AACVPR Program Certification


Program Certification 2021 Application Update!

Due to the program closures and the changing landscape brought on by COVID-19, the Program Certification Leadership made the decision to allow programs to submit documentation from January 1, 2020 - February 28, 2021 for the following: Staff Competency Assessments, 
ITPs, Emergency Preparedness/Medical Emergency In-services, and all Performance Measures

Programs that have all required documentation during the traditional collection period of January 1, 2020 thru December 31, 2020 are not required to use the extended time frame.

All applications will still need to be finalized and submitted by February 28, 2021.


3-Steps to Getting Started

Update Primary Contact Form


1. Select primary contact

2. Verify program name and address

3. Under “Program Address 2” identify program track (cardiac or pulmonary rehab)

4. Please allow up to 72 hours for primary contact form updates confirmation before moving to step 2


                    Click Here to access primary contact form


Update Program Demographics & Staff Roster 


1. Identify key staff (Secondary Contact, Medical Director, Program Director, etc.)

2. Verify facility type (privately owned, hospital based, etc.)

3. Specify Maintenance Programs Offered

4. Denote Sister Programs (Programs from your hospital system that are recertifying through AACVPR or are also applying for the first time)

5. Indicate # of Referrals per year

 

Click Here for “My Profile” update instructions

 

 

 

 

 


Review 2021 Program Certification Application Outlines & "Required" Performance Measures


1. Review 2021 Cardiac & Pulmonary Application Requirements

2. Review Required Cardiac Rehab Performance Measures: - Improvement in Functional Capacity, Optimal Blood Pressure Control, Tobacco Use Intervention, & Improvement in Depression

3. Review Required Pulmonary Rehabilitation Measures: Improvement in Dyspnea, Improvement in Functional Capacity, & Improvement in Quality of Life


Click Here for Program Certification Performance Measures Resource Page


 

Starting the 2021 program certification application (Application opens December 1, 2020) 
          1. Log on to the AACVPR website  

          2. Click the "My Programs" tab in top right corner

          3. Select the appropriate program "dashboard" link 

             *Note: If no program is listed contact the AACVPR certification team at certification@aacvpr.org 

 


2021 Program Certification Application Fees

Initial Certification                             Recertification
AACVPR Member Rate – $810                       AACVPR Member Rate  $705
Non-Member Rate – $935                               Non-Member Rate – $835    

*Note: 2021 Program Certification application payments are due by February 28, 2021


  Tentative Dates for the 2021 Program Certification Application Cycle

 

  • December 1, 2020: Program Certification 2021 Application opens
  • February 28, 2021: Program Certification 2021 Application closes
  • March - April 2021: Program Certification Committee Review Team completes initial application review 
  • April - June 2021: Program Certification Committee Chair and Board Liaison oversight review; and Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing
  • August 31, 2021: Letters sent notifying programs of application decisions

Program Certification Resources

Program Certification 2021 Application Helpful Hints - "My Account" Dashboard

Tutorial as an Annotated PDF pdficon_large.png Program Certification Application Instructions (PDF Format)

Performance Measures Webinar Series.  This series was developed to help programs understand the Performance Measures and reporting requirements for AACVPR Program Certification.  

Note: For additional resource materials view the "Quick Links" section located in the green sidebar on this page in the top right corner.


Clinical Questions?

If you have a question not addressed in the Program Certification FAQs, please submit your question by email to certification@aacvpr.org to be forwarded to a clinical expert.  Please allow up to 72 hours for responses to questions.


Joining the AACVPR Registry Will Now Help With your Program Certification Application

Programs subscribed to the AACVPR Outpatient Data Registries can now use their registry data to complete the program’s clinical outcomes assessment. A direct link within the application will populate your registry data for easy transfer into the application fields.


Already a Registry User? Download the Updated Registry Data Entry Sheets Now

The Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Registry and the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Registry updated to include new data fields to align with the new Program Certification application. The new fields have been highlighted in the sheets. For more information about the enhancements, please visit the Registry User Resource Page here


 



Access Your Program Certification Dashboard

 


Primary & Secondary Program Certification Contacts: The AACVPR 2017 Program Certification application opens in December 2016. Click on the Dashboard icon on the left to access your dashboard and view your program's recent applications or create a new application.     


Access Your Program Certification Dashboard

 


Primary & Secondary Program Certification Contacts: The AACVPR 2017 Program Certification application opens in December 2016. Click on the Dashboard icon on the left to access your dashboard and view your program's recent applications or create a new application.     


Access Your Program Certification Dashboard

 


Primary & Secondary Program Certification Contacts: The AACVPR 2017 Program Certification application opens in December 2016. Click on the Dashboard icon on the left to access your dashboard and view your program's recent applications or create a new application.