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Understanding Appropriate Use Criteria in Nuclear Medicine*

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Understanding Appropriate Use Criteria in Nuclear Medicine* Mary Beth Farrell, CNMT1 and Manuel D. Cerqueira, MD2 1Intersocietal Accreditation Commission, Ellicott City, Maryland; and 2Department of Nuclear Medicine, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio There has been a significant increase in cardiac radionuclide

Understanding Appropriate Use Criteria in Nuclear Medicine*

ACCF/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2013 ...

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Abstract. The American College of Cardiology Foundation along with key specialty and subspecialty societies, conducted an appropriate use review of common clinical presentations for stable ischemic heart disease (SIHD) to consider use of stress testing and anatomic diagnostic procedures.

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New Appropriate-Use Criteria Issued for Tests in Stable CAD

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New Appropriate-Use Criteria Issued for Diagnostic Tests in Stable CAD. ... American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Failure ... calcium scoring and exercise or stress testing may be ...

New Appropriate-Use Criteria Issued for Tests in Stable CAD

ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM Appropriate Use …

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The ACCF AUC process itself is also evolving. In the current iteration, technical panel members were asked to rate indications for cardiac RNI in a manner independent and irrespective of the prior published ACCF ratings for SPECT MPI1 as well as the prior ACCF ratings for similar diagnostic stress imaging modalities, such as stress ...

ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM Appropriate Use …

ACCF/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2013 ...

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2/4/2014 · Testing in asymptomatic patients was generally found to be Rarely Appropriate, except for calcium scoring and exercise testing in intermediate and high-risk individuals and either stress or anatomic imaging in higher-risk individuals, which were all rated as May Be Appropriate.

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AUC Tracker for RNI

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*Only RNI data generated with the 2013 Multimodality AUC App can be saved to your AUC Tracker account. You cannot save AUC data related to other cardiac testing modalities. Also, data can no longer be saved through the 2009 RNI AUC App.

AUC Tracker for RNI

ACCF/ASE/ACEP/AHA/ASNC/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR Appropriateness …

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This report addresses the appropriateness of stress echocar-diography. The improvement in the test characteristics of stress echocardiography in recent years has increased its utility for detection and risk assessment of ischemic heart disease. Similar to other forms of stress imaging testing, stress echocardiography can help more clearly ...

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Nuclear stress test - Mayo Clinic

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10/21/2014 · We applied the AUC to cardiac stress testing with imaging in the hospital setting, and found that 13% were inappropriate. Although the testing modality was not predictive of appropriate use, we found that a much higher percentage of preoperative tests were inappropriate than those ordered to evaluate for chest pain or suspected ACS.

Nuclear stress test - Mayo Clinic

Application of Appropriate Use Criteria to Cardiac Stress ...

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4/4/2012 · The American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (ASNC) appointed a writing group of content experts to identify five areas in which to make recommendations. Areas were selected for the evidence-based data available to direct provider decision-making and the potential for improving patient selection and care by eliminating inappropriate testing.

Application of Appropriate Use Criteria to Cardiac Stress ...

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology | Choosing Wisely

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SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 appropriate use criteria for cardiac radionuclide imaging: a report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American College of Radiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiog-

American Society of Nuclear Cardiology | Choosing Wisely

ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 Appropriate …

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A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, the American College of Radiology, the American Heart Association, the American Society of Echocardiography, the Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, and the Society of Nuclear …

ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 Appropriate …

ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 Appropriate …

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3/16/2015 · “The AUC were initially devised for the use of a variety of noninvasive imaging procedures. The more recent multimodality AUC now include a diversity of functional stress testing and anatomic procedures used for the evaluation of stable ischemic heart …

ACCF/ASNC/ACR/AHA/ASE/SCCT/SCMR/SNM 2009 Appropriate …

AUC Session Provides Insight Into Stress Testing ...

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Guidelines. Clinical Guidelines and Standards Documents ASNC is committed to documenting and providing evidence-based standards for the field of nuclear cardiology and cardiovascular CT. The clinical guidelines that pertain to our Educational activities can also be found in this provided online list. Training Requirements and Opportunities

AUC Session Provides Insight Into Stress Testing ...

Guidelines - American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

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2/3/2012 · Stress testing for diagnosis and prognosis of coronary artery disease. Stress testing has been used since the late 1920s as a convenient, non-invasive way to assess for exercise induced myocardial ischemia. 8 Exercise increases myocardial oxygen demand that may not be met in the presence of a coronary artery stenosis, leading to myocardial ischemia with associated ST segment changes on the …

Guidelines - American Society of Nuclear Cardiology

Stress testing and non-invasive coronary angiography in ...

