Have you seen the new webinar series from the American College of Cardiology (ACC)? The goal of this program is to provide physicians with in depth information about the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation programs. Read more »
Research suggests the Mediterranean Diet boosts longevity and helps prevent a number of chronic diseases, including heart disease, diabetes, and hypertension, among others. Read more »
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 4 – 5, 2019. This annual event provides a platform for healthcare professionals to lobby and advocate for the industry. Previous visits to Capitol Hill focused on Bill HR.1155/S.1361 which would allow non-physician practitioners to fulfill the Medicare requirement of “direct supervision” in cardiac and pulmonary rehab programs. This bill was pass in 2018 as part of the ACCESS Act and will go into effect January 1, 2024. Read more »
Since 2006, AACVPR, the American Thoracic Society, the American College of Chest Physicians, and the National Association for Medical Direction of Respiratory Care have lobbied CMS to generate a national coverage determination (NCD) for pulmonary rehabilitation services to include patients with respiratory ailments other than COPD. Read More
The 2015 Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT) found that a systolic blood pressure < 120 mmHg correlated with a lower mortality rate and reduced risk of heart attack, heart failure and stroke. Read More
Medically supervised exercise therapy (SET) is widely-recognized as an appropriate intervention to alleviate claudication symptoms in patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD). It is important that intervention for this patient population also include secondary prevention of cardiac risk factors, including hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and diabetes, among others. Read more
The AACVPR Program Certification process can be a daunting task to even the most seasoned clinicians. While there are a myriad of resources available to help you through this process, sometimes all you need is just a quick snapshot of the required components. LSI has you covered. We have put together an overview of the 2019 AACVPR Program Certification. Read more »
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of Barbados, a non-profit organization, was founded in 1985 to serve as an continuum of care for patients following a cardiac intervention. In 2006, the services were extended to patients who have experienced a stroke. As a non-government organization, the Heart and Stroke Foundation relies heavily on donations to continue to provide this important service to the people of Barbados. Read more »
LSI joined over 1,000 others in the cardiac rehab industry to participate in one of the year’s largest cardiopulmonary events – AACVPR’s 33rd Annual Meeting in Louisville, KY. It was great seeing all of old friends and fellow industry advocates at this great event!
We hope that you stopped by our Industry Advocacy booth where we provided more than 5,000 pieces of free educational materials to attendees. If you didn’t have a chance to stop by this great resource, you can visit our online Educational Library.
As a class I treatment, cardiac rehabilitation is an integral component to the continuum of care for patients with cardiovascular disease. Despite the well documented benefits, cardiac rehabilitation continues to be vastly underutilized. By implementing basic core components identified by AACVPR, cardiac rehab programs can ensure they are offering care that aligns with industry standards which can in turn increase referral, enrollment and graduation rates. Medical surveillance, using people, science and technology, will ensure cardiac rehab programs maintain compliance with these core components while ensuring safety, efficacy and efficiency. Read more »