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

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-13728
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-09
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: ``Spreading Techniques To Radically Reduce Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria (Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA).'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
In accordance with section 10(d) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C., Appendix 2), announcement is made of a Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting.
Document Number: 2010-13109
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Notice of Meeting, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-13108
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-13107
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-03
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: ``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.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2010-12547
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-12546
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-12544
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-12542
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-11993
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-20
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: ``Eisenberg Center Voluntary Customer Survey Generic Clearance for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.'' 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: 2010-10199
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
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: ``Assessing the Impact of the National Implementation of TeamSTEPPS Master Training Program.'' 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: 2010-10197
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
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: ``Standardizing Antibiotic Use in Long-Term Care Settings SAUL) Study.'' 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: 2010-10195
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-03
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: ``National Hospital Adverse Event Reporting System: Questionnaire Redesign and Testing.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3520. AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-9035
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-9034
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-21
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Meeting for Software Developers on the Technical Specifications for Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection and Event Reporting
Document Number: 2010-7049
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-02
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces a meeting to discuss the technical specifications for AHRQ's common definitions and reporting formats (Common Formats) Version 1.1 that allow for reporting of patient safety information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs). 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 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 the Common Formats that allow healthcare providers to voluntarily collect and submit standardized information regarding patient safety events. More information on the Common Formats Version 1.1, including the technical specifications, can be obtained through AHRQ's PSO Web site: http://www.PSO.AHRQ.gov/index.html.
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.
Expert Meeting on Measurement Criteria for Children's Health Insurance Program; Reauthorization Act Pediatric Quality Measures
Document Number: 2010-2873
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-10
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
This notice announces a meeting to identify measurement criteria for use in carrying out the Pediatric Quality Measures Program (PQMP) under Section 1139A(b) of the Social Security Act as enacted in the Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-1953
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
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: ``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.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1902
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1901
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1900
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2010-1896
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-1894
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
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: ``Evaluation of the GuideLines Into Decision Support (GLIDES).'' 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.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2010-1880
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-01
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2010-1158
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-25
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: ``Collection of Information for Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality's (AHRQ) Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) 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.
Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003 Section 1013: Request for Nominations-The Effective Health Care Stakeholder Group
Document Number: E9-31341
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-07
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The DHHS Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) invites nominations from interested organizations and knowledgeable individuals for members of the Stakeholder Group to support the work of the Effective Health Care Program, established [for consultation] pursuant to Section 1013 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act (MMA) of 2003. The goals of this program are to develop evidence on the effectiveness and comparative effectiveness of different treatments and health care interventions of importance to the Medicare, Medicaid, and State Child Health Insurance programs. To achieve these goals, AHRQ supports projects to review, synthesize, generate, and translate scientific evidence, as well as identify important issues for which existing scientific evidence is insufficient to inform decisions about health care. The Effective Health Care Program makes the evidence information it develops readily available to health care decision makers. The Stakeholder Group is critical to the success of the Effective Health Care Program by providing input to improve the applicability and relevance of research products to health care decision makers. The Effective Health Care Program Stakeholder Group will be a part of the Citizen's Forum initiative, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, to formally and broadly engage stakeholders, and to enhance and expand public involvement in the entire Effective Health Care enterprise.
HHS Intent To Publish Grant and Contract Solicitations for Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) Projects With Funds Allocated to the Office of the Secretary From the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA)
Document Number: E9-31340
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-01-07
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Department of Health and Human Services announces its intention to support new CER projects with funds allocated by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The ARRA appropriated $400 million to the Office of the Secretary for support of CER. AHRQ has been designated point of contact for management of these funds.