Home Health - Heart Failure

American Heart Association Certified Care™
The Home Health - Heart Failure certification program elevates care for patients with heart failure, prioritizing improved coordination as patients transition to home and receive home care. 

This certification establishes a framework for evaluating home health agencies based on the American Heart Association’s scientific guidelines for heart failure patients. It validates adherence to our standards, emphasizing program management, patient and caregiver education, care coordination, and clinical management.

American Heart Association Certified Care Check Mark for Home Health - Heart Failure
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See Who Stands Out Among Home Health Agencies!

Download our current map of agencies working to improve care and outcomes for heart failure patients. These certified sites meet the AHA key standards and a rigorous review process.



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

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How to Become Certified

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