Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2021 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-18694
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-31
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 ``Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 25, 2021 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive substantive comments. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2021-18428
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-26
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will be closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-18126
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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 that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the renewal of the information collection project ``Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 3rd, 2021 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Schedule of Visits and Use of Telemedicine for Routine Antenatal Care
Document Number: 2021-18125
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
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 on Schedule of Visits and Use of Telemedicine for Routine Antenatal Care, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-16326
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-30
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) reapprove the proposed information collection project ``Patient Safety Organization Certification for Initial Listing and Related Forms, Patient Safety Confidentiality Complaint Form, and Common Formats.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 12, 2021 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive substantive comments from members of the public. 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: 2021-15621
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-22
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: ``The AHRQ Safety Program for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 3rd, 2021 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments from members of the public. 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: 2021-14010
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Members
Document Number: 2021-13966
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-30
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council) is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) with respect to activities proposed or undertaken to carry out AHRQ's statutory mission. AHRQ produces evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more accessible, equitable, and affordable, and to work within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and with other partners to make sure that the evidence is understood and used. Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2021.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-13126
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-23
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 renewal of the information collection project ``Nursing Home Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.''
Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection
Document Number: 2021-11386
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
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 ReportingDiagnostic Safety (CFER-DS) Version 0.1 for public review and comment.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-11241
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces a Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on ``INTUIT-PC: Improving Nonsurgical Treatment of Urinary Incontinence among women in Primary Care: Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Evidence (U18).'' This SEP meeting will be closed to the public.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-11195
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
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 proposed updates to the approved information collection project ``Safety Program in Perinatal Care (SPPC)-II Demonstration Project.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 5, 2021 and allowed 60 days for public comment. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Evaluation of Mental Health Applications
Document Number: 2021-11186
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-27
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 on Evaluation of Mental Health Applications, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-10938
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-25
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) reapprove the proposed information collection project ``Ambulatory Surgery Center Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-09973
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-12
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 ``Patient Safety Organization Certification for Initial Listing and Related Forms, Patient Safety Confidentiality Complaint Form, and Common Formats.''
Solicitation for Nominations for Membership To Serve on Initial Review Group for Scientific Peer Review
Document Number: 2021-09879
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-11
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This is to invite the public to nominate members to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Initial Review Group (IRG) responsible for the scientific peer review of AHRQ grant applications. The AHRQ IRG conducts scientific and technical review for health services research grant applications and is comprised of five subcommittees or study sections, each with a particular research focus. AHRQ is seeking nominations for scientific reviewers in specific competency domains to evaluate grant applications.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment for the Sigma PSO, LLC
Document Number: 2021-09180
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Final Rule (Patient Safety Rule) authorizes AHRQ, on behalf of the Secretary of HHS, to list as a patient safety organization (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 and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (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 accepted a notification of proposed voluntary relinquishment from the Sigma PSO, LLC, PSO number P0190, of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-09139
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
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 renewal of the information collection project ``Medical Office Survey on Patient Safety Culture Database.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-09138
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-05-03
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 ``The AHRQ Safety Program for Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) Prevention.''
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2021-05827
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-22
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The subcommittees listed below are part of AHRQ's Health Services Research Initial Review Group Committee. Grant applications are to be reviewed and discussed at these meetings. Each subcommittee meeting will be closed to the public.
Public Comment Period Extended for Strategies To Improve Patient Safety: Draft Report to Congress for Public Comment and Review by the National Academy of Medicine
Document Number: 2021-05605
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
As required by the Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005 (Patient Safety Act), the Secretary of HHS (the Secretary) is making this draft report on effective strategies for reducing medical errors and increasing patient safety available to the public for review and comment. Through this notice the comment period is extended. The subject matter content remains unchanged from the original notice which was published on December 16, 2020 (https://www.federalregister.gov/ documents/2020/12/16/2020-27589/notice-of-opportunity-to-comm ent-on- strategies-to-improve-patient-safety-draft-report-to-congress ).
Request for Information on the Use of Clinical Algorithms That Have the Potential To Introduce Racial/Ethnic Bias Into Healthcare Delivery; Correction
Document Number: 2021-05281
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality published a document in the Federal Register of March 5, 2021, concerning request for information on the Use of Clinical Algorithms That Have the Potential To Introduce Racial/Ethnic Bias Into Healthcare Delivery. The document was missing a URL link to the Effective Health Care website.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Management of Infantile Epilepsy
Document Number: 2021-04538
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
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 on Management of Infantile Epilepsy, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review.
Request for Information on the Use of Clinical Algorithms That Have the Potential To Introduce Racial/Ethnic Bias Into Healthcare Delivery
Document Number: 2021-04509
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is seeking information from the public on clinical algorithms that are used or recommended in medical practice and any evidence on clinical algorithms that may introduce bias into clinical decision- making and/ or influence access to care, quality of care, or health outcomes for racial and ethnic minorities and those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2021-04502
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-05
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 proposed updates to the approved information collection project ``Safety Program in Perinatal Care (SPPC)-II Demonstration Project.''
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Improving Rural Health Through Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication
Document Number: 2021-04187
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-03-02
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 on Improving Rural Health Through Telehealth-Guided Provider-to-Provider Communication, which is currently being conducted by the AHRQ's Evidence-based Practice Centers (EPC) Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2021-03182
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.