Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-27687
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-25
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 changes to the currently approved information collection project: ``Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (AMPS) Household 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 29th, 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. One comment was received. 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: 2014-25792
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-25790
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-30
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: ``Evaluation of the AHRQ Healthcare Horizon Scanning System.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104- 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on August 12th, 2014 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: 2014-24513
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-16
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: ``Care Coordination Quality Measure for Patients in the Primary Care Setting.'' 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 July 30th, 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received and responded to comments from two 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: 2014-22700
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-29
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: ``Patient Safety Organization Certification for Initial Listing and Related Forms, Patient Safety Confidentiality Complaint Form, and Common Formats.'' 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 July 18th, 2014 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-22698
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-29
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: ``Improving Hospital Informed Consent with Training on Effective Tools and Strategies.'' 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 titled and published as ``Improving Hospital Informed Consent with an Informed Consent Toolkit'' in the Federal Register on July 9th, 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. AHRQ received one substantive comment. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22704
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-25
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), we announce an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on ``AHRQ RFA-HS14-010, ``Disseminating and Implementing Evidence from Patient- Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice Using Mobile Health Technology (R21).'' As with other SEP meetings, this meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22703
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-25
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), we announce an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on ``AHRQ RFA-HS14-009, ``Evaluating AHRQ Initiative to Accelerate the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Finding in Primary Care (R01).'' As with other SEP meetings, this meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-22702
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-25
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), we announce an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Special Emphasis Panel (SEP) meeting on ``AHRQ RFA HS14-008 Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice (R18).'' As with other SEP meetings, this meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2014-22701
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-25
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The scientific peer review 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. These meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. section 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. section 552b(c)(6).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-22240
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
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: ``TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 14th 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-22214
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-22
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, AHRQ [has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery,'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA) (44 U.S.C. 3501 et. seq.). This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on June 4th 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Scientific Information Request on Emerging Approaches To Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer
Document Number: 2014-20690
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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 of Emerging Approaches to Diagnosis and Treatment of Non-Muscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer, which is currently being conducted by the Evidence-based Practice Centers for the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic 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).
Scientific Information Request on Diagnosis of Gout
Document Number: 2014-20689
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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 of Diagnosis of Gout, which is currently being conducted by the Evidence-based Practice Centers for the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic 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).
Scientific Information Request on Health Information Exchange
Document Number: 2014-20425
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
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 Health Information Exchange, which is currently being conducted by the Evidence-based Practice Centers for the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic 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).
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Patient Safety Services, LLC
Document Number: 2014-20424
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
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 NHS, 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 Patient Safety Services, LLC of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-20423
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
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 changes to the currently approved information collection project: ``Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Household 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.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-20421
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
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: ``Generic Clearance for Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 29th 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. One comment was received. 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: 2014-20420
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-28
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: ``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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 29th 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. 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: 2014-18972
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-12
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 the AHRQ Healthcare Horizon Scanning System.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104- 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-18297
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
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: ``Updating and Expanding the AHRQ QI Toolkit for Hospitals.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104- 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on May 12th 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. 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: 2014-18296
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-04
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: ``Continuing Education for Comparative Effectiveness Research Survey.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-17936
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
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) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Care Coordination Quality Measure for Patients in the Primary Care Setting.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-17660
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-29
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: ``Phase II of a Longitudinal Program Evaluation of Health and Human Services (HHS) Healthcare Associated Infections (HAI) National Action Plan (NAP).'' 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 23rd and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegations of Authority
Document Number: 2014-17126
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Scientific Information Request on Behavioral Programs for Diabetes Mellitus
Document Number: 2014-16669
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-21
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 Behavioral Programs for Diabetes Mellitus, which is currently being conducted by the Evidence-based Practice Centers for the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic 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: 2014-16670
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-18
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.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-15807
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
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: ``Improving Hospital Informed Consent With an Informed Consent Toolkit.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-15806
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-09
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: ``Taking Efficiency Interventions in Health Services Delivery to Scale.'' 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 April 8th, 2014, and allowed 60 days for public comment. No comments were received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Scientific Information Request on Interventions To Improve Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections
Document Number: 2014-14962
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
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 from the public. Scientific information is being solicited to inform our review of Interventions to Improve Appropriate Antibiotic Use for Acute Respiratory Tract Infections, which is currently being conducted by the Evidence-based Practice Centers for the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic 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).
