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.
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 »
Most healthcare clinicians are aware of the ability for the electronic medical record system, or EMR, to communicate to other computer systems used throughout the hospital. Read more »
The World Heart Games (WHG) will be held on June 7 – 8, 2019 in Hickory, NC. Lenoir-Rhyne University is this year’s site partner and has offered their beautiful campus to host this event. LSI is proud to be a Corporate Partner for the 2019 WHG. We invite you to sign up your patients and come cheer on your athletes. Remember, you can register as a team or an individual. Space is still available! Click here to register.
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 »
If you have not yet had an opportunity to complete our Patient Care Survey, this is your last chance! 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