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For more than 20 years, Astellas has provided educational resources for patient-centered care in the cardiovascular community. Access the resources below for more information about appropriate use criteria (AUC) and cardiac testing in your practice.

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Cardiac Testing

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With respect to “all other things”, nuclear and sonographic cardiac stress testing are essentially equal; even the ACC’s appropriateness criteria say so: “The overwhelming majority of final ratings of cardiac RNI [i.e., nuclear stress testing] and stress echocardiography [i.e., sonographic stress testing] were concordant for similar ...

Cardiac Testing

The ACC’s Cardiac Stress Testing Appropriate Use Criteria ...

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4/18/2018 · The appropriateness of each referral for nuclear stress testing was evaluated using the AUC. Our NRSA was then applied, reserving a grade of ‘appropriate’ for patients with LBBB, pacemaker, or known resting wall motion abnormalities. The rate of appropriate referrals …

The ACC’s Cardiac Stress Testing Appropriate Use Criteria ...

Nuclear Stress Testing Referrals: Time for a Novel ...

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CD-1.4 Stress Testing with Imaging - Indications STRESS TESTING with IMAGING - INDICATIONS Stress echo, MPI OR stress MRI, can be considered for the following: 1. New, recurrent or worsening cardiac symptoms AND with any of the following: o High pretest probability (greater than 90% probability of CAD) per Table 1 o A history of CAD based on

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CARDIAC IMAGING GUIDELINES - Chapter Affairs Extranet

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Stress Test With Nuclear Imaging. If you are, or think you may be pregnant, please inform the technologist. Your doctor has requested a stress test with nuclear myocardial imaging. This test takes place in the Testing Lab in our office under the supervision of the cardiologist.

CARDIAC IMAGING GUIDELINES - Chapter Affairs Extranet

Stress Test With Nuclear Imaging - caccllc.com

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Ordering physicians/providers are going to have to document Appropriate Use Criteria consultation at the time they order advanced diagnostic imaging.. Imaging labs are going to have to report that consultation on their claims to CMS – or they will not be reimbursed.. This was originally slated to …

Stress Test With Nuclear Imaging - caccllc.com

CMS Mandates Appropriate Use Criteria Consultation [Aug ...

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Access ACC guidelines and clinical policy documents as well as related resources

CMS Mandates Appropriate Use Criteria Consultation [Aug ...

Guidelines and Clinical Documents - American College of ...

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Terminology When referencing a “stress test” describe the “stress” then the “test”. i.e., dobutamine stress echo or exercise ECG or exercise nuclear myocardial perfusion

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Cardiac Stress Testing What is it? When to use it.

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We studied the rate of inappropriate cardiac stress testing with imaging according to AUC guidelines at a large academic medical center and found it to be 13%. Although appropriateness was similar regardless of the type of stress testing (MPI or SE), there were significant variations based on the indication for testing. Patients with chest

Cardiac Stress Testing What is it? When to use it.

Stress Tests (MPI, ECG, and Echo) - SNMMI

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The Multimodality Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) were developed by the ACCF, AHA, and other professional societies for the detection and risk assessment of stable ischemic heart disease. Appropriateness ratings are included for 7 cardiac testing modalities and 80 common patient indications. 4 Modalities that have been specified as an applicable ...

Stress Tests (MPI, ECG, and Echo) - SNMMI

Clinical Investigations Address for correspondence ...

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use of testing in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with known or suspected cardiovascular disease. Exercise testing is widely available and relatively low cost. For the purposes of this document, exercise testing is a cardiovascular stress test that uses treadmill or bicycle exercise and electrocardio-graphic and blood pressure monitoring.

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THE MULTIMODALITY APPROPRIATE USE CRITERIA - Cardiac Testing

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11/9/2011 · When nuclear stress testing and stress echocardiography testing were combined in 1 model, the association between billing status (professional and technical vs no billing) and the likelihood of stress testing within 30 days persisted, after adjusting to the extent possible for baseline characteristics of patients. ... ACCF AUC in clinical ...

THE MULTIMODALITY APPROPRIATE USE CRITERIA - Cardiac Testing

ACC/AHA PRACTICE GUIDELINES—FULL TEXT ACC/AHA 2002 ...

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10/1/2012 · Objectives We evaluated temporal trends and geographic variation in choice of stress testing modality after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), as well as associations between modality and procedure use after testing. Background Stress testing is frequently performed post-PCI, but the choices among available modalities (electrocardiography only, nuclear, or echocardiography ...

ACC/AHA PRACTICE GUIDELINES—FULL TEXT ACC/AHA 2002 ...

Association Between Physician Billing and Cardiac Stress ...

