J Cardiopulm Rehabil Prev 2021 Aug 24. Epub 2021 Aug 24.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan (Dr Keteyian); University of Vermont Larner College of Medicine, Burlington (Dr Ades); Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Division of Cardiology, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco (Dr Beatty), Northwest Community Healthcare, Arlington Heights, Illinois (Ms Gavic-Ott); Abt Associates, Rockville, Maryland (Dr Hines); GRQ Consulting, Alexandria, Virginia (Ms Lui); Division of Cardiovascular Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland (Dr Schopfer); Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota (Dr Thomas); and Center for Heart Disease Prevention, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia (Dr Sperling).
Purpose: This review describes the considerations for the design and implementation of a hybrid cardiac rehabilitation (HYCR) program, a patient-individualized combination of facility-based cardiac rehabilitation (FBCR) with virtual cardiac rehabilitation (CR) and/or remote CR.
Review Methods: To help meet the goal of the Millions Hearts Initiative to increase CR participation to 70% by 2022, a targeted review of the literature was conducted to identify studies pertinent to the practical design and implementation of an HYCR program. Areas focused upon included the current use of HYCR, exercise programming considerations (eligibility and safety, exercise prescription, and patient monitoring), program assessments and outcomes, patient education, step-by-step instructions for billing and insurance reimbursement, patient and provider engagement strategies, and special considerations. Read More