ACC launches NCDR EP Device Implant Registry

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Formerly the ICD Registry, the new name reflects expanded offerings and aligns with other quality programs

Effective immediately, the American College of Cardiology is offering the EP Device Implant Registry, which will include data on ICD and CRT-D procedures previously captured in the NCDR ICD Registry as well as provide the flexibility to capture novel pacemaker procedures. The registry is aligned with the ACC’s Electrophysiology Accreditation program, 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 EP 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 CMS National Coverage Determination for ICD/CRT-D primary prevention device implants.

Since its inception in 2005, the ICD Registry has been the national standard for understanding patient selection, care and outcomes in patients receiving ICD therapy. 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. Over 800 U.S. based hospitals currently participate in the EP Device Implant Registry. For a complete list of participating facilities, visit Find Your Heart a Home.

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NCDR is the ACC’s suite of cardiovascular data registries helping hospitals and private practices measure and improve the quality of the care they provide. The EP Device Implant Registry is one of 10 NCDR hospital and outpatient registries.

For more information about the EP Device Implant Registry, visit ACC.org/EPDeviceRegistry.

The American College of Cardiology envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. As the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team, the mission of the College and its 54,000 members is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC bestows credentials upon cardiovascular professionals who meet stringent qualifications and leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College also provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research through its world-renowned JACC Journals, operates national registries to measure and improve care, and offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions. For more, visit acc.org.

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