ACC Announces New Transcatheter Valve Certification

The ACC will offer a new Transcatheter Valve Certification to assist hospitals performing transcatheter valve repair and replacement in implementing best practices and identifying quality improvement opportunities. The new certification, announced March 13 at the inaugural ACC Quality Summit: NCDR and Accreditation Annual Session & Expo in New Orleans, will launch in mid-2019. ACC’s Transcatheter Valve Certification is an external review and certification process that will guide hospitals in meeting standards for multidisciplinary teams, formalized training, shared decision-making and registry performance. Hospitals must participate in an established national clinical database, such as the STS/ACC TVT Registry, to achieve the Transcatheter Valve Certification. Read more on ACC.org.