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 https://www.kramesstore.com/OA_HTML/KS-ActivePartnership.jsp?ksw001_kswp=p-6oprslepPlrUs6aFQDy-sK:S&ksw001_kswp_pses=ZG7A651186B868AC2142C0F491E1887EB334E9FAB7956B42C6A88A812208492D6CD64D1F1A41324B52D64709121B5F6342E19302399EF5958DBDC1894100F01E9F My Cardiac Coach http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartAttack/My-Cardiac-Coach_UCM_489280_SubHomePage.jsp Support Network https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fsupportnetwork.heart.org%2F&h=ATOGnTUISrEvDZ9O90YLt_xpKNtnQezxy8mpo4YZGBZPQ7jZoRY60Il1wtrp7IYfFY_-eH35kkH0sPzz9EkQ1GKyu3KO6Qbw9QUKGjVp_BmUWMLJ387vqi91mKVsqORYb4MFjvqu70LgP6WjcpzdaKKJifqKL-ASi7Jq6GGGXDW_Sgu7U9pJzGwvPzpuf_adT7W6dEnt3XcKi-S_sYWFD9lVdnbbcWJTZOKQyEig-oHNlkdTgLYuuZWrZNSHlpiipIPAx_zWx_2i2xOjUC0A-gwgnR4TY7yXd5IrQkE Heart Insight Magazine http://himag-digi.heart.org/heartinsight/fall_2017?pg=2#pg2 Rise Above Heart Failure http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/Conditions/HeartFailure/Rise-Above-Heart-Failure-Toolkit_UCM_492391_SubHomePage.jsp

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 https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5815634044484406787 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 […]

Letter from our NCCRA President

NCCRA membership, The NCCRA and AACVPR leadership recognize that our profession is in a constant state of change. With advances in clinical practices, changes in regulatory/administrative policies and patient’s increasing individual needs we are challenged, more than ever, to accept our ever changing responsibilities. The NCCRA leadership took on the strategic plan in 2016 with […]

New Clinical Corner posting from Palmetto regarding Cardiac Rehab

Check out the recent clinical corner released by Palmetto regarding Cardiac Rehab (Phases, Covered services, Components, Progress notes, etc). https://www.palmgba.com/elearn/ClinicalCornerCardiacRehab/story.html

CMS audits

Has your program been audited by CMS for Cardiac rehab charges? We would love to be able to report to our MAC committee the number of programs that have been impacted? Thank you for participating! If you would rather respond by email you can send it to stacey.greenway@vidanthealth.com

Supervised Exercise Therapy for Peripheral Artery Disease – Final Medicare Coverage Policy

CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) has released the final regulation to cover supervised exercise therapy (SET) for beneficiaries with intermittent claudication (IC) for the treatment of symptomatic peripheral artery disease (https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=287). The effective date is the publication date of the rule: May 25, 2017.  Coding and payment information has not been released […]