Operating Plan for Fiscal Year 2015

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
This document summarizes the operating plan for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) for FY 2015 against FY 2014 actual expenditures.

Dollars in Millions

Activities FY 2014 FY 2015
FY 2014 Final FY 2015 Final
RESEARCH ON HEALTH COSTS, QUALITY, AND OUTCOMES (HCQO)
   Patient Safety 71.584 76.584
      Healthcare Delivery Systems PHS Act Sec. 933 Grants1 5.000 10.000
      Patient Safety—Other 66.584 66.584
   Health Services Research, Data and Dissemination 111.072 112.207
      Investigator Initiated Research2 45.882 45.882
      Health Services Research, Data and Dissemination—Other 65.190 66.325
   Health Information Technology 29.572 28,170
   Prevention / Care Management 22.904 11.590
      PHS Evaluation Fund 15.904
      PHS Evaluation Fund 11.590
      USPSTF—ACA Funds—Prevention and Public Health Fund 7.000
   Value Research 3.252
   Patient-Centered Health Research 65.402 101.306
      PHS Evaluation Fund
      ACA Funds—PCORTF Transfer3 65.402 101.306
Subtotals, HCQO
   Budget Authority 228.551
   PHS Evaluation 231.384
      ACA Funds—Prevention and Public Health Fund 7.000
      ACA Funds—PCORTF Transfer 65.402 101.306
   Subtotal, HCQO Program Level 303.786 329.857
MEDICAL EXPENDITURE PANEL SURVEY
   Budget Authority 65.447
   PHS Evaluation 63.811
   Subtotal, MEPS 63.811 65.447
PROGRAM SUPPORT
   Budget Authority 69.700
   PHS Evaluation 68.813
   Subtotal, Program Support 68.813 69.700
SUBTOTAL
   Budget Authority 363.698
   PHS Evaluation 364.008
      ACA Funds—Prevention and Public Health Fund 7.000
      ACA Funds—PCORTF Transfer 65.402 101.306
Total Program Level 436.410 465.004

1. The FY 2014 Omnibus appropriations report specifies that "Within the total for the Patient Safety portfolio, the agreement provides $5,000,000 for research grants authorized by section 933 of the PHS Act as proposed in Senate Report 113-235." The FY 2015 Omnibus appropriations report specifies an increase of $5,000,000 for a total of $10,000,000 for healthcare delivery system grants.

2. The FY 2014 Omnibus appropriations report specifies that within the total for Health Services Research, Data and Dissemination portfolio, the agreement provides $45,882,000 for investigator-initiated research. The FY 2015 Omnibus appropriations report specifies that within the total for Health Services Research, Data and Dissemination portfolio, $45,882,000 is provided for investigator-initiated research grants.

3. PCORFT is the abbreviation for Patient Centered Outcomes Research Trust Fund. The amounts shown are post-sequester.

Page last reviewed February 2015
Internet Citation: Operating Plan for Fiscal Year 2015. February 2015. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/cpi/about/mission/operating-plan/index.html