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04 Aug

AARC to Disney: Cut Ties with Tobacco

AARC To Disney: Cut Ties with Tobacco Aug. 4, 2016 The AARC has gone on record opposing Disney’s relationship with a media company that’s currently working with tobacco giant Philip Morris to market its products to children. Disney is a major stakeholder in VICE Media, a youth-focused company that operates in 30 countries around the… Read more »

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01 Aug

New-Onset COPD Added to World Trade Center Health Program

The AARC has learned that first responders and others who developed new-onset COPD following their exposure to the 9/11 terror attacks will now be eligible for benefits through the World Trade Center (WTC) Health Program. COPD was added after the WTC Health Program reviewed peer-reviewed epidemiologic studies regarding potential evidence of COPD among individuals who… Read more »

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26 Jul

Good Press: AARC Members in the News July

Good Press: AARC Members in the News July features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Sarah Parker Ann Flint De De Gardner Diane Rhodes Jaime Magnetico Amy Churchill is seeking reelection to her local school board, reports this article in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times. If elected, it will be her second term on… Read more »

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26 Jul

Not seeing AARC Facebook Posts Anymore? Here’s How To Fix That

Recently, a few of our members have told us that they’re just not seeing AARC Facebook posts anymore when viewing their news feed on Facebook. Although we’re still publishing relevant membership and industry news almost daily, Facebook’s complicated algorithm sometimes buries our updates way down in our followers’ feeds. Here’s how to fix this in two… Read more »

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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

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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