New Palmetto LCD for Cardiac Rehab!!!

The new LCD for cardiac rehab goes into effect on January 28th, 2013.

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At the recent AACVPR meeting in Orlando, Florida, one of our long standing members of the NCCRA was given a very special award.  Carl N. King, EdD received the new “Masters of AACVPR”.  Please congratulate Carl on this most prestigious recognition!!!!

What is a Master of AACVPR?

Appointment as an honorary Fellow in a professional society is designed to honor exceptional achievement and service within the professional domain of the awarding body. AACVPR has instituted a new level of fellowship, “Master of AACVPR”, which is awarded to those long-term members of AACVPR who exemplify the highest standards of our profession.

Upcoming Regional Meetings!!

Piedmont Regional Meeting:  The meeting will be held on Thursday October 11th from 10AM to 2PM at Forsyth Medical Center in Winston Salem, NC.  Please contact Betty Matteson if you have questions.

Mountain Regional Meeting: The meeting will be held on Thursday October 18th from 8AM to 1Pm on the 3rd floor of Asheville Cardiology Associates/Heart Path Program.  Please contact Yvonne Smith if you have questions.  YSmith@HCHOSPITAL.ORG

Coastal Regional Meeting:  The meeting will be held on Thursday November 8th from 9AM to 12PM at Southeatern Lifestyle Center for Fitness and Rehabilitation in Lumberton, NC.  Please contact Ashley Walker if you have questions.   You can also access the following link for additional information:

New Exercise Discipline Chair


The NCCRA is pleased to welcome Jennifer Simmons as the new Exercise Discipline Chair.  Jennifer replaces Ashley Walker who has assumed the role of Coastal Region VP.  Jennifer’s contact information follows:



Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Cardiac Rehabilitation

Iredell Health System

557 Brookdale Drive

Statesville, NC 28677

phone: 704-878-4558 ext. 3546

fax: 704-878-4951

Response Letter to J11 AB Medicare Review Audit Findings for Cardiac Rehab from AACVPR

Palmetto J-11 AACVPR Response_3-10-12

2012 NCCRA Symposium Presentations

Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back…Wayne Sotile Ph.D.Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation Under Medicare….Mark D Pilley MD

“The Future Integration of Preventive Service into a Preventive Health Model

Expectations after Pulmonary Rehab 3-2-12_Chapel Hill

How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go Now…Karen Lui, RN, MSGRQ, LLC

Individual Treatment Plan Putting Together the Pieces of the Puzzle…Mark Senn, PhD, FAACPR

ITP for Your Program

J11 AB MAC Medical Review Audit

NCCRA 2012 Motivational Enhancement Learn to Dance…Mike Lippard, Manager

New Opportunities for Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation While Meeting Regulatory & Certification Requirements

The AACVPR National CR Registry…Carl King EdD

Enhancing Our Patient Compliance with Their Medical Regimen….Phil Medys Pharm D, FAHA, CPP

33rd Annual NCCRA Symposium Info

Please click on the attachements below for the intenerary, registration and directions to the upcoming symposium:


Important Notice: CMS Audit

 Please click on the link below to read the “Word” document:


NCCRA Member Opportunities

NCCRA Member Opportunities

Notes from the Pulmonary Meeting in High Point

Dr. Pilley’s Presentation link below:

Regional Pulmonary Rehab meeting notes