Recognition for demonstrating high levels of Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) care
Cardiovascular disease remains the leading cause of mortality in the U.S. for both men and women, regardless of ethnicity. To encourage more effective treatment and management, BTE worked with CAD experts to develop measures to assess and reward superior physician performance. These measures address a broad range of issues affecting patient health and wellness.
To earn Recognition, clinicians must meet benchmarks on measures such as:
- Blood pressure and lipid management
- Evaluation of activity level and anginal symptoms
- Smoking cessation
- Aspirin/antiplatelet therapy
- Beta blocker treatment after a heart attack
Those who do will improve overall patient health and well being, while reducing the risk of potentially avoidable complications.
Current CAD Program Details: Recognition requirements and processes. Use this guide through December 31, 2017.
Preview the next guide, going into effect January 1, 2018. New applicants seeking recognition from the CAD Care Program January 1 and later will be evaluated under these revised and updated measures. Clinicians with current BTE CAD Care Program recognitions need not reapply until the two-year term of their recognition expires.