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ImageGuide Registry

The nation's first registry for
non-invasive cardiac imaging.

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ImageGuide Performance Measures

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Performance Measures:
Practices/hospitals participating in the registry will receive performance calculations for all ImageGuide performance measures. Performance will be provided at the practice/hospital level, office location level, and for each individual participating physician.  

CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) (Optional):
Physicians are required to report at least nine measures covering at least three NQS domains for 50% of the imaging studies.  Of the nine measures, at least two must be outcome measures.  IMPORTANT: Performance rates of 0% for normal measures and 100% for inverse measures will not count towards the nine measure minimum.

2016 ImageGuide Performance Measures 
 
Non-PQRS Measure Number Performance Measure Title Modality Measure Type
ASNC 1 Cardiac Stress Nuclear Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Preoperative Evaluation in Low Risk Surgery Patients SPECT, PET Process
ASNC 2 Cardiac Stress Nuclear Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Routine Testing After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI) SPECT, PET Process
ASNC 3 Cardiac Stress Nuclear Imaging Not Meeting Appropriate Use Criteria: Testing in Asymptomatic, Low-Risk Patients SPECT, PET Process
ASNC 4 Utilization of standardized nomenclature and reporting for SPECT and PET MPI studies SPECT, PET Process
ASNC 12 SPECT and PET MPI studies signed within two business days SPECT, PET Process
ASNC 13 SPECT-MPI studies meeting appropriate use criteria  SPECT Efficiency 
ASNC 14 PET-MPI studies meeting appropriate use criteria PET Efficiency 
ASNC 15 SPECT-MPI study quality excellent or good SPECT Outcome
ASNC 16 PET-MPI study quality excellent or good PET Outcome
ASNC 17 SPECT-MPI studies not Equivocal SPECT Efficiency
ASNC 18 PET-MPI studies not Equivocal PET Efficiency
ASNC 19 Imaging Protocols for SPECT and PET MPI studies - Use of stress only protocol SPECT, PET Outcome
ASNC 20 SPECT-MPI studies performed without the use of thallium SPECT Outcome

2016 Performance Measure Specifications 

As the registry matures, additional performance measures will be added and will be made available to all registry participants. These measures will include other opportunities for nuclear imaging quality improvement, such as:
  • Camera age
  • Radiopharmaceutical dosing based on geographic location, sex and race
  • Uninterpretable imaging studies