Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Professionals will have the opportunity to meet with their state legislators at AACVPR’s Day on the Hill in Washington, DC March 2 – 3, 2020. This annual event provides a platform for healthcare professionals to lobby and advocate for the industry.
AACVPR has announced the following legislative priority for 2020:
U.S. House Bill # HR 4838
Many AACVPR members have been diligently requesting this of Congress for the past two years. 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. As the Legislative Priority explains in depth,the SOS: Sustaining Outpatient Services Act mandates implementation of regulations that create specific financial thresholds. As long as no physician specialty, nationwide, bills for any CPT or HCPCS code under the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in an aggregate amount greater than $2 million in the previous year for which data are available, that code (or codes) would be exempt from reduced reimbursement requirements for off-campus outpatient services. Cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services are in this category and, therefore, would be included in the exemption.
Check out highlights from AACVPR’s 2019 Day on the Hill.