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01 Jul

AARC Supports Transparency on Out-of-Pocket Medication Costs

The AARC has joined 102 fellow organizations in urging CMS to include accurate drug-specific out-of-pocket medication costs in the proposed OOP cost estimator under development for the federally facilitated insurance marketplace for the 2016 enrollment period. AARC signs onto letter for transparency in out-of-pocket medication costs. An accurate estimate of OOP costs is essential to… Read more »

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30 Jun

California Students Represent AARC at HOSA

Students and faculty from the RT program at California College in San Diego, CA, converged on the Hilton Anaheim last week to share great information about the profession of respiratory care at the National Leadership Conference of the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA). Dr. Henry Oh (second from right) and his crew from California… Read more »

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29 Jun

New Aerosolized Medication CPG Questions Value for Airway Clearance

A new evidence-based Clinical Practice Guideline on aerosolized medications used in airway clearance therapies has been published in the July issue of Respiratory Care, based on the work of an AARC task force and Vanderbilt University researchers. What the CPG found is that evidence is lacking that proves pharmacologic agents routinely administered for airway clearance… Read more »

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26 Jun

AARC Comments On Affordable Care Act Ruling

With the Supreme Court decision that upholds the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, the AARC is looking toward the future of health care in this country, where there are protections for access to insurance for all. In announcing the majority opinion, Chief Justice John Roberts said, “Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve… Read more »

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24 Jun

AARC Sleep Section Has A Place for Everyone

Whether you work in a sleep lab now, are thinking about making the transition, or just want to learn more about this exciting area of respiratory care, the AARC’s Sleep Specialty Section is a great place to network with like-minded peers. And now the section is getting even better. New Section Chair Peter Allen, BS,… Read more »

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23 Jun

AARC Supports Patients’ Rights

The AARC has joined more than 50 other organizations in signing on to a letter to the commissioners of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission to support patients’ rights. The letter urges them to withdraw a proposed rule that would weaken the right of patients to keep their health information private. The rule would redefine the… Read more »

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22 Jun

Texas Bill SB202 Passes; Licensure Remains Intact

The State Capitol Building in Austin, TX Good news came out of Austin last week, with the governor’s signing of SB202 that continues licensing for respiratory therapists. “Our congratulations to the TSRC and AARC members in Texas,” said Frank Salvatore, AARC President. “We know they worked very hard to make this happen.” Russell Graham, TSRC… Read more »

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16 Jun

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

Rich Kallet Jerris Sensabaugh Walt Wilson Karen Schell Bruce Feistner Good Press spotlights AARC members mentioned in the news media at a local and national level. Here is the latest list of news makers: Rich Kallet’s long career in respiratory research at UCSF takes center stage in this article on the UCSF website. Rich first became… Read more »

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08 Jun

Touching Reunion Takes Place During Asthma Event

Lobbying and education weren’t the only activities on the agenda for the Allergy and Asthma Network’s 30th anniversary, celebrated this kickoff week for Asthma Month. A reunion, 30 years in the making, punctuated the events, where AARC also played a role. 30 years ago, Adrienne, the newborn daughter of Al Keith was placed on a… Read more »

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02 Jun

AARConnect is Your Social Networking Hub for RTs

More akin to LinkedIn than Facebook, AARConnect is a social network for AARC members only. Look up old colleagues, participate in discussions, and find members of common interests. AARConnect allows you to connect with people from across the country and around the world. Ask questions and get input on our Help Line. Talk about common… Read more »

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