Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2017-05588
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-22
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 the cancellation of a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Proposed Collection; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-05301
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-17
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 information collection project: ``Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Health Plan Survey Comparative Database.'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection. This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on December 22, 2016 and allowed 60 days for public comment. Since AHRQ did not receive any substantive comments during this period, this notice allows for an additional 30 days for public comment.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute, LLC
Document Number: 2017-05073
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-15
Agency: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Department of Health and Human Services
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Act of 2005, (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, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. 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 the MagMutual Patient Safety Institute, LLC of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Supplemental Evidence and Data Request on Effects of Dietary Sodium and Potassium Intake on Chronic Disease Outcomes and Related Risk Factors
Document Number: 2017-04193
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-06
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 Effects of Dietary Sodium and Potassium Intake on Chronic Disease Outcomes and Related Risk Factors, 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. AHRQ is conducting this systematic review pursuant to Section 902(a) of the Public Health Service Act, 42 U.S.C. 299a(a).
Patient Safety Organizations: Expired Listing From the Surgical Momentum PSO
Document Number: 2017-03999
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
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, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. 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 Surgical Momentum PSO has expired and AHRQ has delisted the PSO accordingly.
Meeting of the National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality
Document Number: 2017-03998
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-03-01
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: 2017-03463
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-22
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) to review again proposed information collection project: Pharmacy Survey on Patient Safety Culture Comparative Database.'' This proposed information collection was previously published in the Federal Register on November 18, 2016 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: 2017-02893
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-13
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 ``The Re-Engineered Visit for Primary Care (AHRQ REV).'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.
Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2017-02624
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
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.
Patient Safety Organizations: Voluntary Relinquishment From the Fresenius Medical Care PSO, LLC
Document Number: 2017-02623
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
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, establish a framework by which hospitals, doctors, and other health care providers may voluntarily report information to Patient Safety Organizations (PSOs), on a privileged and confidential basis, for the aggregation and analysis of patient safety events. 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 the Fresenius Medical Care PSO, LLC of its status as a PSO, and has delisted the PSO accordingly. The Fresenius Medical Care PSO, LLC submitted this request for voluntary relinquishment after receiving a Notice of Preliminary Finding of Deficiency.
Scientific Information Request on Treatment-Resistant Depression: A Narrative and Systematic Review of Definitions and Methods in Clinical Research Studies
Document Number: 2017-02622
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-02-09
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 Treatment- Resistant Depression: A Narrative and Systematic Review of Definitions and Methods in Clinical Research Studies, 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. AHRQ is conducting this systematic review pursuant to 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: 2017-00433
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-01-11
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 ``AHRQ Research Reporting System (ARRS).'' In accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act, 44 U.S.C. 3501-3521, AHRQ invites the public to comment on this proposed information collection.