Registry Spotlight: NCDR – ICD


Marketing Manager

This month’s registry spotlight is on National Cardiovascular Data Registry – Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (NCDR – ICD).

Registry Partners’ Cardiac Service Line assists facilities and institutions nationwide with their NCDR-ICD data collection efforts. We serve as a complete outsource solution or can augment the facility’s current data collection team to ensure high quality, timely, and accurate data collection and submission. 

Read on to learn more about the NCDR-ICD Registry.

What is the Purpose of the NCDR-ICD Registry?

The NCDR-ICD registry is an evidence-based data collection and reporting platform for ICD/CRT-D procedures, providing a mechanism to track ongoing compliance with the updated CMS National Coverage Determination (NCD). The ICD registry aids EP physicians in their decision making and has resulted in scientific papers and studies.

What are the Benefits of Participating in the NCDR Registry?

According to its website, NCDR-ICD has many benefits for facility participants, including:

  1. Resources to influence and improve standards of care and ensure optimal use of ICD devices; data is powered by more than 1.7 million implantations recorded from over 1,800 institutions across the U.S.
  2. Real-time actionable data at the time of implant, revision, replacement, or explant of ICD/CRT-D devices.
  3. Practical tools developed by physicians for physicians to effectively track and manage care.
  4. Compliance tracking capability for the updated CMS National Coverage Determination, public reporting and recognition for US News and World Reports, and the support of the American College of Cardiology (ACC).

What type of information does NCDR-ICD collect?

According to its website, NCDR-ICD collects:

  • Demographics for implantable cardiac defibrillator patients
  • Provider and facility characteristics
  • Device type and characteristics for ICD implantation
  • Atrial, ventricular, defibrillator and left-heart lead data
  • Adverse event rates
  • Compliance with ACC/AHA/HRS clinical guideline recommendations
  • Data necessary for meeting the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services requirements for hospitals that perform ICD implantation procedures

What tools are used in the Data Collection process for the NCDR Registry

Data collection is completed by utilizing a complimentary online data collection tool or a certified software vendor in conjunction with the facility’s electronic health record (EHR). Also available to assist data abstraction are Data collection forms and Data Dictionaries for collection reference.

If you are interested in learning more about the various registry services Registry Partners offers, click here or email