2016 ACC/AHA Clinical Performance and Quality Measures for Adults With Atrial Fibrillation or Atrial Flutter

Published: June 27, 2016

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  • Updates the 2008 afib measure set and 2011 implementation notes to reflect the 2014 AHA/ACC/HRS Guidelines for the Management of Patients With Atrial Fibrillation
  • Includes a comprehensive atrial measure that includes 24 total measures, including 6 performance measures (3 inpatient measures and 3 outpatient measures) and 18 quality measures (10 inpatient measures and 8 outpatient measures)
  • Includes new measures to address care domains that were not previously included, such as patient safety, effective clinical care, communication, and care coordination
  • Expands the afib performance measures from purely outpatient setting to include the inpatient setting
  • Includes new afib quality measures for both the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Creates news patient safety measures for both the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Acknowledges that the providers, practices, or facilities may choose to adopt some but not all the measures in their entirety