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11/8/2011 · Financial Incentives Increase Utilization of Stress Tests. ... The overall rate of nuclear or echo stress testing within 30 days was 12.2%, but there was a wide difference in the testing rate between the 3 groups: ... They concluded that their results “suggest the need for broader application of AUC [appropriate use critieria] to minimize the ...

Association Between Physician Billing and Cardiac Stress ...

Patterns and Predictors of Stress Testing Modality After ...

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11/21/2018 · Treadmill stress testing is indicated for diagnosis and prognosis of cardiovascular disease, specifically CAD. This is the initial procedure of choice in patients with a normal or near-normal resting electrocardiogram who are capable of adequate exercise.

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Financial Incentives Increase Utilization of Stress Tests

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12/18/2013 · Testing in asymptomatic patients was generally found to be Rarely Appropriate, except for calcium scoring and exercise testing in intermediate and high-risk individuals and either stress or anatomic imaging in higher-risk indi-viduals, which were all rated as May Be Appropriate. All modalities of follow-up testing after a prior test or percuta-

Financial Incentives Increase Utilization of Stress Tests

Treadmill Stress Testing: Background, Indications and ...

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pharmacological stress testing, or c) are unable to undergo stress with nuclear MPI or echocardiography (173). (Level of Evidence: C) CLASS IIb • For patients with a low to intermediate pretest probability of obstructive IHD, noncontrast cardiac CT to determine the CAC score may be …

Treadmill Stress Testing: Background, Indications and ...

ACCF/AHA/ASE/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCT/SCMR/STS 2013 ...

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nuclear stress tests with inappropriate indications are commonly performed,8–14 efforts for broad application of the AUC to reduce inappropriate nuclear stress testing have frequently been unsuccessful.9, 15, 16 Moreover, reported rates of inappropriate nuclear testing have ranged widely between studies.

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Relevant Prior AUC Documents - jaccjacc.cardiosource.com

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assignment of AUC ratings to individual tests is a cognitively Our results on the prevalence, make-up, and findings of complex task that involve many steps, such as determination nuclear stress tests with inappropriate indications are also of past history of cardiac testing, assessment of pretest prob- broadly consistent with prior studies.

Relevant Prior AUC Documents - jaccjacc.cardiosource.com

Use Criteria for Radionuclide Imaging NIH Public Access ...

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The benefit of nuclear imaging is that it can be performed in nearly 100% of patients, whereas echo stress testing is more limited by body habitus and the ability to obtain good imaging windows quickly after stressing the patient. The benefit of echo stress testing is lower costs and no radiation exposure.

Use Criteria for Radionuclide Imaging NIH Public Access ...

Can physicians identify inappropriate nuclear stress tests ...

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10/12/2010 · The ACCF AUC aim to assist clinical decision-making by outlining available evidence coupled with expert consensus on the optimal use of imaging in various clinical situations. One area with limited data in the ACCF AUC was the routine use of stress testing with imaging (nuclear, echocardiography) after revascularization.

Can physicians identify inappropriate nuclear stress tests ...

ACS - Stress Testing - WikEM

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11/26/2018 · The American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF) appropriateness utilization criteria (AUC) provide guidelines for appropriate testing. Pharmacologic stress testing is generally instituted when contraindications to routine exercise stress exist or when the patient is unable to exercise because of debilitating conditions in various forms.

ACS - Stress Testing - WikEM

Patterns of Cardiac Stress Testing After Revascularization ...

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6/1/2012 · The inaugural set of AUC for SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging was published in 2005 by the ACCF and the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology ().Of 52 clinical scenarios, 27 were rated as appropriate, 12 were rated as uncertain, and 13 were rated as inappropriate.

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Pharmacologic Stress Testing: Background, Indications ...

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The rate of appropriate referrals at our facility using the AUC was 93.6%. When applying our NRSA, nuclear stress testing was the required or 'appropriate' test in only 17.7% of our patients (p < 0.001, McNemar's test). Conclusions: According to the current AUC, our facility is referring patients appropriately for nuclear stress testing.

Pharmacologic Stress Testing: Background, Indications ...

Understanding Appropriate Use Criteria in Nuclear Medicine

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Stress Tests (MPI, ECG, and Echo) determine whether a patient is a candidate for revascularization, a surgical procedure that restores blood flow manage the treatment of coronary artery disease by evaluating the results of: o revascularization procedures o medical or drug therapy. In order to create "stress"conditions for your heart, the nuclear medicine expert may use one of two techniques:

Understanding Appropriate Use Criteria in Nuclear Medicine

Nuclear Stress Testing Referrals: Time for a Novel ...

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Current AUC guidelines do not recommend routine testing within 2 years for patients who have undergone coronary revascularization procedures. However, one study has shown that 12% of these ...

Nuclear Stress Testing Referrals: Time for a Novel ...
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