Our California Chapter Purpose
The purpose of the Chapter shall be to contribute to the prevention of cardiovascular diseases, to ensure optimal quality care for the individuals with such diseases and to foster the highest professional ethical standards.
In carrying out these purposes the Chapter shall function in consultation with the leadership of the College and as an advisor to local and state governmental and professional organizations concerning issues related to cardiovascular disease.
The Chapter shall, in the interests of patients, physicians, and the public in general, maintain a high level of social consciousness and involvement with socioeconomic issues which may influence access to high quality cardiovascular health care for all individuals.
The Chapter has been formed as a 501(c)(6) not-for-profit corporation under the federal and California state tax codes. The Chapter maintains an Executive Office with a full time Executive Director and support staff. The Chapter also maintains a full time lobbyist and staff in Sacramento.
Our Recent Accomplishments
CA ACC Membership Roster
Published the fourth annual edition of the CAACC Membership roster, including ALL ACC members of record in the state of California.
Writing Local Coverage Determinations
Assisted NHIC in writing new LCD for Computed Tomography of the Heart and Great Vessels (DL22573).
Organizing Meetings and Educational Events
Hosted thirteen regional District meetings and eight Cardiac Care programs.
Monitored all legislation, actively lobbied to defeat adverse legislation and supported legislation to promote the quality of cardiovascular patient care.
A key contact system and grassroots network is being developed.
To advocate for accessible, highest quality, cost effective cardiovascular care for Californians.
The ACC is THE Professional Home for Cardiovascular Specialists and the Care TeamTo represent YOU, the ACC is actively working on:
Member Value and Engagement
Data, Information and Knowledge
Transformation of Care
President Roosevelt, 1908"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."
"The evealuations were so high they went "off the chart" and I have been able to proudly refer you to other groups that want to be not only educated, but entertained. As you well know, a room full of cardiologists and cardiovascular surgeons are not that easy to impress when it comes to teaching them."