AACVPR made a few significant changes to the 2021 Program Certification Application. The most noteworthy change is the extended deadline for data collection, staff competencies, medical emergency in-services, and submitted ITPs. Another important change is Education on the ITP. Submitted ITPs that have Education listed as a separate header will result in an automatic denial. Education should instead be listed within the required steps of each domain / element. Lastly, any clinician with the PR certification is exempt from staff competencies for Pulmonary Program Certification for one (1) certification cycle.Read more »
The AACVPR Program Certification requirements have remain unchanged since the Outcomes Performance Measures were implemented in 2018. With the introduction of the Annual Report the same year, any program that has applied for Certification should have some idea of the requirements for 2020. For those programs and clinicians who have never navigated the Certification process, it can be overwhelming. To help ease some of that stress, LSI has put together a 2020 AACVPR Program Certification Guide that provides a high-level overview of the application requirements.You can download the 2020 AACVPR Program Certification Guide here.
LSI is excited to see everyone at the 34th Annual AACVPR Meeting in Portland, Oregon September 18-21, 2019!
We will have two separate booths again this year. Booth 108 is where you will be able to see a demo of the LSI system, visit with our field staff members, and enter for your chance to win this year’s amazing prize – a 3-night trip to Napa Valley! Booth 109 is designated as our Advocacy Booth where you can collect some of our amazing Education Material!
We can’t wait to see you in Portland next month! Visit AACVPR’s website to learn more about this year’s conference.
Every year in the United States, 1 in 4 deaths can be attributed to cardiovascular disease (CVD). Numerous medical conditions and risk factors are known to increase one’s risk of developing heart disease. Read more »
In early March 2019, LSI sponsored AACVPR’s annual Day on the Hill (DOTH) event in Washington, DC. LSI team members had the opportunity to join more than 75 clinicians from 35 states who were there to meet with their elected officials to identify needs in the legislature that make access to Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation difficult for some patients. Read more »
As everyone may or may not know, HR.1155/S.1361 was passed by Congress as part of the ACCESS Act – Advancing Chronic Care, Extenders, and Social Services, and Medicare Extender package. This is a huge success for our industry, but we still have plenty of work to do! 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