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1 “ Linking Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Health” Welcome We invite you to explore what a membership in the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) can offer you.

2 American Society of Hypertension Inc. (ASH) As the largest US professional organization dedicated to eradicating Hypertension and its consequences, the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) unites scientific investigators and health care professionals in a scientific forum that bridges current hypertension research with effective clinical treatment strategies for patients. The mission of ASH is to promote strategies to prevent hypertension and to improve the care of patients with hypertension and associated disorders. Our Mission…

3 American Society of Hypertension Inc. (ASH) ASH Designated Clinical Hypertension Specialists Program The ASH Specialists Program created the Specialist in Clinical Hypertension designation for the specific purpose of identifying and recognizing physicians with expert skills and knowledge in the management of clinical hypertension and related disorders. ASH Professional Ancillary HTN Basic Education This rigorous three day academic program is designed to improve the understanding of hypertension and related cardiovascular disease for all participants, to improve the flow of information and to create partnerships between healthcare providers who seek to improve patient outcomes. ASH Annual Scientific Meeting The Annual Scientific Meeting is designed to encourage and promote the development, advancement, and exchange of fair and balanced and evidence-based information regarding the research, diagnosis and treatment of hypertension and related cardiovascular diseases, with the goal of improved patient care and health. ASH Position Papers These ASH Position Papers are intended to provide in depth treatment strategies for difficult-to-treat hypertension patients for Designated Specialists in Clinical Hypertension and other health care providers. ASH Scientific Awards In keeping with the Society’s mission to, “encourage the development, advancement, and exchange of scientific information in all aspects of research, diagnosis, and treatment of hypertension”, the Society recognizes advances in the field by honoring those at the forefront of hypertension research ASH Fellow Program The ASH Fellow designation is conferred annually on those ASH Members applicants who have distinguished themselves through excellence in their professional scientific and clinical achievements, scholarship, and significant contributions to the field of hypertension and cardiovascular health ASH Hypertension Community Outreach Program To bring Hypertension awareness and risk management resources to communities in need, ASH offers free Blood Pressure, Glucose, and Cholesterol screenings to the residents of communities. In addition, ASH provides comprehensive training local community clinics to strengthen their doctors’ diagnosis and treatment of hypertensive patients or those at high risk. Programs for ASH Members:

4 American Society of Hypertension Inc. (ASH) Participate actively in an organization influencing hypertension and cardiovascular health research and education Associate and interact with recognized national and international scientific and clinical investigators and health professionals Access to online hypertension CME updates Opportunity to become an ASH Hypertension Specialist as well as an ASH Fellow Opportunity to participate in the ASH Hypertension Registry Initiative Opportunity to have your medical practice designated as an ASH Hypertension Center Access to the Member Directory, Online Forum, Online Society Journals, and the ASH FLASH (ASH newsletter) in the Members Section of ASH Website. Members Section Receive print subscriptions to the Journal of Clinical Hypertension (JCH) and The Journal of the American Society of Hypertension (JASH) Save with Reduced Member registration fee for the ASH Annual Scientific Meeting, the largest scientific forum in the United States for hypertension and cardiovascular health Save with Reduced Member registration fees for other Society-sponsored Continuing Medical Education (CME) events, e.g., Rotating Regional Symposia, Chapter Annual Meetings, Clinical Hypertension Review Courses, etc. Sponsor candidates for Annual Research Awards, Annual Young Scholar Awards and Annual Recognition Awards for Young Investigators Benefits of being an ASH Member:

5 American Society of Hypertension Inc. (ASH) 1)Reimbursement for HTN Specialists Beginning in 2009 the ASH Committee on Public Policy and the ASH Specialist Program Inc. have collaborated on an initiative to have hypertension recognized as a body of knowledge sufficient to be the foundation appropriate reimbursement for designated specialists in clinical hypertension and to obtain identifier codes for physicians who are Designated Specialists in Clinical Hypertension: Health Care Provider Taxonomy Code-- National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC) Health Care Provider Specialty Code for “Hypertension Specialists---(Center for Medicare Management (CMS) 2)ASH Designated Hypertension Centers The American Society of Hypertension and the ASH Specialist Program Inc. intend to implement a program to designate medical practices as ASH Designated hypertension centers. 3)ASH Hypertension Registry Initiative A program for community-based medical practices to participate in a quality improvement program based on practice data audit and feedback reporting. 4)Online & Live ASH Hypertension Self-Assessment Program (ASHSAP) An Advanced Hypertension Review and Self-Assessment Program based on the ASH Hypertension Core Curriculum for physicians; an activity that may be helpful for physicians preparing to take the ASH Hypertension Examination. 5)Online & Live ASH Hypertension Courses Courses for Primary Care Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, PharmDs, and Senior Residents in Internal Medicine and Family Practice. 6)Online & Live Symposium and Seminar Activities For physicians and other healthcare professionals with emphasis on pathophysiology, clinical trials, disease mechanisms. ASH Programs in Process…

6 American Society of Hypertension Inc. (ASH) Interested in Joining ASH? Start taking advantage of the opportunities available to ASH members today by visiting our website, and: 1.Joining Online Or 2.Downloading the ASH Membership application form (PDF) and returning it to: American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) 148 Madison Avenue, 5 th Floor New York, NY Fax (212) Questions? Call or


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