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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HEALTH & SCIENCE UPDATES

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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

Annual State Conference-Roanoke, VA-April 29th-30th, 2017

ROBIN CUFFE SCHOLARSHIP

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

JACKIE BUNN ABOVE AND BEYOND AWARD

Recognize a VACVPR member who has gone above and beyond in the the field of cardiovascular and pulmonary rehabilitation.
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READ THE VACVPR NEWSLETTER!

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VACVPR Fall 2016 Newsletter

 

Archived VACVPR Newsletters