Common Formats for Reporting on Health Care Quality and Patient Safety, 92816-92818 [2016-30604]

Download as PDF 92816 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices maximum total burden across all three years is thus 6568.5 hours. TABLE 1—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED BURDEN HOURS Number of responses per respondent Number of respondents Data collection type Hours per response Total burden hours Interviews ......................................................................................................... Focus Groups/Small Discussions .................................................................... Implementation Logs ....................................................................................... Recruitment and Screening ............................................................................. Cognitive Testing ............................................................................................. Questionnaires/Brief Surveys .......................................................................... Collection of Internal Documents .................................................................... 375 420 20 139 40 1,000 25 2 1.5 8 1 1 1 1 1 1.5 1 0.5 1 0.2 1 750 945 160 69.5 40 200 25 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 2,189.5 TABLE 2—ESTIMATED ANNUALIZED COST BURDEN Number of respondents Form name Total burden hours Average hourly wage rate * Total cost burden Interviews ......................................................................................................... (Clinicians—line 1; Patients—line 2) ............................................................... Focus Groups/Small Discussions .................................................................... Implementation Logs ....................................................................................... Recruitment and Screening ............................................................................. Cognitive Testing ............................................................................................. Questionnaires/Brief Surveys .......................................................................... Collection of Internal Documents .................................................................... 250 125 420 20 139 40 1000 25 500 250 945 160 69.5 40 200 25 a $95.05 a 95.05 $47,525.00 6780.00 25,628.40 4,339.20 6,605.98 1,084.80 5,424.00 2,376.25 Total .......................................................................................................... ........................ ........................ ........................ 99,763.63 b 27.12 c 27.12 c 27.12 a 95.05 c 27.12 c 27.12 * National Compensation Survey: Occupational wages in the United States May 2015 ‘‘U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics:’’ http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_stru.htm. a Based on the mean wages for 29–1069 Physicians and Surgeons, All Other. b Based on the mean wages for 00–0000 All Occupations. c Based on the mean wages for 29–9099 Miscellaneous Health Practitioners and Technical Workers: Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Workers, All Other. Using average wage rates for relevant job categories from 2016 BLS data, the total annual costs associated with these data collections per year are $116,746.13 as shown in Table 2 above, for a total cost for all three years of $350,238.39. mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Request for Comments 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 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. Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2016–30603 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Common Formats for Reporting on Health Care Quality and Patient Safety Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00047 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Notice of Availability—New Common Formats. ACTION: As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the development of sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. The purpose of this notice is to announce the release of the Common Formats—Community Pharmacy Version 1.0. DATES: Ongoing public input. ADDRESSES: The Common Formats— Community Pharmacy Version 1.0 and the remaining Common Formats can be accessed electronically at the following HHS Web site: http:// www.pso.ahrq.gov/common/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Barbara Choo, Center for Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N100B, 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. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES 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 Patient Safety Organizations (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 safety and quality issues. The Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule establish a framework by which doctors, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and other health care 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 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 VerDate Sep<11>2014 19:36 Dec 19, 2016 Jkt 241001 settings of care—acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and community 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 for patient safety event reporting include: • Event descriptions (definitions of patient safety events, near misses, and unsafe conditions to be reported); • Specifications for patient safety aggregate reports that derive from event descriptions; • Delineation of data elements and algorithms to be used for collection of adverse event data to populate the reports; and • Technical specifications for electronic data collection and reporting. The technical specifications promote standardization of collected patient safety event information by specifying rules for data collection and submission, as well as by providing guidance for how and when to create data elements, their valid values, conditional and go-to logic, and reports. These specifications will ensure that data collected by PSOs and other entities have comparable clinical meaning. They also provide direction to software developers, so that the Common Formats can be implemented electronically, and to PSOs, so that the Common Formats can be submitted electronically to the PSO Privacy Protection Center (PPC) for data de-identification and transmission to the Network of Patient Safety Databases. 