A new report highlighting data from the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) provides a snapshot of the many ways clinical registry data can be used to assess quality of care and outcomes associated with broad populations of patients with cardiovascular disease.
Despite congressional efforts to delay Affordable Care Act implementation, the Health Insurance Marketplaces, where individuals and groups (or families) can find, compare, choose and buy private health insurance, officially opened in all 50 states and the District of Columbia on Oct. 1, as scheduled.
Since the topic of anticoagulation management is complex and surrounded by debate, representatives from medical specialty societies, industry and other stakeholder groups gathered at the American College of Cardiology’s (ACC) Heart House in September for the Anticoagulation Consortium Roundtable, to address the gaps in care.
On Oct. 1, 2014, the ICD-10 system will replace the current ICD-9 codes. ICD-10 implementation will change the way coding is currently done and the code set will grow from 14,315 diagnosis codes to more than 69,099 codes. These changes will require a significant effort to implement the new system and this is the time to start preparations in your practice.
The American College of Cardiology’s NCDR® ICD Registry™ and the Heart Rhythm Society will host a webinar on Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. ET on how to leverage the ICD Registry to measure and improve quality of care while simultaneously addressing physician needs for ABIM's Part IV Maintenance of Certification Program.
New Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) released by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and developed in collaboration with 10 other leading professional societies provides detailed criteria to help clinicians optimize the appropriate use of peripheral vascular ultrasound and physiological testing when caring for patients with known or suspected venous disease.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has released the final rule covering inpatient hospital services for the 2014 fiscal year, which starts on Oct. 1, 2013. This wide-ranging rule covers many areas, including those that may be relevant for cardiovascular professionals.