To stand out as a quality leader and improve your facility’s patient outcomes, use an outstanding quality improvement tool - the NCDR® CARE Registry®. The CARE Registry not only meets CMS, payer, and regulator requirements for data collection for carotid artery stenting (CAS) and endarterectomy (CEA) procedures, but also extends beyond mere compliance to deliver:
- A "best practices showcase" for all disciplines involved in treating carotid artery disease - cardiology, neurology, radiology, vascular surgery, neurosurgery, and interventional neuroradiology
- Benchmarked decision-making data to answer critical questions on quality assurance related to high-risk new technologies
- Independent neurological assessment, including NIH Stroke Scale scores before, immediately after, and at 30 days post-procedure, to support treatment choices
The CARE Registry will be expanding to the PVI Registry in 2014. To learn more about this new registry, click here.
View a list of current CARE Registry participants
Ensure quality care for your CAS and CEA patients with evidence-based process and performance measures from the CARE Registry.
Participation in the CARE Registry provides:
- Quarterly benchmark reports that compare your institution's performance with that of volume-based peer groups and the national experience.
- Standardized, evidence-based data elements and definitions.
- A complimentary online data collection tool with a convenient extract feature that provides easy access to data elements needed to meet CMS criteria for CAS data collection; or a variety of certified third-party vendor software options.
- Plus, ABIM Diplomates can meet MOC recertification requirements by using CARE Registry data to earn up to 80 points toward evaluation of practice performance through the self-directed PIM.*
*Physicians certified by medical specialty boards other than ABIM, such as vascular surgeons, radiologists, neurologists, or neurosurgeons who have their patient records submitted to the CARE Registry, should consult their individual boards to see how their facility’s CARE Registry data can be used to meet MOC Part IV requirements.
The CARE Registry measures:
- Patient demographics, provider and facility characteristics
- The use of balloons, stents, and embolic protection devices
- Medications and neurological status
- Adverse event rates, and more