AMA/Specialty Society RVS Update Committee (RUC) to Review ECP therapy in October

The RUC committee will be meeting next month to provide medicine’s perspective in helping Medicare establish relative values for External Counterpulsation (ECP) therapy. The current reimbursement rates for ECP therapy, finalized in the 2019 PFS rule, were based upon incomplete information, which resulted in a drastic 20% cut for ECP therapy (HCPCS code G0166). This […]

Enhanced External Counterpulsation Improves Functional Capacity in a Cohort With Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction – A New Abstract

On March 17, 2019, at the American College of Cardiology, currently taking place in New Orleans, an abstract authored by Sarah Coquis-Knezek, Marc Silver, Sanchit Puri, and Legacy Heart Care of Fort Worth, TX was presented demonstrating, in a patient cohort with angina and HFpEF, that EECP significantly improved six-minute walk distance, functional capacity, and […]

New and Significant EECP Review Paper Published in Via Medical

Effectiveness of enhanced external counter pulsation on clinical profile and health-related quality of life in patients with coronary heart disease: a systematic review was just recently published in Via Medical. The authors Vikram Singh, Girija Kumari1, 3, Bimal Chhajer2, Ashok Kumar Jhingan3, and Saurabh Dahiya state in the beginning of the article “Enhanced External Counter Pulsation (EECP) is a […]

EECP Heart Failure Study Presented at the European Society of Cardiology.

  Dr. Ivan Shashenkov, from the Russian Scientific and Methodological Centre for Clinical Use & Research of the EECP in Moscow, Russia successfully presented his poster (P1809) this past week at the European Society of Cardiology annual meeting in Munich, Germany. The abstract entitled “Effects of external counterpulsation therapy in patients with chronic ischemic heart […]

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