Management and Organizational Practices Survey-Hospitals (MOPS-HP), 7918-7919 [2020-02758]

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The MOPS–HP will collect data on management practices from Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) at general, medical, and surgical hospitals to assist in identifying determinants of clinical and financial performance. These data are not publicly available from nongovernment or other governmental sources. SUMMARY: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before March 13, 2020. ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments to Edward Watkins, U.S. Census Bureau, Economy-Wide Statistics Division, 8K151, Washington, DC 20233–6600, or at edward.e.watkins.iii@census.gov. DATES: PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions should be directed to Edward Watkins at edward.e.watkins.iii@census.gov or 301–763–4750. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is considering a proposal to conduct the MOPS–HP for survey year 2019 as a joint project with Harvard Business School. The MOPS–HP will utilize the Service Annual Survey (SAS) mail-out sample and will collect data on management practices from CNOs at general, medical, and surgical hospitals to assist in identifying determinants of clinical and financial performance. Currently, no official statistics on management practices in hospitals exist. Past research shows these practices are related to health care providers’ clinical and financial outcomes. This suggests that providing measures on management practices may potentially help the United States health care system, which is challenged by rising health care costs, increased demand from an aging society, and quality objectives. These data would permit users, such as Harvard Business School, to examine relationships between management practices and financial outcomes using Census Bureau data (e.g., revenues) and relationships with clinical outcomes using external data sources. Additionally, these data would provide hospital administrators and managers information to evaluate their practices in comparison to other hospitals at an aggregate level. The MOPS–HP content was proposed by external researchers with past experience in surveying hospitals on management practices. Some questions are adapted from the Management and Organizational Practices Survey (MOPS), conducted in the manufacturing sector, allowing for intersectoral comparisons. Content for the MOPS–HP includes performance monitoring, financial and clinical targets, and incentives. The 39 questions are grouped into the following sections: Tenure, Management Practices, Management Training, Management of Team Interactions, Staffing and Allocation of Human Resources, Standardized Clinical Protocols, Documentation of Patients’ Medical Records, and Organizational Characteristics. The MOPS–HP sample will consist of approximately 4,500 hospital locations for enterprises classified under General Medical and Surgical Hospitals (NAICS 6221) and sampled in the SAS. The survey will be mailed separately from E:\FR\FM\12FEN1.SGM 12FEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 29 / Wednesday, February 12, 2020 / Notices the 2019 SAS and collected electronically through the Census Bureau’s Centurion online reporting system. Respondents will be sent an initial letter with instructions detailing how to log into the instrument and report their information. These letters will be addressed to the location’s CNO. Before mailing, the Census Bureau will attempt to identify the CNO at each location. In instances where the CNO is not identifiable, the letter will be addressed to the hospital’s administrative office with attention to the CNO. Collection is scheduled to begin in September 2020 and end in April 2021. Paperwork Reduction Act Notwithstanding, any other provision of law, no person is required to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of information displays a currently valid OMB control number. In accordance with the PRA, 44 United States Code, Chapter 45, the Census Bureau will submit a request for approval to the OMB for approval of the MOPS–HP. Dated: February 5, 2020. Steven D. Dillingham, Director, Bureau of the Census. 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[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 29 (Wednesday, February 12, 2020)]
[Notices]
[Pages 7918-7919]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-02758]


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DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE

Bureau of the Census

[Docket Number 200127-0030]


Management and Organizational Practices Survey--Hospitals (MOPS-
HP)

AGENCY: Bureau of the Census, Department of Commerce.

ACTION: Notice of consideration and request for comments.

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SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Bureau of the Census (Census 
Bureau) is considering a proposal to conduct a Management and 
Organizational Practices Survey--Hospitals (MOPS-HP) as a joint project 
with Harvard Business School. Based on information and recommendations 
received by the Census Bureau, we understand that the data have 
significant application to the needs of other government agencies and 
the public. The MOPS-HP will collect data on management practices from 
Chief Nursing Officers (CNOs) at general, medical, and surgical 
hospitals to assist in identifying determinants of clinical and 
financial performance. These data are not publicly available from 
nongovernment or other governmental sources.

DATES: Written comments on this notice must be submitted on or before 
March 13, 2020.

ADDRESSES: Please direct all written comments to Edward Watkins, U.S. 
Census Bureau, Economy-Wide Statistics Division, 8K151, Washington, DC 
20233-6600, or at [email protected].

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Requests for additional information or 
copies of the information collection instrument(s) and instructions 
should be directed to Edward Watkins at [email protected] 
or 301-763-4750.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Census Bureau is considering a proposal 
to conduct the MOPS-HP for survey year 2019 as a joint project with 
Harvard Business School. The MOPS-HP will utilize the Service Annual 
Survey (SAS) mail-out sample and will collect data on management 
practices from CNOs at general, medical, and surgical hospitals to 
assist in identifying determinants of clinical and financial 
performance.
    Currently, no official statistics on management practices in 
hospitals exist. Past research shows these practices are related to 
health care providers' clinical and financial outcomes. This suggests 
that providing measures on management practices may potentially help 
the United States health care system, which is challenged by rising 
health care costs, increased demand from an aging society, and quality 
objectives. These data would permit users, such as Harvard Business 
School, to examine relationships between management practices and 
financial outcomes using Census Bureau data (e.g., revenues) and 
relationships with clinical outcomes using external data sources. 
Additionally, these data would provide hospital administrators and 
managers information to evaluate their practices in comparison to other 
hospitals at an aggregate level.
    The MOPS-HP content was proposed by external researchers with past 
experience in surveying hospitals on management practices. Some 
questions are adapted from the Management and Organizational Practices 
Survey (MOPS), conducted in the manufacturing sector, allowing for 
inter-sectoral comparisons. Content for the MOPS-HP includes 
performance monitoring, financial and clinical targets, and incentives. 
The 39 questions are grouped into the following sections: Tenure, 
Management Practices, Management Training, Management of Team 
Interactions, Staffing and Allocation of Human Resources, Standardized 
Clinical Protocols, Documentation of Patients' Medical Records, and 
Organizational Characteristics.
    The MOPS-HP sample will consist of approximately 4,500 hospital 
locations for enterprises classified under General Medical and Surgical 
Hospitals (NAICS 6221) and sampled in the SAS. The survey will be 
mailed separately from

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the 2019 SAS and collected electronically through the Census Bureau's 
Centurion online reporting system. Respondents will be sent an initial 
letter with instructions detailing how to log into the instrument and 
report their information. These letters will be addressed to the 
location's CNO. Before mailing, the Census Bureau will attempt to 
identify the CNO at each location. In instances where the CNO is not 
identifiable, the letter will be addressed to the hospital's 
administrative office with attention to the CNO. Collection is 
scheduled to begin in September 2020 and end in April 2021.

Paperwork Reduction Act

    Notwithstanding, any other provision of law, no person is required 
to respond to, nor shall a person be subject to a penalty for failure 
to comply with a collection of information subject to the requirements 
of the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) unless that collection of 
information displays a currently valid OMB control number. In 
accordance with the PRA, 44 United States Code, Chapter 45, the Census 
Bureau will submit a request for approval to the OMB for approval of 
the MOPS-HP.

    Dated: February 5, 2020.
Steven D. Dillingham,
Director, Bureau of the Census.
[FR Doc. 2020-02758 Filed 2-11-20; 8:45 am]
 BILLING CODE 3510-07-P