Quality Improvement for Institutions

Performance Achievement Awards

Chest Pain - MI Registry

The Chest Pain – MI Registry™ Performance Achievement Award program recognizes hospitals participating in Chest Pain – MI Registry who have demonstrated sustained, top level performance in quality of care and adherence to guideline recommendations. Through full participation in the registry, hospitals engage in a robust quality improvement process, using data to drive improvements and positively impact patient outcomes for heart attack patients.

The Chest Pain – MI Registry is formerly the ACTION Registry.

2019 Award Winners

View a list of the 2019 Performance Achievement Award recipients.

This year's Platinum, Gold and Silver Award recipients are recognized for their consistency in meeting patient care guidelines for AMI patients. Hospitals that received a 2019 Performance Achievement Award are featured in the special U.S. News and World Report "Best Hospitals" issue.

Overview of 2019

The Performance Achievement Award Program for 2019 will review data entered for eight quarters through 2018Q4. The data used for the aggregation are the data submitted as of the 2018Q4 data deadline, February 28, 2019. This submission must pass the DQR with a green light for all quarters evaluated.


Eligibility Requirements

Award LevelsSTEMI/NSTEMI MeasuresDefect Free Care MeasureSubmission Type
Platinum≥90% score 8 quarters≥75% score 8 quartersPremier (all 8 quarters)
Gold≥90% score 8 quarters≥75% score 8 quartersLimited (or combination of Premier and Limited)
Silver≥90% score 4 quarters≥75% score 4 quartersPremier or Limited

These individual Performance Measures are evaluated to determine your hospital’s compliance score:

 STEMI & NSTEMI Performance Measures* Defect Free Care Measure
  • ASA at Arrival
  • DTN<=30 minutes (STEMI only)
  • DTB<=90 minutes (STEMI only)
  • ASA on discharge
  • Discharge beta-blocker
  • Discharge ACE-I/ ARB
  • Discharge statin
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Reperfusion Therapy (STEMI only)
  • Evaluation of LV Systolic Function
  • National Quality Forum (NQF) endorsed measure
  • Proportion of patients receiving all performance measure opportunities forwhich they are eligible

CardioSmart Hospital Profile

All NCDR participating hospitals can see their hospital profile on Find Your Heart a Home. Patients and caregivers use this website to compare hospitals that are affiliated with the American College of Cardiology. Hospitals that receive the Performance Achievement Award will see their level displayed on this site under their hospital profile.


Temp Styles

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