Does Medicare Cover Cardiac Rehabilitation Program

With so many different potential ailments or conditions that people could have there is often an unknown element to Medicare for so many people.  It can sometimes become very frustrating and confusing when you don’t know what is paid for.  When you are recovering from a heart attack this is not a good approach to have in your life.
Medicare Part B covers Cardiac Rehab programs that will help you recover as long as your doctor recommends it and you have had:
• A heart attack in the last 12 months
• Coronary bypass surgery
• Current stable angina pectoris (chest pain)
• Heart valve repair/replacement
• Angioplasty (a medical procedure used to open a blocked artery) or coronary stenting (device used to keep an artery open)
• A heart or heart-lung transplant
As you can see, Medicare benefits are there to help you when you are in a crisis as long as you know where to look and what you are looking for.  Taking part in rehabilitation exercises to help you build up strength and regain some of your normal functions in life is worth your time and Medicare’s money.  Medicare will pay all but 20% of the fee to have this done unless you have outpatient procedures done, in which it would be a copay for your portion of the claim.

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