Pulmonary RehabilitationOutpatient service is approved and ordered by physician.
Purpose - To help patients with chronic stable lung disease improve their day-to-day lives and restore their ability to function independently.
Eligible Participants - Individuals diagnosed with chronic, but stable, respiratory system impairment. This includes patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung transplants and lung surgeries.
Program DescriptionAttend rehabilitation three times a week - Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a total of 24 sessions
Frequent monitoring to assure patient has adequate oxygenation
Exercise segment includes: warm-ups, physical exercise based on individualized exercise prescription, and cool downs
Training Segment: topics offered during sessions include breathing techniques, medication information, nutrition, stress management, equipment maintenance, smoking cessation, environmental concerns, exercise, risk factors and lung disease, energy conservation, and intimacy issues shall be addressed
Pulmonary Rehab is billed to Medicare or Private Insurances
Pulmonary MaintenancePurpose - Secondary prevention and maintenance of exercise and lifestyle changes.
Eligible Participant RequirementsPatients who have completed Phase II may enter directly with a physicians order
If a Rehab patient hasn't participated for more than three months, they must see their physician to get permission
If participant has had an acute event, they must see their physician before returning to rehab
Exercise SessionsIntended to be an independent program allowing patients to do warm ups and cool downs by yourself
Exercise segment per usual routine in Phase II - must have an established exercise prescription
Blood pressure, heart rate, oxygen level if indicated and weight will be checked
Pulmonary Maintenance is NOT COVERED by Medicare, Medicaid or Private Insurances. It is a Private Pay program, which is billed monthly.