Hospitals can begin heart failure certifications in July

05/19/2011 | Modern Healthcare (free registration)

The Joint Commission in July will begin the Advanced Certification Program in Heart Failure, looking at how well hospitals comply with evidence-based practices and transitioning patients to different care settings. Hospitals are eligible if they have a hospital-based or hospital-owned outpatient heart failure clinic or have a relationship with cardiology practices and if they have at least a Bronze rating on the America Heart Association's Get with the Guidelines heart failure program.

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