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National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics: Meeting

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Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces the following advisory committee meeting.

Name: National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics (NCVHS), Full Committee Meeting.

Time and Date: March 1, 2012; 9:00 a.m.-3:45 p.m. EST. March 2, 2012; 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. EST.

Place: Double Tree Hilton Hotel Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, Maryland 20910, Tel: 1-301-589-5200.

Status: Open.

Purpose: At this meeting the Committee will hear presentations and hold discussions on several health data policy topics. On the morning of the first day the Committee will hear updates from the Department (HHS), the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of the National Coordinator (ONC). There will also be discussion on items for approval: (1) Recommendation letter on standards for Claims Attachments; (2) recommendation letter on ACA requirements to seek input on improving standardization and uniformity in new financial and administrative activities beyond those already being addressed under HIPAA; and (3) a recommendation letter on the Standards/Operating Rule Maintenance Process. After lunch, an update will be given on the March 8-9, 2012 NCVHS Socioeconomic Status (SES) Workshop, and a briefing on the preparation for use of data after transition to ICD-10 Code Sets.

On the morning of the second day there will be a review of the final action items discussed on the first day. Additionally, the Committee will hear subcommittee reports, strategic plans and discuss next steps. After lunch, there will be a briefing on the new CMS Line of Service for Information Resources Initiative. The public will be invited to comment on the information presented. Further information will be provided on the NCVHS Web site at http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/.

The times shown above are for the full Committee meeting. Subcommittee breakout sessions are scheduled for late in the afternoon on the first day and in the morning prior to the full Committee meeting on the second day. Agendas for these breakout sessions will be posted on the NCVHS Web site (URL below) when available.

Contact Person for More Information: Substantive program information as well as summaries of meetings and a roster of committee members may be obtained from Marjorie S. Greenberg, Executive Secretary, NCVHS, National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 3311 Toledo Road, Room 2402, Hyattsville, Maryland 20782, telephone (301) 458-4245. Information also is available on the NCVHS home page of the HHS Web site: http://www.ncvhs.hhs.gov/, where further information including an agenda will be posted when available.

Should you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the CDC Office of Equal Employment Opportunity on (301) 458-4EEO (4336) as soon as possible.

Dated: February 9, 2012.

James Scanlon,

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation.

[FR Doc. 2012-3750 Filed 2-16-12; 8:45 am]

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