ACC Launches EP Device Implant Registry, Expanding Scope of Former ICD Registry

The ACC has changed the name of its ICD Registry to the EP Device Implant Registry, effective April 1. The EP Device Implant Registry will include data on ICD and CRT-D procedures previously captured in the ICD Registry, as well as provide flexibility to capture novel pacemaker procedures. The registry aligns with ACC Accreditation Services Electrophysiology Accreditation, fully supporting the program's data requirements.

"The expanded scope of the EP Device Implant Registry will allow hospitals to track new and existing procedures, giving them the ability to optimize patient care and outcomes," said NCDR Management Board Chair Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC. "The registry is well-positioned to support continuous quality assessment and improvement in the growing [electrophysiology] procedure service line."

In addition, the EP Device Implant Registry now allows participants to capture data on shared decision-making, a compliance requirement for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' national coverage determination for ICD/CRT-D primary prevention device implants. The new EP Device Implant Registry will continue to empower the patient care team in their decision-making by providing nationally benchmarked data on patient care and outcomes for broader range of devices. More than 800 U.S.-based hospitals currently participate in the registry.

Clinical Topics: Arrhythmias and Clinical EP, Prevention, Implantable Devices, SCD/Ventricular Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation/Supraventricular Arrhythmias

Keywords: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S., Decision Making, Medicare, Registries, National Cardiovascular Data Registries, Data Collection, Cardiac Electrophysiology, Primary Prevention, Pacemaker, Artificial, Patient Care Team, Accreditation, EP Device Implant Registry

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