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    RE: A-Fib

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    Hi There has been some talk regarding getting CMS coverage for rehabilitation for pts who have afib. Nothing definitive, and nothing lurking just over the horizon. IF this moves forward, current thinking is that it will likely look more like ...

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    Hi Shanna I'm not sure if you attended the CR or PR Billing and Coding workshop. When I present at the CR workshop, I always try to be very clear that CMS does not address the issue of extended absences. They are expecting/requiring an ITP be signed ...

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    Hi BriAnna In my opinion, the absolute best way to prescribe exercise intensity in CR is to use a THRR developed from symptom limited stress test. Dr. Clinton Brawner published a paper on this a few years ago that showed greater MET level improvement ...

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