CMS has posted the January 2010 Update of the Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) for Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehab programs. The most obvious changes in this document is that the session time has been reduced to 31 minutes, and to bill for two sessions the duration of treatment is 91 minutes. You can read the entire document here.
There will be an AACVPR Reimbursement Update issued shortly with full interpretation of these changes.
For those of you who are not AACVPR members, you will need to go to the CMS website, scroll to Chapter 32, page 44 of the document. The MLN Matters document is posted here.