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Innovation Award

 AACVPR’s 2016 Innovation Award applications are due by programs on Friday, April 15, 2016. AACVPR’s Innovation Award, recognizes a program that uses outstanding creativity in patient care and program design to maintain excellence and expand services today and in the future. 

download the application and apply online

Visit the AACVPR website to learn more about awards, nominee requirements, and past recipients.

This award is made possible through the generous support of ScottCare Cardiovascular Solutions

Take the AACVPR CCRP Exam this Spring at the 27th Annual MSCVPR Conference

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Take the AACVPR CCRP Exam this Spring at the 27th Annual MSCVPR Conference

The MSCVPR is proud to host the AACVPR Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) exam at the (27th Annual MSCVPR Conference) at Double Tree by Hilton in Bay City, Michigan on March 18, 2016!

AACVPR will honor the pricing of $299 for AACVPR members and $359 for non-members for all candidates who take the exam at the 27th Annual MSCVPR Conference on March 18, 2016!

Applications for the exam will accepted through the AACVPR website beginning on December 16th, 2015. You must apply for the exam by the stated deadlines on the AACVPR website in order to sit for the exam.

Visit the CCRP Homepage at www.aacvpr.org/CCRP to download the Candidate Handbook, free of charge, to learn more about the exam content, eligibility requirements, and policies. The CCRP Homepage also contains information on exam statistics as well as other important policies. Please visit www.aacvpr.org/CCRP_prep_resources to learn more about our Study Guide and other preparation resources. The Study Guide will help you focus your preparation on the content included on the professional certification exam blueprint outline.

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Take the AACVPR CCRP Exam this Spring at the MSCVPR Annual Conference!

The Michigan Society for Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation is proud to host the AACVPR Certified Cardiac Rehabilitation Professional (CCRP) exam at MSCVPR Annual Conference at the Doubletree Hotel in Bay City, Michigan on Friday April 17, 2015!

 AACVPR will honor the promotional pricing of $249 for AACVPR members and $299 for non-members for all candidates who take the exam at the MSCVPR Annual Conference on Friday April 17, 2015!

 Applications for the exam will be accepted through the AACVPR website on December 10th, 2014. You must apply for the exam by the stated deadlines on the AACVPR website in order to sit for the exam.

 Download the Candidate Handbook, free of charge, to learn more about the exam content, eligibility requirements and preparation resources or purchase the CCRP Study Guide at www.aacvpr.org/CCRP. The Study Guide will help you focus your preparation on the content included on the professional certification exam blueprint outline.

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Another Year with Nutrition Quest

MSCVPR has renewed its contract with Nutrition Quest.  All Michigan cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation programs interested in having the rights to the Fat and Sodium Screener can pay $75 to MSCVPR and have both screeners for the next year.  This year runs from November 1, 2014 – October 31, 2015.

If you need an invoice for your facility, please contact our treasurer Patrick at: pwalden@med.umich.edu

What’s New on the Website

We have added a few new things to the website for you to check out.  All of the 2013 board meeting minutes have been added for our members to read.  You will find them posted under the resources tab on the website.

 

The 2013 fall update from the president will be email to all members this week.  You can also find a copy here as well

2013 Fall Presidential Update

Sodium QI Project

It’s not too late to get involved in this quarter’s QI project

The Quality Initiative (QI) project for 2013 was developed to assess and improve outcomes related to the intake of sodium in a patient’s diet. The goal is to screen as many people as possible. To date in September, 17 facilities are participating in this outcomes project and completed an initial one day mass screening of their patients between August-September. The participating programs then implemented an initiative such as an education lecture or handouts. Of those that have reported initial data already, approximately 588 patients have been screened. Initial combined data received for 376 patients showed compliance with the recommended goal of 1500 mg of sodium averaging just above 20%.

If your program is interested in being a part of this initiative, it is not too late to join! MSCVPR will extend participation by allowing interested programs to complete screenings in October and December, using October as pre-initiative data and December as post-initiative data. The next mass screening period is scheduled to occur from October 14th – October 25th. All programs are highly encouraged to be a part of this important project, as current data indicates the majority of patients would benefit from strategies to lower their sodium intake.

The next all-programs outcomes conference call is scheduled for October 8th, 2013 from 12 – 1pm (EST). To participate in this call please use the conference call number (605) 475-4000, participant code 242242.

 

CMS Website

For those of you who have questions regarding Medicare coverage for cardiac or pulmonary rehab, there is clear documentation on the CMS website:
 http://www.cms.gov/Regulations-and-Guidance/Guidance/Transmittals/downloads/R126BP.pdf 

You can also check on the AACVPR website for information as well.  

If you are still having trouble you can contact our MAC representative Donna Donakowski for further assistance at donna.donakowski@comcast.net

 

MSCVPR has an Email Address

We are happy to announce that MSCVPR now has their own e-mail address:  mscvpr@mscvpr.org.  If you have any questions or if you are looking for information, please feel free to send us an email and we will get back to you.

Summer Internship Opportunity

An opportunity for a college internship. The Summer Internship Program at Urban Science / ChannelVantage provides interns with the opportunity to participate in meaningful work in the heart of downtown Detroit. Interns are paired with a formal mentor, attend various lunch and learns with senior leadership, volunteer for a day in the community, participate in optional social events via the After 5 Intern Program, and conclude their summer with a formal presentation highlighting their project experience. For more information click here.

Need Help with your AACVPR Certification

Donna Donakowski, who is on the AACVPR certification committee, has very generously offered her knowledge and time to help any program who may be in need.  Big or small questions or concern, she is available to help with your AACVPR certification or re-certification process.

Send her an email at:  donna.donakowski@comcast.net

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