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Download as PDF sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2018 / Notices of the resolution period; and (ii) if exercising such right would economically benefit the counterparty (‘‘counterparty-initiated termination’’). • Time horizon: The duration of the resolution period should be between 12 and 24 months. The resolution period begins immediately after the parent company bankruptcy filing and extends through the completion of the preferred resolution strategy. A dealer firm’s analysis of its derivatives strategy should, at a minimum, take into account (i) the starting profile of its derivatives portfolios (e.g., nature, concentration, maturity, clearability, and liquidity of positions); (ii) the profile and function of the derivatives entities during the resolution period; (iii) the means, challenges, and capacity for managing and de-risking its derivatives portfolios (e.g., method for timely segmenting, packaging, and selling the derivatives positions; challenges with novating less liquid positions; re-hedging strategy); (iv) the financial and operational resources required to effect the derivatives strategy; and (v) any potential residual portfolio (further discussed below). In addition, the firm’s resolution plan should address the following areas in the analysis of its derivatives strategy: Forecasts of resource needs. The forecasts of capital and liquidity resource needs required to adequately support the firm’s derivatives strategy should be incorporated into the firm’s RCEN and RLEN estimates for its overall preferred resolution strategy. These include, for example, the costs and/or liquidity flows resulting from (i) the close-out of OTC derivatives, (ii) the hedging of derivatives portfolios, (iii) the quantified losses that could be incur due to basis and other risks that would result from hedging with only exchangetraded and centrally cleared instruments in a severely adverse stress environment, and (iv) the operational costs. Potential residual derivatives portfolio. A dealer firm’s resolution plan should include a method for estimating the composition of any potential residual derivatives portfolio transactions remaining at the end of the resolution period under its preferred resolution strategy. The method may be a combination of approaches (e.g., probabilistic and deterministic) but should demonstrate the dealer firm’s capabilities related to portfolio segmentation (discussed above). The dealer firm’s plan should also provide detailed descriptions of the trade characteristics used to identify the potential residual portfolio and of the VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Jul 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 32871 resulting trades (or categories of trades).58 A dealer firm should assess the risk profile of the potential residual portfolio (including its anticipated size, composition, complexity, counterparties) and the potential counterparty and market impacts of non-performance on the stability of U.S. financial markets (e.g., on funding markets and the underlying asset markets and on clients and counterparties). Non-surviving entity analysis. To the extent the preferred resolution strategy assumes a material derivatives entity enters its own resolution proceeding after the entry of the parent company into a bankruptcy proceeding (a ‘‘nonsurviving material derivatives entity’’), the dealer firm should provide a detailed analysis of how the nonsurviving material derivatives entity’s resolution can be accomplished within a reasonable period of time and in a manner that substantially mitigates the risk of serious adverse effects on U.S. financial stability and to the orderly execution of the firm’s preferred resolution strategy. In particular, the firm should provide an analysis of the potential impacts on funding markets and the underlying asset markets, on clients and counterparties (including affiliates), and on the preferred resolution strategy. If the non-surviving material derivatives entity is located in, or provides more than de minimis services to clients or counterparties located in, a non-U.S. jurisdiction, then the analysis should also specifically consider potential local market impacts. resources and loss-absorbing capacity of the firm. The discussion of strategy in the public section should broadly explain how the firm has addressed any deficiencies, shortcomings, and other key vulnerabilities that the Agencies have identified in prior Plan submissions. For each material entity, it should be clear how the strategy provides for continuity, transfer, or orderly wind-down of the entity and its operations. There should also be a description of the resulting organization upon completion of the resolution process. The public section may note that the resolution plan is not binding on a bankruptcy court or other resolution authority and that the proposed failure scenario and associated assumptions are hypothetical and do not necessarily reflect an event or events to which the firm is or may become subject. VIII. PUBLIC SECTION The purpose of the public section is to inform the public’s understanding of the firm’s resolution strategy and how it works. The public section should discuss the steps that the firm is taking to improve resolvability under the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The public section should provide background information on each material entity and should be enhanced by including the firm’s rationale for designating material entities. The public section should also discuss, at a high level, the firm’s intragroup financial and operational interconnectedness (including the types of guarantees or support obligations in place that could impact the execution of the firm’s strategy). There should also be a high-level discussion of the liquidity Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 58 If under the firm’s preferred resolution strategy, any derivatives portfolios are transferred during the resolution period by way of a line of business sale (or similar transaction), then those portfolios should nonetheless be included within the firm’s potential residual portfolio analysis. PO 00000 Frm 00040 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 By the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, June 28, 2018. Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board. Dated at Washington, DC on June 28, 2018. By order of the Board of Directors. