Articles by: Steve Bowden

Medicare Payment for Pulmonary Rehab Gets a Boost in 2015

December 26, 2014

Medicare Payment for Pulmonary Rehab Gets a Boost in 2015

Update on Pulmonary Rehab CPT Codes Effective January 1, 2015, the payment rate for hospital outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs for Medicare beneficiaries who meet the guidelines for moderate, severe, and very severe COPD (CPT Code G0424) will be $52.35. This is a substantial increase over the past two years which saw rates hover between $39... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Request for Abstracts at AARC Congress 2015

December 17, 2014

Request for Abstracts at AARC Congress 2015

Abstracts Submission Deadline: May 1, 2015 AARC Congress is an international respiratory education meeting that attracts more than 6,000 attendees annually. Preparing for this annual event takes considerable effort with planning that begins more than 1 full year before the meeting. The AARC invites you to submit Abstracts from original studies for presentation at the Congress’ Open Forum.... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Kate Makes the Case

November 20, 2014

Kate Makes the Case

Kate Makes the Case is a short video that explains some of the ways AARC can support you and help you be a better respiratory therapist. Enable cookies to see embeded content.

 Steve Bowden

New Co-sponsors Result from Lobby Day

November 20, 2014

New Co-sponsors Result from Lobby Day

New co-sponsors have signed on to HR 2619 since AARC PACT members made their visits early this month. Original bill sponsor, John Lewis (D-GA) has been joined by these fellow Democrats: Bruce Braley (IA), Gene Green (TX), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ) Ed Pastor (AZ),  Mark Pocan (WI), Nick Rahall (WV), and Bennie Thompson (MS). In addition,... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Respiratory Therapist Human Resource Survey

November 20, 2014

Respiratory Therapist Human Resource Survey

Are you curious about how your salary compares with that earned by other therapists? Did you ever wonder how many therapists are involved in special procedures like conscious sedation and emergency intubation? The AARC’s 2020 Respiratory Therapist Human Resources Study will answer these questions and many others that relate to the respiratory therapist workforce. Take... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

Raise Awareness of COPD in November

November 19, 2014

Raise Awareness of COPD in November

As respiratory therapists, we all know COPD patients who were diagnosed with their disease when it was too late to make a real difference in the course of their care. National COPD Awareness Month gives all of us the perfect opportunity to make sure more people learn they have COPD while there is still time... Read more »

 Steve Bowden

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