Throughout my travels, I have spoken with a number of people who have ITP questions as they relate to AACVPR requirements. So, we at ScottCare decided that this might be a useful venue for answering some of these common concerns for the benefit of others throughout the industry.
“How often is a physician’s signature required on an ITP?”
The ITP must be signed by a doctor every 30 calendar days from the previous signature. This satisfies a requirement by Medicare, as well as a requirement for AACVPR certification.
“What is the purpose of the Exercise Prescription on the ITP?”
The Exercise Prescription must be on the ITP to satisfy AACVPR certification requirements. Naturally, this is to ensure a detailed, robust and well documented plan.
“What does the “Other Core Components” section require and is it needed as part of AACVPR accreditation for the ITP.“
The “Other Core Components” refers to programs and/or risk factors that are pertinent to each patient. These can include programs such as smoking cessation or weight management, or risk factors such as hypertension or environmental factors. At least one active core component is required by AAVCPR accreditation for the ITP.
If you have other questions about anything related to AACVPR accreditation you can visit their website (aacvpr.org). If you have other questions on ITPs or cardiopulmonary rehab workflow issues, feel free to send them in and we will answer them in a future post.
Dallas Berry is a Clinical Application Specialist for ScottCare covering the Midwest Region. Before his time at ScottCare, Dallas worked in Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. He holds a Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification from the American College of Sports Medicine. Dallas is a member of AACVPR.