AHA News reports effective with discharges beginning April 1, hospitals no longer will be required to provide certain heart attack care data to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission for quality reporting purposes. The change pertains to data on heart attack patients without beta-blocker contraindications who received a beta blocker within 24 hours after hospital arrival, referred to as performance measure AMI-6. According to CMS, the decision to retire the measure reflects changes in practice guidelines for heart attack patients.
CMS to retire quality of care measure for heart attack patients
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