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 […]

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 updated 03/15/18

Updated 3/15/18 For those of you who are ready to supervised exercise therapy for PAD patients, you can go ahead and start.  At this time, there will not be an LCD created by Palmetto GBA.  If it is warranted in the future, then they will do so but as of now, it is a go […]

AACVPR R2R Cardiac Rehab Bundles & Incentive Payment Video

Please see the great resource developed by AACVPR for affiliate organizations to educate our membership about the Cardiac rehab bundles and incentive payments.  It is AACVPR and NCCRA’s goal to provide all cardiac rehabilitation professionals with resources and tools to help you  prepare for the changes that will inevitably affect your programs.  

CMS Audits of Cardiac Rehab

Please be aware that Cardiac rehab has been chosen by Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) for medical review of claims data.   A small number of CR programs around the country, including some in NC, have already received letters requesting additional documentation (an “ADR”) on multiple claims for a selected number of CR patients with […]