Congratulations to the winners of the CR/PR facility contest

April 11, 2023

Pulmonary Rehab Week facility contest winner - Cape Fear Valley Hospital Cardiac Rehab Week facility contest winner - Wake Med Cary

AHRQ TAKEheart cardiac rehabilitation initiative

September 1, 2021

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is actively recruiting hospitals and health systems to join the AHRQ TAKEheart cardiac rehabilitation initiative. This national initiative provides individualized technical assistance, coaching, and step-by-step...

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

August 4, 2016

From CMS website 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...

PCNA newsletter and Reimbursement for Nutritional Services

December 9, 2015

Our Nutrition chair Judith M. Hinderliter, MPH, RD, LDN, CPT wanted to make sure you saw the wonderful e-News letter from PCNA (Preventive Cardiology Nursing Association). The Holiday Heart-Healthy Eating...

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab (HCPCS G0424) Prepayment Service-Specific Targeted Medical Review Results for May – July, 2015

September 14, 2015

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab (HCPCS G0424) Prepayment Service-Specific Targeted Medical Review Results for May - July, 2015 Palmetto GBA performed service-specific prepayment targeted medical review on claims for Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab,...

AACVPR initiative –

May 26, 2015

You may recall the huge initiative AACVPR embarked on last year entitled Finding The N. That campaign resulted in identifying over 2600 cardiac rehabilitation programs and over 1700 pulmonary rehabilitation...

Cardiopulmonary Rehab Knowledge tests for outcomes

July 10, 2014

One of the ways to track outcomes is through a knowledge test.  Here is some information about knowledge tests for cardiac and pulmonary patients. cardiac knowledge test Development and Valid...

Local ENC nurse gets creative to raise awareness

July 8, 2014

Summary of the AACVPR J-11 MAC Committee teleconference

May 16, 2014

From Connie Paladenech following teleconference on 5/15/2014 Pulmonary Rehab audits are continuing across the J-11 Region with the majority of denials centered around documentation of physician involvement, psycho social evaluation (written...

Updates regarding Reimbursement and CMS

May 21, 2013

CMS is changing how hospital billing offices will determine eligibility status for Medicare coverage of services.  Instead of the Common Working File (CWF) organizations will now access the HIPAA Eligibility Transaction...

Federal Register for Pulmonary Rehab

March 26, 2012

This has been posted for your convenience and reference - this is not a new document FedReg pulmonary rehab