Action Requested: AARC PACT needs our help!

We need your help in order to help our respiratory patients! In compliance with certain statutory requirements, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has recently adjusted payment rates for durable medical equipment in non-competitive bid/rural areas based on competitive bid pricing, resulting in significant reductions which are impacting Continue Reading →

Lobby Week Wrap Up

On April 4, the AARC once again ‘Stormed the Hill’ to visit Congress and talk about issues important to our profession.  NYSSRC representatives were successful in securing several meetings with NY congressmen.  The focus of these meetings was to include respiratory therapists in any Telehealth bill considered by Congress this year Continue Reading →

The Wait is Over! Medicare Telehealth Parity Act has been Reintroduced

The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act has been reintroduced in Congress with the bill number H.R. 2948. This past spring over 120 respiratory therapists from around the country, including those who represent the Political Advocacy Contact Team (PACT) from your state, descended on Washington D.C. These respiratory therapists came to lobby Continue Reading →

Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015

Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015 Washington, D.C. – U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) Gregg Harper (R-MS), Diane Black (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced H.R. 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation will expand coverage of telehealth services under Medicare by putting them on Continue Reading →