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Role of RTs expanding in new 02 climate


Respiratory therapists are feeling the greatest impact from the new austere environment for oxygen provision, as efforts to cut costs are changing their roles and workloads, says Vernon Pertelle, president and CEO of StratiHealth, a Los Angeles-based consulting

Trial seeks to promote respiratory therapists


LOS ANGELES – A new trial is examining the value of respiratory therapists, but its sponsor hopes it will lead the HME industry to think more about clinical services than reimbursement.

It's time for RTs to get proactive


Zach Gantt grew up in a family of respiratory therapists who owned DME companies and was cleaning and filling oxygen tanks by age 12.

Game’s changing for home oxygen


ORLANDO – Much has been made of the Medicare reimbursement (or the increasing lack thereof) for home oxygen therapy. But what about the benefits of this therapy, when it’s done right? Shouldn’t physicians, nurses and respiratory therapists be focusing on that?