National Coverage Determination (NCD)

Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs

20.10

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Tracking Information

Publication Number
100-3
Manual Section Number
20.10
Manual Section Title
Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs
Version Number
3
Effective Date of this Version
02/22/2010
Implementation Date
04/05/2010

Description Information

Benefit Category
Incident to a physician's professional Service


Please Note: This may not be an exhaustive list of all applicable Medicare benefit categories for this item or service.

Item/Service Description

A. General

(Rev. 116; Issued: 03-05-10; Effective Date: 02-22-10; Implementation Date: 04-05-10)

This section of the NCD Manual was repealed February 22, 2010, as a result of section 144 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. Instead, refer to Pub. 100-04, chapter 32, section 140.

Indications and Limitations of Coverage
 
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Transmittal Information

Transmittal Number
116
Revision History

10/1985 - Clarified reimbursement limitation applied to freestanding clinics and coverage policy for physicial and occupational therapy. Effective date NA. (TN 2)

08/1989 - Clarified term "direct supervision" to mean a physician must be immediately available and accessible but not required to be physicially present in excercise room itself.  Effective date NA. (TN 41)

04/2006 - The NCD Manual now includes a comprehensive description of the services that must be provided as part of a comprehensive cardiac rehabilitation program, extends the window of time during which the services must be provided and restructures the language for clarity. Effective date: 03/22/2006. Implementation date: 06/21/2006. (TN 52) CR4149

03/2010 - This section of the NCD Manual was repealed February 22, 2010, as a result of section 144 of the Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act. Instead, refer to Pub. 100-04, chapter 32, section 140. Effective date: 02/22/2010. Implementation date: 04/05/2010. (TN 116) CR6855

National Coverage Analyses (NCAs)

This NCD has been or is currently being reviewed under the National Coverage Determination process. The following are existing associations with NCAs, from the National Coverage Analyses database.

Additional Information

Other Versions
Title Version Effective Between
Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs 3 02/22/2010 - N/A You are here
Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs 2 03/22/2006 - 02/22/2010 View
Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs 1 08/01/1989 - 03/22/2006 View