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Heart Failure Accreditation Training

To meet the needs of facility representatives, accreditation training is conveniently available in on-demand format. Each pre-recorded training workshop module includes step-by-step guidance to help facility staff identify the Essential Components of Accreditation and to effectively utilize the online Accreditation tools. Additionally, live webinar Q&A sessions are hosted frequently to compliment and enhance your knowledge of the accreditation process.

Only facilities that have purchased Heart Failure Accreditation Services are eligible to view the on-demand training workshop modules and all related training. Please contact accreditationinfo@acc.org for more information. Links to the on-demand workshop modules are located in the "Workshop" tab of the Heart Failure Accreditation tool.

It is strongly recommended customers view the on-demand Workshop training prior to beginning the Accreditation process. The pre-recorded workshop modules are designed for healthcare professionals who intend to take their facility through the Heart Failure Accreditation process.

  • Learn how to apply for accreditation, access online documents, and complete the application process
  • Examine the seven key areas in which a facility must demonstrate expertise and validate completion of all mandatory items
  • Learn about the pathophysiology, assessment, treatment, management, and current guideline recommendations
  • Understand the incidence, prevalence, and costs of heart failure
  • Explore how HF Accreditation can impact your Value-based Purchasing score
  • Gain an understanding of the science of process improvement as a continuous learning and building strategy leading to improved patient care and outcomes for heart failure patients
  • Reviewers will share best practices, processes, and procedures related to the care of HF patients
  • Learn how to enter data into the Accreditation Conformance Database (ACD), understand the data, analyze the data, and turn your data into actionable results
  • How having a HF Specialist on staff can increase revenue
  • How HF patients have better outcomes when treated by a HF Specialist
  • How HF Accreditation globally impacts a reduction in mortality
  • Establishing interdisciplinary, team-based care to reduce risk factors and stop variations in care
  • How to prevent CMS penalties and increase total reimbursement using the HF payment model
  • How value-driven care and proper transitions of care help increase reimbursement, decrease risk for remissions and length-of-stay and increase the quality of life
  • Implementing standardized guideline driven medical therapy

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HF Accreditation Q&A Session Schedule

After viewing the training module(s), we suggest those individuals responsible for their hospital’s Accreditation program participate in a Question & Answer (Q&A) session. To register for a Q&A session, click on your preferred date from the table below. 


Wednesday, November 18, 202010 am Eastern Time
Wednesday, February 17, 202110 am Eastern Time
Wednesday, May 12, 202110 am Eastern Time
Wednesday, August 18, 202110 am Eastern Time
Wednesday, November 10, 202110 am Eastern Time

Please note: Requests received within two business days prior to the date of any of the Q&A calls may not allow enough time to process the request to participate. 

On occasion, ACC may need to change the date and time of a scheduled Q&A session. If any changes are made, all registrants will be informed.

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