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The Heart Failure Certification (HF-Cert) has been developed to recognize providers who have demonstrated specialized knowledge and skill to provide competent heart failure services in the United States. Heart failure providers demonstrate proficiency in a variety of settings including but not limited to academic medical centers, hospitals, medical group practices, ambulatory care, long term care and military treatment facilities.
HF-Certs provide assessment, treatment, and management of the patient with heart failure by ideally, or preferably, utilizing a multidisciplinary team approach in a patient-centered manner. Such a provider could include a cardiologist, internist, hospitalist, emergency physician, intensivist, family practitioner, clinical pharmacist, and a nurse practitioner.
HFSA’s HF-Cert program is expected to launch in early 2021. The certification exam is currently being developed in partnership with PSI to ensure it is developed and maintained in a manner consistent with generally accepted psychometric principles, education testing practices, and national accreditation standards for certification programs.