ACSM Certification Task Force

EP/CEP Reimbursement Task Force

ACSM, with guidance from past president William E. Kraus, M.D., FACSM, launched a task force in March 2021 to pursue reimbursement for ACSM Clinical Exercise Physiologists® (ACSM-CEPs) and Exercise Physiologists® (ACSM-EPs) within the health care system.

"These professionals have functioned for years without the ability to bill for their essential clinical services. This has become apparent to me through the years that I have served as the medical director of the Duke Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. We were stymied by the inability of our clinical exercise physiologists—the frontline providers of our cardiac rehabilitation program—to serve as the billing provider for our care. In addition, as a consequence of this deficiency, these outstanding members of our health care team do not have a direct career path." - William E. Kraus, M.D., FACSM

Task Force Key Projects

Qualified Health Care Professional (QHP) Construct
Describe how CEPs are uniquely qualified to deliver safe and effective exercise programs in health care.

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Describe International Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Codes specific to clinical exercise and who delivers these services that improve patient outcomes. 

Occupational Research
Research the effectiveness of exercise programs, prevalence of CEP programs (US) and quantify the impact of exercise on healthcare. 

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