Cardiac Care Measures

There are no Cardiac Center eCQMs applicable or available for accreditation purposes.
There are no Cardiac Center chart abstracted measures applicable or available for accreditation purposes.
There are no Cardiac Center eCQMs applicable or available for certification purposes.

In collaboration with the American Heart Association, The Joint Commission established standardized measures for Comprehensive Cardiac Center (CCC) Certification, which was launched in 2017. In the spring of 2018 a Technical Advisory Panel (TAP) met to review proposed existing cardiac performance measurement requirements for certified CCC organizations.

The following are Comprehensive Cardiac Care (CCC) chart abstracted measures used by The Joint Commission.


Comprehensive Cardiac Care
  • CCCIP-01 High-Intensity Statin Prescribed at Discharge
  • CCCIP-02 Aldosterone Antagonist Prescribed at Discharge
  • CCCIP-03 Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral from an Inpatient Setting
  • CCCIP-04 Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral for Heart Failure Patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction from Inpatient Setting
  • CCCIP-05 Cardiac Rehabilitation Enrollment - Inpatient
Comprehensive Cardiac Care Outpatient
  • CCCOP-01 Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral from an Outpatient Setting
  • CCCOP-02 Cardiac Rehabilitation Referral for Heart Failure patients with Reduced Ejection Fraction from an Outpatient Setting
  • CCCOP-03 Cardiac Rehabilitation Enrollment - Outpatient

Specifications for these measures are available below:

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The following are Advanced Certification Heart Failure chart abstracted measures used by The Joint Commission.

Advanced Certification Heart Failure (ACHF)
  • ACHF-01 Beta-Blocker Therapy (i.e., Bisoprolol, Carvedilol, or Sustained-Release Metoprolol Succinate Prescribed for LVSD at Discharge)
  • ACHF-02 Post-Discharge Appointment for Heart Failure Patients
  • ACHF-03 Care Transition Record Transmitted
  • ACHF-04 Discussion of Advance Directives/Advance Care Planning
  • ACHF-05 Advance Directive Executed
  • ACHF-06 Post-Discharge Evaluation for Heart Failure Patients

Advanced Certification Heart Failure Outpatient (ACHFOP)
  • ACHFOP-01 Hospital Outpatient Beta-Blocker Therapy (i.e., Bisoprolol, Carvedilol, or Sustained-Release Metoprolol Succinate Prescribed for LVSD)
  • ACHFOP-02 Hospital Outpatient ACEI or ARB Prescribed for LVSD
  • ACHFOP-03 Hospital Outpatient Aldosterone Receptor Antagonists
  • ACHFOP-04 Hospital Outpatient New York Heart Association (NYHA Classification Assessment)
  • ACHFOP-05 Hospital Outpatient Activity Recommendations
  • ACHFOP-06 Hospital Outpatient Discussion of Advance Directives/Advance Care Planning
  • ACHFOP-07 Hospital Outpatient Advance Directive Executed

Specifications for these measures are available below

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The following are Acute Heart Attack Ready (AHAR) and Primary Heart Attack Centers (PHAC) chart abstracted measures used by The Joint Commission.

Acute Heart Attack Ready
  • AHAR-1 ECG within 10 Minutes of Arrival
  • AHAR-2 Arrival to Thrombolytics within 30 Minutes
  • AHAR-3 Arrival to Transfer to PCI Center within 45 Minutes (Door In—Door Out: Referring Hospital)
  • AHAR-4 EMS First Medical Contact (FMC) to PCI < 90 Minutes (when applicable)

Primary Heart Attack Centers (PHAC)
  • PHAC-1 ECG within 10 Minutes of Arrival at This Receiving Center
  • PHAC-2 Primary PCI ≤ 90 minutes
  • PHAC-3 EMS First Medical Contact (FMC) to PCI < 90 minutes
  • PHAC-4 Arrival at First Facility to Primary PCI < 120 Minutes

Questions related to specifications for these measures may be sent to American Heart Association (AHA) at:

The Joint Commission has chosen standardized chart abstracted cardiac care performance measures for four of the available cardiac certification options. The measures assess care provided to heart attack and heart failure patients, in addition to a cadre of measures that evaluate care provided within additional domains of cardiac care.

Following is list of measures for each advanced certification program: