Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality June 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2013-15291
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), announcement is made of an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on ``LIMITED COMPETITION: ENHANCING INVESTMENTS COMPARATIVE EFFECTIVENESS RESEARCH RESOURCES GRANTS (R01)''.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-15290
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
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: ``Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Insurance Component.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Statement of Organization Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2013-15289
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Scientific Information Request on Imaging Tests for the Staging of Colorectal Cancer
Document Number: 2013-15288
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-27
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 on imaging tests for the staging of colorectal cancer (e.g., Chest x-ray, computed tomography, multidetector computed tomography (MD-CT), CT colonography, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), transabdominal ultrasound (TUS), endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), transrectal ultrasound (TRUS), positron emission tomography (PET), positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT fusion), or positron emission tomography combined with magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI fusion)) from medical device manufacturers. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our Comparative Effectiveness Review of Imaging Tests for the Staging of Colorectal Cancer, which is currently being conducted by one of the Evidence-based Practice Centers for the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information on these devices will improve the quality of this comparative effectiveness review. AHRQ is requesting this scientific information and conducting this comparative effectiveness review pursuant to Section 1013 of the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, Public Law 108-173, and Section 902(a) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a)
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2013-13341
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-06
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: ``A Prototype Consumer Reporting System For Patient Safety Events.'' 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 September 11th, 2012 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received 45 substantive comments and 64 personal stories from members of the public. These comments and personal stories raised 37 issues in the wording of the intake form, two issues with wording in other supporting documentation to the intake form, and 69 design issues that we categorized into 18 types of design concerns. To address these comments substantial revisions were made to the data collection tools and supporting documentation. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.