The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) permanently repeals the Sustainable Growth Rate formula, combines existing quality reporting programs into one new system and establishes a pathway for physicians to participate in an Alternative Payment Model. HRS provides educational tools to assist heart rhythm professionals with the implementation of the Quality Payment Program.
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On April 12th, 2017 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued notification to Abbott (St Jude Medical Inc.) that they were in violation of 4 codes of federal regulations (CFRs). This notification was part of the enforcement phase of the FDA’s ongoing investigation of issues with Abbott’s (St Jude Medical Inc.) ICD pulse generators and transmitters
Collaboration with industry is a cornerstone of our field, stimulating scientific and technological advances that further our profession and improve patient care. The Heart Rhythm Society’s Infinity Circle program recognizes the significant ongoing contributions of industry partners who help fund a wide range of Heart Rhythm Society initiatives and programs that benefit heart rhythm professionals and their patients.
On October 11 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a safety communication alerting health care providers and patients about premature battery depletion in a subset of St. Jude Medical ICD and CRT-D devices.
The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Accreditation program. HRS, in partnership with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES), and the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP) worked with electrophysiologists and other experts in the field to provide a method by which facilities performing cardiac electrophysiology procedures can document their commitment to quality.
The Annual Board Review Course by the Heart Rhythm Society is the preferred resource for physicians seeking a comprehensive review of content focused on preparation for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) certification and recertification examinations in Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology. Board Review Course also provides preparation for the International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE) exams for electrophysiology (CEPS) and device (CCDS) certification. Led by internationally recognized faculty members, the course offers attendees a chance to review the essential exam areas described in the ABIM blueprint in both didactic and case-based forms. For those not preparing for an exam, the course provides an excellent update and overview of cardiac electrophysiology.
HRS published a statement discussing heart rhythm care in the new value-based health care system.
Heart Rhythm 2016, the Heart Rhythm Society’s (HRS) 37th Annual Scientific Sessions and this year’s leading conference on cardiac arrhythmias, commences at the Moscone Center. The meeting focuses on the importance of collaboration to propel the field of cardiac pacing and electrophysiology (EP) forward. HRS is the only organization that brings together the world’s leading clinicians, scientists and allied health professionals to help end death and suffering from heart rhythm disorders.
Members save on registration to the Heart Rhythm Annual Scientific Sessions!
This is the final opportunity to become a member in time to take advantage of the member discount rate for Heart Rhythm 2013. Registration rates increase by up to $100 when the advance registration rate expires. Submit your application early to be considered in time to register before onsite registration rates take effect.