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Review of the Registry's Fourth Year, Incorporating Lead Data and Pediatric ICD Procedures, and Use as a National Performance Measure

      The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) selected the National ICD Registry as the sole repository for ICD implantation data for Medicare beneficiaries April 1, 2006.
      • Hammill S.
      • Phurrough S.
      • Brindis R.
      The National ICD Registry: now and into the future.
      • Hammill S.C.
      • Stevenson L.W.
      • Kadish A.H.
      • Kremers M.S.
      • Heidenreich P.A.
      • Lindsay B.D.
      • Mirro M.J.
      • Radford M.J.
      • Curtis J.P.
      • Lang C.M.
      • Harder J.C.
      • Brindis R.G.
      National ICD Registry Annual Report 2006 Review of the registries first year, data collected, and future plans.
      • Hammill S.C.
      • Kremers M.S.
      • Stevenson L.W.
      • Kadish A.H.
      • Heidenreich P.A.
      • Lindsay B.D.
      • Mirro M.J.
      • Radford M.J.
      • Wang Y.
      • Curtis J.P.
      • Lang C.M.
      • Harder J.C.
      • Brindis R.G.
      National ICD Registry annual report 2008.
      • Hammill S.C.
      • Kremers M.S.
      • Kadish A.H.
      • Stevenson L.W.
      • Heidenreich P.A.
      • Lindsay B.D.
      • Mirro M.J.
      • Radford M.J.
      • McKay C.
      • Wang Y.
      • Lang C.M.
      • Pontzer K.
      • Rumsfeld J.
      • Phurrough S.E.
      • Curtis J.P.
      • Brindis R.G.
      Review of the ICD Registry's third year, expansion to include lead data and pediatric ICD procedures, and role for measuring performance.
      The registry was developed through a partnership of the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS; www.HRSonline.org) and the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF; www.acc.org) utilizing the expertise of the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR; www.accncdr.com) and has continued to make substantial progress. The registry is currently collecting data from 1,489 hospitals in the United States and has data from over 550,000 implants to date. The registry has proven to be a useful source for research with 23 abstracts presented and 10 published peer-reviewed manuscripts. The registry is accruing ICD implants at the rate of 10,000 per month with 79% of implants in the registry being performed in hospitals that enter all data on patients regardless of device indication or patient age. Thus, approximately 90% of all ICD implants performed in the United States are entered into the registry. The Longitudinal ICD Registry Study designed to answer the Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) questions proposed by CMS has begun under the direction of the Cardiovascular Research Network (CVRN). In April 2010, the National ICD Registry expanded to include data on atrial, ventricular, defibrillation, left heart, and epicardial leads placed at the time of ICD implant and whenever existing leads are repositioned, replaced, extracted or abandoned. The ICD registry has worked with HRS and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to assist with surveillance of lead performance. Pediatric ICD implantations will now be included in the Registry. Finally, the Registry is positioned to serve as a tool for performance measure reporting in combination with data from Medicare claims.
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