Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
HRSA plans to collect and evaluate network outcome measures. HRSA also plans to require that HCCNs report such measures to HRSA in annual work plan updates as part of their annual, non-competing continuation progress reports through an electronic reporting system. The work plan updates will include information on grantees' plans and progress on the following:
* Adoption and Implementation of HIT (including EHR);
* Attainment of Meaningful Use Requirements; and
* QI Measures (e.g., Healthy People 2020 clinical quality measures, PCMH recognition status, etc.).
The annual, non-competing continuation progress reports will describe each grantee's progress in achieving key activity goals such as quality improvement, data access and exchange, efficiency and effectiveness of network services, and the ability to track and monitor patient outcomes, as well as emerging needs, challenges and barriers encountered, customer satisfaction, and plans to meet goals for the next year. Grantees will submit their work plan updates and annual, non-competing continuation progress report each fiscal year of the grant; the submission and subsequent HRSA approval of each report triggers the budget period renewal and release of each subsequent year of funding. The estimated total number of burden hours is 1662.
The annual estimate of burden is as follows: