RFI on Potential Roles for HHS to Encourage Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Technologies that Enhance Health System Value

01/15/2009

Request for Information on Potential Roles for HHS in Developing a Dynamic Environment to Encourage the Innovation and Diffusion of Medical Technologies that Enhance Health System Value

SUMMARY: This Request for Information (RFI) solicits ideas and information relating to ways in which the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) could continue to improve its use of resources and authorities to encourage the development and use of new medical technologies, consistent with the goals of (a) maintaining and improving the quality of health care, (b) controlling overall healthcare costs, and (c) using timely and practical administrative procedures.  

We are issuing this RFI to solicit information that will help us improve how various HHS agencies such as the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality can participate in a dynamic system for innovation and diffusion of medical technologies that will significantly increase the value of care provided throughout the healthcare system.

Links to the Federal Register Notice, Request for Information, HHS Healthcare Innovation Conferences, and the Electronic Submission of Comments are provided below.

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Note:  Please see the Federal Register Notice for instructions and the deadline for submitting comments. Electronic comments submitted via email are preferred. Email attachments are permitted.

PUBLIC ACCESS: Responses to this notice will be available to the public in the HHS Public Reading Room, 200 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C., 20201. Please call (202) 690-6445 between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to arrange access.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Medical Technology Innovation Desk, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, (202) 690-7858.