March 13, 2024

ACC launches new data registry for cardiac care in ASCs

Editor's Note

The American College of Cardiology (ACC) has introduced the CV ASC Registry Suite, a pioneering data registry targeting cardiac procedures at ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), Cardiovascular Business February 13 reports. This initiative marks a significant development that reflects the trend of cardiac care shifting from hospitals to ASCs.

The move is motivated by the evolving reimbursement policies favoring minimally invasive cardiac procedures outside traditional hospital settings. The ACC's National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) aims to equip ASCs with comprehensive resources to benchmark their performance against similar entities, including hospitals, to improve care quality and patient outcomes.

This registry suite represents a response to an unaddressed need within the ASC community for a systematic way to monitor and optimize their service quality. It offers access to benchmark data from established NCDR registries, facilitating a better understanding and improvement of care delivery. In the article, interventional cardiologist Jeptha Curtis, MD, and Lara Slattery, MHS, MLS, highlighted the registry's role in addressing the quality tracking needs of ASCs and its potential to transform patient care in the rapidly evolving cardiac activity in the ASC space.

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