105 CMR 143.000 sets forth the standards which cardiac rehabilitation treatment must meet under St. 1985, c. 628. The standards are intended to prescribe the basic program components for cardiac rehabilitation, including the baseline characteristics of candidates for cardiac rehabilitation. They do not prescribe a set course of treatment to individual patients nor do they define the medical necessity of the treatment for individual patients. Those aspects of cardiac rehabilitation are properly in the realm of the patient's physician and the program's professional staff, as well as any additional standards which third party payors may set.
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