Articles by: AARC Staff

Good Press: AARC Members in the News July

July 26, 2016

Good Press: AARC Members in the News July

Good Press: AARC Members in the News July features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Sarah Parker Ann Flint De De Gardner Diane Rhodes Jaime Magnetico Amy Churchill is seeking reelection to her local school board, reports this article in the Asheville, NC, Citizen-Times. If elected, it will be her second term on... Read more »

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Not seeing AARC Facebook Posts Anymore? Here’s How To Fix That

July 26, 2016

Not seeing AARC Facebook Posts Anymore? Here’s How To Fix That

Recently, a few of our members have told us that they’re just not seeing AARC Facebook posts anymore when viewing their news feed on Facebook. Although we’re still publishing relevant membership and industry news almost daily, Facebook’s complicated algorithm sometimes buries our updates way down in our followers’ feeds. Here’s how to fix this in two... Read more »

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AARC Issues Comments on MIPS Measures

July 18, 2016

AARC Issues Comments on MIPS Measures

The AARC has just issued formal comments to CMS on the new Merit-based Incentive Payment System (MIPS) included in the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015. Specifically, the Association is recommending that CMS include quality measures in MIPS that will improve the quality of life and health outcomes for chronic respiratory disease patients.... Read more »

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Good Press AARC Members in the News <br>July 2016

July 12, 2016

Good Press AARC Members in the News
July 2016

Good Press: AARC Members in the News features AARC members who were recently noted, quoted and interviewed. Dr. Michael Anderson Hawaii Society for Respiratory Care Tim Myers Don Guess Karen Schell Nita Hudsick Susan Mcquade Chief Medical Officer for University Hospitals, Dr. Michael Anderson, was recently interviewed by ideastream on how hospitals in Cleveland, Ohio, have... Read more »

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Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Rates Set to Rise

July 11, 2016

Outpatient Pulmonary Rehab Rates Set to Rise

Thanks in part to the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Toolkit developed by the AARC and her sister organizations, CMS has just proposed significant rate increases for outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs in 2017. The toolkit helped many programs more accurately calculate charges for PR code G0424, providing a clearer picture of PR costs to CMS. An annual review... Read more »

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Haven’t Been to an AARC Congress? Here are 5 Great Reasons to Go!

July 11, 2016

Haven’t Been to an AARC Congress? Here are 5 Great Reasons to Go!

  The AARC International Respiratory Convention & Exhibition has been drawing the best and brightest in respiratory care since the late 1940s, and every year there are newcomers among the group. They come away from the experience with a renewed sense of enthusiasm about their profession and the knowledge and information they need to further... Read more »

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Neo-Peds RTs: Are New RSV Immunoprophylaxis Recommendations Valid?

July 5, 2016

Neo-Peds RTs: Are New RSV Immunoprophylaxis Recommendations Valid?

RSV Immunoprophylaxis: Who Should Get It And When? Respiratory therapists specializing in neonatal-pediatrics know preterm infants are considered at higher risk for the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), but which infants face the highest risk and thus may be candidates for treatment with RSV immunoprophylaxis (RSV IP) has been up for debate. According to the American... Read more »

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Sneak Peek: Respiratory Care Week 2016 Theme

June 29, 2016

Sneak Peek: Respiratory Care Week 2016 Theme

Sneak Peek: We have our Respiratory Care Week 2016 theme Join the AARC to celebrate this annual event that recognizes the respiratory care profession and raises awareness for improving lung health around the world. This year’s theme: Respiratory Therapists — Real Life Heroes! Stay tuned for RC Week 2016 online store, opening soon! Mark your... Read more »

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Independence Day 2016

June 29, 2016

Independence Day 2016

AARC Office Closed Monday, July 4, 2016 The AARC executive office, including the customer service desk, will be closed on Monday, July 4, in celebration of Independence Day 2016. We would like to wish a very happy and safe Fourth of July to our AARC members. We hope you enjoy the long weekend too, but... Read more »

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Executive Office Update: Keeping Lifesaving Measures Close By

June 28, 2016

Executive Office Update: Keeping Lifesaving Measures Close By

About the author: Thomas J. Kallstrom, MBA, RRT, FAARC, is executive director of the AARC. Recently my grandson came back from the community pool with what looked like a real shiner on his eyelid. It almost looked like a bee had stung him. When I looked closer it appeared that it could be a serious... Read more »

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