Referring Patients for Heart Failure Management and Treatment

Whether your patient needs medical management, an implanted device or surgery, our multidisciplinary team provides highly personalized care to improve quality of life.


BIDMC’s Advanced Heart Failure Program provides a range of treatment options for the entire spectrum of heart failure conditions.

Making a Referral

Meet Our Team

BIDMC 30 day rate charts for heart failure readmission and discharge mortality

Patient-Centered Shared Care

BIDMC’s Advanced Heart Failure Program employs a shared care model to foster teamwork and communication among referring providers, BIDMC specialists, and other members of the care team. Typical protocol includes:

  • 6-12 month visits with BIDMC heart failure specialist (and as needed NP visits for medication/diuretic titration)
  • Email/phone communication between primary cardiologist/PCP and heart failure team
  • More frequent follow-up with primary cardiologist/PCP
  • Outpatient diuresis in the BIDMC Cardiac Direct Access Unit (CDAc) or at BID-Needham
Patient centered shared care diagram

Learn more about each program and when to consider a referral.