• Be Sure You Have the AUC for Diagnostic Cath COVERED!

    April 01, 2014

    By: Henry Jennings III, MD, FSCAI and Michael Kutcher, MD, FSCAI

    Increasing scrutiny of utilization patterns and rationale for diagnostic catheterization procedures dictates an increasing need for familiarity with the 2012 ACC/AHA/SCAI appropriate use criteria and aids of practical benefit. To help, we offer "Seven Tips on AUC for Diagnostic Catheterization" – the latest SCAI-QIT, which highlights important considerations for ensuring that your institution's NCDR diagnostic catheterization appropriateness profile is optimized.

    SCAI has also produced the diagnostic catheterization pre-procedural worksheets for both right heart and left heart catheterization procedures. SCAI members and SCAI-QIT Champions can also now access a sneak preview of the SCAI-QIT Diagnostic AUC applet before the final version is officially launched at SCAI 2014 in Las Vegas May 28-31.

    Be prepared for the challenges of public reporting! We hope these tools will be helpful.


    Diagnostic catheterization pre-procedural worksheets for: