Ramp up CR participation with this change package.
The Million Hearts® Cardiac Rehabilitation Change Package combines actionable strategies, testable ideas, case studies, and other resources that you can learn from and implement to improve CR participation rates.
Are e-cigarettes helpful or harmful? Understand the evidence.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Office on Smoking and Health outlines e-cigarette myths and facts in this colorful, easy-to-understand infographic. Share with your colleagues and networks.
Experience interactive lessons, master classes, and more at the 2019 CMS Quality Conference.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS) annual conference will take place January 29–31, 2019, in Baltimore, Maryland. Thousands of health care professionals and thought leaders will explore solutions to some of the industry’s most challenging problems.
When it comes to CR participation rates, location matters. A 2017 CDC study
found that use of CR varied widely among heart attack survivors, from 20.7% of eligible patients in Hawaii receiving CR to 58.6% of eligible patients in Minnesota.
Blood pressure Champions tackle medication adherence by focusing on patient barriers.
When they formed chronic care teams and focused on addressing specific patient barriers, Million Hearts® Hypertension Control Champions in Florida and California achieved remarkable success in helping people manage their high blood pressure.
Clinical teams in Pennsylvania and Michigan share their CR strategies.
On Huddle for Care, Penn State Health St. Joseph and Michigan Medicine detail their CR programs, including challenges they have faced and their strategies for increasing referrals, participation, and completion. You too can share your real-world CR success stories on Huddle for Care!
ASTHO proposes solutions to worrisome trends exposed in CDC’s latest Vital Signs report.
The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) shares ways for health professionals to support people at risk of cardiovascular events and prevent the rising heart disease burden, such as with tobacco cessation programs.
CMS welcomes public comments on coverage for ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM).
CMS is now accepting public comments, clinical studies, and other scientific information related to coverage for ABPM in diagnosis of Medicare patients with suspected hypertension. The public comment period ends November 8.
CR can save lives, but not enough eligible people participate. Help change that by spreading the word about the value of CR with the Cardiac Rehabilitation Communications Toolkit! Help us reach at least 5 million people with information about the value of CR by the end of the year. Share social media messages and infographics and embed information about CR on your website, then tell us how many people you reached by emailing millionheartsCRC@cdc.gov.
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