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Monday 10:15 CST, March 30, 2015

Advanced Certification in Lung Volume Reduction Surgery

Certification Contact Directory

Michele Sacco
Interim Executive Director, Certification

M.J. Hampel

David Eickemeyer
Associate Director

Caroline Isbey
Associate Director

Kelly Quigley
Associate Director

Bridget Chambers
Associate Marketing Manager

Francine Topps
Business Development Specialist

Kristine Stejskal
Business Development Coordinator


What areas will the standards address?

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  • Delivering or facilitating clinical care

  • Performance measurement

  • Supporting self-management

  • Program management

  • Clinical information management

In 2003, The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that it will provide coverage for this procedure for certain Medicare beneficiaries, and called on private accreditors such as The Joint Commission to develop standards for lung volume reduction surgery.  CMS has reported that hospitals will need to be evaluated in order to receive federal reimbursement.

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Who will be eligible for this certification?

Hospitals performing this procedure will be eligible for the award of certification of distinction. 

How long will the certification be valid?

The certification will be valid for two years.  There will be a performance measurement requirement on the one year anniversary of the certification.