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November 16, 2011

Watch Keynote, See Pix, and More in Our Online Congress Gazette
AARC Congress 2011 wrapped up last week in Tampa, but if you missed the meeting–or if you were there and just want to relive some of the key moments–head over to our Online Congress Gazette to read more about it, see some great photos, AND watch the complete video of Grace Anne Dorney Koppel’s inspiring keynote address.

For those of you who were in Tampa: Don’t forget to enter your Congress CRCEs!

And in Other AARC Congress News
You can order audio recordings from this year's Congress. Order individual lectures or the whole set.

While ideas are fresh in your mind, remember that you have until Dec. 14 to submit ideas for next year's AARC Congress 2012.

National RC Week, in Your Words and Pictures
We asked you to report on your RC Week activities, and did you ever! We’ve included all of them in our RC Week wrap up, and it’s up on the AARC website now.

COPD Awareness Month is a Time to Reflect on Success
Since November is COPD Awareness Month, we thought it would be a great time to reflect on all the ways AARC members have gotten out into their communities to let more people know about this chronic lung condition. Check it out and then see how you can get involved too.

PR Payment Rate: AARC is Still on the Case
CMS has finalized the payment rate for pulmonary rehab services at $37 per session in 2012, but that doesn’t mean the AARC has given up on achieving a more appropriate rate for these vital services. The Association will meet with sister organizations early next year to develop long term strategies to present to CMS prior to the drafting of the proposed hospital outpatient prospective payment system updates for 2013.

Latest Aerosol Book Aimed at the Interdisciplinary Team
A new online guide from the AARC can help your colleagues in medicine, nursing, and other disciplines more fully understand how to provide their patients with guidance on taking their inhaled medications and caring for their devices.

The AARC’s aerosol delivery guide for RTs is now available in an Italian version as well.

AARC Supports Clean Air
The AARC has joined fellow organizations in writing to Congress to oppose a resolution aimed at reversing the EPA’s Cross-State Air Pollution Rule.

Second Group of Fall Bulletins Online Now
The Long Term Care, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, Sleep, and Surface & Air Transport Sections have just published the Fall editions of their Section Bulletins.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News
Lots of newsmakers in this edition–including several members who got great coverage for National Respiratory Care Week.

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