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Heart Failure v3 Accreditation Training

To meet the needs of facility representatives, accreditation training is conveniently available in on-demand format. Each pre-recorded training module includes step-by-step guidance to help facility staff identify the Essential Components of Accreditation and to effectively utilize the online Accreditation tools. The learning objectives of the pre-recorded workshop are listed below.

Links to the on-demand training are located in the "Workshop" tab of your Heart Failure v3 Accreditation tool. 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. 

As noted in the Accreditation tool, it is strongly recommended customers view the on-demand Workshop training prior to beginning the Accreditation process.


Heart Failure v3 Accreditation Q&A Session Schedule

Click on a date below to register for a Q&A session. After we receive your request, we will send you the specific call-in details associated with the selected Q&A session.

Note: Customers must first complete the Heart Failure Accreditation purchase process in order to gain access to the Heart Failure Accreditation tool and related training. Please contact accreditationinfo@acc.org for more information.

Wednesday, October 16, 201910 am Eastern Time
Wednesday, November 20, 201910 am Eastern Time
no Q&A session scheduled for Decemberno Q&A session scheduled for December
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.

View the training dates for other accreditation services.

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. Only facilities that have purchased Heart Failure v3 Accreditation Services are eligible to view the on-demand training modules.

What's Covered in the Pre-Recorded Workshop?

The pre-recorded workshop is designed for healthcare professionals who intend to take their facility through the Heart Failure v3 Accreditation process.

Learning Objectives

  • 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

Other Topics Covered

  • 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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