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 PO 00000 Frm 00048 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 92817 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 major health agencies within HHS— CDC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, FDA, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Office of Public Health and Science, and Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—as well as the DoD and VA. Since the initial release of the Common Formats in August 2008, AHRQ has regularly revised the formats based upon public comment. First, AHRQ reviews existing patient safety practices and event reporting systems. Then, AHRQ works in collaboration with the PSWG and Federal subject matter experts to develop and draft the Common Formats. In addition, the PSWG assists AHRQ with assuring the consistency of definitions/formats with those of relevant government agencies as refinement of the Common Formats continues. Next, AHRQ solicits feedback from private sector organizations and individuals. Finally, based upon the feedback received, AHRQ further revises the Common Formats. Participation by the private sector in the development and subsequent revision of the Common Formats is achieved through working with the NQF. The Agency engages the NQF, a non-profit organization focused on health care quality, to solicit comments and advice regarding proposed versions of the Common Formats. AHRQ began this process with the NQF in 2008, receiving feedback on AHRQ’s 0.1 Beta release of the Common Formats for Event Reporting—Hospital. After receiving public comment, the NQF solicits the review and advice of its Common Formats Expert Panel and subsequently provides feedback to AHRQ. The Agency then revises and refines the Common Formats and issues them as a production version. AHRQ has continued to employ this process for all subsequent versions of the Common Formats. In 2014, representatives from U.S. community pharmacies approached AHRQ regarding collaboration to develop Common Formats for the community pharmacy setting. Development of the new Formats began using the existing AHRQ Common Formats Medication module from the AHRQ Common Formats for Event E:\FR\FM\20DEN1.SGM 20DEN1 92818 Federal Register / Vol. 81, No. 244 / Tuesday, December 20, 2016 / Notices Reporting—Hospital, Version 1.2, as a starting point. AHRQ, in conjunction with community pharmacy representatives, designed these new formats to facilitate improved detection and understanding of medicationrelated events originating in pharmacies. If implemented as specified, the Common Formats— Community Pharmacy Version 1.0 will allow aggregation of medication-related data across different pharmacy providers. On October 6, 2015, AHRQ announced the availability of the— Common Formats Retail Pharmacy Version 0.1 Beta—for review and comment in the Federal Register (80 FR 60385–60387). After obtaining feedback from both the private and public sectors, the Agency finalized the format and renamed it Common Formats— Community Pharmacy Version 1.0. All elements—including the event description, aggregate reports, data elements and algorithms, and technical specifications—will be posted at the PSOPPC Web site: https:// www.psoppc.org/psoppc_web. More information on the Common Formats can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO Web site: http:// www.pso.ahrq.gov/. Sharon B. Arnold, Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2016–30604 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention mstockstill on DSK3G9T082PROD with NOTICES Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee: Notice of Charter Renewal This gives notice under the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92– 463) of October 6, 1972, that the Mine Safety and Health Research Advisory Committee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Department of Health and Human Services, has been renewed for a 2-year period through November 30, 2018. For information, contact Jeffrey H. 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[FR Doc. 2016–30525 Filed 12–19–16; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH or the Advisory Board), Subcommittee on Procedures Review (SPR), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the following meeting for the aforementioned subcommittee: Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m., EST, January 10, 2017 Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. Status: Open to the public, but without a public comment period. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference at the USA toll-free, dial-in number at 1–866–659– 0537 and the pass code is 9933701. Background: The Advisory Board was established under the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act of 2000 to advise the President on a variety of policy and technical functions required to implement and effectively manage the new compensation program. Key functions of the Advisory Board include providing advice on the development of probability of causation guidelines that have been promulgated by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as a final rule; advice on methods of dose reconstruction, which have also been promulgated by HHS as a final rule; advice on the scientific validity and quality of dose estimation PO 00000 Frm 00049 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 and reconstruction efforts being performed for purposes of the compensation program; and advice on petitions to add classes of workers to the Special Exposure Cohort (SEC). In December 2000, the President delegated responsibility for funding, staffing, and operating the Advisory Board to HHS, which subsequently delegated this authority to CDC. NIOSH implements this responsibility for CDC. The charter was issued on August 3, 2001, renewed at appropriate intervals, rechartered on March 22, 2016, pursuant to Executive Order 13708, and will expire on September 30, 2017. Purpose: The Advisory Board is charged with (a) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the development of guidelines under Executive Order 13179; (b) providing advice to the Secretary, HHS, on the scientific validity and quality of dose reconstruction efforts performed for this program; and (c) upon request by the Secretary, HHS, advise the Secretary on whether there is a class of employees at any Department of Energy facility who were exposed to radiation but for whom it is not feasible to estimate their radiation dose, and on whether there is reasonable likelihood that such radiation doses may have endangered the health of members of this class. SPR was established to aid the Advisory Board in carrying out its duty to advise the Secretary, HHS, on dose reconstruction. 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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Common Formats for Reporting on Health Care Quality and Patient 
Safety

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

ACTION: Notice of Availability--New Common Formats.

