Accreditation Webinars

An overview of four of our accreditation services lines is available in webinar format. Details about what's covered in each of the webinars is listed in the tabbed section below.

Chest Pain Center Accreditation Webinar

CPC Webinar

We have two pre-recorded videos to help inform your understanding of Chest Pain Center Accreditation:

Small Monitor CPC v6: Strategic Direction for Value-Based Care
View time: 1 hour

What's Covered: Are you ready to take your cardiac program to the next level? Will your current processes support the ever-changing payment models? It's common knowledge that heart disease is the leading cause of death across the globe. Direct and indirect costs for patients living with cardiovascular disease are estimated at over $316 billion. Latest predictions estimate this figure will climb above $818 billion by 2030. The time is now to minimize waste and align clinical care with evidence-based guidelines. Studies demonstrate it takes years to implement the most recent guidelines into clinical practice. With reimbursements tied to quality outcomes, there is a greater financial incentive to ensure patient care is state-of-the-art. Register for our webinar and learn how Chest Pain Center Accreditation can meet the demands of cardiovascular patient care while positively impacting your operating margin.

Small MonitorThe Value of Chest Pain Center Accreditation
View time: 25 minutes

What's Covered: an overview of CPC Accreditation; the burden of cardiovascular disease; the impact of payment incentives; how CPC Accreditation helps you meet the needs of your facility and communities; and the benefits of CPC Accreditation and ROI.


HF Accreditation Webinar

HF Webinar

We have two pre-recorded videos to help inform your understanding of Heart Failure Accreditation:

Small Monitor The Value of Heart Failure Accreditation
View Time: 21 minutes

Small Monitor Essential Components of Heart Failure Accreditation
View Time: 37 minutes

What's Covered: Learn how to effectively manage your growing Heart Failure (HF) patient population. Designed for clinicians by clinicians, HF keeps patient flow at the center of data aggregation. A vast range of clinical scenarios, metrics and process drill-downs show you everything from population length-of-stay and readmission rates to Emergency Department throughput, specific provider type care measures, rate of consults and much more.


  • Better identification and defined referral process of patients requiring advanced therapy
  • Increased resources within all Guidance Statements and References
  • Additional clinical guidance regarding appropriate use of Observation Services
  • Focused data utilization to reduce 30-day readmissions, improve patient satisfaction, decrease length-of-stay and inpatient mortality

AF Accreditation Webinar

AF Webinar

We have four pre-recorded videos to help inform your understanding of Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation:

Small MonitorThe Value of Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation
View Time: 48 minutes

Small MonitorEssential Components of Atrial Fibrillation Accreditation
View Time: 62 minutes

What's Covered: Learn how this new accreditation approach takes the framework of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) v3 Accreditation and turns it into a powerful tool designed specifically to drive the implementation of evidence-based guideline-driven clinical practice, up-to-date performance measurements, and process improvement across the continuum of patient care — from the community and primary care, into the ED, through the hospital experience and back out into the community. In this third introductory webinar, learn how AF Accreditation Services can help you identify specific clinical problems and gaps, use tools to improve processes, and monitor progress and outcomes.

Small Monitor Risk Assessment and Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation Part 1
View Time: 39 minutes

Small Monitor Risk Assessment and Anticoagulation in Atrial Fibrillation Part 2
View Time: 30 minutes

What's Covered Part 1:

  • The issues surrounding thromboembolic risk and assessment
  • The development and use of thromboembolic risk assessment tools
  • Anticoagulaton guideline recommendations
  • Process considerations for patients transitioning through the ED, the hospital, and back out to the community

What's Covered Part 2:

  • Monitoring the patient for oral anticoagulant therapeutic level
  • Reversal agents and the management of bleeding
  • Balancing costs with efficacy and safety
  • The role of left atrial occlusion or excision procedures

Cath Lab Accreditation Webinar


We have two pre-recorded videos to help inform your understanding of Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation:

Small Monitor The Value of Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation
View Time: 18 minutes

Small Monitor The Cullman Experience
View Time: 60 minutes

What's Covered: Cullman Regional Medical Center, located in Cullman, Alabama, is the second facility in the United States to earn Cardiac Cath Lab (CCL) Accreditation from ACC Accreditation Services. In this webinar, Interventional Cardiologist Dr. Silvio Papapietro shares Cullman's story and how they implemented the best practices and operational improvements associated with Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation.

He will also discuss how Cullman is utilizing NCDR CathPCI Registry® data to improve cath lab patient care. This webinar is designed for physicians, administrators, and staff whose hospitals are interested in CCL Accreditation. The 60-minute presentation will cover Cullman's cath lab history, its processes, and the data Cullman utilizes to ensure sustained quality improvement in the cath lab.

Participants will learn how:

  • Cullman successfully performs PCI without on-site cardiac surgery
  • Cullman skillfully navigated Cardiac Cath Lab Accreditation and streamlined and hardwired their processes
  • Cullman utilized NCDR CathPCI Registry® data to drive performance improvement
  • Best practices were implemented at Cullman

Silvio Papapietro, MD, FACC
Amy Westfall, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRN Cardiac Cath Lab Service Line Specialist

Visit our Video Gallery

To view additional videos about other topics of interest to the cardiovascular community, please visit the ACC Accreditation Services Video Gallery.