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.
Reimbursement Update Dec 2019
Go the members only section to see LCDs from Palmetto for Cardiac, Pulmonary and PVD Rehabilitation. Also update on Congressional Bills to approve non-physician practitioners (PAs, NPs, APNs) ability to supervise, sign a referral for cardiac and pulmonary rehab, and a bill to allow off site facilities to charge at the outpatient hospital fee rate.
Fall Conference Nov 7, 2019
Cookeville Regional Medical Center will be hosting the Fall Conference in Cookeville TN, Thursday, November 7, 2019. Click Join TACVPR to join or renew your membership with the organization and then register for the conference using the TACVPR Conference tab on the left. The conference brochure with detail including a map, speaker information , etc. is in the TACVPR Conference tab.
President’s Update Fall 2019
Go to Members section TACVPR News for President’s update from Debbie Baker, RN.
Board of Directors Update
You will find the minutes from the BOD meeting in the Membership section, along with a financial report for TACVPR and one for the Fall Conference. Just click Members only.
If you are interested in getting more involved with the state organization please give me a call. We have some BOD positions open: President Elect, Dietitian, Behaviorist, Member at large Middle and Membership Chair.
Call Allan Lewis, 423-495-4137 or email [email protected]