October 31, 2013
This week SCAI President Ted A. Bass, MD, FACC, FSCAI, joined ACC President John Harold, MD, MACC, in a blog discussing changes made to the appropriate use criteria (AUC) methodology to more accurately reflect how the AUC should be used clinically and for quality improvement. The blog addresses mischaracterization by Bloomberg News of the intent behind the changes made to the AUC categories in early 2013. “Nothing has changed about the AUC process or the commitment of ACC, SCAI and other partnering societies to improving practice through AUC. If nothing else, the criteria are stronger than ever before,” wrote Drs. Harold and Bass.