Cardiac Rehabilitation Programs Covered by Medicare

Heart disease and cardiac arrest are some of the biggest health issues facing America these days and the insurance world is aware of this. Medicare happens to be a part of this reality and the coverage you have through Medicare will cover your rehab from cardiac issues. There are some requirements to be covered, but getting clearance from your doctor will get you into most necessary treatments.

These cardiac rehabilitation programs help to get patients back into a quality of life that allows them to enjoy the world around them without having to be too uncomfortable. The point is to return some quality of life for the patient. Medicare Part B covers comprehensive programs that include exercise, education, and counseling for patients whose doctor referred them and who had any of the following:

• A heart attack in the last 12 months
• Coronary artery bypass surgery
• Current stable angina pectoris (chest pain)
• A heart valve repair or replacement
• An angioplasty (a medical procedure used to open a blocked artery) or coronary
stenting (a device used to keep an artery open)
• A heart or heart-lung transplant

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