News Now @ AARC

February 23, 2012

Executive Director Applications Being Accepted Now
Applications for AARC Executive Director are being accepted now through March 15, so if you or someone you know would like to be considered for this leadership position within the Association, click on the link for more information.

Virtual Lobby Week Begins on Monday
On March 6 over 100 members of the AARC PACT will descend on Washington, DC, to lobby members of Congress in support of the respiratory therapy legislative agenda. You can help prepare the ground for the messages these RTs will deliver by emailing or calling your members of Congress during our Virtual Lobby Week next week. Our Virtual Lobby Week webpage will be up and running on Monday, so put a visit to on your to-do list for the first of the week.

A number of PACT members who will be on “The Hill” on March 6 will also be “tweeting” about their experiences as they happen, and you can follow their updates from the Virtual Lobby Week webpage as well.

CMS Ordering Inconsistency Explained
The AARC is keeping tabs on an inconsistency between CMS regulations and interpretive guidelines regarding which practitioners are deemed qualified to write orders for rehabilitation and respiratory care services, and you can get a full explanation of the problem and what has now been done to resolve it by clicking on the link.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Our latest edition features your fellow members talking about everything from a new smartphone app for EKGs, to serving on an Air Force CCATT, to taking part in a medical mission to Ghana, and more.

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