Policy & Payment

Heart Rhythm Society Health Policy Initiatives:

  • Advocate for evidence-based, guidelines-driven, quality health care and fair reimbursement to healthcare providers.
  • Advance the development and implementation of performance measures that lead to improved health outcomes for patients with heart rhythm disorders.
  • Collaborate with the American Medical Association, medical specialty societies, regulatory agencies, and manufacturers to improve access to treatments and appropriate specialty and sub-specialty care.



Coding Resources: 

HRS members can receive assistance with coding and reimbursement issues using our dedicated electronic coding hotline. Please email your question(s) at to coding@hrsonline.org , including your HRS ID member in your request. 

Health Policy News and Updates:

  • On December 18, 2018, HRS submitted public comments on Medicare Physician Fee Schedule finale rule for 2019.
  • On September 10, 2018, HRS submitted public comments on Medicare’s Proposed Physician Fee Schedule for 2019, addressing plans for revising payments for Evaluation and Management office visits, new work relative values for leadless pacemaker, and the Quality Payment Program.
  • On December 20, HRS submitted public comments on the Medicare Proposed ICD Coverage Policy.  
  • On September 11, HRS submitted public comments on the 2018 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. 
  • On August 10, HRS submitted public comments on 2018 Quality Payment Program Proposed Rule. 
  • On August 2nd, HRS submitted public comments on the MRI coverage reconsideration.  
  • On June 29, HRS submitted public comments on ICD coverage policy. 
  • View the statement on Coverage and Payment for the Subcutaneous Implantable Defibrillator (S-ICD™) System
  • For information about the implementation of MACRA, visit the Society's MACRA Resource Center .

IAC Cardiac Electrophysiology Accreditation

The Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) is pleased to announce the launch of the Cardiac Electrophysiology Accreditation program. HRS, in partnership with the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC), the Pediatric & Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES), and the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals (ACVP) worked with electrophysiologists and other experts in the field to provide a method by which facilities performing cardiac electrophysiology procedures can document their commitment to quality. Learn More