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CMS proposes cardiac rehab for patients with chronic heart disease

Fri, 11/22/2013 - 1:13pm
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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services opens public comments on a proposal to expand reimbursement coverage for cardiac rehabilitation therapy to patients with chronic heart failure.

CMS proposes heart rehab pay expansion

Medicare regulators issued a new Proposed Decision Memo, offering expanded coverage for cardiac rehabilitation services for certain patients with heart failure.

The federal agency opened up its traditional public commenting period, soliciting suggestions and perspectives on cardiac rehabilitation, a post-heart-attack regimen of exercise, behavioral and lifestyle modification, health education and counseling.

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