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HHS - 1804 - Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel - Statutory (Congress Created)
Hide Section - GENERAL INFORMATION

GENERAL INFORMATION

Committee NameHealth Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis PanelAgency NameDepartment of Health and Human Services
Fiscal Year2020Committee Number1804
Original Establishment Date10/1/1993Committee StatusChartered
Actual Termination Date Committee URL 
New Committee This FYNoPresidential Appointments*No
Terminated This FYNoMax Number of Members*Unlimited
Current Charter Date10/1/1993Designated Fed Officer Position Title*Director, Office of Research Review, Education and Policy, AHRQ
Date Of Renewal Charter Designated Federal Officer PrefixDr.
Projected Termination Date Designated Federal Officer First Name*Francis
Exempt From Renewal*YesDesignated Federal Officer Middle Name
Specific Termination AuthorityDesignated Federal Officer Last Name*Chesley
Establishment Authority*Statutory (Congress Created)Designated Federal Officer SuffixMD
Specific Establishment Authority*42 U.S.C. 299cDesignated Federal Officer Phone*(301) 427-1521
Effective Date Of Authority*12/19/1989Designated Federal Officer Fax*301-427-1562
Exempt From EO 13875 Discretionary CmteNot ApplicableDesignated Federal Officer Email*francis.chesley@ahrq.hhs.gov
Committee Type*Continuing
Presidential*No
Committee Function*Grant Review Committee
Hide Section - RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

RECOMMENDATION/JUSTIFICATIONS

Agency Recommendation*Continue
Legislation to Terminate RequiredNo
Legislation StatusNot Applicable
How does cmte accomplish its purpose?*This committee reviews research grant proposals that require a unique combination of reviewer expertise, e.g., for complex multidisciplinary projects and new areas of study, or that require standards of review different from those ordinarily applied by standing peer review committees because of project size, or that require expedited review.
How is membership balanced?*The Committee has a fluid membership with members designated to serve for individual meetings rather than formally appointed for fixed terms of service. Membership include individuals representing the fields of health services research, including, but not limited to, basic biomedical and clinical disciplines, health care technology development and assessment, clinical social, organizational, and information sciences.
How frequent & relevant are cmte mtgs?*Meetings will be held as necessary as determined by the Designated Federal Official (DFO), who shall approve the agenda. A government official shall be present at all meetings. Review meetings may be conducted by assembly or by teleconference or mail ballot, as appropriate. These committee meetings are essential to the continuation of AHRQ's extramural program in health services research.
Why advice can't be obtained elsewhere?*As stated in 20b, the members of the Panel are eminently qualified to carry out the duties of the Panel by virtue of their training or experience and fulfill the peer review required set forth by legislation. Due to the diversity and the short turn around time of these reviews, i.e., ad hoc grant reviews, no other source is available to handle the reviews.
Why close or partially close meetings?SEP Meetings are closed. Portion of meetings may involved review, discussion, and evaluation of individual grant applications. These applications and the discussions of them are likely to reveal personal information concerning individuals associated with the applications.
Recommendation RemarksNo reports required of this committee.
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PERFORMANCE MEASURES

Outcome Improvement To Health Or Safety*YesAction Reorganize Priorities*No
Outcome Trust In GovernmentYesAction Reallocate ResourcesYes
Outcome Major Policy ChangesYesAction Issued New RegulationsNo
Outcome Advance In Scientific ResearchYesAction Proposed LegislationNo
Outcome Effective Grant MakingYesAction Approved Grants Or Other PaymentsYes
Outcome Improved Service DeliveryYesAction OtherNo
Outcome Increased Customer SatisfactionYesAction CommentNA
Outcome Implement Laws/Reg RequirementsNoGrants Review*Yes
Outcome OtherNoNumber Of Grants Reviewed82
Outcome CommentNANumber Of Grants Recommended28
Cost Savings*Unable to DetermineDollar Value Of Grants Recommended$2,337,799.00
Cost Savings CommentNAGrants Review CommentNA
Number Of Recommendations*50Access Contact Designated Fed. Officer*No
Number Of Recommendations CommentDue to the amount of COVID-19 SEPs, 10 is the additonal amount recommended for FY 2020.Access Agency WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented*0.00%Access Committee WebsiteNo
% of Recs Fully Implemented CommentN/AAccess GSA FACA WebsiteYes
% of Recs Partially Implemented*0.00%Access PublicationsNo
% of Recs Partially Implemented CommentNAAccess OtherNo
Agency Feedback*YesAccess CommentN/A
Agency Feedback Comment*The Agency provides this feedback at review meetings and in the minutes of the review meetings.Narrative Description*The Agency offers grant funding to support projects that carry out its mission and strategic plan. The applications for funding are evaluated by this committee which assenbles the appropriate scientific and technical expertise needed to render judgments about the relative merit of submitted applications. The Committee's judgments are articulated in written form and passed to the Agency decision-makers for determining which applications are to be funded.
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COSTS

Payments to Non-Federal Members*$6,600.00Est Payments to Non-Fed Members Next FY*$3,000.00
Payments to Federal Members*$1,170.00Est. Payments to Fed Members Next FY*$2,000.00
Payments to Federal Staff*$223,476.75Estimated Payments to Federal Staff*$250,000.00
Payments to Consultants*$3,882.00Est. Payments to Consultants Next FY*$2,000.00
Travel Reimb. For Non-Federal Members*$19,155.85Est Travel Reimb Non-Fed Members nextFY*$9,500.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Members*$905.00Est Travel Reimb For Fed Members*$1,200.00
Travel Reimb. For Federal Staff*$0.00Est. Travel Reimb to Fed Staff Next FY*$0.00
Travel Reimb. For Consultants*$0.00Est Travel Reimb to Consultants Next FY*$0.00
Other Costs$0.00Est. Other Costs Next FY*$0.00
Total Costs$255,189.60Est. Total Next FY*$267,700.00
Federal Staff Support (FTE)*3.00Est. Fed Staff Support Next FY*5.00
Cost RemarksDue to COVID-19, the amounts mentioned above varied.Est Cost RemarksDue to COVID-19, the amounts mentioned above may also vary in FY 2021.
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Interest Areas

Category
Area
Health
Health Care
Hospitals
Medical Education
Medical Practitioners
Physical Fitness
Safety
Treatment
Aging
Medicine
Diseases
Health and Health Research
Illnesses
Medicine and Dentistry
Hide Section - MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

MEMBERS,MEETINGS AND ADVISORY REPORTS

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Hide Section - CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

CHARTERS AND RELATED DOCS

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Hide Section - DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

DATA FROM PREVIOUS YEARS

Committee

Data from Previous Years

 
ActionCommittee System IDCommittee NameFiscal Year
 COM-036495Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2019
 COM-034700Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2018
 COM-001961Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2017
 COM-002389Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2016
 COM-004189Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2015
 COM-004522Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2014
 COM-006201Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2013
 COM-006833Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2012
 COM-008280Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2011
 COM-009084Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2010
 COM-010125Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2009
 COM-011042Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2008
 COM-012134Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2007
 COM-012684Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2006
 COM-013790Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2005
 COM-014568Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2004
 COM-015834Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2003
 COM-016750Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2002
 COM-017596Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2001
 COM-018407Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel2000
 COM-019516Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel1999
 COM-020621Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel1998
 COM-021408Health Care Policy and Research Special Emphasis Panel1997