Articles tagged with: Advocacy

Calendar Year 2021 Updates for Physician and Hospital Outpatient Services

October 21, 2020

Calendar Year 2021 Updates for Physician and Hospital Outpatient Services

The CMS recently provided an update explaining their new proposed rules. The AARC invites you to add your comments.

 

AARC Part of Technical Expert Panel on Home Mechanical Ventilation

October 14, 2020

AARC Part of Technical Expert Panel on Home Mechanical Ventilation

CMS has updated their views on bi-level CPAP, and noninvasive ventilators in individuals with respiratory failure due to COPD.

 

The Future of Telehealth

September 2, 2020

The Future of Telehealth

Telehealth has been on the radar for quite some time, but with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic the need has become more apparant.

 

CMS Expands Telehealth | Where are Respiratory Therapists?

August 6, 2020

CMS Expands Telehealth | Where are Respiratory Therapists?

This article discusses the recent changes CMS has made to expand telehealth and how these decisions will directly impact respiratory therapists.

 

AARC Mourns Loss of American Icon, Hero, and Friend to Respiratory Care

July 21, 2020

AARC Mourns Loss of American Icon, Hero, and Friend to Respiratory Care

U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) died Friday, July 17 at the age of 80. Turning from activist to lawmaker, Lewis spent his life working to make our lives better. His dedication to advocating for the rights of minorities started young. He took part as an architect of and a keynote speaker at the historic March... Read more »

 

CMS Confirms RTs Can Furnish Telehealth During the Pandemic

July 9, 2020

CMS Confirms RTs Can Furnish Telehealth During the Pandemic

The AARC has received confirmation from CMS that allows RTs to give telehealth services to patients amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

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CMS Removes Vents from Competitive Bidding

April 15, 2020

CMS Removes Vents from Competitive Bidding

The CMS has removed vents from competitive bidding. This is a huge win in the world of respiratory therapy, read more about this good news.

 

#AARCLobby | Get Ready to TAKE ACTION in March

March 4, 2020

#AARCLobby | Get Ready to TAKE ACTION in March

#AARCLobby begins second campaign of the year to advocate for pulmonary rehab and to fight against the youth tobacco epidemic.

 

#AARCLobby | Get Ready to TAKE ACTION

February 5, 2020

#AARCLobby | Get Ready to TAKE ACTION

Our first #AARCLobby TAKE ACTION campaign for 2020 kicks off Monday, Feb. 10 and runs through Friday, Feb. 14. Now is the time to contact your elected officials regarding the CONNECT Act and SMART Act. Telehealth is Still a Priority The House and Senate have introduced identical versions of the CONNECT (Creating Opportunities Now for... Read more »

 

#AARCLobby | Be An Advocate, Every Day

January 29, 2020

#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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