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March 8, 2012

PACT Makes a Big Impact on Capitol Hill
Our Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) was in Washington, DC, on Tuesday to educate members of Congress on the Medicare Respiratory Therapy Initiative, and by all reports, the day was a huge success. PACT members had more than 300 meetings on Capitol Hill, and you all helped too, by reinforcing their messages with over 12,000 emails sent out to members of Congress. Click on the link for pictures, tweets, and more!

AARC Times Seeking “Rewarding Moment” Stories
Every RT has experienced a moment during his/her career that stands out. Maybe it was the time you figured out a new way to help a patient breathe easier. Maybe it came when a coworker recognized your efforts to go the extra mile. Or maybe it happened when the family member of a patient pulled you aside to tell you how much you meant to them.

Now it’s time to share these stories with your fellow AARC members. Submit your “Most Rewarding Moment” stories—300 words or less, please—directly to Debbie Bunch at by April 6 and we’ll consider them for an upcoming issue of AARC Times. NOTE: We’re specifically looking for stories that relate to patient care.

Go Green with Digital Pubs
Looking for ways to reduce your carbon footprint? Then consider opting for the semi-digital or digital-only versions of RESPIRATORY CARE and AARC Times. By cutting down on the number of magazines and journals we print, we can all help make our planet a more environmentally friendly place to live!

2012 Editions of Medlearn Coding Resources Now Available at a Special Rate for AARC Members
The 2012 editions of Medlearn’s well-respected coding resources are out now, and this year the popular 2012 Coding Essentials for RT/Pulmonary Function and 2012 Medicare Payment Guide for RT/Cardio Services are joined by a new book, 2012 Coding Essentials for Sleep Studies. All these 2012 editions are available now at a reduced rate for AARC members when purchased through the AARC. Order online at the AARC Store, fax your purchase order, or contact Customer Service at 972-243-2272.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Your fellow AARC members continue to share great news about the profession through media outlets in their hometowns. We have several news reports from facilities that have earned the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition too!

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