Home Health Heart Failure Certification

Science and guidelines targeted to improve quality of care

This certification provides a framework for evaluating home health agencies against the American Heart Association’s scientific guidelines for heart failure patients. Certification provides validation that an agency has followed our requirements.

The certification is focused on the Association’s science-based standards including program management, patient and caregiver education and support, care coordination, and clinical management.

The certification provides confidence that:

  • An agency's heart failure program is based on standards aligned with American Heart Association science
  • The agency is recognized by the American Heart Association, based on professional evaluation criteria designed by heart failure and home care experts
  • Care is coordinated from pre-admission through working with the home health agency to discharge

Certification provides validation that an agency has followed our requirements

WEBINAR: Introduction to American Heart Association's Home Health Heart Failure Certification

Date: November 3, 2021

Time: 11am CT

Please join us for an introduction to our newest certification! We will review the requirements, the benefits, and the steps to this exciting new certification. Kyle G. Lavergne, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, Director of Clinical Programs of the LHC Group, founding member of the certification standards writing committee and key lead in organization of the certification piloting, will be leading our discussion.

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Benefits 

 

For Patients

Knowledge that the home health agency can provide services that are supported by American Heart Association science

Assurance that the home health agency is recognized by the American Heart Association, based on professional evaluation criteria designed by heart failure and home health experts

Confidence their heart failure care is coordinated from pre-admission through working with the home health agency to discharge

For Certified Agencies 

Opportunity to publicize an American Heart Association Certification 

Opportunities for increased referrals from acute-care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, and physician practices treating patients with heart failure

Membership access to the national collaborating group for Home Health Heart Failure certified agencies on the Healthcare Network of the American Heart Association

Consultative services from American Heart Association staff

For Referral Sources and Insurance Providers

Help Reduce unnecessary readmissions and potential penalties

Help Improve care coordination and communication between the referral source and agencies, in turn enhancing the continuum of care for the patient for improved outcomes

Provide confidence that agency’s heart failure program is based on standards built on American Heart Association science

Opportunity to demonstrate quality of care program through measures and metrics

 

How to Become Certified

Get more information and start your journey to certification today!