News Now @ AARC

March 5, 2009

PACT Heads to Washington, DC, Next Week: How You Can Help
As we reported in our last edition of News Now, the U.S. House of Representatives has joined the Senate in reintroducing the AARC’s Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative. The AARC’s Political Advocacy Contact Team will be pushing for this legislation during their annual trip to Capitol Hill next week, and everyone – RTs and respiratory patients alike -- is encouraged to write their lawmakers in support of the bills prior to the visit to ensure maximum exposure when the PACT members hit town.

Read more about the legislation here.
See what’s going on with the PACT here.
Tell your patients to offer their support here

Three Programs, Three Ways to Enhance Your Career
The AARC has just introduced three new programs aimed at providing you with the tools you need to make the most of your career as an RT:
Asthma Self-Management Education (ASME) certification provides the documentation you need to use new CPT codes for asthma education.
COPD Educator Course delivers cutting edge knowledge on managing this common condition.
Peak Performance USA is your ticket into your local schools to help kids with asthma.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Check out our latest list of newsmakers. This edition includes great stories featuring members talking about everything from “prescribed burns” to heart disease.

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