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ACT NOW! Support HR 2619 – the Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act
Rep. John Lewis from Georgia introduced ‘HR 2619’. As you may recall, this legislation would amend Medicare Part B to provide coverage of chronic disease management services furnished by a Respiratory Therapist in the physician practice setting. The ultimate goal is to provide those with chronic lung disease greater access to RT’s and to the self-management education and training that they are currently lacking.
Frank Salvatore, AARC’s Federal Government Affairs Committee Chairman, has charged each state with the following:
‘For the State Leadership, I ask that you begin helping the PACT communicate this throughout your state by having your webmaster attach a link to the banner ad on the AARC Website. We also need to get the information flowing throughout your states. Prepare to get those e-mails, phone calls and faxes going.’
This bill is the right thing for our patients because it would provide improved access to the skills of a Respiratory Therapist for all patients with lung disease . Respiratory Therapists will have an active role in decreasing healthcare costs by educating patients on better self-management skills which will contribute to a decreased use of medical resources through fewer hospital and ED visits.
It is critical for each and every therapist to write a letter to their congressional representatives now that they are back in session. We will not succeed in moving our profession forward without your support. And please encourage your patients, friends, family and coworkers to write also.
SEND YOUR EMAIL OF SUPPORT NOW BY VISITING: http://capwiz.com/aarc/issues/
I hope that you will act soon to support your profession and the patients that we serve!
Cheryl Hoerr, MBA, RRT, CPFT, FAARC
President, Missouri Society for Respiratory Care
The MSRC Board of Directors takes pride in providing a current web page for members and visitors with an interest in the field of Respiratory Care. We hope you find it to be both helpful and informative.
As noted in our Mission Statement, the objectives of the MSRC are to:
Encourage, develop and provide educational programs for those interested in respiratory care.
- Advance the science, technology, ethics and art of respiratory care using all methods and procedures suitable and appropriate.
Facilitate cooperation and understanding among RCPs and physicians, allied health professionals, hospitals, industry, government organizations and other agencies interested in respiratory care.
Provide education to the public in pulmonary health promotion and disease prevention.
We hope to meet all expectations of these objectives by:
Supporting the Missouri Schools of Respiratory Care, and providing RCP’s with quality educational lectures at our annual meeting.
Encouraging students and practitioners participation for research papers, abstracts, and poster presentations at the state and national level
Contacting state governmental officials at annual Legislative Days to heighten awareness of the importance and appropriateness of Respiratory Care Practitioners providing patient care to cardiopulmonary patients
Providing health screenings and educational literature promoting pulmonary health and disease prevention and education in each District in Missouri
The MSRC Board of Directors consists of many hard-working volunteer individuals who practice and/or live in the state of Missouri. You would be a welcomed addition to our group, regardless if you are an experienced veteran or new to the profession. Get involved, bring new ideas, make new friends, and help our profession. I encourage you to participate on our committees, attend any Board of Directors meeting, or to consider running for a future office.
Thank you for your interest in the Missouri Society for Respiratory Care (MSRC) and for visiting our site. It is our goal to enhance the level of pulmonary wellness and care in the state of Missouri, one breath at a time!
If you would like more information about the MSRC, if you would like to join the MSRC or if you are interested in becoming more involved in your professional organization, please contact:
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