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18 Jul

AARC Issues Comments on MIPS Measures

The AARC has just issued formal comments to CMS on the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Specifically, the Association is recommending that CMS include quality measures in MIPS that will improve the quality of life and health outcomes for chronic respiratory disease patients…. Read more »

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12 Jul

Good Press AARC Members in the News
July 2016

Good Press: AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Dr. Michael Anderson Hawaii Society for Respiratory Care Tim Myers Don Guess Karen Schell Nita Hudsick Susan Mcquade Chief Medical Officer for University Hospitals, Dr. Michael Anderson, was recently interviewed by ideastream on how hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, have… Read More

11 Jul

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Rates Set to Rise

Thanks in part to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit developed by the AARC and her sister organizations, CMS has just proposed significant rate increases for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs in 2017. The toolkit helped many programs more accurately calculate charges for PR code G0424, providing a clearer picture of PR costs to CMS. An annual review… Read more »

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05 Jul

AARC Disaster Fund Activated for Wildfire, Flooding Victims

July 5, 2016 AARC members affected by recent wildfires in California and flooding in West Virginia may now be eligible for assistance via the AARC’s Disaster Relief Fund. Members living in federally declared disaster areas in these parts of the country may apply for a grant of up to $500, either online or by mail… Read more »

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05 Jul

Neo-Peds RTs: Are New RSV Immunoprophylaxis Recommendations Valid?

RSV Immunoprophylaxis: Who Should Get It And When? Respiratory therapists specializing in neonatal-pediatrics know preterm infants are considered at higher risk for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but which infants face the highest risk and thus may be candidates for treatment with RSV immunoprophylaxis (RSV IP) has been up for debate. According to the American… Read more »

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29 Jun

Sneak Peek: Respiratory Care Week 2016 Theme

Sneak Peek: We have our Respiratory Care Week 2016 theme Join the AARC to celebrate this annual event that recognizes the respiratory care profession and raises awareness for improving lung health around the world. This year’s theme: Respiratory Therapists — Real Life Heroes! Stay tuned for RC Week 2016 online store, opening soon! Mark your… Read more »

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29 Jun

Independence Day 2016

AARC Office Closed Monday, July 4, 2016 The AARC executive office, including the customer service desk, will be closed on Monday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day 2016. We would like to wish a very happy and safe Fourth of July to our AARC members. We hope you enjoy the long weekend too, but… Read more »

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