The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that 790,000 people experience a heart attack, or myocardial infarction, in the United States each year (Benjamin, 2017). Outpatient AMI (Acute Myocardial Infarction) measures may include a small number of cases in MT CAHs, but these cases have some of the highest acuity levels. Improvement and education is even more important in these cases as many providers do not see many AMI patients.
Measures in this category include:
CMS Measure OP-2: Fibrinolytic Therapy Received Within 30 Minutes
CMS Measure OP-3: Median Time to Transfer to Another Facility for Acute Coronary Intervention