Breaking News: The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) Publishes New Performance Metrics for Cath PCI Accreditation

New Performance Metrics Support Quality Standards for Interventional Cardiology Best Practices

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[A] rapidly growing number of cath labs ... are applying for ACE review and accreditation. Cath lab accreditation is becoming a must-have for interventional cardiology labs. -- SCAI 2013-14 President, Ted A. Bass, MD

Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 29, 2014

The Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) Board of Directors has just approved a new set of Performance Metrics for Cath PCI Accreditation. These metrics have been published and are now available for download on the ACE website (http://www.cvexcel.org) or are available in hard copy at the ACE booth at The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) meeting in Las Vegas NV, May 28-31, 2014. Visit ACE at Booth 411 to receive your copy and to learn how your lab can realize the rewards and benefits of Quality Improvement...today, and on a continuing basis.

ACE updated its Cath/PCI performance metrics to align with the NCDR CathPCI Registry, NCDR ACTION Registry and the Hospital Compare data. Thirty-six performance metrics in PCI, Diagnostic Cath, STEMI/NSTEMI and Medicare Hospital Compare Outcomes have been updated.

“It is critically important to align performance metrics with cath lab documentation,” said Gregory J. Dehmer, M.D., FACC, FACP, FAHA, FSCAI, and ACE Board Chair. “Incorporating these performance metrics into the ACE accreditation program maintains best practices for interventional cardiology.”

SCAI 2013-14 President Ted A. Bass, MD, FSCAI, is a long-time advocate of efforts, such as ACE’s, that promote adherence to quality standards in cardiac cath labs. “I am excited by the rapidly growing number of cath labs that are applying for ACE review and accreditation,” said Dr. Bass. “Cath lab accreditation is becoming a must-have for interventional cardiology labs.”

Welcome to ACE. Where Quality is our focus, and everyone wins! Facilities seeking ACE accreditation can obtain more information and complete the application process at http://www.cvexcel.org.

About Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence

ACE, an independent organization sponsored by the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), offers independent evaluation and monitoring of facilities that provide cardiovascular care. By reviewing facility and operator performance and comparing clinical decision-making to nationally accepted best practices, ACE peer review and accreditation services plays a critical role in continuous quality improvement programs. Learn more at http://www.cvexcel.org.