Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-23674
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-23673
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-07
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-23491
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-22597
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-21863
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-03
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-21866
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-02
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allow the proposed information collection project: ``Security Checkpoints and Patients With Radiopharmaceuticals.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 05-21473
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Council of Healthcare Research and Quality.
Notice of Senior Executive Service Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 05-21472
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-20937
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Correction To A Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-20250
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-07
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-19171
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces meetings of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 05-18870
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-21
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Nominations of Topics for Evidence-Based Practice Centers, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
AHRQ invites nominations of topics for evidence reports and technology assessments conducted by its Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program relating to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of common diseases and clinical conditions, as well as topics relating to the organization and financing of health care. Previous evidence reports can be found at http://www.ahrq.gov/clinic/ epcix.htm.
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-18389
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces meetings of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group (the Working Group) mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-18388
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-17617
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-06
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to reinstate the information collection project: ``AHRQ-HRSA Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive (All Hazards) Preparedness Questionnaire for Healthcare Facilities for 2004 (CBRNE)''. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(C)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. AHRQ obtained a six-month emergency collection approval for the first wave of this information collection. This reinstatement of the previous clearance approval coves the second wave of the same survey. The respondents will be queried as to their progress in achieving the preparedness goals reported in the first wave.
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-15599
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-05
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting and hearing of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act. In addition, the Working Group will sponsor a community forum in which members of the working group will participate.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-14183
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-14182
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-19
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-13720
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a hearing of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act. The Hearing will be conducted by the Hearings Committee of the Working Group.
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-13719
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting and hearing of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-13612
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-12
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-11749
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-10651
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting and hearing of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act.
Correction to a Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-10474
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee; Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-9182
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
General Testing of the CAHPS Hospital Survey (HCAHPS®)
Document Number: 05-9179
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-09
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is providing the opportunity for hospitals, vendors, and other interested parties to voluntarily test the 27-item Hospital CAHPS (HCAHPS[reg]) instrument suggested by the National Quality Forum's Review Committee. The purpose of this project is to provide another opportunity to the hospital industry to use the revised draft of the HCAHPS[reg] instrument with the option to add items to the instrument, if desired. It should be noted that the HCAHPS[reg] instrument may undergo further refinement prior to finalization for the national implementation effort as a result of the National Quality Forum (NQF) Consensus process. In effect, this project provides an occasion to test items that survey vendors, hospitals, and others wish to add to the HCAHPS[reg] instrument and to evaluate the impact of integrating HCAHPS into the instruments currently being used, as well as to try out and evaluate the methods of data collection prior to national implementation of HCAHPS[reg]. After permission to use the instrument is granted by AHRQ, a site or sites may field the instrument until the start of the ``dry run'' of the survey, which is expected in the Summer/Fall of 2005. As part of the dry run, hospitals and vendors will begin collecting HCAHPS data and transmitting it to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), but it will not be publicly reported. For more information about this project or to download an application for authorization, please visit the CAHPS User Network Web site at http: //www.cahps-sun.org.
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members
Document Number: 05-8802
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-02
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
42 U.S.C. 299c, section 921 of the Public Health Service (PHS Act), established a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the Secretary of HHS and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to actions of the Agency to enhance the quality, improve the outcomes, and reduce the costs of health care services, as well as improve access to such services, through scientific research and the promotion of improvements in clinical practice and in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services. Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2005. To fill these positions in accordance with the legislative mandate establishing the Council, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished in the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; individuals distinguished in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; individuals distinguished in the practice of medicine; individuals distinguished in the other health professions; individuals either representing the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or individuals distinguished as administrators of health care delivery systems; individuals distinguished in the fields of health care economics, management science, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and individuals representing the interests of patients and consumers of health care. Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified in the preceding summary paragraph above, describing the statutory mandates and work of the Agency.
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-8533
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-29
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces the first meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act.
Contract Review Meeting
Document Number: 05-7474
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-04-14
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-6172
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-29
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to allow the proposed information collection project: ``National Study of the Hospital Adverse Event Reporting Survey''. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2005, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No public comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 05-6171
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-29
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group
Document Number: 05-6176
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act, this notice announces the first meeting of the Citizens' Health Care Working Group mandated by section 1014 of the Medicare Modernization Act.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-5460
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Request for Measures of Healthcare Experiences of People With Mobility Impairment
Document Number: 05-5436
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-21
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) of the U.S. Department of Education are soliciting the submission of instruments or items that measure the quality of healthcare experienced by people with mobility impairment. The instruments or items will be considered for inclusion in a CAHPS[reg] survey of people with mobility impairment (PWMI). Items or survey instruments may be submitted from researchers, health plans, other health care providers, disability organizations, stakeholders, vendors and other interested parties. This initiative is in response to suggestions from a significant number of stakeholders to develop a CAHPS[reg] tool that measures the quality of care as perceived by adults with disabilities, and to provide performance data to health plans and others that are actionable for quality improvement and access. Our response to stakeholder requests will ultimately provide users with a flexible survey tool to assess the quality of healthcare services for adults with disabilities across multiple settings. The focus of this initial project will be only on people with mobility impairments, and subsequent survey projects may focus on other aspects of disability. Many questions in the existing CAHPS instruments address concerns of people with mobility impairments, including access, communication, courtesy and respect, and shared decision-making. We are particularly interested in identifying and considering new content areas, new response categories and scales for existing questions, and revised wording or question order to make existing questions disability- appropriate.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-5334
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-17
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Limited Competition for Supplemental Grants for Centers for Education and Research (CERTs)
Document Number: 05-4444
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice informs the research community that the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is requesting applications for competitive supplemental grants from the seven Centers for Education and Research on Therapeutics (CERTs) for which it provided funding in fiscal year 2004. The purpose of the competitive supplements is to provide funds for existing CERTs research centers to build on and to expand their research work and expertise with respect to comparative effectiveness research specifically to carry out short term projects that will address research gaps in priority subject areas identified and published pursuant to section 1013 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA). Since the inception of the CERTs program in 1999, the CERTs research centers have gathered significant data regarding therapeutics, refined research methodologies, and developed collaborative research resources. They are therefore uniquely prepared and suited to efficiently carry out pharmaco-epidemiology and methodological studies related to comparative effectiveness research that is pertinent to developing therapeutic evidence identified as being of high interest to the Medicare, Medicaid or SCHIP programs. For this reason, this solicitation will be for a limited competition among CERTs grantees.
Contract Review Meeting
Document Number: 05-4180
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-03-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Correction to a Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 05-1484
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 05-1187
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-01-24
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces the intention of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) to request the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to allow the proposed information collection project: ``National Study of the Hospital Adverse Event Reporting Survey''. In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, 44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.