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Frequently Asked Questions

Explore our FAQs on Virtual Pulmonary Rehab

Welcome to Morlen Health’s Virtual Pulmonary Rehabilitation FAQs page, where we aim to provide clarity and guidance on our innovative approach to respiratory care. As leaders in the healthcare industry, Morlen Health is committed to delivering cutting-edge solutions, and our virtual pulmonary rehab program is no exception. Whether you’re a patient seeking information on how to participate in our virtual sessions or a healthcare professional interested in the benefits of this groundbreaking program, our Frequently Asked Questions section is designed to address your queries and ensure you have a comprehensive understanding of our virtual pulmonary rehabilitation services. Discover how Morlen Health is revolutionizing respiratory care from the comfort of your own home.

What types of patients qualify for Morlen Health’s virtual pulmonary rehab program?

Patients with moderate to severe COPD (GOLD stages 2, 3, and 4) that qualify for pulmonary rehab under Medicare guidelines. In addition to COPD, we also accept patients with impairment due to other chronic lung conditions such as interstitial lung disease and pulmonary hypertension as recommended by the American Thoracic Society. Patients must also be physically able to participate and engage in an exercise program to qualify for our pulmonary rehab at home program.

What insurances does Morlen Health accept?

We accept patients with traditional Medicare insurance coverage, Medicare Advantage plans, and commercial healthplans. In cases where we are not a participating provider under your insurance plan, rest assured that we will work closely with your insurance provider to ensure you receive the best possible care. Our goal to ensure pulmonary rehab at home is to make the process seamless and accessible for you.

What is the cost of Morlen Health’s home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program?

Pulmonary rehabilitation is covered as a Medicare Part ‘B’ benefit, with Medicare shouldering the cost for qualifying patients. While patients may have a 20% copay (approximately $300 for the entire program) and a Medicare Part B deductible ($240 in 2024), these expenses can be mitigated or eliminated entirely by Medigap insurance coverage. For added flexibility, we offer the option of a payment plan to ensure accessibility and convenience for all with chronic lung conditions.

What is the duration of Morlen Health’s virtual pulmonary rehab program?

The program’s standard duration is 12 weeks, offering a comprehensive approach to pulmonary rehabilitation. However, we recognize that each patient is unique, and durations may vary based on individual needs. Through thorough assessments, we tailor an individualized treatment plan to ensure that every patient receives personalized care aligned with their specific requirements and progress. Learn more.

What happens after the program ends?

As the program concludes, our emphasis shifts towards equipping patients for independent continuation of pulmonary rehab at home. In the final weeks, we place a strong focus on preparing individuals to sustain their exercise routines autonomously and uphold the lifestyle improvements achieved throughout the program. We provide guidance and resources to empower our patients in maintaining their progress beyond the structured program duration.

Does Morlen Health provide any devices or other equipment to patients enrolled in its pulmonary rehab at home program?

We provide patients enrolled in our virtual pulmonary rehabilitation program with essential tools for their journey. Participants receive a digital pulse oximeter for their use throughout the program as well as exercise bands to support their physical activities. The digital pulse oximeter is a user-friendly Bluetooth device that seamlessly connects to the Morlen Health Convenient Care app on their smartphones, enhancing accessibility and enabling efficient tracking of progress and vital signs.

What if I’m not a tech whiz? How does Morlen support patients who may not be familiar with our technology?

If you’re not tech-savvy, don’t worry! Morlen Health’s technology is designed to be user-friendly. Our dedicated team is here to support you every step of the way. Additionally, we offer helpful instructional videos that guide you through using our technology seamlessly. You can find these resources on our Patient Resources page here.

What improvements are patients expected to make once they have completed Morlen’s virtual pulmonary rehab program?

In Morlen Health’s home-based virtual pulmonary rehab program, we prioritize understanding each patient’s unique goals. Patients completing the program can anticipate a comprehensive range of improvements based on their individual needs. This encompasses enhanced lung function, increased endurance, improved cardiovascular health, and strengthened respiratory muscles. Moreover, participants often experience better symptom management, increased energy levels, and a heightened ability to perform daily activities. With a focus on personalized care, our program is designed to not only address specific health markers but also contribute to a reduction in exacerbations and hospitalizations, fostering an overall improvement in the quality of life for individuals dealing with pulmonary challenges and empowering them to lead healthier, more active lives.

How does Morlen Health ensure that referring providers stay updated on patient progress in its pulmonary rehab at home rehab program?

Referring providers can stay informed about their patients’ progress through various channels in Morlen Health’s Home-Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. Initially, a copy of the patient’s initial intake assessment and customized treatment plan is promptly sent to the referring provider. Throughout the program, our healthcare team conducts assessments of patients’ progress at 30-day intervals and at discharge. To ensure continuous communication, copies of these progress and discharge assessments are routinely shared with referring providers. This transparent and collaborative approach aims to keep all involved parties well-informed about the patient’s journey and achievements.

In which U.S. states is Morlen Health’s virtual pulmonary rehabilitation program currently accessible?

Morlen Health’s home-based pulmonary rehabilitation program is currently available in the states of Oregon and Washington, and we are certified to provide Telehealth services in Florida. Our dedicated team, licensed in these states, ensures personalized care. We are actively working to expand our reach to additional states, aiming to serve more patients. If you’re interested in our program but don’t live in one of the states where we are currently licensed, please use the contact us form below. Additionally, for more information on our Telehealth services in Florida, you can visit Florida Telehealth Certification.

What is the time commitment for participants in Morlen’s pulmonary rehab at home program?

Our home-based pulmonary rehab program is designed to be flexible and accommodating. Participants typically have one visit with their respiratory therapist, one group exercise class, and one educational class each week, with each session lasting about an hour. Additionally, participants are encouraged to incorporate 20 minutes of home exercise into their routine, aiming for 3 to 5 times per week. This well-rounded approach ensures a comprehensive and manageable program that can be seamlessly integrated into participants’ daily lives while promoting respiratory health and overall well-being.