New ACC/AHA HF Performance and Quality Measures Released

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A new measure set to evaluate heart failure (HF) care in the inpatient and outpatient settings was released Nov. 2 and published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Developed by the ACC and the American Heart Association, the measure set is in accordance with the 2017 ACC/AHA/HFSA HF guideline update. Paul A. Heidenreich, MD, MS, FACC, chair of the writing committee, et al., updated the 2011 HF performance measure set, and developed "a comprehensive HF measure set" that includes 13 performance measures, four quality measures, one structural measure and two rehabilitation performance measures. Read more.