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Acute Myocardial Infarction

February 23, 2011

In May 2001, the Joint Commission announced four initial core measurement areas for hospitals, which included acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and heart failure (HF).  Simultaneously, the Joint Commission worked with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) on the AMI, and HF sets that were common to both organizations.  Currently there are ten measures in the AMI measure set which includes the addition of the AMI-10 Statin prescribed at discharge (2010) for the AMI population. 

The AMI measures can be found in the Specification Manual for National Hospital Inpatient Quality Measures. Submit your questions about AMI measure specifications to the Performance Measurement Network Q&A Forum.

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