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Updated: 1 year 20 weeks ago

Take a Break and Celebrate "You!"

December 29, 2014 - 8:00pm
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.

Medicare Payment for Pulmonary Rehab Gets a Boost in 2015

December 26, 2014 - 6:55pm
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.

MA Medical Firm Fined for Using Unlicensed Personnel

December 4, 2014 - 6:14pm
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.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

November 25, 2014 - 3:05pm
Here are our latest newsmakers.

Nebulizer Cleaning—Final State Survey Worksheets Released

November 25, 2014 - 12:45pm
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.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

November 13, 2014 - 4:40pm
Here are our latest newsmakers.

AARC Election Results Announced

November 5, 2014 - 3:37pm
AARC elections concluded early this month, and President George Gaebler has announced the results.

RC Week 2014 Celebrates the Breath of Life

November 4, 2014 - 7:02pm
AARC members across the country went out into their hospitals and their communities to celebrate this year’s National Respiratory Care Week.

New Exhibit Hall Website Helps You Navigate Better

November 4, 2014 - 4:12pm
The AARC has invested in new technology to better connect Congress attendees with our meeting and exhibitors.

Raise Awareness of COPD in November

October 30, 2014 - 2:41pm
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.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

October 22, 2014 - 10:53am
Here are our latest newsmakers.

First Five Fall Bulletins Online Now

October 21, 2014 - 6:33pm
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: Resources from the NHLBI

October 21, 2014 - 5:05pm
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.

The Ebola Crisis: Information for RTs

October 13, 2014 - 5:20pm
In this special web feature we share vital information designed to keep respiratory therapists safe should they encounter the virus in their hospitals.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

October 8, 2014 - 7:43pm
Here are our latest newsmakers.

Request for Proposals at AARC Congress 2015

October 3, 2014 - 10:45am
The AARC invites you to submit Proposals for individual lectures or symposia at AARC Congress 2015.

Changes Made on AARConnect Emails

October 2, 2014 - 7:49pm
You may have noticed changes in the emails you receive from AARConnect discussion lists.