Pulmonary rehabilitation program


Medicare covers a comprehensive Pulmonary rehabilitation program if you have moderate to very severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). These services are intended to help you breathe better, make you stronger, and be able to live more independently. These services may be provided in a doctor’s office or a hospital outpatient setting that offers pulmonary rehabilitation programs.

Who’s eligible?

People with Medicare who have a referral from the doctor treating this chronic respiratory disease are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

• If you get the service in a doctor’s office, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount.
• If you get the service in a hospital outpatient setting, you pay a copayment per session.
• The Part B deductible applies.