Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Institute Governing Board Methodology Committee

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gave the Comptroller General of the United States responsibility for appointing up to 15 members to the Methodology Committee of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Institute. In addition, the Directors of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health, or their designees, are members of the committee. Committee members must meet the qualifications listed in the Act [Section 6301 and Section 10602, Public Law 111-148]. A Federal Register notice providing information about acceptance of letters of nomination and resumes will be issued in September 2010.

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