AACVPR Program Certification




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 2020 Program Certification Application Outlines & "Required" Performance Measures


1. Review 2020 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

 


2020 Program Certification Application Fees

Initial Certification                             Recertification
AACVPR Member Rate – $795                       AACVPR Member Rate  $690
Non-Member Rate – $920                               Non-Member Rate – $820    


 Important Dates for the 2020 Program Certification Application Cycle

  • December 1, 2019: Program Certification 2020 Application opens
  • February 29, 2020: Program Certification 2020 Application closes
  • March - April 2020: Program Certification Committee Review Team completes initial application review 
  • April - June 2020: Program Certification Committee Chair and Board Liaison oversight review; and Inter-Rater Reliability (IRR) testing
  • August 31, 2020: Letters sent notifying programs of application decisions

Program Certification Resources

Program Certification 2020 Application Helpful Hints - "My Account" Dashboard
Narrated Tutorial: Using and Navigating the AACVPR Program Certification Platform Powerpoint iconProgram Certification Application Instructions (PowerPoint Format)
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.