The Tennessee Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation since 1988. It is our purpose to help Tennessee professionals in teaching patients with cardiovascular & pulmonary rehabilitation, physical medicine and health/wellness.
The TACVPR Board of Directors, Committee Members and Members are responsible for the advancement of educational programs and services designed to enhance the scope of knowledge for cardiopulmonary rehabilitation professionals: including, the planning and implementation of spring and fall conferences, to enhance the exchange of information between cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation programs, to provide a unified voice regarding important issues in cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation to the state legislature, commercial insurance carriers and federal government agencies, and to promote, throughout the public sector, an understanding of the nature of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation and to increase awareness of related health care services in the state of Tennessee.
It is our purpose to reduce morbidity, mortality, and disability from cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases through education, prevention, rehabilitation, research, and aggressive disease management.
Supervised Exercise Training for Peripheral Artery Disease (SET PAD) will begin paying effective 10/2/2017 using CPT code 93668 (retroactive to 5/25/2017), per Dr. Thomas Mitchell, Medical Director for MAC J-J, Cahaba, BCBS, Birmingham, AL. More to come.
TACVPR Fall Conference Thursday, November 9th, 7:30 am – 4:00 pm Central Time.
The TACVPR Fall Conference will be sponsored by Cookeville Regional Medical Center Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center, Debbie Baker, RN, TACVPR President-Elect, Program Director. She can be contacted at 931-783-2786 if you have questions. Registration materials and TACVPR membership applications can be completed online and then downloaded from the website. Also, a hard copy of the conference registration is being mailed and emailed. Payment can be made by check when mailing materials or at the registration desk the day of the conference. See TACVPR Conference tab in left hand column.
Change in Medicare Administrative Contractor:
Effective Sept 7, 2017, Palmetto was awarded the Medicare Administrative Contract for TN, GA and AL. Presently Palmetto also manages Medicare payments for SC, NC, VA and WV. It will assume full responsibility for Part A claims by the end of January and Part B claims by the end of February 2018. More to come.
Free teleconference calls are available to learn more about Palmetto. See Reimbursement Tab on left column for schedule.