Day on the Hill

Visit the following link to be taken to AACVPR webpage for more information: 

Great News that you may have already seen but our efforts to get the reimbursement fixed for ICR in non-excepted, off-campus, hospital provider locations fixed is in the FINAL 2024 RULE.    

The commentary begins on page 815 of the linked document:

Here is a summary of the policy change from the executive summary: 

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Be part of the solution. Now more than ever, the cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation field needs you to advocate for the valuable care and services you provide to your patients.

  • YOUR Congressional members
  • YOUR voice
  • YOUR patients' voices
  • YOUR administration's voices 
  • YOUR AACVPR advocacy team supporting you each step of the way! 

Join the AACVPR community on Capitol Hill, in March 2024, to advocate for cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation services and ask legislators for support for beneficial legislation on Medicare decisions.

No advocacy experience is necessary! Preparation materials will be sent regularly in the weeks leading up to the event and a training meeting the day before visits begin will prepare you to meet with Congress members and make your voice heard. 

2023 Legislative Priorities

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  1. 118th Congress: HR-955 Sustaining Outpatient Services Act  will allow expansion of space and improvement in accessibility to CR/PR without payment reduction simply due to the location of the service
    For (R) Members who want to co-sponsor HR 955, please contact
    Joel Keralis
    Legislative Assistant
    Rep. Adrian Smith (NE-03)
    Office: (202) 225-6435 | @RepAdrianSmith
    For (D) Members who want to co-sponsor HR 955, please contact:
    Bella Edo
    Legislative Assistant
    Rep. Jim McGovern (MA-02)
    Office: (202) 225-6101
  2. 118th Congress: HR-1406 Sustainable Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services in the Home Act — will allow hospital-based cardiac, intensive cardiac, and pulmonary rehabilitation services to be provided virtually in the beneficiary’s home.
    For (R) Members who want to co-sponsor HR 1406, please contact
    Matt Tucker
    Legislative Assistant
    Rep. John Joyce (PA-13)
    Office: (202) 225-2431
    For (D) Members who want to co-sponsor HR 1406, please contact
    Dillon Cooke
    Legislative Assistant
    Rep. Scott Peters (CA-50)
    Office: (202) 225-0508