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02 May

Pressure Put on CMS to Fix Problems with Home Mechanical Ventilation

For over two years, the AARC has worked diligently with other national pulmonary medical societies and patient groups to address problems with access to home mechanical ventilation.  Technologies have changed over the past decade and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has not kept pace, resulting in inappropriate billing, increased utilization, and a… Read more »

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02 May

Asthma & Cystic Fibrosis Enter the Spotlight

May is Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month and National Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Month, and their sponsoring organizations — the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation — have lots of resources you can use to let your communities know about these conditions and how RTs are involved in their care. The AARC… Read more »

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02 May

Good Press: AARC Members in the News | June 2017

Marcela Spraul Keri Ohren Janie Hall Steph Korynta Becky Maruca Jennifer Jackson-Stevens Randy Gideon Michael McCartney Sean Severson Marcela Spraul explains how she helped a young boy from her native Colombia travel to the U.S. for treatment at Shriner’s Hospital in St. Louis in this video on the KMOV-TV website out of Missouri. The boy… Read more »

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26 Apr

Real World Study Looks Into Asthma Control

Getting asthma under control is key to reducing hospitalizations and emergency department visits for the condition. But as respiratory therapists who work with asthma patients know all too well, gaining that control can be an uphill battle. New research from Spanish investigators bears that out. In a study conducted among 1299 asthma patients with uncontrolled… Read more »

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26 Apr

New Guidelines Tout Pulmonary Rehab, Home Care, for COPD

Respiratory therapists know pulmonary rehabilitation can help COPD patients regain lost functioning, and many believe these patients can be effectively treated at home when the condition flares up as well. In a new set of guidelines aimed at helping clinicians care for COPD patients with an acute exacerbation, the American Thoracic Society and European Respiratory… Read more »

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19 Apr

A Student’s Impressions on Hill Day

Neil Kleinschmit got a firsthand look at respiratory advocacy during our 2017 AARC Capitol Advocacy Day on April 4. This April, I had the opportunity to be a part of the process. I had the chance to help make a difference in the lives of millions of people across my state and country. This April,… Read more »

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