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Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 103 / Tuesday, June 1, 2021 / Notices FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES Change in Bank Control Notices; Acquisitions of Shares of a Bank or Bank Holding Company The notificants listed below have applied under the Change in Bank Control Act (Act) (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)) and § 225.41 of the Board’s Regulation Y (12 CFR 225.41) to acquire shares of a bank or bank holding company. The factors that are considered in acting on the applications are set forth in paragraph 7 of the Act (12 U.S.C. 1817(j)(7)). The public portions of the applications listed below, as well as other related filings required by the Board, if any, are available for immediate inspection at the Federal Reserve Bank(s) indicated below and at the offices of the Board of Governors. 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Comments regarding each of these applications must be received at the Reserve Bank indicated or the offices of the Board of Governors, Ann E. Misback, Secretary of the Board, 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20551–0001, not later than July 1, 2021. A. Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland (Mary S. Johnson, Vice President) 1455 East Sixth Street, Cleveland, Ohio PO 00000 Frm 00031 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 29263 44101–2566. Comments can also be sent electronically to Comments.applications@clev.frb.org: 1. Peoples Bancorp, Inc., Marietta, Ohio; to acquire Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire Premier Bank, Inc., both of Huntington, West Virginia and Citizens Deposit and Trust, Inc., Vanceburg, Kentucky. B. Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago (Colette A. Fried, Assistant Vice President) 230 South LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60690–1414: 1. First Bancorp of Taylorville, Inc., Taylorville, Illinois; to merge with Mackinaw Valley Financial Services, Inc., and thereby indirectly acquire First Security Bank, both of Mackinaw, Illinois. Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, May 26, 2021. Michele Taylor Fennell, Deputy Associate Secretary of the Board. [FR Doc. 2021–11487 Filed 5–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), HHS. ACTION: Notice of Availability—New Common Formats. AGENCY: As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the development 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 availability of Common Formats for Event Reporting—Diagnostic Safety (CFER–DS) Version 0.1 for public review and comment. DATES: July 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: The Common Formats for Event Reporting—Diagnostic Safety (CFER–DS) Version 0.1 can be accessed electronically at the following website: https://www.qualityforum.org/ Common_Formats_for_Patient_Safety_ Data.aspx. SUMMARY: Dr. Hamid Jalal, 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; FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: E:\FR\FM\01JNN1.SGM 01JNN1 29264 Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 103 / Tuesday, June 1, 2021 / Notices jbell on DSKJLSW7X2PROD with NOTICES TTY (local): (301) 427–1130; Email: pso@ahrq.hhs.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background on Common Formats Development The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, and the related Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR part 3, published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70731–70814, 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 for the aggregation of data that help to identify and address underlying causal factors of patient safety and quality issues. The Patient Safety Act provides for AHRQ to develop standardized reporting formats using common language and definitions (Common Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety that will ensure that data collected by PSOs and other entities have comparable clinical meaning. The Common Formats facilitate aggregation of comparable data at local, PSO, regional and national levels. In addition, the Common Formats are intended to enhance the reporting of information that is standardized. Since February 2005, AHRQ has convened the Federal Patient Safety Work Group (PSWG) to assist AHRQ in developing and maintaining the Common Formats. The PSWG includes major health agencies within HHS as well as the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. The PSWG helps assure the consistency of definitions/ formats with those of relevant government agencies. In addition, AHRQ has solicited comments from the private and public sectors, since 2008, regarding proposed versions of the Common Formats through a contract with the National Quality Forum (NQF), which is a non-profit organization focused on health care quality. After receiving comments, the NQF solicits review of the formats by its Common Formats Expert Panel. Subsequently, NQF provides this input to AHRQ who then uses it to refine the Common Formats before issuing a production version. AHRQ previously developed and maintains Common Formats for three settings of care—acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and community pharmacies—for use by VerDate Sep<11>2014 18:20 May 28, 2021 Jkt 253001 healthcare providers and PSOs. AHRQlisted PSOs are required to collect patient safety work product in a standardized manner to the extent practical and appropriate, a requirement the PSO can meet by collecting such information using Common Formats. Additionally, health care providers and other organizations not working with an AHRQ-listed PSO can use the Common Formats in their work to improve quality and safety; however, they cannot benefit from the federal confidentiality and privilege protections of the Patient Safety Act. The CFER–DS is the first AHRQ Common Formats for Event Reporting that can be used across healthcare settings. It is designed to capture standardized, structured data to facilitate the reporting of diagnostic safety events for the purpose of learning about how to improve diagnostic safety and better support clinicians in the diagnostic process. The CFER–DS is not designed for frontline incident reporting. It is intended to facilitate the collection and organization of a basic set of meaningful data about diagnostic safety events that can be used, aggregated and analyzed for learning and improvement. Having a common frame of reference and standardized data elements is what makes shared learning possible at local, regional and national levels. Users decide if and how to integrate collection of specific data elements into their incident reporting systems and other existing work processes. AHRQ is specifically interested in receiving feedback in order to guide improvement of the CFER–DS V0.1. As with other Common Formats, the Event Description is available for public comment. Additionally, AHRQ is seeking feedback on a user guide and a form. Additional supporting documentation will be finalized and made available following AHRQ’s receipt of comment from the public and NQF’s Common Format Expert Panel. Information on how to comment is available at: http:// www.qualityforum.org/Project_Pages/ Common_Formats_for_Patient_Safety_ Data.aspx. Additional information about the AHRQ Common Formats can be obtained through AHRQ’s PSO website: https://pso.ahrq.gov/common-formats. Dated: May 25, 2021. Marquita Cullom, Associate Director. [FR Doc. 2021–11386 Filed 5–28–21; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4160–90–P PO 00000 Frm 00032 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services [Document Identifier: CMS–29, CMS–437 and 10452] Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing an opportunity for the public to comment on CMS’ intention to collect information from the public. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), federal agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, including each proposed extension or reinstatement of an existing collection of information, and to allow a second opportunity for public comment on the notice. Interested persons are invited to send comments regarding the burden estimate or any other aspect of this collection of information, including the necessity and utility of the proposed information collection for the proper performance of the agency’s functions, the accuracy of the estimated burden, ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected, and the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology to minimize the information collection burden. DATES: Comments on the collection(s) of information must be received by the OMB desk officer by July 1, 2021. ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/ PRAMain. Find this particular information collection by selecting ‘‘Currently under 30-day Review—Open for Public Comments’’ or by using the search function. 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[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 103 (Tuesday, June 1, 2021)]
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DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality


Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection

AGENCY: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), 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 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 availability of Common 
Formats for Event Reporting--Diagnostic Safety (CFER-DS) Version 0.1 
for public review and comment.

DATES: July 1, 2021.

ADDRESSES: The Common Formats for Event Reporting--Diagnostic Safety 
(CFER-DS) Version 0.1 can be accessed electronically at the following 
website: https://www.qualityforum.org/Common_Formats_for_Patient_Safety_Data.aspx.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Hamid Jalal, 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;

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TTY (local): (301) 427-1130; Email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background on Common Formats Development

    The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient 
Safety Act), 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, and the related Patient Safety 
and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule), 42 CFR part 
3, published in the Federal Register on November 21, 2008, 73 FR 70731-
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 for the aggregation of 
data that help to identify and address underlying causal factors of 
patient safety and quality issues.
    The Patient Safety Act provides for AHRQ to develop standardized 
reporting formats using common language and definitions (Common 
Formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety that 
will ensure that data collected by PSOs and other entities have 
comparable clinical meaning. The Common Formats facilitate aggregation 
of comparable data at local, PSO, regional and national levels. In 
addition, the Common Formats are intended to enhance the reporting of 
information that is standardized.
    Since February 2005, AHRQ has convened the Federal Patient Safety 
Work Group (PSWG) to assist AHRQ in developing and maintaining the 
Common Formats. The PSWG includes major health agencies within HHS as 
well as the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs. The PSWG helps 
assure the consistency of definitions/formats with those of relevant 
government agencies. In addition, AHRQ has solicited comments from the 
private and public sectors, since 2008, regarding proposed versions of 
the Common Formats through a contract with the National Quality Forum 
(NQF), which is a non-profit organization focused on health care 
quality. After receiving comments, the NQF solicits review of the 
formats by its Common Formats Expert Panel. Subsequently, NQF provides 
this input to AHRQ who then uses it to refine the Common Formats before 
issuing a production version.
    AHRQ previously developed and maintains Common Formats for three 
settings of care--acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and 
community pharmacies--for use by healthcare providers and PSOs. AHRQ-
listed PSOs are required to collect patient safety work product in a 
standardized manner to the extent practical and appropriate, a 
requirement the PSO can meet by collecting such information using 
Common Formats. Additionally, health care providers and other 
organizations not working with an AHRQ-listed PSO can use the Common 
Formats in their work to improve quality and safety; however, they 
cannot benefit from the federal confidentiality and privilege 
protections of the Patient Safety Act.
    The CFER-DS is the first AHRQ Common Formats for Event Reporting 
that can be used across healthcare settings. It is designed to capture 
standardized, structured data to facilitate the reporting of diagnostic 
safety events for the purpose of learning about how to improve 
diagnostic safety and better support clinicians in the diagnostic 
process.
    The CFER-DS is not designed for frontline incident reporting. It is 
intended to facilitate the collection and organization of a basic set 
of meaningful data about diagnostic safety events that can be used, 
aggregated and analyzed for learning and improvement. Having a common 
frame of reference and standardized data elements is what makes shared 
learning possible at local, regional and national levels. Users decide 
if and how to integrate collection of specific data elements into their 
incident reporting systems and other existing work processes.
    AHRQ is specifically interested in receiving feedback in order to 
guide improvement of the CFER-DS V0.1. As with other Common Formats, 
the Event Description is available for public comment. Additionally, 
AHRQ is seeking feedback on a user guide and a form. Additional 
supporting documentation will be finalized and made available following 
AHRQ's receipt of comment from the public and NQF's Common Format 
Expert Panel. Information on how to comment is available at: http://www.qualityforum.org/Project_Pages/Common_Formats_for_Patient_Safety_Data.aspx.
    Additional information about the AHRQ Common Formats can be 
obtained through AHRQ's PSO website: https://pso.ahrq.gov/common-formats.

    Dated: May 25, 2021.
Marquita Cullom,
Associate Director.
[FR Doc. 2021-11386 Filed 5-28-21; 8:45 am]
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