Advocacy in Action | Heart Rhythm Society

Advocacy in Action

Advocating for heart rhythm professionals practicing in a rapidly evolving healthcare environment

Advocacy in Action provides monthly updates on new or recent legislative, regulatory, payment, and coverage policy changes, HRS advocacy efforts, and other crucial information that may impact the practice of EP in the U.S.

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New MIPS Participation Available for 2024

Regulatory Updates

For 2024, CMS will continue to offer a new pathway for clinicians and group practices participating in the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System (MIPS), known as MIPS Value Pathways (MVPs).

HRS Position on Ablations in Ambulatory Surgical Centers

Regulatory Updates

Since the public health emergency (PHE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, efforts have been made to increase patient access to different sites of care. In the electrophysiology (EP) community, these efforts have included feasibility assessments regarding the performance of cardiac ablation procedures in the Ambulatory Surgical Center (ASC) setting. Recently, given favorable (albeit limited) clinical safety data in the ASC setting, interest has progressively increased.

Survey: EP Services Performed in Ambulatory Surgery Centers


To inform advocacy efforts on behalf of our patients and our profession, the HRS Health Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee (HPRAC) recently conducted a survey to gauge current practice and opinions with regard to same-day discharge after electrophysiology procedures, as well as engagement in ASCs.

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