Medicare Expands Coverage for Cardiac Rehabilitation

Due to recent changes in Medicare, physicians are now able to refer more patients to UMCPP's accredited Cardiac Rehabilitation Program.

Medicare has expanded its coverage for cardiac rehab to include three additional diagnoses. More patients may now receive the proven benefits of cardiac rehab, including those with:

  • Heart valve repair/replacement
  • Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) or coronary stenting
  • Heart or heart-lung transplant

These diagnoses are already covered:

  • Acute MI
  • Coronary bypass surgery
  • Stable angina pectoris

In addition, congestive heart failure, while not covered by Medicare, is covered by many commercial insurance companies. This program is by physician referral only.

For more information about UMCPP's Cadiac Rehabilitation Program, call 1.609.853.7880.