Hospitals nationwide begin reporting PCI readmission measure results

Hospitals across the country are now voluntarily reporting their 30-day all-cause risk-standardized readmission rates following PCI.

This voluntary public reporting pilot program is the result of a partnership between the American College of Cardiology (ACC), Yale New Haven Health Services Corporation−Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (YNHHSC-CORE), and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

More than 300 hospitals participating in the ACC's National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR®) CathPCI Registry® have elected to voluntarily publicly report their measure results on CMS's Hospital Compare website, established by CMS in 2005 to report hospital quality information.

From Jan. 1, 2010 to Nov. 30, 2011, the overall NCDR® CathPCI Registry® readmission rate was 11.9 percent. “By publicly reporting, hospitals are pioneering efforts to engage patients in understanding the quality of cardiovascular care being provided in their local communities,” said ACC President John Gordon Harold, MD, MACC.

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