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Aerobic Exercise for Patients with Cardiopulmonary Compromise

Posted by ACP on Aug 23, 2018 3:24:06 PM

According to the CDC, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States, while chronic lower respiratory disease, primarily COPD, is the third leading cause of death.¹ With advancing age, an individual undergoes cardiovascular and pulmonary changes resulting in the fundamental physiological problem of reduced oxygen delivery to skeletal muscle.

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Topics: Cardiopulmonary, Clinical Tip

Providing and Documenting Skilled OmniCycle® Therapeutic Exercise

Posted by ACP on Aug 6, 2018 10:42:33 AM

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) states that to be covered, skilled therapy services must meet the following conditions:
     • Ordered by a physician
     • Be related to an active written treatment plan
     • Be of a level of complexity and sophistication requiring the judgment, knowledge, and skills             of a therapist
     • Accepted under standards of medical practice
     • Are reasonable and necessary

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Topics: Clinical Tip, Cardiopulmonary

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