News Now @ AARC

June 17, 2010

Countdown to Summer Meetings
It’s not too late to plan your trip to Marco Island and the AARC Summer Meetings. See what’s offered.

AARC Urges States to Adopt Position Statement
The AARC has sent a letter to all state Medicaid directors asking them to officially adopt the Association’s position statement on respiratory care in skilled nursing facilities. A similar letter was sent to the state Boards of Respiratory Care. The goal: encourage states to do what Tennessee has already done—incorporate the AARC standards into state Medicaid law.

Beware of Deceptive Promotion
The Association is warning members about a deceptive promotion from a company making antibacterial nasal cannulas. The company is erroneously suggesting the AARC supports and Joint Commission standards require the use of these devices.

Help Line Heads to AARConnect June 23
The Specialty Sections and Roundtables are already there—now Help Line is moving to our new social media site, AARConnect, as well. Click on the link for a step-by-step guide to using the new system. 

Haven’t visited the new site yet? Go there now and see what you’ve been missing!

AARC Seeks More Funding for Quitlines
The AARC has just signed on to a letter to CMS asking the government agency to streamline funding to the states so more of them can afford to offer quitlines to their Medicaid beneficiaries.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Check out our latest edition to read all about members who’ve been making headlines—and see how facilities are still getting great coverage for earning the AARC’s Quality Respiratory Care Recognition too.

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