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Did you know you can now use your CathPCI data for Cath Lab Accreditation? The first ACC and SCPC accreditation service to exclusively utilize NCDR Registry data launched on June 20.

Leveraging CathPCI Registry® data, the program incorporates the ACC/Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions’ Consensus Document for Catheterization Laboratory Standards and other evidence-based science.

According to a recent American College of Cardiology, the accreditation aims to promote consistent processes across the care continuum addressing pre-procedure, peri-procedure and post-procedure care. Learn more about accreditation here.

The CathPCI Registry® is offered by the American College of Cardiology’s National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR.) The CathPCI registry collects data for patients who receive diagnostic cardiac catheterization, including left heart caths and/or diagnostic coronary angiographies, as well as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI.)

Hospitals have the option to submit only PCI cases. The NCDR offers data entry on the NCDR website, or sites may also choose to upload data through a participating software vendor.

Participants can view over 30 metrics on the CathPCI dashboard and can drill down to the patient level. This dashboard is aggregated weekly with the most recently submitted data.

Metrics include:

  • PCI risk-adjusted performance including mortality and bleeding events
  • PCI processes including discharge medications, door to balloon times for STEMI
  • PCI outcomes such as post procedure events/complications
  • Diagnostic processes
  • Utilization such as length of stay
  • AUC (appropriate use criteria) categorizing appropriateness of PCI procedures

The CathPCI offers a Comparator function to allow hospitals to compare their outcomes to other U.S. hospitals. Comparison groups include teaching vs non-teaching facilities, PCI volume, state, and number of beds. Individual physician dashboards are also available.

Read our blog post on "How to Decipher What Your DQR is Telling You" to learn more about how to dig into your data for performance improvement.

Primaris has developed a new resource to help with CathPCI clinical documentation. The CathPCI key data elements pocket card was created to educate and aid Cardiologists in CathPCI clinical documentation. It contains the key data elements that abstractors must obtain primarily from physician procedure documentation.

Download Pocket Card


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