Government Affairs Updates

AARC Government Affairs tracks important regulations and policies that can provide opportunities for RTs. Regardless of the Federal entity, if we think there’s think is a chance to improve respiratory patients’ health outcomes, advocate for the respiratory therapist and advance the profession, we’re on it!

We all know the enormous impact the Medicare program has on many major health policies. Medicare coverage and payment can also have an impact on what private insurers pay for similar services. Each year the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) publishes proposed updates to the hospital inpatient and outpatient prospective payment systems as well as the physician fee schedule. These regulations often discuss programs and policies that may offer new opportunities to showcase the value of RTs.

AARC often submits comments on various topics that respond to policies that can impact the profession. We also sign-on to letters drafted by Coalitions of which we are a member such as the Tobacco Partners Coalition and the Telehealth/Remote Patient Monitoring Coalition.

As an AARC member, you have access to important information regarding Federal policies that impact you together with AARC’s comments that can aid in your knowledge of the health care delivery system and important changes that are being made that can assist you and your patients.

View AARC comments and letters in the related pages section below.