not include the 2015 Edition certification criteria specifically related to electronic clinical quality measurement (eCQM) in order to allow for alignment of those testing tools and test procedures with the timing of the CMS annual update of the eCQM specifications. The National Coordinator has recently approved the test tools and test procedures for testing Health IT modules for four 2015 Edition certification criteria related to clinical quality measurement. The approved test tools and test procedures for the 2015 Edition ‘‘Clinical Quality Measures— record and export’’ certification criterion (§ 170.315(c)(1)), ‘‘Clinical Quality Measures—import and calculate’’ certification criterion (§ 170.315(c)(2)), ‘‘Clinical Quality Measures—report’’ certification criterion (§ 170.315(c)(3)), and the ‘‘Clinical Quality Measures—filter’’ certification criterion (§ 170.315(c)(4)) are identified on the ONC Web site at: https://www.healthit.gov/policyresearchers-implementers/2015-editiontest-method. The test tools and test procedures that were previously approved by the National Coordinator (81 FR 6022) for the 2015 Edition certification criteria are also available for review at the Web site listed above. PO 00000 Frm 00065 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Authority: 42 U.S.C. 300jj–11. Karen B. DeSalvo, National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. [FR Doc. 2016–19203 Filed 8–12–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4150–45–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES National Institutes of Health Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health & Human Development; Notice of Closed Meeting Pursuant to section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.), notice is hereby given of the following meeting. The meeting will be closed to the public in accordance with the provisions set forth in section 552b(c)(4) and 552b(c)(6), Title 5 U.S.C., as amended. 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. Name of Committee: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development Initial Review Group; Function, Integration, and Rehabilitation Sciences Subcommittee. Date: October 14, 2016. Time: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Agenda: To review and evaluate grant applications. Place: Residence Inn Bethesda, 7335 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814. Contact Person: Joanna Kubler-Kielb, Ph.D., Scientific Review Officer, Scientific Review Branch, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, 6710B Rockledge Drive, Room 2127D, Bethesda, MD 20892, (301) 435–6916, kielbj@mail.nih.gov. (Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance Program Nos. 93.864, Population Research; 93.865, Research for Mothers and Children; 93.929, Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research; 93.209, Contraception and Infertility Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health, HHS) E:\FR\FM\15AUN1.SGM 15AUN1

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[Federal Register Volume 81, Number 157 (Monday, August 15, 2016)]
[Notices]
[Pages 54104-54105]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Health Resources and Services Administration


Notice of Single-Award Deviation From Competition Requirements 
for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Cooperative 
Agreement

AGENCY: Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS.

ACTION: Notice of Single-Award Deviation from Competition Requirements 
for the National Center for Medical Home Implementation Cooperative 
Agreement.

