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AARC Participates in National Science Festival

February 19, 2014 - 3:25pm
The AARC is proud to be an official partner of the 3rd USA Science & Engineering Festival, to be held April 24-27, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

February 18, 2014 - 5:14pm
See who’s been making news lately—

USRC Goes to Bat for Tobacco Regulation

February 12, 2014 - 12:39pm
The Utah Society for Respiratory Care (USRC) united respiratory therapists across the state to participate in the Tobacco Free Education Day at the Utah State Capitol on February 6.

COPD Foundation Launches Online Community

February 10, 2014 - 12:06pm
As key clinicians in the care of COPD patients, respiratory therapists are being invited to join a new online community established by the COPD Foundation (COPDF) to promote greater understanding of COPD treatment guidelines and give clinicians a place where they can network with one another about best practices.

Respiratory Therapists Have Concerns about Changes to Coding Edits

February 7, 2014 - 1:19pm
The AARC has received numerous emails from concerned respiratory therapists about a change in Medicare billing practices as it relates to the National Correct Coding Initiative (NCCI) Edits for certain nebulizer treatments (94640, 94060, and 94664) and code pairs that became effective January 1, 2014. The issue stems from the fact that, in part, changes issued by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) contradict guidance from the AMA CPT® Manual.

Educators, We Want Your Outstanding Students!

February 6, 2014 - 1:08pm
The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) is accepting applications for its undergraduate and postgraduate Education Recognition Awards now through June 15, and we need RT educators to help get the word out to their students.

City Hosts, International Fellows Wanted!

February 6, 2014 - 1:05pm
If you’ve ever wondered how respiratory care is practiced in other nations around the world, the ARCF’s International Fellowship Program is a great place to find out.

AARC Applauds CVS Caremark

February 6, 2014 - 11:19am
AARC reached out to the leadership of CVS Caremark to thank them for their bold business decision in removing tobacco products from their stores.

Second Group of Winter Bulletins Online Now

February 4, 2014 - 12:42pm
Members of the Long-Term Care, Management, Neonatal-Pediatrics, Sleep, and Surface & Air Transport Sections can read the Winter issues of their Bulletins online now.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

January 27, 2014 - 1:53pm
See who’s been making news lately—

Education Annual Submissions Sought

January 21, 2014 - 4:06pm
The AARC will publish Volume 23 of the Respiratory Care Education Annual in the fall of 2014.

OSHA Launches New Website on Hospital Worker Safety

January 20, 2014 - 6:41pm
No one wants to hear their work environment isn’t safe, but if you’re a hospital-based RT, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) says you’re employed in the least safe setting out there.

Share Our AARC Video

January 20, 2014 - 4:26pm
Could someone you know benefit from a new, fresh look at the AARC? Then share this video with them.

Help Preserve the Profession’s Heritage

January 16, 2014 - 4:36pm
The American Respiratory Care Foundation (ARCF) is leading an effort by the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) to document and preserve the tradition and history of the profession through the development of an online virtual museum.

Good Press: AARC Members in the News

January 16, 2014 - 12:42pm
We’re starting the new year off with lots of great stories—

Ohio Changes State Licensure Requirements

January 15, 2014 - 7:05pm
On January 1, 2015 there will be a change in the state of Ohio regarding licensure.

Learn the Basics of Discharge Planning

January 10, 2014 - 12:50pm
Discharge planning will be more important than ever as COPD readmissions penalties kick in on Oct. 1, 2014.

New CRCE for the New Year

January 9, 2014 - 5:09pm
As we launch 2014, AARC’s online CRCE courses are more relevant and more focused on topics that matter most to you.

Louis Sinopoli Passes Away

January 8, 2014 - 6:18pm
The AARC was saddened to learn of the death on Jan. 8 of Louis Sinopoli, EdD, RRT, AE-C, FAARC.

AARC Member to Present at Patient Safety Summit

January 2, 2014 - 4:23pm
AARC member Patrick Dunne, MEd, RRT, FAARC, has joined a long list of distinguished individuals scheduled to present at the Patient Safety, Science & Technology Summit coming up Jan. 11-13 in Laguna Niguel, CA—including former President Bill Clinton, who will deliver the keynote address.