Cardiac rehabilitation

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers these comprehensive programs if you’ve had at least one of these conditions:

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

Part B also covers intensive cardiac rehabilitation programs that are usually more rigorous or intense than regular cardiac rehabilitation programs. Medicare covers these services in a doctor's office or hospital outpatient setting  (including a critical access hospital).

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 20% of the  Medicare-Approved Amount  if you get these services in your doctor's office. In a hospital outpatient setting, you also pay the hospital a  copayment . The Part B deductible applies.

What it is

Cardiac rehabilitation programs include exercise, education, and counseling if you’ve experienced a heart attack, heart failure, or other heart problem as listed above.

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