Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality March 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice Of Amendment-OS ARRA Expansion of Research Capabilities To Study CE Complex Patients (R24) SEP Meeting
Document Number: 2010-6784
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection and Event Reporting
Document Number: 2010-6781
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, 42 U.S.C. 299b-21 to b-26, (Patient Safety Act) provides for the formation of Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), which collect, aggregate, and analyze confidential information regarding the quality and safety of healthcare delivery. The Patient Safety Act (at 42 U.S.C. 299b-23) authorizes the collection of this information in a standardized manner, as explained in 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 70731-70814. As authorized by the Secretary of HHS, AHRQ coordinates the development of a set of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) that allow healthcare providers to voluntarily collect and submit standardized information regarding patient safety events. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of the expanded and enhanced Common Formats Version 1.1including updated event descriptions, reports, data elements, and technical specifications for software developers and the process for their continued refinement.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-6780
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
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) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Collection of Information for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS[supreg]) Health Plan Survey Comparative Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-6778
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
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) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Reductions of Infection Caused by Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacteriaceae (KPC) Producing Organisms through the Application of Recently Developed CDC/HICPAC Recommendations.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-6776
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-31
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) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Studying the Implementation of a Chronic Care Toolkit and Practice Coaching In Practices Serving Vulnerable Populations.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2010-5904
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-19
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, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, this notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-5744
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-5698
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-5682
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-4948
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-11
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) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Development and Evaluation of AIIRQ's Quality Indicators Improvement Toolkit.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Request for Measures of Patient Experiences of Cancer Care
Document Number: 2010-4387
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (Nd), is soliciting voluntary submission of survey instruments and items, which ask adult survey respondents to assess the care delivered by cancer care providers. AHRQ is seeking these items and measures from researchers, survey firms, cancer care providers, patient advocacy groups, individual cancer patients, and other stakeholders who are interested in the development of survey measures of patient experiences of cancer care. To be as inclusive as possible, AHRQ is requesting such instruments and individual items, along with any available documentation of their validity and reliability and descriptions of survey methods for using them.