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PACT Preps for March 12 Lobby Day

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February 28, 2013

Capitol Dome

Respiratory therapists, appointed by their State Societies as Political Advocacy Contact Team members, head to Washington, D.C. March 12 to lobby their Congressional delegations seeking support for the Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act.

This important initiative, when passed by Congress, will take a small but critically important step of inserting respiratory therapists into Medicare law. Specifically, this initiative will allow qualified respiratory therapists to provide pulmonary self-management education and training services for Medicare patients diagnosed with certain chronic lung diseases in the physician office practice.

To launch this important advocacy initiative prior to our Hill Lobby Day, when over 120 RTs will go to DC, we are having a Virtual Lobby Week where we are asking respiratory therapists, RT students and communities of interest, who can attest to the valuable skills RTs bring to their patients, to send emails of support using the AARC’s Capitol Connection.

Your help can go a long way to making our efforts in DC successful.