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Find physicians around the world who specialize in the treatment of arrhythmias using the Heart Rhythm Society’s searchable directory.

May 7, 2014—This expert consensus statement was written by experts and developed in collaboration with and endorsed by the American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES).  Endorsed by Asia Pacific Heart Rhythm Society (APHRS), European Heart Rhythm Association (EHRA), and Sociedad Latinoamericana de Estimulacion Cardiaca y Electrofisiologia (SOLAECE)-Latin American Society of Cardiac Pacing and Electrophysiology.

Heart Rhythm Society Health Policy Initiatives:

  • Advocate for evidence-based, guidelines-driven, quality health care and fair reimbursement to healthcare providers.
  • Advance the development and implementation of performance measures that lead to improved health outcomes for patients with heart rhythm disorders.
  • Collaborate with the American Medical Association, medical specialty societies, regulatory agencies, and manufacturers to improve access to treatments and appropriate specialty and sub-specialty care.

On June 29 2017, the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) submitted public comments on the revised CMS ICD coverage policy. HRS and ACC, with the help of our members’ expertise, provided information regarding the clinical evidence released since the policy was last updated in 2005. HRS and ACC will submit additional comments in November 2017 when CMS releases the draft ICD policy. CMS is expected to release its final decision regarding the payment policy by February 28, 2018.