As a module under the ImageGuide Registry®, ImageGuideEcho helps transform echocardiography data into meaningful metrics, identifying trends and performance gaps across multiple sites while improving quality of care. The Registry has been recognized annually as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry by CMS since 2015. ImageGuideEcho offers a portfolio of 13 echocardiography measures for reporting. Participation in the ImageGuideEcho Registry is free for U.S.-based ASE members. There also is an option for those who desire institutional pricing model separate from ASE membership.Facilities or physicians participating in ASE’s ImageGuideEchoTM Registry are now able to view accreditation specific data within the Registry interface, reduce data entry redundancy, and streamline their regular accreditation application process by uploading the Registry’s QI documentation to report completeness and timeliness. This collaboration, to introduce integrative features across the Registry and IAC platforms, has been a long-term project aimed at supporting high quality care for patients. For more information visit ImageGuideEcho.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ASE 2013 Coding and Reimbursement Newsletter
The ASE Coding and Reimbursement Newsletter is a biannual resource for cardiovascular ultrasound procedures. These newsletters, and the
opportunity to submit questions to our coding consultant, are provided exclusively to members of ASE. Judy Rosenbloom, president of JR
Associates, provides these services.
ASE Consensus Statement Use of Carotid Ultrasound to Identify Subclinical Vascular Disease and Evaluate Cardiovascular Disease Risk: A Consensus Statement from the American Society of Echocardiography Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Task Force - Endorsed by the Society for Vascular Medicine. Download the PDF»
ACC/AHA Clinical Competence Statement on Echocardiography: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association/American College of Physicians - American Society of Internal Medicine Task Force on Clinical Competence. Quinones, M., et al, J Am Coll Cardiol, 2003;107:1068-1089. circ.ahajournals.org/content/107/7/1068.full
Guidelines for Cardiac Sonographer Education: Recommendations of the American Society of Echocardiography Sonographer Training and Education Committee. Ehler, D., et al, J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 2001;14:77-84. www.onlinejase.com/article/S0894-7317(01)80038-9/pdf
Recommendations for a standardized report for adult transthoracic echocardiography: A report from the American Society of Echocardiography’s Nomenclature and Standards Committee and Task Force for a Standardized Echocardiography Report. Gardin, J., et al, J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 2002;15(3):275-290. www.onlinejase.com/article/S0894-7317(02)59471-2/fulltext
ACCF/ASE/AHA/ASNC/HFSA/HRS/SCAI/SCCM/SCCT/SCMR 2011 – Appropriate Use Criteria for Echocardiography: A Report of the American College of Cardiology Foundation Appropriate Use Criteria Task Force, American Society of Echocardiography, American Heart Association, American Society of Nuclear Cardiology, Heart Failure Society of America, Heart Rhythm Society, Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions, Society of Critical Care Medicine, Society of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography and Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance. Endorsed by the American College of Chest Physicians. Douglas, P., et al, J Am Coll Cardiol, 2011;57(9):1126-1166. content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1144231
ACC/AHA/ASE 2003 Guideline Update for the Clinical Application of Echocardiography: A Report of the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association Task Force on Practice Guidelines (ACC/AHA/ASE Committee to Update the 1997 Guidelines for the Clinical Application of Echocardiography). Cheitlin, M., et al, J Am Coll Cardiol, 2003;42(5):954-70. content.onlinejacc.org/article.aspx?articleid=1132597
Recommendations for Evaluation of the Severity of Native Valvular Regurgitation with
Two-dimensional and Doppler Echocardiography: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography’s Nomenclature and Standards Committee and the Task Force on Valvular Regurgitation. Developed in conjunction with the American College of Cardiology Echocardiography Committee, the Cardiac Imaging Committee Council on Clinical Cardiology, the American Heart Association, and the European Society of Cardiology Working Group on Echocardiography. Zoghbi, W., et al, J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 2003;16(7):777-802. www.onlinejase.com/article/S0894-7317(03)00335-3/fulltext
Recommendations for Evaluation of Prosthetic Valves With Echocardiography and Doppler Ultrasound: A Report from the American Society of Echocardiography’s Guidelines and Standards Committee and the Task Force on Prosthetic Valves. Developed in Conjunction With the American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Imaging Committee, Cardiac Imaging Committee of the American Heart Association, the European Association of Echocardiography, a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology, the Japanese Society of Echocardiography and the Canadian Society of Echocardiography. Endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation, American Heart Association and European Association of Echocardiography, a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology, the Japanese Society of Echocardiography and Canadian Society of Echocardiography. Zoghbi, W., et al, J Am Soc Echocardiogr, 2009;22(9):975-1014. www.onlinejase.com/article/S0894-7317(09)00676-2/fulltext