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. Valerie Jean Best, Assistant Executive Secretary. [FR Doc. 2018–15066 Filed 7–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. AGENCY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality. DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland, 20857. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, Designated Management Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, (301) 427– SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1 32872 Federal Register / Vol. 83, No. 136 / Monday, July 16, 2018 / Notices 1456. For press-related information, please contact Alison Hunt at (301) 427– 1244 or Alison.Hunt@ahrq.hhs.gov. If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed, please contact the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Diversity Management on (301) 827–4840, no later than Tuesday, July 3, 2018. The agenda, roster, and minutes will be available from Ms. Bonnie Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Ms. Campbell’s phone number is (301) 427–1554. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Purpose The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality is authorized by Section 941 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299c. In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and the Director of AHRQ on matters related to AHRQ’s conduct of its mission including providing guidance on (A) priorities for health care research, (B) the field of health care research including training needs and information dissemination on health care quality and (C) the role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and opportunities for public private partnerships. The Council is composed of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-officio members specified in the authorizing legislation. sradovich on DSK3GMQ082PROD with NOTICES II. Agenda On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the Council meeting will convene at 8:30 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of previous Council summary notes. The meeting is open to the public and will be available via webcast at www.webconferences. com/ahrq. The meeting will begin with an update on AHRQ’s current research, programs, and initiatives. The agenda will also include updates on: AHRQ Data, Analytics, and Insights; Making Health Services Research Relevant to the C-Suite; and AHRQ’s Opioids efforts. The final agenda will be available on the AHRQ website at www.AHRQ.gov no later than Friday, July 13, 2018. Francis D. Chesley, Jr., Acting Deputy Director. [FR Doc. 2018–15105 Filed 7–13–18; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P VerDate Sep<11>2014 17:31 Jul 13, 2018 Jkt 244001 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, HHS. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ‘‘Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey Database.’’ DATES: Comments on this notice must be received by September 14, 2018. ADDRESSES: Written comments should be submitted to: Doris Lefkowitz, Reports Clearance Officer, AHRQ, by email at doris.lefkowitz@AHRQ.hhs.gov. Copies of the proposed collection plans, data collection instruments, and specific details on the estimated burden can be obtained from the AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Doris Lefkowitz, AHRQ Reports Clearance Officer, (301) 427–1477, or by emails at doris.lefkowitz@ AHRQ.hhs.gov. SUMMARY: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Proposed Project Renewal of the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Clinician and Group Survey Database In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501–3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. The CAHPS Database is a repository for data from selected CAHPS surveys. The primary purpose of the CAHPS Database is to facilitate comparisons of CAHPS survey results by survey users. This voluntary compilation of survey results from a large pool of data into a single database enables survey users to compare their own results to relevant Database results. The CAHPS Database also offers an important source of primary data for research related to consumer assessments of quality as measured by CAHPS surveys. The CAHPS Clinician & Group Survey (CG–CAHPS) Database is the newest component of the CAHPS Database. It was developed in response to the PO 00000 Frm 00041 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 growing demand for Database results for the various versions of the CG–CAHPS Survey, including the 12-month and Visit versions. In May 2011, the first set of Database results for both the 12month and Visit versions was released through the CAHPS Database Online Reporting System. AHRQ developed the database for CAHPS CG Survey data following the CAHPS Health Plan Database as a model. The CAHPS Health Plan Database was developed in 1998 in response to requests from health plans, purchasers, and CMS for survey data to support public reporting of health plan ratings, health plan accreditation and quality improvement (OMB Control Number 0935–0165, expiration 5/31/ 2020). Demand for survey results from the CG Survey has grown as well, and therefore AHRQ developed a dedicated Clinician and Group Database to support benchmarking, quality improvement, and research (OMB Control Number 0935–0197, expiration 02/28/2019). The CAHPS Database contains data from AHRQ’s standardized CAHPS Surveys which provide survey measures of quality to health care purchasers, consumers, regulators, and policy makers. The Health Plan Database also provides data for AHRQ’s annual National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports. The goal of this project is to renew the CAHPS CG Survey Database. This database will continue to update the CAHPS CG Database with the latest results of the CAHPS CG Survey. These results consist of 31 items that measure 5 areas or composites of patients’ experiences with physicians and staff in outpatient medical practices. This database can be used to do the following: (1) Improve care provided by individual providers, sites of care, medical groups, or provider networks. (2) Offer several products and services, including providing survey results presented through an Online Reporting System, summary chartbooks, custom analyses, private reports in Excel format, and data for research purposes. (3) Provides information to help identify strengths and areas with potential for improvement in patient care. The five composite measures are: Getting Timely Appointments, Care, and Information How Well Providers Communicate With Patients Helpful, Courteous, and Respectful Office Staff Providers’ Use of Information to Coordinate Patient Care E:\FR\FM\16JYN1.SGM 16JYN1

