Resources for Patients

Heart Failure

Based on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) coverage policy, AACVPR wants to ensure that patients understand how this change will impact your program. As new information becomes available, we will update this page with resources that will help you plan for expansion of coverage.

Public and User-submitted Resources

  • National Coverage Determination (NCD) for Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs for Chronic Heart Failure (20.10.1): Click here to learn more about the programs and to get access.
  • Heart Failure Workshop: Practical Recommendations for Incorporating Heart Failure into Cardiac Rehabilitation
    The March 2014 Heart Failure Workshop was supported, in part, by an educational grant from Life Systems International (LSI)
  • PCNA Patient Handouts

    The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) recognizes the need for excellent patient education of heart failure. PCNA has developed high-quality patient materials to aid healthcare providers in caring for heart failure patients.

  • The Hope Heart Institute – The Hope Heart Institute, delivers research, education and hope to those who are at risk or have been impacted by cardiovascular disease, the #1 cause of death in America.  With a focus on risk-reduction and prevention through research and community education, Hope Heart makes heart disease more beatable, treatable and preventable.
  • Disability Benefits Center

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