News | October 03, 2014

Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) Selected by CMS to accredit CREST-2 Registry Clinical Sites

CMS selects ACE to accredit CREST-2 Registry clinical sites

October 3, 2014 — The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that clinical sites that wish to participate in the newly announced CREST-2 carotid artery stenting (CAS) registry must receive accreditation. Accreditation for Cardiovascular Excellence (ACE) is a designated organization to provide these reviews. The objective of the CREST-2 Registry is to promote the rapid initiation and completion of enrollment in the CREST-2 randomized clinical trial. Patients with severe symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery occlusive disease will be treated with CAS performed by experienced and skilled interventionists.

Interventionists' eligibility will be determined by the multi-specialty CREST-2 Interventional Management Committee. Patient eligibility will include patients with conventional or high risk, symptomatic and asymptomatic carotid artery disease. Individual interventionist safety and quality results from the CREST-2 Registry will help guide selection of interventionists for participation in the CREST-2 randomized clinical trial. Enrollment into the CREST-2 Registry will begin in 2014.

"ACE accreditation process demonstrates a program's commitment to achieving the highest standards of care," says Bonnie H. Weiner, M.D., MSEC, MBA, MSCAI, FACC, and ACE's chief medical officer. "ACE is proud to be an organization recognized by CMS to improve quality outcomes by providing expert guidance to facilities seeking accreditation for CAS."

Citing national accreditation and external review as an accepted strategy for program quality assurance, ACE is viewed as the standard-bearer for achieving quality metrics in CAS. ACE delivers unique programs that help facilities comply with documentation to meet Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) while elevating the performance of interventional catheterization labs by integrating standardized care. The result is a cost-effective program that mitigates risk.

For more information:

Related Content

Lexington Begins HeartSentry Clinical Trial
News | Clinical Study | February 20, 2018
February 20, 2018 – Lexington Biosciences, Inc., a development-stage medical device company, announced the commenceme
Endologix Completes Patient Enrollment in the ELEVATE IDE Clinical Study
News | Clinical Study | February 06, 2018
February 6, 2018 – Endologix, a developer and marketer of treatments for aortic disorders, announced the completion o
12-Month Results from Veryan Medical's MIMICS-2 IDE Study Presented at LINC
News | Clinical Study | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 – Thomas Zeller (Bad Krozingen, Germany) presented the 12-month results from Veryan Medical’s MIMICS
LimFlow Completes U.S. Feasibility Study Enrollment, Receives FDA Device Status
News | Clinical Study | February 01, 2018
February 1, 2018 –  LimFlow SA, developer of minimally-inv
ESC 2017 late breaking trial hot line study presentations.
News | Clinical Study | September 12, 2017
September 12, 2017 – The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress 2017 includes several Hot Line Late-breaking C
U.K., NHS studies, weekend effect, hospital admission, atrial fibrillation, heart failure
News | Clinical Study | June 28, 2016
New research shows patients admitted to National Health Service (NHS) hospitals in the United Kingdom for atrial...
stroke risk
News | Clinical Study | August 28, 2015
Most people assume strokes only happen to octogenarians, but recent evidence suggests that survivors of childhood can
Overlay Init