North region CSPR meeting:
To Be announced
John Muir Medical Center
South Region CSPR meeting:
To Be announced
If your area is being affected by the wildfires here is some advice that CTS published last year which was adapted for the ATS website. Please share with your patients. ATS also has an excellent podcast available.
How to Stay Healthy During the Fires Top 10 Tips from the CTS
California WildFires and Unhealthy Air Quality - Helpful Information
The California Thoracic Society (CTS), a chapter of the American Thoracic Society, has provided resources links and prepared an educational document to be shared with the general public, healthcare professionals and patients affected by the catastrophe of wildfires.
Pulmonary Rehabilitation Reimbursement Challenges and Strategies for Survival by Chris Garvey, et al.
Despite growing evidence for the clinical effectiveness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR), inadequate reimbursement and limited availability continue to hinder the effective PR delivery in the US.(1) A recent analysis indicates that, in 2012, only 3.7% of Medicare-eligible COPD patients received PR (2). Low reimbursement undeniably influences the availability of what is now the standard of care in chronic lung disease.
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Save the Date
May 3-4, 2019
2019 CSPR Annual Conference
in Sacramento at
Holiday Inn Downtown
Information will be made available here as we progress to merge with AACVPR
Click to download brochure
September 13, 2018
AACVPR Announcement: Health Policy & Reimbursement Update
OIG 2019 Work Plan Includes Audit of Cardiac & Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Read an update on program deficiencies sited
See the Update & links in "members only"