Welcome to the VACVPR

Here you’ll find information about VACVPR, its bylaws, board members, and general membership and benefits, employment opportunities, as well as about other topics of interest to cardiac rehabilitation professionals. You can also complete an application to become a member or send us your comments, suggestions, and questions about VACVPR. Website not compatible with Internet Explorer web browser. Please access webpage using another brower (for example, Safari, Firefox, or Chrome).

Membership Benefits

  • Virginia is a joint affiliate of AACVPR, so AACVPR members residing in Virginia are also VACVPR members!
  • Become part of a nationwide network of professionals dedicated to the advancement of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • Receive a quarterly newsletter from the association that keeps you updated on important issues and upcoming events.
  • Receive discounts to the VACVPR annual meeting.
  • Attend regional workshops at no cost. View more Member Benefits



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Past Science and Technology Updates

Public Policy Information & Updates

Health Policy & Reimbursement Update

Physician Referral Orders for CR/PR
CMS has clarified that MACs do not have the authority to determine whether nonphysician practitioners (NP, PA, CNS) may independently order CR/PR services. CMS interprets that it is bound by statutory language that categorizes CR and PR as “physician services”. This requires that an MD or DO must order CR and CR services.
This means while NPPs may send a referral order to rehab to expedite the enrollment process, a physician would need to co-sign any referral order for these services.
Our current NPP bills, HR 1155/S.1361, when passed, will not change this because the bill deals specifically with the CMS “direct physician supervision” requirement of CR/PR and does not impact physician referral order or medical director responsibilities.

Local Coverage Decisions (LCD)-Cardiac

Local Coverage Decisions (LCD)-Respiratory

AACVPR Video on Impending CMS Changes with regard to Cardiac Bundles

Supervision of Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services-The Issue of 2015

Letter from Wayne Reynolds-AACVPR Health and Public Policy Committee regarding HR3355

DOTH (Day On The Hill) 2017 Information

events & registration

The VACVPR board has made the decision to cancel the upcoming 33rd annual meeting at Hotel Madison, May 2-3, 2020. We feel as healthcare representatives it is our responsibility to do our part to help reduce the spread of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Those of you who have already registered will receive a full refund. Thank you for your understanding!

Annual State Conference-Harrisonburg, Va May 2, 2020 – May 3, 2020


Please consider a donation to the Robin Cuffe Scholarship Fund. This fund will allow an individual, nominated by a member, to attend the State Conference who otherwise would be unable to attend. Click to learn more


Recognize a VACVPR member who has gone above and beyond in the the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.
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Stay informed and up to date for current happenings @ VACVPR!

VACVPR Hot Topics Fall/Winter 2018


VACVPR Hot Topics Winter/Spring 2018


Archived VACVPR Newsletters