Scientific Information Request on Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS)
Document Number: 2014-14084
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
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 Diagnosis and Treatment of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/ CFS), which is currently being conducted by the Evidence-based Practice Centers for the AHRQ Effective Health Care Program. Access to published and unpublished pertinent scientific information will improve the quality of this review. AHRQ is conducting this systematic 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).
National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality: Request for Nominations for Public Members
Document Number: 2014-14081
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-17
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
42 U.S.C. 299c establishes a National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (the Council). The Council is to advise the Secretary of HHS (Secretary) and the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) on matters related to activities of the Agency to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. Seven current members' terms will expire in November 2014. To fill these positions, we are seeking individuals who are distinguished: (1) In the conduct of research, demonstration projects, and evaluations with respect to health care; (2) in the fields of health care quality research or health care improvement; (3) in the practice of medicine; (4) in other health professions; (5) in representing the private health care sector (including health plans, providers, and purchasers) or administrators of health care delivery systems; (6) in the fields of health care economics, information systems, law, ethics, business, or public policy; and, (7) in representing the interests of patients and consumers of health care. 42 U.S.C. 299c(c)(2). Individuals are particularly sought with experience and success in activities specified in the summary above.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery
Document Number: 2014-12908
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-04
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
As part of a Federal Government-wide effort to streamline the process to seek feedback from the public on service delivery, AHRQ has submitted a Generic Information Collection Request (Generic ICR): ``Generic Clearance for the Collection of Qualitative Feedback on Agency Service Delivery'' to OMB for approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act (PRA).
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-12360
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
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: ``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: 2014-12359
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-29
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: ``Generic Clearance for Questionnaire and Data Collection Testing, Evaluation, and Research 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: 2014-11727
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
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: ``Evaluation of the Implementation of TeamSTEPPS in Primary Care Settings (ITS-PC).'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-11726
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-21
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: ``Guide to Nursing Home Antimicrobial Stewardship.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-10947
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-14
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: ``TeamSTEPPS 2.0 Online Master Trainer Course.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-10752
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
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: ``Updating and Expanding the AHRQ QI Toolkit for Hospitals.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104- 13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2014-10750
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-12
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. These meetings will be closed to the public in accordance with 5 U.S.C. App. 2 section 10(d), 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(4), and 5 U.S.C. 552b(c)(6).
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Medical Peer Review Resource, LLC
Document Number: 2014-10279
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-06
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 healthcare 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 Medical Peer Review Resource, LLC of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. Medical Peer Review Resource, LLC submitted this request for voluntary relinquishment during revocation proceedings for cause.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-10277
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-06
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 ``AHRQ RFA-HS14-005, Patient Safety Learning Laboratories; Applying Design Innovation and Systems Engineering (P30)''. Each SEP meeting will commence in open session before closing to the public for the duration of the meeting.
Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2014-09175
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-23
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 ``AHRQ RFA-HS14-007, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) for Deliberative Approaches: Patient and Consumer Input for Implementing Evidence-Based Health Care (R21)''. Each SEP 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: 2014-09168
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-22
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: ``SelectMD 2.0 Clinician Choice Experiment.'' 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January, 29th 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. One comment was received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Meeting for Software Developers on the Common Formats for Patient Safety Data Collection and Event Reporting-Agenda & Registration Information
Document Number: 2014-07804
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2014-07795
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-08
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) approve the proposed information collection project: ``Taking Efficiency Interventions in Health Services Delivery to Scale.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, Public Law 104-13 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)), AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Opportunity To Co-sponsor an AHRQ Research Conference
Document Number: 2014-07562
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-04
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 an AHRQ conference in the Washington, DC area in early March, 2015. 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 sponsoring and managing various discrete sessions or events 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: 2014-07110
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
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 changes to the currently approved information collection project: ``Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyInsurance 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. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on January 10th, 2014 and allowed 60 days for public comment. One comment was received. The purpose of this notice is to allow an additional 30 days for public comment.
Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing From Society of Hospital Medicine PSO
Document Number: 2014-07097
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-31
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) 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 healthcare 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. The listing from the Society of Hospital Medicine PSO has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From Open Safety Foundation
Document Number: 2014-05999
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-19
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 healthcare 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 Open Safety Foundation of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.