Medicare has delayed the launch of its mandatory Medicare Cardiac Rehabilitation Incentive Payment program until January 1.

It also has delayed the expansion of its Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program through a new Surgical Hip and Femur Fracture Treatment program.  Originally scheduled to begin on May 20 and then pushed back to July 1, now it, too, will not begin until January 1.

Medicare’s Acute Myocardial Infarction program and Coronary Artery Bypass Graft program will still begin on July 1.

For further information, see this Federal Register notice announcing the delays.