Guidance For Use of NCDR Clinical Quality Measures During COVID-19 Pandemic Released

The College has released guidance for the use of NCDR data for external accountability, such as health insurance payer programs or employment compensation programs. The new recommendations on patient outcomes and care process measures recognize the changes in health care delivery related to the COVID-19 pandemic, including hospitals suspending elective procedures and patients delaying or deferring medical care. The guidance is specific to NCDR clinical quality measures and is not intended to apply to all cardiovascular measures of quality care and outcomes, either those developed by the ACC or other organizations. Learn more.