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 →

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 →