Quality Improvement for Institutions


Quality Payment Program

The Quality Payment Program (QPP), created under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015, establishes new ways to reimburse clinicians for caring for Medicare patients, based on value not volume. Hospitals and affiliated cardiovascular professionals participating in ACC’s NCDR registries can take advantage of several tools and offerings to help in meeting QPP requirements. 

(Learn more about the QPP.)

Don’t MIPS Out!

The ACC’s Patient Navigator Program: Focus MI, Reduce the Risk: PCI Bleed and Clinical Quality Coach App count as Improvement Activities under the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) – one of two ways clinicians can participate in the QPP. Learn more.

Ease Your Reporting Burden

The PINNACLE Registry® and Diabetes Collaborative Registry® provide powerful clinical insights to practices, easily capturing valuable data on coronary artery disease, hypertension, heart failure, atrial fibrillation and diabetes in the outpatient setting. Each registry has been approved as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the 2019 MIPS Program Year, offering participating practices a free and easy solution for MIPS reporting in 2019. Practices currently submitting data via the PINNACLE Registry and/or the Diabetes Collaborative Registry can choose to have the ACC submit their MIPS data to CMS for free. Practices also have the option of reporting as individual providers or at the group level. Learn more.  Quality Payment Program

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