Welcome to the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Cardiology

Our Colorado Chapter Mission

The College’s Mission: to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health,
Vision: to reflect a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes.

Core Values:

  • Patient-Centered
  • Teamwork and Collaboration
  • Professionalism and Excellence

Re-Opening-Perspectives

Edward Fry, MD, FACC, from Indianapolis, IN; Abhinav Goyal, MD, MHS, FACC, from Atlanta, GA; Martha Gulati, MD, FACC, from Phoenix, AZ; Samuel Jones, MD, MPH, FACC, from Chattanooga, TN; and Athena Poppas, MD, FACC, from Providence, RI, discuss the challenges and approaches to safely resuming the full range of cardiovascular services. Watch the videos to hear how they are preparing for addressing the needs of patients and health care workers, delivering care in novel ways that incorporate social distancing and masking as well as good communication and shared decision-making, being resilient to adjust as circumstances change, and partnering with local public health officials




Breaking News

The Health Risks That Come With Delaying Medical Care

The ACC is THE Professional Home for Cardiovascular Specialists and the Care Team. To represent YOU, the ACC is actively working on:

  • Member Value & Engagement
  • Purposeful Education
  • Data, Information & Knowledge
  • Transformation of Care
  • Advocacy
  • Population Health

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. 

www.headspace.com/health-covid-19  (go to website, will need to input NPI number and location then can download app with full account and access)

https://www.tenpercent.com/ (free with code HEALTHCARE)

https://www.medaxiom.com/resource-center/clinical-strategy-and-care-delivery/webinar-covid-19-and-the-cv-service-line-practical-approaches-for-an-unprecedented-pandemic-part-1/

https://www.acc.org/latest-in-cardiology/features/accs-coronavirus-disease-2019-covid-19-hub

http://heartm.docbook.com.cn/#/meeting_notice_detail?meeting_id=46017&goindex=true

Breaking News

US Chagas Screening

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) 

Matt Iseman talks American Ninja Warriors – of the heart

[August 3, 2016] Matt Iseman, American Ninja Warrior Host – and Licensed Physician – explains the importance of finding the right caregiver. When in need of a cardiologist, look for the initials F.A.C.C., which means the doctor is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology. Iseman likes to call them ‘American Ninja Warriors – of the heart’. YouTube Video

EHR State of Mind

October 22, 2015] EHR’s suck. Let’s make ’em better. Go to http://LetDoctorsBeDoctors.com and tell the IT and government folks what’s up. And check out http://zdoggmd.com for lyrics, behind-the-scenes dopeness, and all our other videos. Please share. View @ YouTube

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: http://youtube.com/c/CaaccOrgchapter

“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

Special thanks to our friends at Medtronic for your support!

Presidents Letter

“Uncertain Times”

Composing a relevant and impactful message for our chapter during the pandemic of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is as challenging as the profound changes this pandemic has created.  I am personally…

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HF Summit 2019 is right around the corner!

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Let’s get on the same page.
Check out this valuable Shock Protocol and begin implementation.

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Thank you to all of you who send in your entries for our CO ACC digital drawing for complimentary registration to ACC.19. 

Congratulations to our winners!
CVT – Paula McDermott  
Physician – Dr. Ira Dauber 
FIT – Dr. Rory Bricker 

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.

THANK YOU !!

The 2017 Chapter Recognition Award For Achievement in Chapter Meetings and Events was Awarded to the Colorado Chapter!

Check Out ACC’s New Look!

The ACC’s new website, ACC.org, is now live, offering enhanced features and design requested by ACC members.
ACC.org link http://www.acc.org
Quick Start Guide: http://acc.org/footer-pages/quick-start-guide

Colorado Chapter, American College of Cardiology
1685 S. Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: 1-253-525-5159  Fax: 253-265-3043

www.coloradoacc.org

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