NACDD supported the Million Hearts®Cardiac Rehabilitation Think Tank that CDC convened in late October. The Think Tank focused on creating a strategic plan to advance the development, validation, and adoption of new care models in cardiac rehabilitation.
Goals of the Think Tank included:
- Understand the current field of new cardiac rehabilitation models and associated challenges
- Explore standards and accreditation for new cardiac rehabilitation models
- Come to agreement on terminology
- Outline how to secure reimbursement for the delivery of new cardiac rehabilitation models
- Secure commitments to implement the strategic plan
Attendees were diverse, cross-sector cardiac rehabilitation stakeholders from academia, health systems, payers, and federal agencies. They spent time as a full group as well as in smaller, breakout groups discussing: standards for cardiac rehabilitation implementation; terminology used to describe new care models; coverage and reimbursement approaches; and crafting inputs for a strategic plan. Moving forward, NACDD will continue to support CDC’s implementation of the actions identified throughout the Think Tank.
Throughout October, NACDD also supported a series of three webinars focused on cardiac rehabilitation on behalf of Million Hearts®. Topics included cardiac rehabilitation 101, new delivery models, and a review of existing evidence and gaps. These webinars also served as a means of level-setting knowledge across Think Tank attendees prior to the start of that event.
To learn more about Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation guidelines, please visit the following resources:
- Million Hearts®Cardiac Rehabilitation Webpage
- Available for syndication here
- Million Hearts®/AACVPR Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package
- TAKEheart: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality’s initiative to increase use of cardiac rehabilitation
- Million Hearts®Cardiac Rehabilitation Collaborative
- Million Hearts®Outpatient Cardiac Rehabilitation Use Surveillance Methodology
- Million Hearts®Cardiac Rehabilitation Communications Toolkit
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