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October 20, 2011

RC Week: Share the Love!
National Respiratory Care Week begins on Sunday and we have lots of great ways for you to share your activities. Click on the link to learn more about tweeting, posting comments on Facebook, sending eCards, and submitting photos and stories to the AARC for possible inclusion in our RC Week wrap up on the website and in AARC Times.

Vote Now in AARC Times Photo-of-the-Year-Contest
All the photos are in, and now it’s time for you to vote on the one you’d like to see on the cover of the February issue of AARC Times. So head over now to see the entries and then choose your favorite. We have some great shots this year, and we know everyone will want to weigh in with their opinion on which is the best.

See you in Tampa
You can register onsite and still have that great AARC Congress experience. Choose from dozens of lectures, hear original research done by your peers, have fun at the Sputum Bowl finals, learn about mechanical ventilation in Europe, hear the experiences of a patient who pays homage to you, visit the exhibit hall with all the companies you do business with, get your CRCEs, and more.

AARC Takes Patient Safety Pledge
The AARC has joined the Partnership for Patients initiative to help meet two key patient safety goals set forth by CMS: decrease preventable hospital-acquired conditions and reduce preventable complications during the transition from one care setting to another. Read more about it and then see how you can help.

HME Industry Seeks Revision of ABN Policy for CPAP
The home care industry has asked CMS to permit home care companies to present Medicare patients with an advanced beneficiary notice at the start of CPAP therapy so patients will know from the beginning of therapy that Medicare will no longer pay for the rental of the equipment after 60 days if the patient is non-compliant with the therapy.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Our latest list of newsmakers includes some great stories, including one from the Associated Press on the Vent 5K hosted recently by members from Maryland. The article was picked up by several major newspapers around the country.

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