Proposed Readoption/Amendment of Certification of Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs – NC DHHS

Attached is the NC Department of Health and Human Services – Proposed Readoption/Amendment of Certification of Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs –  Rules – 10A NCAC 14F The period of public comment is from December 15, 2017 – February 13, 2018 with a public hearing scheduled for January 2nd at 11:00am in Raleigh.   Rather than having […]

CMS finalizes the cancellation of the Episode Payment Models and Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model

Today, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the cancellation of the mandatory hip fracture and cardiac bundled payment models that were to be operated by the CMS Innovation Center and implemented changes to the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement (CJR) Model. These changes will offer greater flexibility and choice for hospitals in […]

Recordings from the Piedmont Regional Meeting

Connie Paladenech Jeff Soukup Michelle Ray Mike Dunlap Taylor Stroud

Agenda for the upcoming Coastal Regional Meeting – we hope to see you there

NCCRA Coastal Regional Meeting Schedule 2017 – Revised (2)   December 5th from 8-1 The location: Cape Fear Valley Hospital 3418 Village Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28304 in the Magnolia Room For more information please contact Candace Langston 910-738-5403 or

Slides from Recent Regional Meetings

The Piedmont and Mountain regional meetings occurred last month and we are pleased to share some of the great content from those meetings. Nutrition for rehab patients – MRay Keeping science in the exercise Soukup J Lung Function Emotional Health (Cardiopulmonary) Recovered 6MWT Mistakes (10-19-17) We appreciate our Vice Presidents and how they hard they […]

Message from our New Exercise Discipline Chair

As the newly appointed Exercise Discipline chair, I encourage you all to attend your regional meetings this month.  It is always beneficial to meet, network and receive up to date information within our specific discipline and region.  If topics should arise during the regional sessions that you feel may need more discussion, please email me […]

Resources available through American Heart Association

Are you familiar with some of the great patient resources through the American Heart Association? Cardiac rehab workbook and DVD My Cardiac Coach Support Network Heart Insight Magazine Rise Above Heart Failure

A Letter from our NCCRA President

NCCRA members, For those of you who attended the 32nd AACVPR annual meeting in Charleston, SC, wouldn’t you agree that it was one of the best ever?!  With 1102 attendees the meeting was the biggest ever. For those of you who didn’t or couldn’t attend, start planning for next year’s meeting in Louisville, KY on […]

Upcoming Education Opportunities – updated 10/23/17

Diabetes and Heart Failure, Tuesday, November 7, 2017   1-2 pm central time Vascular Nurse conference – November 4th in Greenville NC NC-Vascular-brochure-v2 Cardiovascular conference – December 8th in Greenville NC Cardiovascular-brochure-10_4_2017  

Content from today’s AHA and Get With The Guidelines Webinar – Best Practices for Cardiac Rehab

In this webinar event, we  heard from Dr. Ileana L. Piña MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC, Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Population Health. Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Associate Chief for Academic Affairs, Division of Cardiology Staff Heart Failure/Transplant, Montefiore Medical Center. Dr. Piña highlighted the importance of referral to cardiac rehab for patients […]