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SUMMARY: HRSA announces the award of a supplement in the amount of 
$300,000 per year for two years for the National Center for Medical 
Home Implementation (NCMHI) Cooperative Agreement cooperative 
agreement. The purpose of the NCMHI cooperative agreement, as stated in 
the funding opportunity announcement, is to: (1) Support a national 
resource and assistance effort to implement and spread the medical home 
model to all children and youth, particularly children with special 
health care needs (CSHCN), children who are vulnerable and/or medically 
underserved, and pediatric populations served by state public health 
programs, MCHB and HRSA; and (2) support activities of the Healthy 
Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) grantees to improve 
children's health through innovative community-based efforts, and 
community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, 
education, social services, government, and business. The supplement 
will permit the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the cooperative 
agreement awardee, during the budget periods of 7/1/2016-6/30/2017 and 
7/1/2017-6/30/2018, to provide technical assistance to the Rural IMPACT 
communities as they employ two-generation strategies to more 
effectively support children living in poverty in rural communities, 
including the implementation and spread of the family-centered medical 
home model of health care.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
    Intended Recipient of the Award: The American Academy of 
Pediatrics.
    Amount of Non-Competitive Awards: $600,000.
    Period of Supplemental Funding: 7/1/2016-6/30/2017 and 7/1/2017-6/
30/2018.
    CFDA Number: 93.110.
    Authority: Social Security Act, Title V, sections 501(a)(1)(D) and 
501(a)(2), (42 U.S.C. 701(a)(1)(D) and 701(a)(2)).
    Justification: The White House Rural Council initiated the Rural 
IMPACT project to support improved well-being and upward economic 
mobility of children in rural and tribal communities. Ideally, systems 
and services are designed to meet family's needs, and are linked 
together so that families can access them seamlessly through universal 
``no wrong door'' intake processes and shared referral networks. 
Components of the Rural IMPACT project include Healthy Start, Early 
Head Start, Head Start, Home Visiting, WIC, Medical Home, Quality Child 
Care Education Job Training and income and nutrition supports such as 
TANF cash assistance, Supplemental Security Income, and the 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The goal of Rural IMPACT is 
to ensure the healthy development of at-risk children and increase the 
education and employment opportunities of their parents, thereby 
improving the well-being of families.
    Rural IMPACT project continues to be a high priority of the White 
House Rural Council, and support for the ten Rural IMPACT communities 
will continue to be an interagency effort including, in addition to 
HHS, the Departments of Agriculture, Education, Labor, and the 
Corporation for National and Community Service.
    The purpose of the NCMHI cooperative agreement, as stated in the 
funding opportunity announcement, is to: (1) Support a national 
resource and assistance effort to implement and spread the medical home 
model to all children and youth, particularly children with special 
health care needs (CSHCN), children who are vulnerable and/or medically 
underserved, and pediatric populations served by state public health 
programs, MCHB and HRSA; and (2) support activities of the Healthy 
Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) grantees to improve 
children's health through innovative community-based efforts, and 
community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, 
education, social services, government, and business. The Rural IMPACT 
Project activities align with the current project plan, as the NCMHI 
advances system changes and new initiatives at the community, state, 
and national levels, building on community partnerships to support 
family-centered medical home implementation for all children and youth, 
particularly those underrepresented and from diverse communities (Goal 
3).
    In 2013, following objective review of its application, HRSA 
awarded the NCMHI cooperative agreement to the American Academy of 
Pediatrics (AAP), a nonprofit, tax-exempt organization under Internal 
Revenue Code 501(c)(3). In 2015, HRSA awarded a $300,000 supplement to 
the NCMHI cooperative agreement to allow the AAP to build on its 
existing work under the cooperative agreement to implement and spread 
the medical home model in Rural IMPACT project communities, thereby 
advancing the well-being of children in those communities.
    From August 2015 to June 2016, AAP, as part of the NCMHI 
cooperative agreement, established an expert workgroup and operational 
structure to guide the initiative; developed and issued a solicitation 
and scoring process, and conducted a review of applications to make 
recommendations for participating communities. Since the identification 
of ten rural and tribal communities, the AAP has provided technical 
assistance to support their efforts to develop and begin implementing 
two-generation service delivery models to address the needs of both 
vulnerable children and their parents.
    From July 2016 to June 2018, the ten participating communities will 
implement their action plans. Ongoing support is needed to assist the 
communities in implementation as well as evaluation, sustainability, 
and dissemination of information. This supplement will provide 
additional funds, through the NCMHI cooperative agreement, to provide 
technical assistance to the Rural IMPACT communities as they employ 
two-generation strategies to more effectively support children living 
in poverty in rural communities, including the implementation and 
spread of the family-centered medical home model of health care.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Marie Y. Mann, MD, MPH, FAAP, Division 
of Services for Children with Special Health Needs, Maternal and Child 
Health Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, 5600 
Fishers Lane, Room 13-103, Rockville, Maryland 20857; MMann@hrsa.gov.

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      Grantee/organization name                Grant No.                 State           authorized      supplemental      authorized      supplemental
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The American Academy of Pediatrics...  U43MC09134                 IL                        $800,031         $300,000         $800,031         $300,000
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    Dated: August 8, 2016.
James Macrae,
Acting Administrator.
[FR Doc. 2016-19347 Filed 8-12-16; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4165-15-P