ACC Public Reporting
ACC's Public Reporting efforts help institutions bridge gaps between science and practice to improve the quality of cardiovascular care delivery. Hospitals participating in ACC's NCDR programs have a unique opportunity to publicly showcase their commitment to continuous quality improvement and lead the way toward a more transparent health care system.
Public Reporting is a strategic objective of the College. The ACC also has developed a health policy statement that addresses the growing role of public reporting in health care. Read ACC's Public Reporting Mission Statement to learn more.
Voluntary Hospital Public Reporting
Hospitals participating in the CathPCI Registry, Chest Pain - MI Registry and ICD Registry have the option to take part in ACC's Public Reporting effort. Eligible hospitals that voluntarily agree to report their data from these registries can publicly demonstrate their commitment to quality improvement.
The following measures have been identified for public reporting:
- Proportion of PCI Patients With Aspirin Prescribed at Discharge
- Proportion of PCI Patients (who Received a Stent) With a P2Y12 Inhibitor Prescribed at Discharge
- Proportion of PCI Patients With a Statin Prescribed at Discharge
- Proportion of PCI Patients With Aspirin, Statin and/or P2Y12 inhibitor (if Eligible) Prescribed at Discharge
- STEMI Performance Composite
- Overall Defect Free Care Composite*
*Endorsed by the National Quality Forum
- Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor/Angiotensin Receptor Blocker (ACE/ARB) Therapy at Discharge for ICD Implant Patients With Left Ventricular Systolic Dysfunction (LVSD)
- Beta Blocker at Discharge for ICD Implant Patients With a Previous Myocardial Infarction
- Beta Blocker at Discharge for ICD Implant Patients With LVSD
- Composite: Discharge Medications (ACE/ARB and beta blockers) in Eligible ICD Implant Patients
Participants of the CathPCI Registry, Chest Pain – MI Registry or ICD Registry can review their performance on publicly reported measures by logging in to their NCDR account, navigating to the registry Dashboard and selecting Hospital Public Reporting. Contact your hospital's registry site manager for help accessing the report.
CardioSmart's Find Your Heart a Home tool ranks participating hospitals using a four-star rating system that is based on accepted clinical thresholds. By default, hospitals that choose not to publicly report are listed as "not participating" on Find Your Heart a Home.
Improve Your Data Quality
Review the Data Quality Checklist, part of the Public Reporting Toolkit, to ensure your data is complete, accurate, reliable and valid.
Questions and Comments
The ACC is available to answer hospital and stakeholder questions and comments between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET Monday through Friday. You can reach us:
- By email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include your full name; institution name; address; phone number; and a brief description of your inquiry, including the affected registry.
- By phone at 1-800-257-4737