The Cardiac Rehabilitation (CR) Incentive Payment Model: What it is and What it Means For Your Practice
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The Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment Model is a proposal outlined by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to promote and increase the use of cardiac rehabilitation services for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients.
Through this model, CMS hopes to actualize the underutilized potential that cardiac rehabilitation has in improving patient outcomes. The concept behind the proposal is that patients who start a cardiac rehabilitation program are more likely to continue with follow-up sessions and therefore, are predicted to have a reduced risk of heart attack or death.