American College of Cardiology offers new EP Device Implant Registry

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. The registry is well-positioned to support continuous quality assessment and improvement in the growing EP procedure service line."

Frederick A. Masoudi, MD, MSPH, FACC, NCDR Management Board Chair

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.

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.


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