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Here are some short video clips we used during the Congress awards program. Watch them any time you need a quick professional restorative to remember how the patients we serve and the profession we love impact our lives.
Effective January 1, 2015, the payment rate for hospital outpatient pulmonary rehabilitation programs for Medicare beneficiaries who meet the guidelines for moderate, severe, and very severe COPD (CPT Code G0424) will be $52.35. This is a substantial increase over the past two years which saw rates hover between $39 and $37, respectively.
The AARC has just learned that the Department of Justice has won a case in Massachusetts against a medical supplier that was using unlicensed personnel to provide sleep apnea and respiratory therapy equipment to home care patients and bill Medicare and Medicaid for these services.
After almost two years, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services released the final version of State Surveyor Worksheets that were part of a Pilot Safety Initiative regarding Hospital Conditions of Participation related to infection control.
AARC elections concluded early this month, and President George Gaebler has announced the results.
AARC members across the country went out into their hospitals and their communities to celebrate this year’s National Respiratory Care Week.
The AARC has invested in new technology to better connect Congress attendees with our meeting and exhibitors.
National COPD Awareness Month gives all of us the perfect opportunity to make sure more people learn they have COPD while there is still time to impact its progression.
The Adult Acute Care, Continuing Care/Rehabilitation, Diagnostics, Education, and Home Care Sections have just published the Fall issues of their Bulletins.
COPD Awareness Month is coming up in November, so now is the perfect time to plan your awareness activities and reach out to folks in your community about hosting events associated with the month.
In this special web feature we share vital information designed to keep respiratory therapists safe should they encounter the virus in their hospitals.
The AARC invites you to submit Proposals for individual lectures or symposia at AARC Congress 2015.
You may have noticed changes in the emails you receive from AARConnect discussion lists.