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SUMMARY: As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the 
development of sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common 
Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. The 
purpose of this notice is to announce the release of the Common 
Formats--Community Pharmacy Version 1.0.

DATES: Ongoing public input.

ADDRESSES: The Common Formats--Community Pharmacy Version 1.0 and the 
remaining Common Formats can be accessed electronically at the 
following HHS Web site: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/common/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Barbara Choo, Center for Quality 
Improvement and Patient Safety, AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 06N100B, 
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.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 Patient Safety Organizations 
(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 safety and quality issues.
    The Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule establish a 
framework by which doctors, hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and 
other health care 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 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 community 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 for patient safety event reporting include:
     Event descriptions (definitions of patient safety events, 
near misses, and unsafe conditions to be reported);
     Specifications for patient safety aggregate reports that 
derive from event descriptions;
     Delineation of data elements and algorithms to be used for 
collection of adverse event data to populate the reports; and
     Technical specifications for electronic data collection 
and reporting.
    The technical specifications promote standardization of collected 
patient safety event information by specifying rules for data 
collection and submission, as well as by providing guidance for how and 
when to create data elements, their valid values, conditional and go-to 
logic, and reports. These specifications will ensure that data 
collected by PSOs and other entities have comparable clinical meaning. 
They also provide direction to software developers, so that the Common 
Formats can be implemented electronically, and to PSOs, so that the 
Common Formats can be submitted electronically to the PSO Privacy 
Protection Center (PPC) for data de-identification and transmission to 
the Network of Patient Safety Databases.

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 major 
health agencies within HHS--CDC, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid 
Services, FDA, Health Resources and Services Administration, Indian 
Health Service, National Institutes of Health, National Library of 
Medicine, Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information 
Technology, Office of Public Health and Science, and Substance Abuse 
and Mental Health Services Administration--as well as the DoD and VA.
    Since the initial release of the Common Formats in August 2008, 
AHRQ has regularly revised the formats based upon public comment. 
First, AHRQ reviews existing patient safety practices and event 
reporting systems. Then, AHRQ works in collaboration with the PSWG and 
Federal subject matter experts to develop and draft the Common Formats. 
In addition, the PSWG assists AHRQ with assuring the consistency of 
definitions/formats with those of relevant government agencies as 
refinement of the Common Formats continues. Next, AHRQ solicits 
feedback from private sector organizations and individuals. Finally, 
based upon the feedback received, AHRQ further revises the Common 
Formats.
    Participation by the private sector in the development and 
subsequent revision of the Common Formats is achieved through working 
with the NQF. The Agency engages the NQF, a non-profit organization 
focused on health care quality, to solicit comments and advice 
regarding proposed versions of the Common Formats. AHRQ began this 
process with the NQF in 2008, receiving feedback on AHRQ's 0.1 Beta 
release of the Common Formats for Event Reporting--Hospital. After 
receiving public comment, the NQF solicits the review and advice of its 
Common Formats Expert Panel and subsequently provides feedback to AHRQ. 
The Agency then revises and refines the Common Formats and issues them 
as a production version. AHRQ has continued to employ this process for 
all subsequent versions of the Common Formats.
    In 2014, representatives from U.S. community pharmacies approached 
AHRQ regarding collaboration to develop Common Formats for the 
community pharmacy setting. Development of the new Formats began using 
the existing AHRQ Common Formats Medication module from the AHRQ Common 
Formats for Event

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Reporting--Hospital, Version 1.2, as a starting point. AHRQ, in 
conjunction with community pharmacy representatives, designed these new 
formats to facilitate improved detection and understanding of 
medication-related events originating in pharmacies. If implemented as 
specified, the Common Formats--Community Pharmacy Version 1.0 will 
allow aggregation of medication-related data across different pharmacy 
providers.
    On October 6, 2015, AHRQ announced the availability of the--Common 
Formats Retail Pharmacy Version 0.1 Beta--for review and comment in the 
Federal Register (80 FR 60385-60387). After obtaining feedback from 
both the private and public sectors, the Agency finalized the format 
and renamed it Common Formats--Community Pharmacy Version 1.0. All 
elements--including the event description, aggregate reports, data 
elements and algorithms, and technical specifications--will be posted 
at the PSOPPC Web site: https://www.psoppc.org/psoppc_web.
    More information on the Common Formats can be obtained through 
AHRQ's PSO Web site: http://www.pso.ahrq.gov/.

Sharon B. Arnold,
Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2016-30604 Filed 12-19-16; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 4160-90-P