New rehabilitation program for PAD patients

Norton Heart & Vascular Institute’s Peripheral Arterial Disease Supervised Exercise Therapy (SET) Program is a new program available for patients with symptomatic peripheral arterial disease. If you have a patient diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease (PAD), this program can be used after surgery, with your recommendation, to avoid further invasive treatment or as a means to treat the disease in a less invasive way. A physician referral is needed for the program as well as documentation that the patient received counseling by the physician regarding risk factor reduction.

Program
• 12-week monitored program
• Sessions last 30 to 60 minutes, three times a week
• Treadmill-based
• Education and counseling regarding peripheral arterial disease and lifestyle modification
• Medicare approved for those qualifying; verification needed for commercial carrier coverage

Qualifying diagnoses
• Atherosclerosis of native arteries of extremities with intermittent claudication
• Atherosclerosis of unspecified type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities with intermittent claudication
• Atherosclerosis of nonbiological bypass graft(s) of the extremities with intermittent claudication
• Atherosclerosis of other type of bypass graft(s) of the extremities with intermittent claudication
• Specify right/left/bilateral/upper/lower

To make a referral

• Norton Healthcare physicians – Enter AMB REF CARD REHAB PAD SUPERVISED EXERCISE THERAPY in Epic.
• All other physicians – Call (502) 635-2121 to initiate referral.


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