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Bill marries respiratory therapy, telehealth to improve care

May 10, 2019Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

WASHINGTON - A bill recently introduced in the House of Representatives would elevate the role of registered respiratory therapists—a recognition that is “long overdue,” says the American Association for Respiratory Care.H.R. 2508, known as The BREATHE Act, would establish a three-year pilot program allowing RTs, under the supervision of a physician,to provide certain telehealth services to beneficiaries with COPD."The AARC is very excited with the introduction of the BREATHE Act,”...

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AARC readies to lobby

April 3, 2019HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - Members of the American Association for Respiratory Care will meet with lawmakers on Capitol Hill on April 9 to seek support for the BREATHE Act.The act calls for a three-year pilot program to demonstrate the value that telehealth RTs can add to the Medicare program for beneficiaries suffering from COPD.Members of the association's Political Advocacy Contact Team are asking members of the House of Representatives to co-sponsor the BREATHE Act when it is introduced, and asking members...

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