Cardiac Rehabilitation

Closing The Gap in Cardiac Rehabilitation Use After Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

Over the last 10 years BMC2 has achieved a dramatic improvement in referral to cardiac rehabilitation, from 64% in 2010 to 92% in 2020. However, significant opportunities remain to improve utilization of cardiac rehabilitation once a referral is made.

Our Goals

  • Share best practices to improve cardiac rehabilitation use after PCI, TAVR, and cardiac surgery, across sites in Michigan through collaborations between BMC2, the Michigan Value Collaborative, and MSTCVS-QC.
  • Remove financial barriers to patient use of cardiac rehabilitation.
  • Improve safe access to the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our Activities

  • We’ve established and regularly convene a group of physicians and other cardiac rehabilitation personnel from BMC2-PCI and Michigan TAVR hospitals.
  • We track physician/provider endorsement of and referral to cardiac rehabilitation.
  • We meet with BCBSM leadership to discuss ways to understand the financial barriers patients face and discuss ways to reduce this barrier.
  • We issue reports on cardiac rehabilitation utilization and trends in improvement over time, in collaboration with the Michigan Value Collaborative.
A timeline of Cardiac Rehab activities.

Risk-Standardized Rates of Cardiac Rehabilitation Use by Hospital

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