A coalition of cardiac specialty groups has issued new performance measures aimed at spurring more patients to enter cardiac rehabilitation programs as well as improving the programs' quality. ... Fewer than 30% of eligible patients participate in
expansion of the bundled payment program includes new or changed bundles for cardiac care, hip surgery, and cardiac rehabilitation. ... The proposed expansion of the bundled payment program includes new bundles for cardiac care, added procedures to the
The December issue of ACP Hospitalist is online. Don't miss stories on dealing with addiction, boosting referrals to cardiac rehabilitation and judicious use of CT scans. ... Boosting referrals to cardiac rehabilitation. Overcome barriers to referral and
the study authors wrote, adding that the potential survival benefit and underuse of cardiac rehabilitation are “compelling reasons” to refer patients to the therapy. ... In addition, it is controversial to ascribe the reduction in long-term mortality
Appointments for cardiac rehabilitation orientation scheduled within 10 days of hospital discharge appear to result in improved attendance compared with later appointments, a new study indicates. ... The authors hypothesized that early appointments
Patients who participated in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) after percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) were less likely to die than those who didn't, a study found. ... A nonsignificant trend toward decreased cardiac mortality was also seen in CR
Results were published online on Oct. 19 by JAMA Cardiology. Cardiac rehabilitation was defined as 1 session within 6 months of discharge. ... In addition, it is controversial to ascribe the reduction in long-term mortality to cardiac rehabilitation
The issue: Increasing patient attendance at cardiac rehabilitation. Before 2011, the process of referring Henry Ford's cardiac patients to rehabilitation was simple. ... The scheduling of an early appointment appeared to close the gap between patients'
heart-lung transplants, according to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' list of clinical indications for cardiac rehabilitation coverage. ... The availability of cardiac rehabilitation services varies greatly from region to region, Dr.
Additional study is needed to confirm these findings, but the study “does underscore the critical importance of assessing function in this population, and, even more importantly, to initiate cardiac rehabilitation during ... hospitalization, to the