ACC, CMS, and Yale Launch Voluntary Public Reporting Effort for PCI Readmissions
This spring, hospitals participating in the ACC's National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) CathPCI Registry® will have the opportunity to review and voluntarily report their results on the 30-day risk-standardized Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) readmission measure. Hospitals that choose to partake in this effort will have their readmission rates posted on Medicare's Hospital Compare website. The ACC developed this measure in collaboration with the Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation - Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC/CORE) using rigorous scientific methodology. The measure, which is supported by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and endorsed by the National Quality Forum (NQF), uses methodology that is consistent with the methods used to identify unplanned readmissions in the CMS measures currently reported on Hospital Compare for acute myocardial infarction, heart failure and pneumonia. However, this measure uses data from the NCDR CathPCI Registry for risk adjustment.
This voluntary hospital public reporting pilot leverages the existing infrastructure of the registries and tests the usefulness and feasibility of providing this additional quality information to the public. The effort is consistent with the ACC's public reporting policy. The College has been engaged in the development and refinement of this measure from the very beginning to ensure its scientific validity and usability.
How Hospitals Can Participate
CathPCI Registry-participating hospitals will receive their measure results and the data used to calculate their measure scores in a confidential hospital-specific report posted privately on the NCDR report dashboard starting the week of March 18. NCDR hospitals are encouraged to take part in this program by reviewing their reports and agreeing to have their data publicly reported on Hospital Compare by April 19. Learn more about how your hospital can participate in voluntary public reporting at NCDR.com.
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