Cardiac and pulmonary rehab professionals – it is time to act!
In March, representatives from NCCRA joined AACVPR in their efforts in Washington, DC to gain support for the Sustaining Outpatient Services Act. This Act has the potential to directly affect the ability of cardiopulmonary rehab departments from growing and in some cases, remaining open.
This bill will exempt certain hospital outpatient services from a drastic reimbursement reduction that are based solely on the location of the hospital outpatient service which is explained in depth in the Legislative Priority (https://www.aacvpr.org/Portals/0/DOTH/2020/Legislative%20Priority_AACVPR_2020_6-20.doc)
Now we need your help to get this included into legislation that will be considered by the legislation in July.
Please support and assist in getting this legislation moved forward by taking part in the follow-up letter writing campaign. Template follow-up email letters requesting sponsorship (signature) of these bills will be posted on the DOTH advocacy web page. The virtual lobbying tool used this spring has been put on hold during this interim, so template letters and how to contact your US Congressional members are on the Advocacy web page and can also be found below.
How to find your U.S. House Representative: For the contact information of your House Representative, click here.
How to find your U.S. Senators: For the contact information of your two Senators, click here.
Letter to co-sponsor the Senate bill:
Letter to co-sponsor the House bill: