The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recognized the benefits of Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) to reduce the impact of cardiovascular disease in the U.S. and is developing ways to expand its use.

Effective July 1, 2017, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is slated to implement a pilot program to reform payment models for patients who are treated for AMI, AMI with PCI, or undergo CABG surgery.

This is a great opportunity for CR professionals to reform programs to enhance patient participation, individualize treatment, explore new methods of delivery, and confirm the efficacy of CR in reducing the impact of cardiovascular disease.

Regulatory Information regarding the EPMs and the CR Incentive Program Model are found on the Regulatory & Legislative Information webpage.

 

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Turnkey Enrollment/Adherence Strategy Documents

To assist CR professionals with this endeavor, members of the AACVPR Health Care Reform Committee and several other volunteer members have been working together to identify best practices published in the literature, strategies shown to be effective with improving enrollment and adherence in CR. These strategies are summarized and now available for all, presented in a standard template, turnkey fashion.