Are you wondering why your program should be tracking outcomes and how to go about it? This Advocacy document outlines the importance of tracking individual patient and programs outcomes and how LSI’s patient management system can help streamline the process. With a myriad of reports at your fingertips, analyzing the benefits of your program has never been easier! The new Registry 5.0 document, coupled with our TrensCenter Data Elements, will provide all the necessary information to get you started with outcomes data collection. Visit our Education Library to request a copy of this important document.
After two years, we at LSI are looking forward to the opportunity to see a few of you in person again soon. As committed advocates for the cardiac and pulmonary rehab industry, we recognize the importance of regular meetings and conferences to share knowledge and ideas, not to mention the benefits of networking with other professionals. Be sure to stop by the LSI booth and register for a chance to win an AACVPR membership at any of the following conferences:
- 3/3/2022 – KCRA, Newport, KY
- 3/5/2022 – GACVPR, Canton, GA
- 3/15/2022 – HIMSS, Orlando, FL
- 3/24/2022 – PCNA, Las Vegas, NV
- 4/1/2022 – MOKS, Independence, MO
- 4/1/2022 – CSCR, Fullerton, CA
- 4/2/2022 – ACC, Washington, DC
- 4/8/2022 – TACVPR, Frisco, TX
- 4/23/2022 – MSCVPR, Bay City, MI
- 4/28/2022 – MACVPR, Bozeman, MT
- 5/11/2022 – WVACVPR, Morgantown, WV
- 6/4/2022 – ISCHR, Springfield, IL
The Centers for Medicare Services announced that they will be replacing G0424 with two new CPT codes beginning January 1st, 2022. In addition to billing code changes, Medicare added Covid-19 to the list of eligible diagnoses for Pulmonary Rehab Services and updated requirements for the individualized treatment plan. To learn more about the new regulations, check out our new resource document.
The LSI team had a productive week in San Antonio despite the AACVPR Annual conference moving to a virtual platform. This was the first time we have all been together in person since the start of the pandemic and we took full advantage. We had a week jam-packed with various presentations, brainstorming sessions, planning strategies, and goal setting. But we made sure to set aside plenty of time for fun, including a group scavenger hunt, a friendly game of Jeopardy, and a birthday celebration!
The 6-minute walk test (6MWT) is a well-known functional capacity assessment used in most cardiopulmonary rehab programs across the country. But are you doing it right? Click here to order “Who Learns More After a 6MWT, You or Your Patient?. You may be surprised. Click here to access the Resource Document.
Most hospitals and medical offices continue to require patients and visitors to wear face masks to help protect against the spread of Covid-19. For patients attending cardiopulmonary rehab, the idea of exercising while wearing a face mask may be daunting. Check out our latest resource document for ways to help patients acclimate.
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 »
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Our world is facing unprecedented times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Several industries, including cardiopulmonary rehabilitation, have been deeply impacted. Many programs have decided to close operations to protect the health and safety of staff and patients. The good news is there is light at the end of the tunnel. Some states are starting to lift their stay at home orders and non-essential businesses are being allowed to re-open under restrictive guidelines. Before a cardiopulmonary rehabilitation program decides to re-open, several things must be considered to ensure a safe and easy transition.
It is well documented that patients with cardiovascular risk factors, known cardiovascular disease, or COPD are at higher risk for contracting COVID-19 so it should come as no surprise that patients in a cardiopulmonary rehab program may be required to wear a face mask during visits. Since many of these patients already have difficulty breathing, it is imperative that staff set proper expectations.Read more »
When LSI was founded in 1985, we specialized in ICU and PCU patient monitoring systems with our ECG telemetry system leading the way. In the early 90’s, we introduced the first ever Windows based Cardiopulmonary Rehab Telemetry and Management system using Windows 3.1. Since then, the majority of our customers and end users have been cardiac and pulmonary rehab departments.
Despite our focus and advocacy over the years in the rehabilitation industry, we have always maintained our product’s ICU and PCU modes (Today, these modes have been renamed to “VSP” mode). As a medical device manufacturer, the product life cycle and the need to support it can go on for years. This creates an opportunity for us to assist our customers in this time of need during the Covid-19 pandemic.