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Iowa Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation

Distinguished Member 2016
Becky Paxton, of Madison County Health Care System (Winterset), is the 2016 IACPR Distinguished Member of the Year. She was nominated by Janie Knipper and Claire Shannon.

The Iowa Association of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation is an organization dedicated to providing education and improving communication between multidisciplinary healthcare professionals who promote cardiovascular and pulmonary health.


American Association of Cardiovascular & Pulmonary Rehabilitation What is Cardiac Rehabilitation?
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Are your Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Programs Certified?
Iowa Hospital Association - Legislative Action Alerts

Inside Features

Website Redesign (02/25/2017)
We are in the process of redesigning our website.
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What's happening in the J5 MAC? (08/07/2016)
Find out how to keep up with reimbursement updates from our J5 MAC.
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Reimbursement Update! (07/02/2016)
WPS agreed to a conference call with IACPR members Janie Knipper and Susan Flack. The call took place on June 2nd. WPS chose to provide written answers to the reimbursement questions asked.
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Day on the Hill Summary (04/20/2016)
IACPR members, Janie Knipper and Susan Flack, represented Iowa in Washington D.C. at Day on the Hill. A summary of DOTH and how to meet compliance with Medicare regulations for cardiac and pulmonary rehab in 2016, is provided.
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2016 IACPR Distinguished Member of the Year (04/16/2016)
Becky Paxton has been chosen as the 2016 IACPR Distinguished Member of the Year
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ITPs Must be Signed Every 30 Days (02/24/2016)
AACVPR recommends moving forward with a strict 30-day protocol for ITP review and signing by physicians.
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Ideas for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab Weeks (01/25/2016)
Is it hard to think of ways to celebrate? Check out the great ideas that various programs across Iowa have.
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2016 IACPR Spring Regional Meeting Schedule (01/04/2016)
Southwest Regional Meeting
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Lung Transplantation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (02/17/2015)
The Lung Transplant Program at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is 8 years old. These patients have been seen in many pulmonary rehabilitation programs across Iowa. Many questions still arise. Here is a summary of care for patients pre and post transplant.
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Breaking from AACVPR: CMS Publishes Final Regulation/NCD for Cardiac Rehabilitation (07/23/2014)
On July 18, 2014, CMS (The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) published a National Coverage Determination (NCD) and accompanying instructions regarding cardiac rehabilitation (CR) for heart failure (HF) patients.
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Pulmonary Rehab Reimbursement Alert (04/24/2012)
The Medicare reimbursement for pulmonary rehabilitation for patients with COPD was reduced on January 1, 2012 from approximately $68.00 per session to $37.00 per session. Continue reading to determine the steps that your hospital has to take to correct this.
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New 2010 Medicare Rules for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (11/10/2009)
New Medicare Rules go into effect January 1, 2010. AACVPR has posted the information you need to implement these rules.
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Six Minute Walk Test Guidelines Have Changed! (//1218)
The European Respiratory Society and American Thoracic Society have recently published new standards for field walking tests, including the six minute walk test (6MWT).
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