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Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2020-07561
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-04-10
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: 2020-06540
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-30
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) approve the proposed information collection project ``AHRQ Managing Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care Initiative.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-06208
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-25
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) approve the proposed information collection project ``Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Clinical Decision Support: Current State and Future Directions.''
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Platelet-rich Plasma for Wound Care in the Medicare Population
Document Number: 2020-05994
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-23
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 Platelet-rich Plasma for Wound Care in the Medicare Population, 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 Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review.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; Request
Document Number: 2020-05612
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
For the ``Opioid Management in Older Adults'' project, AHRQ is seeking to identify innovative approaches to managing opioid medications for chronic pain that are particularly relevant for older adults. Use of long-term opioid therapy in older adults can be especially problematic because of increased risks such as delirium, falls, and dementia.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2020-05563
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In response to recently issued OPM guidance to agencies on reducing non-essential travel, this notice announces a change to a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-05027
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-12
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 ``Evaluation of Learning Health Systems K12 Training Program.''
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2020-04293
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-04277
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
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 ``AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS).''
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Prehospital Airway Management
Document Number: 2020-04253
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-03
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 Prehospital Airway Management, 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: 2020-02116
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 ``Evaluation of the SHARE Approach Model.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-02112
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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: ``Evaluating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR to Increase Referral, Enrollment, and Retention through Automatic Referral to Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) with Care Coordination.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Cervical Ripening in the Outpatient Setting
Document Number: 2020-02058
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 Cervical Ripening in the Outpatient Setting, 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: 2020-02057
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-04
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 ``Evaluating the Implementation of Products by Learning Health Systems to Inform and Encourage Use of AHRQ Evidence Reports.''
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases: A Systematic Review
Document Number: 2020-01996
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
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 Radiation Therapy for Brain Metastases: A Systematic Review, 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: 2020-01385
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-28
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: ``Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2020-01261
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-27
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 the proposed information collection project ``Evaluation of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund Training Program.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 13th, 2019 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ did not receive 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 Mixed Methods Review-Integrating Palliative Care With Chronic Disease Management in Ambulatory Care
Document Number: 2020-00903
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-22
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 Mixed Methods ReviewIntegrating Palliative Care with Chronic Disease Management in Ambulatory 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.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Treatments for Acute Episodic Migraine
Document Number: 2020-00488
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-15
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 Treatments for Acute Episodic Migraine, 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.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Treatments for Acute Pain: A Systematic Review
Document Number: 2020-00104
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-08
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 Treatments for Acute Pain: A Systematic Review, 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.
Solicitation for Nominations for Members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)
Document Number: 2020-00019
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-01-07
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites nominations of individuals qualified to serve as members of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2019-27263
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-18
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 commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Management of High-Need, High-Cost (HNHC) Patients: A Realist and Systematic Review
Document Number: 2019-26953
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-16
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 High-Need, High-Cost Patients: A Realist and Systematic Review, 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: 2019-26864
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-13
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 ``Evaluation of Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund Training Program.''
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Maternal and Fetal Effects of Mental Health Treatments in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women: A Systematic Review of Pharmacological Interventions
Document Number: 2019-26510
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-10
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 on Maternal and Fetal Effects of Mental Health Treatments in Pregnant and Breastfeeding Women: A Systematic Review of Pharmacological Interventions, 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.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Management of Primary Headache During Pregnancy
Document Number: 2019-25414
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-22
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 Primary Headache during Pregnancy, 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: 2019-24194
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-06
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 that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ``Outcome Measure Harmonization and Data Infrastructure for Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Depression.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 22, 2019 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No substantive comments were received by AHRQ during these 60 days. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment for Symbria SAFE
Document Number: 2019-24152
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
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 Symbria SAFE, PSO number P0146, of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2019-24081
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-23872
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
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: ``Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyInsurance Component.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 8, 2019, and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no 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 Interventions for Dyspnea in Patients With Advanced Cancer
Document Number: 2019-23871
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
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 Interventions for Dyspnea in Patients with Advanced Cancer, 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: 2019-21239
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-01
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: ``Embedded Research in Care Delivery Systems.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2019 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.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer
Document Number: 2019-20303
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
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 Therapies for Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer, 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.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2019-20218
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-19
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection
Document Number: 2019-19598
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-11
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 sets of common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats or formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of the Common Formats for Nursing Home Version 1.0
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment for Healthcare Quality Support, LLC (P0050); Premier Patient Safety Organization (P0054); QA STATS LLC (P0140); Securus Medica, LLC (P0053); Vascular Study Group Patient Safety Organization, LLC (P0080); and Washington State Patient Safety Organization (P0060)
Document Number: 2019-19581
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-11
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 Healthcare Quality Support, LLC (P0050); Premier Patient Safety Organization (P0054); QA STATS LLC (P0140); Securus Medica, LLC (P0053); Vascular Study Group Patient Safety Organization, LLC (P0080); and Washington State Patient Safety Organization PSO (P0060), of their PSO status and delisted the PSOs accordingly, but did not previously publish notices of their delisting in the Federal Register.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2019-18928
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-09-03
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 commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-18113
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-22
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 ``Outcome Measure Harmonization and Data Infrastructure for Patient Centered Outcomes Research in Depression.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-17652
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-16
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 ``Systematic Review Data Repository.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 14, 2019 and allowed 60 days for public comment. There were no substantive comments received by AHRQ. 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: 2019-17398
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-14
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: ``Safety Program in Perinatal Care (SPPC)II Demonstration Project.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2019, 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: 2019-17001
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-08-08
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: ``Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyInsurance Component.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-16043
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-29
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 that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Embedded Research in Care Delivery Systems.''
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-15986
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-29
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 that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approve the proposed information collection project ``Evaluating and Implementing the Six Building Blocks Team Approach to Improve Opioid Management in Primary Care.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on April 12, 2019, 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.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2019-15140
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-17
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2019-14770
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-11
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 changes to the currently approved information collection project: ``Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household Component and the MEPS Medical Provider Component.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 1, 2019 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: 2019-14365
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-05
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 the proposed information collection project: ``Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Survey Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on March 19th, 2019 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received no substantive comments from members of the public. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment for QA to QI LLC
Document Number: 2019-14215
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-07-03
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 has accepted a notification of voluntary relinquishment from QA to QI LLC, PSO number P0091, of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection
Document Number: 2019-13661
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-27
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 or formats) for reporting on health care quality and patient safety. The purpose of this notice is to announce the availability of Common Formats for SurveillanceHospital Version 0.3 Beta for public review and comment.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on End-Stage Renal Disease in the Medicare Population
Document Number: 2019-12650
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-20
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 End-stage Renal Disease in the Medicare Population, 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: 2019-12636
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-06-17
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
AHRQ is re-issuing this Request for Information to extend the date for receipt of comments. AHRQ invites public comment on its Request for Information (RFI) to inform potential revisions to the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems Health Plan Survey 5.0. The Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS[supreg]) Health Plan Survey 5.0 is one of the CAHPS family of surveys that assess patients' experiences with health care providers, in different settings, and with health plans. The CAHPS surveys cover topics that are important to patients and that they are best able to assess, such as the communication with providers and access to health care services. This RFI requests public comment regarding (1) the relevance and validity of the questions on CAHPS Health Plan Survey 5.0 (the Survey), and (2) any user concerns about revisions to the Survey.