The College’s Mission: Our mission is to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health.
Vision: Our vision is to reflect a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.
- Teamwork and Collaboration
- Professionalism and Excellence
New WSMA COVID-19 PSA
To support you and to get patients back on track, WSMA has produced a new COVID-19 public service announcement.
Encourage patients to catch up on their medical care and routine screenings.
Check it out, send to patients: Stay Up to Date on Medical Care PSA.
New Resources to Help Implement COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate in Your Practice
As you know, Health care providers and other workers in private health care and long-term care settings will have until Oct. 18 to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 under an emergency order issued by Gov. Jay Inslee.
The Washington State Medical has prepared additional guidance for the ambulatory/outpatient setting, including sample clinic policy and exemption forms (see “Mandatory COVID Vaccination Policy” below). These forms are in Word and are meant to serve as an adjustable resource to your practice; please personalize as appropriate to your clinic.
Please note, these materials are samples based on information that is currently available. These materials are meant to be informative, not legal advice. The governor’s proclamation applies to all state agency worksites and employees, as well as health care employees in private sector health care and in long-term care settings, including nursing homes, adult family homes, assisted living, enhanced services facilities, residential treatment facilities, and other treatment facilities.(For definitions of “health care provider” and “health care setting” as pertains to the mandate, review pages 6 and 7 of the emergency order.)
This new requirement includes exemptions for individuals with legitimate medical reasons or sincerely held religious reasons. The exemptions do not include personal or philosophical objections. Review the emergency proclamation.
Occupational Work Letter Template
Webinar Recording: Cardiovascular Manifestation & Management Strategy of COVID-19 Patients:
David Zhang, MD, PhD, FACC | CHI Franciscan | Tacoma, WA
Gautam Nayak, MD, FACC | President, WA ACC | Confluence Health | Wenatchee, WA
Free Wellness Resources for Your Teams
These are apps that are used for mindfulness and meditation, which may sound hokey to some, but is vitally important in times like this when we’re stressed. they have very short options – 1-3 minute exercises – that are great to do midday or pre-sleep.
Ten Percent Happier (free with code HEALTHCARE)
Mission of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Cardiology
The Goal of the Washington American College of Cardiology is to improve Cardiovascular health for residents of Washington State through education, care, and advocacy.
The purpose of the Chapter is to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases and to ensure optimal quality of care for individuals with such diseases in Seattle, Tacoma, Olympia, Spokane and other cities in Washington State. In carrying out these purposes, the Chapter functions, in consultation with the leadership of the College, as a source of advice to local and state governmental and professional organizations concerning issues related to cardiovascular disease. The Chapter, in the interest of patients, physicians, and the public in general, maintains a high level of social consciousness and involvement with socioeconomic factors and access to the highest possible quality of cardiovascular health care.
American College of Cardiology Mission:
To Transform Cardiovascular Care and Improve Heart Health
Leadership and the ACC: Developing Leaders to Transform Cardiovascular Care and Improve Heart Health
Thank You Louis Schwartzberg for Creating This Beautiful Film in Gratitude to Fellows of the American College of Cardiology (FACC’s)
William Shatner Thanks Cardiologists
[February 28, 2015] William Shatner owes his good health and being able to enjoy his active life to taking advice from good physicians, including his cardiologist. Please share any of the four versions with your friends. The :30, :60 and :90 min. videos are on the California Chapter YouTube channel.
“Every man owes a part of his time and money to the business or industry in which he is engaged. No man has a moral right to withhold his support from an organization that is striving to improve conditions within his sphere.”
– President Theodore Franklin Roosevelt, 1908
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ACC Anticoag Evaluator Mobile App
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ASCVD Risk Estimator Mobile App
Submit Your Prior Authorization Data!
Having Difficulties Getting Procedures Approved? Yes!
Please take a moment to tell us via ACC’s web-based prior authorization tool (PARTool)!
Do your PART to improve the prior authorization process by recording incorrectly denied or difficult requests through ACC’s PARTool.
The data collected helps the College determine overall prior authorization and test substitution trends by insurer and better understand problematic areas of the process including time burdens, test substitution and peer-to-peer reviews.
The observed trends will be shared with insurers, vendors, state legislators and insurance officials to engage them in ACC’s efforts to reduce the burden of prior authorization and return attention to direct patient interaction.
Practices can submit through a simple online form at ACC.org/PARTool.
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