U.S. Congress Takes Up AARC Initiative

AARC Capitol Connection – Write to Congress Congressman John Lewis (D-GA) has introduced the AARC-backed Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill, identified as HR 2619, will permit qualified respiratory therapists to provide self-management services to Medicare patients in physician’s offices. “We have listened Continue Reading →

Position Statement Clarifies Medication Scheduling Issues

AARC with input from North Carolina respiratory therapy leaders immediately began researching the situation and ultimately went to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to address the issue from a nationwide standpoint. CMS suggested that the AARC develop a Position Statement clarifying the profession’s stance on the delivery Continue Reading →