Are You Ready for MACRA: What are the Factors that Influence Heart Failure Readmissions?


Are You Ready for MACRA: What are the Factors that Influence Heart Failure Readmissions?

Topic: Quality Improvement
Relevant Terms: Heart Failure
Primary Audience: Primary Care Physicians, Hospitalists, Cardiologists, Quality Improvement Professionals, Pharmacists, Care Coordinators
Launch Date: 12-May-17
Credits: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Expiration Date: The accreditation for this activity has expired.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant will demonstrate the ability to:

  1. List and evaluate evidence-based interventions shown to reduce heart failure readmissions
  2. Describe effective methods of providing education to heart failure patients prior to discharge
  3. List and describe the factors that may influence the rate of heart failure readmissions.
  4. Assess practice-based clinical metrics to determine factors contributing to high or low performance.
  5. Recognize the leadership and interpersonal skills necessary for successful Quality Improvement initiatives
  6. Apply guideline-directed medical therapy for patients with heart failure


    Amit Singh Tibb, MD, FCCP
    Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, AECOM
    Chief Quality Officer, Valley Medical Group
    Chief Palliative Care, Valley Hospital
    Pulmonary, Critical Care & Interventional Pulmonary Physician
    Instructions on How to Receive Credit
    • Participants must review the materials on accreditation information, target audience, learning objectives, and disclosure information.
    • Complete the post-test and evaluation.
    • After passing the post-test, print out your electronic CE certificate.
    • In order to successfully complete this activity learners must achieve a minimum of 50% on the post-test.
    There has been no commercial/industry support for this activity.

    The Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (Institute) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
    The Institute designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
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    Faculty Disclosures
    Amit Singh Tibb, MD, FCCP has no relationships to disclose.
    Planning Committee Disclosures
    Steven Haimowitz, MD, is a principal of Healthcourse, Inc. and has no relationships to disclose.
    Cathy Pagano, CHCP, is an employee of the Institute for Continuing Healthcare Education (the Institute) and has no relationships to disclose.
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