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[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 136 (Monday, July 16, 2018)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research 
and Quality

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.

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SUMMARY: In accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this 
notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for 
Healthcare Research and Quality.

DATES: The meeting will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018, from 8:30 
a.m. to 2:45 p.m.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will be held at AHRQ, 5600 Fishers Lane, 
Rockville, Maryland, 20857.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jaime Zimmerman, Designated Management 
Official, at the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 5600 
Fishers Lane, Mail Stop 06E37A, Rockville, Maryland 20857, (301) 427-

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1456. For press-related information, please contact Alison Hunt at 
(301) 427-1244 or [email protected].
    If sign language interpretation or other reasonable accommodation 
for a disability is needed, please contact the Food and Drug 
Administration (FDA) Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and 
Diversity Management on (301) 827-4840, no later than Tuesday, July 3, 
2018. The agenda, roster, and minutes will be available from Ms. Bonnie 
Campbell, Committee Management Officer, Agency for Healthcare Research 
and Quality, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland 20857. Ms. 
Campbell's phone number is (301) 427-1554.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Purpose

    The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality 
is authorized by Section 941 of the Public Health Service Act, 42 
U.S.C. 299c. In accordance with its statutory mandate, the Council is 
to advise the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services 
and the Director of AHRQ on matters related to AHRQ's conduct of its 
mission including providing guidance on (A) priorities for health care 
research, (B) the field of health care research including training 
needs and information dissemination on health care quality and (C) the 
role of the Agency in light of private sector activity and 
opportunities for public private partnerships. The Council is composed 
of members of the public, appointed by the Secretary, and Federal ex-
officio members specified in the authorizing legislation.

II. Agenda

    On Wednesday, July 18, 2018, the Council meeting will convene at 
8:30 a.m., with the call to order by the Council Chair and approval of 
previous Council summary notes. The meeting is open to the public and 
will be available via webcast at www.webconferences.com/ahrq com/ahrq. The 
meeting will begin with an update on AHRQ's current research, programs, 
and initiatives. The agenda will also include updates on: AHRQ Data, 
Analytics, and Insights; Making Health Services Research Relevant to 
the C-Suite; and AHRQ's Opioids efforts. The final agenda will be 
available on the AHRQ website at www.AHRQ.gov no later than Friday, 
July 13, 2018.

Francis D. Chesley, Jr.,
Acting Deputy Director.
[FR Doc. 2018-15105 Filed 7-13-18; 8:45 am]
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