CMS approves delivery of virtual home based CR/PR/ICR during the Public Health Emergency (PHE). See Federal Registry, Vol 85, N0. 90, May 8th, 2020/Rules and Registrations. Pgs, 27560-27566.
Congressional Bills Update Sept 28, 2020
URGENT NEED FROM AACVPR TO OUR TACVPR MEMBERS. It is important that we contact their offices again.
Hello TACVPR members,
I hope this finds you, your co-workers and families members well. As you know this year’s DOH meetings focused on the “Site of Service” bills HR 4838 and S.4151 . It seems like such a long time since some of our members met with our Tennessee Congressman and Senators and or their staffers. After our in person meetings I sent follow up thank you letters and follow up call reemphasizing the importance of support/sponsorship for HR4338 and S.4151. This month’s AACVPR MAC Task force meeting focused on the URGENT need to reconnect with our Senators and Congressmen again emphasizing the need for their support of these bills. On the AACVPR website under the ADVOCACY section you can access the template letters and more information regarding these bills and the impact it will have on our facilities and patients. I’ve provided you the bill information, Senate and Congressional contacts, introduction and follow letter templates with adjusted headings to help make this process easier.
Debbie Baker R.N. CCRP
Director Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Center
Cookeville Regional Medical Center
228 West Fourth Street Suite 100
Cookeville TN 38501
Phone: 931-783-2786 Fax: 931-783-2695
INTRODUCTION LETTERS and LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY ATTACHMENT
(1) Enter your congressman and senator names in the title (see Senators and Congressman of TN) and your signatures at the bottom introduction letter (see introduction letter above)
(2) send introduction letter and legislative priority attachment together (click on picture in Senator of TN document for email contact/same for congressman). You can cut and paste your letter on their website to send.
FOLLOW – UP LETTERS
Send 2-3 days after introduction letter/legislative priority attachment was sent
Local Coverage Determination
If you want local coverage determination for Medicare cardiac or pulmonary rehabilitation, cut and past website into your browser (see below).