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Learn about the different types of heart failure accreditation.
 
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Accreditation Types

There are different types of heart failure accreditation. Each uses the same milestone structure but differs in the number of milestones required.

Heart Failure Institute Accreditation

The Institute term denotes a hospital with a ventricular assist device (VAD) and/or transplant program.

Criteria for initial accreditation include:

  • Complete the improvement process (Heart Failure Leadership Team (HFLT), Gap Analysis, Prioritization, Selection, and Charter)
  • Complete at least 12 milestones:
    • Clinical domain milestone, HFLT, plus one additional
    • Hospital domain milestone, Heart Failure Continuum of Care, plus one additional
    • Two milestones from the Community domain
    • Two milestones from the Science domain
    • Four additional milestones chosen at large (any domain)

Criteria for maintaining continual accreditation (two year reaccreditation cycle) include:

  • Complete milestone prioritization survey or prioritization based on accreditation report
  • Develop charter
  • Complete at least six milestones including:
    • Clinical domain milestone, HFLT
    • Hospital domain milestone, Heart Failure Continuum of Care
    • Four additional milestones, which can be from those accepted as part of the most recent accreditation process and/or new milestones

Heart Failure Center Accreditation

The Center designation denotes a hospital without a VAD and/or transplant program.

Criteria for initial accreditation include:

  • Complete the improvement process (HFLT, Gap Analysis, Prioritization, Selection, and Charter)
  • Complete at least 12 milestones:
    • Clinical domain milestone, HFLT, plus one additional
    • Hospital domain milestone, Heart Failure Continuum of Care, plus one additional
    • Two milestones from the Community domain
    • One milestone from the Science domain
    • Five additional milestones chosen at large (any domain)

Criteria for maintaining continual accreditation (two year reaccreditation cycle) include:

  • Complete milestone prioritization survey or prioritization based on accreditation report
  • Develop charter
  • Complete at least six milestones including:
    • Clinical domain milestone, HFLT
    • Hospital domain milestone, Heart Failure Continuum of Care
    • Four additional milestones, which can be from those accepted as part of the most recent accreditation process and/or new milestones

Heart Failure Critical Access Hospital Accreditation

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service defines a Heart Failure Critical Access Hospital as, “a hospital certified under a set of Medicare conditions of participation (CoP) which are structured differently than an acute care hospital.”

Criteria for initial accreditation include:

  • Complete the improvement process (HFLT, Gap Analysis, Prioritization, Selection, and Charter)
  • Complete at least six milestones
    • Clinical domain milestone, HFLT
    • Hospital domain milestone, Heart Failure Continuum of Care
    • Community domain milestone, Community Heart Failure Awareness Building
    • Three milestones chosen at large (any domain)

*Note: There are no Science domain requirements

Criteria for maintaining continual accreditation (two year reaccreditation cycle) include:

  • Complete the milestone prioritization survey or prioritization based on accreditation report
  • Develop charter
  • Complete at least four milestones
    • Clinical domain milestone, HFLT
    • Hospital domain milestone, Heart Failure Continuum of Care
    • Community domain milestone, Community Heart Failure Awareness Building
    • One milestone from those accepted as part of the most recent accreditation process and/or one new milestone