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29 Jan

#AARCLobby | Be An Advocate, Every Day

The AARC advocates each day to support the profession, and we encourage RTs all over the U.S. to join in the effort. We checked in with Terri Lesser, RRT, for her take on the importance and value of advocacy. Have an Advocacy Agenda Terri Lesser, RRT, graduated from Washburn University in May 1989 and has… Read more »

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22 Jan

#AARCLobby | Advocacy for 2020

The AARC advocacy program for 2020 takes on the mindset to “Be an Advocate, Every Day.” Although we will continue to dedicate times to send targeted messages to the Hill, we want you to support advocacy efforts throughout the year. Instead of just focusing on a single piece of legislation—or legislation that primarily benefits respiratory… Read more »

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15 May

Florida Passes Telehealth Legislation Including RTs

The future of RTs in telehealth got a big boost on May 2 when Rep. Mike Thompson and colleagues introduced H.R. 2508, the BREATHE Act, into the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill calls for a three-year pilot project that would test the value of using RTs to provide health education and other services via… Read more »

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27 Mar

Virtual Lobby Campaign Underway Now!

Respiratory therapists will take center stage on Capitol Hill on April 9, as members of the AARC’s Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) travel to Washington, DC, to meet with their representatives in Congress to share vital information about the profession and its patients. But our annual lobby event really starts today with the launch of… Read more »

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10 Sep

20 Patient and Physician Groups Urge the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to Protect Patients Who Use Supplemental Oxygen

Leading organizations urge CMS to use its statutory authority to improve the lives and treatment for Americans who require supplemental oxygen WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 6, 2018) — A group of 20 patient and physician groups submitted comments today regarding the proposed rule on Durable Medical Equipment (DME) and its application to supplemental oxygen. Below is… Read more »

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23 May

Utah Resolution Sheds Light on Opioid Use and RT Role

Joined by medical professionals, caregivers, and patients and their families, Utah Governor Gary Herbert signs the SCR004 resolution to increase awareness of postoperative opioid use by patients. Earlier this spring, Utah’s governor signed the SCR004 resolution, helping raise awareness of postoperative opioid use and encourage in-home monitoring for patients after surgery. “For the untold and… Read more »

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