You can email or mail a letter to your member of Congress from the comfort of home, work or wherever you might be. All you need is a computer. Just go to AARC Capitol Connection where, depending on “who you are”—RT, physician, student, patient—you can chose a model letter to send to your 2 Senators and your House of Representative member. There’s no need to spend time figuring out who they are or what their email or mail address might be. AARC Capitol Connection does it all for you when you enter the address where you vote.
The AARC is supporting legislation in Congress that will expand the current Medicare coverage for telehealth services. Specifically the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act includes respiratory therapists as telehealth service providers, and will cover respiratory services and remote patient management services for chronic conditions that include COPD. To read more about the bill and how the bill will positively impact RTs please read the Frequently Asked Questions.