OTTUMWA-Cardiopulmonary Rehab at ORHC is pleased to announce an additional exercise service for patients with peripheral artery disease and symptomatic claudication. Medicare has approved a Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) program for up to 36 sessions over 12 weeks.
To meet CMS guidelines patients must have:
- A face-to-face visit with the physician/provider responsible for Peripheral Artery Disease (PAD) treatment to obtain the referral for SET
- At this visit, the patient must receive information regarding cardiovascular disease and PAD risk factor reduction, which could include education, counseling, behavioral interventions, and outcome assessments.
After receiving an order from your provider, a one-on-one initial visit will be scheduled to determine how best your activity and health goals can be met. Group exercise and education sessions will be about 1 hour two to three days per week. The SET team members will monitor your heart rate, blood pressure and heart rhythm prior to, during and after exercise.
About Ottumwa Regional Health Center: For more than 125 years, Ottumwa Regional Health Center has been serving the community of Ottumwa and the citizens of Southeast Iowa. We are a full service regional health center providing a wide range of health services, including emergency medicine, critical care services, medical/surgical, acute rehabilitation, obstetrics, pediatrics and home care, as well as specialty services such as cardiac catheterization, diagnostic and therapeutic radiological services, wound care, pain clinic, sleep lab, pathology, and so much more.