Discipline Meeting Minutes

Thank you to all of our discipline chairs that facilitated our discipline meetings at Chapel Hill!  We appreciate all the information and support that you bring to our membership! 2017 NCCRA Exercise Discipline Meeting Minutes NCCRA Symposium Nutrition Discipline Minutes 2017 PULMONARY DISCIPLINE meeting 2017  

Are you ready?? Proposed Decision Memo for Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease and AACVPR PAD Toolkit

Is your rehabilitation program ready to accommodate this new subset of patients?  Maybe you need to consider renaming your cardiopulmonary rehab department  to cardiovascular and pulmonary rehab? https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/nca-proposed-decision-memo.aspx?NCAId=287 Unfamiliar with how to build an exercise program for vascular patients?  AACVPR has developed a wonderful resource for you to reference. pad-exercise-training-toolkit AACVPR

Please Encourage Your Patients and Community Members to Attend

At the upcoming symposium in Chapel Hill we will have a great speaker and presentation that is open to the community to help provide perspective to COPD prevalence and geographic location and to address the 2017 GOLD guidelines for people living with COPD. Grace Anne hopes to demonstrate the value of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and will […]

New Cardiac Rehab LCD is now available

A new Cardiac rehab LCD has been released by Palmetto, effective 1/19/2017 https://www.cms.gov/medicare-coverage-database/details/lcd-details.aspx?LCDId=34412&ContrId=377&ver=37&ContrVer=1&CntrctrSelected=377*1&Cntrctr=377&name=&DocType=Active&s=34%7c48%7c53%7c58&bc=AggAAAQAAAAAAA%3d%3d&  

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new Innovation Center models – is your hospital included?

https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/epm These new models advance CMS’ goal of improving the efficiency and quality of care for Medicare beneficiaries and encourage hospitals, physicians, and post-acute care providers to work together to improve the coordination of care from the initial hospitalization through recovery. The models will be referred to as: Acute Myocardial Infarction (AMI) Model; Coronary Artery […]

Change in Mailhandler’s coverage for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab

If you have patients with Mailhandler’s coverage you may want to encourage them to  look at their plan brochures. MHBP.com – Health Plans – Standard Options – Official Plan Brochure 2017 Page 42 – Respiratory therapy coverage – need to call for details about coverage. Standard and Value Option Page 43 – Cardiac Rehabilitation coverage […]

Palmetto Pulmonary Rehabilitation (G0424) Coverage & Documentation Webcast

Event Registration:  https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.palmettogba.com%2Fpalmetto%2Fproviders.nsf%2Fls%2FJM%2520Part%2520A%7EAF9KA87884%3Fopendocument%26utm_source%3DJ11AL%26utm_campaign%3DJMALs%26utm_medium%3Demail&eventid=1252250&sessionid=1&key=9946BE56CE44804460EB2759FD8062DD&regTag=&sourcepage=register Please join Palmetto GBA for a Part A Pulmonary Rehabilitation (G0424) Coverage & Documentation Webcast on November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am ET. This webcast is designed to provide an overview of  Pulmonary Rehabilitation services, documentation and medical necessity requirements, CERT and valuable tips to prevent errors.

CMS Seeks Comments on Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) for Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD)

Important News from AACVPR :  “CMS has posted a proposal that considers coverage of supervised exercise therapy for patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD). This would be a separate and distinct coverage policy for PAD and not included within the Medicare CR coverage regulation. The posting is in response to a formal request from […]

Will You Be Ready for Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Incentive Payment Model

From CMS website https://innovation.cms.gov/initiatives/cardiac-rehabilitation/ On July 25, 2016, the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) announced a model that will test the effects of payments that encourage the use of cardiac rehabilitation services. The cardiac rehabilitation incentive payment model would test the impact of providing an incentive payment to hospitals where beneficiaries are hospitalized […]

Update on Palmetto Probe Audits of Pulmonary Rehab

The full article can be seen here: http://www.palmettogba.com/palmetto/providers.nsf/ls/JM%20Part%20A~AAWJXP2136?opendocument&utm_source=J11AL&utm_campaign=JMALs&utm_medium=email but the exciting news is that the service specific targeted medical review edit will be discontinued in North Carolina and Virginia/West Virginia! Finally!