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13 Mar

Want to Stand Out to Managers? Gain Knowledge and Stay Energized

Shellie R. Moore, M.Ed., RRT, RRT-NPS, is the program director and assistant Professor for the respiratory care program at Gannon University in Pennsylvania. She shares advice for students on how to stand out among their peers. Students: Build Your Skills The unique student opportunity Shellie R. Moore, M.Ed., RRT, RRT-NPS, shares tips for standing out… Read more »

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13 Mar

Changes coming for Oxygen Flow Rate on CMN

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has upcoming changes set for the oxygen Certificate of Medical Necessity (CMN). This change revises and introduces new pricing modifiers for oxygen flow rate. The CMN is used by the CMS to determine coverage and payment for patients in need of oxygen and oxygen equipment. Effective April… Read more »

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13 Mar

SPOTY Spotlight: Dave Crotwell

This month in our Specialty Practitioner of the Year (SPOTY) Spotlight series, we’re learning more about our Respiratory Care Management SPOTY: Dave Crotwell, BA, RRT, RRT-NPS, FAARC. Join the Management Section Meet Dave “I am proud to be a respiratory therapist because I get the opportunity to help people every day,” Crotwell said. “How can… Read more »

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08 Mar

Pertussis: What RTs Need to Know

Respiratory therapists who have encountered pertussis know it is characterized by the hallmark “whooping” sound that has given it the name most people associate with it: whooping cough. Effective vaccines have been around for decades, but effectiveness wears off over time and many people fail to be re-immunized. According to the CDC, infants are at… Read more »

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