Now that the Program Certification Application is open, are you up to speed on the changes and updates to this year’s application? In addition to the two new Performance Measures for Enrollment and Adherence, AACVPR now requires each application include an attestation noting knowledge of and adherence to CMS policies and regulations. Other updates include clarifying language regarding staff competencies, medical emergency preparedness, and reasons for denial. Click here to learn more.
Did you hear the good news? CMS has released the final 2023 reimbursement rates for hospital outpatient services. The table below details the updated payment rates for CR/ICR/PR. It is important to note that these rates are specific to hospital outpatient services and do not apply to physician-fee schedules.
Patient assessments are a vital component to any successful cardiopulmonary rehab program. Assessments help to determine a patient’s physical, emotional, cognitive, and social health. They also provide crucial information to prepare and develop proper and individualized treatment plans. Assessments are typically performed at the start and throughout the entire program duration.
Validated questionnaires are quick and simple assessments commonly used in cardiopulmonary rehab. These specific tools analyze different components of overall health and are useful in determining progression. Additionally, there are specific questionnaires that AACVPR requires to be utilized for program certification. With so many options to choose from, LSI has created a new resource document to help you determine which assessment tools are the right fit for your patients and program.
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.
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.
During the past three weeks, we have called every one of our customers all across the county. We’ve heard a myriad of ways that rehab departments have been dealing with the temporary disruption of care as usual. The feedback we are receiving ranges from temporary department closure to department relocation away from the hospital to maintain regular cardiac and pulmonary rehab sessions and education.Read more »
LSI had a great turnout for the 2020 Cupid’s Cup 5k on February 15! On top of having more than 30 participants who braved the cold temps, we had four team members make the leader board!
LSI has been a sponsor for this terrific event since 2016 and it just gets bigger and better each year. This fundraising event benefits Cardiac Rehabilitation programs at Atrium Health and Carolinas Healthcare System in the Charlotte Area. Proceeds help fund wellness and heart-health education materials, patient access to quality and affordable heart healthcare and rehabilitative services, and community outreach. Go ahead and mark your calendars for 2021! This crew is sure to be there. Will you?
To learn more about this event, you can check out the website here.
The 6-Minute Walk Test is a useful measure of functional capacity targeted at people with at least moderately severe impairment. The test has been widely used for preoperative and postoperative evaluation and for measuring the response to therapeutic interventions for pulmonary and cardiac disease.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.
Despite near freezing temperatures, the LSI Medical Team had a great turnout for the Cupid’s Cup 5K this year! The Cupid 5K fits right into one of LSI’s core values: investing in the value of cardiopulmonary rehabilitation. LSI has been a sponsor for this amazing event since 2016 and it just gets better and better each year. Read more »