Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality June 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2016-15487
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
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.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety PSO
Document Number: 2016-15226
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-28
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) and 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 70732-70814, 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 Patient Safety Rule authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a PSO an entity that attests that it meets the statutory and regulatory requirements for listing. A PSO can be ``delisted'' by the Secretary if it is found to no longer meet the requirements of the Patient Safety Act and Patient Safety Rule, when a PSO chooses to voluntarily relinquish its status as a PSO for any reason, or when a PSO's listing expires. AHRQ has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from the UM-JMH Center for Patient Safety PSO of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-14615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
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: ``Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 8, 2016, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-14614
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
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: ``AHRQ ACTION IIIMeasurement for Performance Improvement in Physician Practices.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 13, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Opportunity To Co-Sponsor Two AHRQ Research Conferences
Document Number: 2016-13918
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-13
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ announces the opportunity for non-Federal public and private-sector entities to co-sponsor two AHRQ research conferences in the DC area: One in the fall of 2017 and one in the fall of 2019. Potential co-sponsors must have a demonstrated interest and experience in health services research, implementation, and evaluation. Potential co-sponsors must also be capable of managing the day-to-day operations associated with the conference and be willing to participate substantively in the co-sponsored activity.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2016-13841
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
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: ``Survey of Hospital Quality Leaders.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on February 10, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Scientific Information Request on Treatment Strategies for Patients With Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease (LECVD)
Document Number: 2016-13761
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking scientific information submissions from the public. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our review of Treatment Strategies for Patients with Lower Extremity Chronic Venous Disease (LECVD), which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence- based Practice Centers (EPC) Programs. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic review pursuant to Section 902(a) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a).