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Cardiac Catheterization in NJ

For more information on cardiac catheterization services in New Jersey, visit our Cardiac Catheterization page.

Cardiac Cath Data Reporting

P.L. 2021, c. 18 (“Cardiac Law”) made changes to the Department of Health’s (“Department”) licensing process for full-service adult diagnostic cardiac catheterization, primary angioplasty and elective angioplasty. The Cardiac Law was signed on February 22, 2021 and took effect on May 23, 2021.

The Cardiac Law allows the Department to set data reporting requirements. Facilities that receive a new license to perform cardiac services or are already licensed for cardiac services must register and begin entering data into the National Cardiovascular Data Registry (NCDR) into the CathPCI registry module and must complete the waiver for publication of the data. Facilities already licensed for cardiac services must comply with this requirement by July 23, 2021. C-PORT applicants may cease reporting data to the registry operated by Johns Hopkins University as of July 22, 2021 and shall begin reporting data to the National Cardiovascular Data Registry when advised to do so by the Department.

New Jersey hospitals that operate a cardiac catheterization laboratory are required to report data to NCDR on each patient undergoing catheterization. This includes both diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures.

Regulations governing Cardiac Diagnostic Facilities and Cardiac Surgery Centers, Certificate of Need, and Hospital Licensing, as well as related forms, applications and instructions are available from the Certificate of Need and Healthcare Facility Licensure program.

The staff of the Office of Health Care Quality Assessment is available to assist you with any questions you may have regarding data submission. You may contact them at:

Phone: (609) 984-7334

Toll Free: (800) 418-1397

Last Reviewed: 10/6/2021