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AARC releases videos to thank RTs

June 24, 2021HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas – The American Association of Respiratory Care has released a series of new videos, “Thank a Respiratory Therapist,” to help increase community awareness of the profession and highlight the essential role RTs have played in patient care during COVID-19 and beyond. “Like many health care professionals working on the front lines of the pandemic, respiratory therapists worked tirelessly and selflessly to help patients everywhere,” said Sheri Tooley, president...

AARC, Respiratory Therapy

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Outcomes study: COPD patients wanted

June 19, 2015Tracy Orzel

Industry stakeholders hope a new COPD study will lend weight to its argument that education improves patient compliance and outcomes.AAHomecare and the American Association for Respiratory Care are recruiting HME providers and oxygen patients to participate in the Peer-Led O2 Infoline for Patient and Caregivers study, funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute.“Hopefully the study highlights the fact that we're not a commodity,” said Peter Rankin, manager of government...

AARC, COPD Study, Joe Lewarski

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DeVilbiss offers sleep education workshops

April 5, 2013HME News Staff

SOMERSET, Pa. - DeVilbiss Healthcare is offering free sleep workshops in four cities throughout April and June, according to a press release. The workshops, set for April 16 in Denver, April 30 in Toronto, May 15 in Pittsburgh (full), and June 18 in Detroit, include two modules: “Keys to Sleep: Diagnosis to Treatment” and “Success in Sleep: Connecting the Dots.” The workshops are approved through the American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) and the American Association...

AARC, AAST, CEU, DeVilbiss Healthcare, Sleep Therapy

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Bid fight: Stakeholders turn up the heat

October 26, 2012HME News Staff

WASHINGTON - With little time left to pass H.R. 6490, a bill that would replace competitive bidding with a market-pricing program (MPP), industry stakeholders are pulling out all the stops.  Here are some of their latest activities:Challenging timesAAHomecare issued a “10-day challenge” last week to generate momentum for the bill, which currently has 19 co-sponsors. Over the next two weeks, the association will focus on several states each day to determine whether representatives...

aahomecare, AARC, Competitive Bidding, COPD, MPP, NAIMES, PFQC, University of Northern Iowa

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AARC hosts home oxygen survey

October 4, 2012HME News Staff

IRVING, Texas - The American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC) is hosting a patient survey for oxygen patients regarding home services. The survey is posted at and will be posted on several other patient advocacy web sites. Printable versions of the survey can be accessed on the web site. Results of the survey will be published on the AARC's web site. Preliminary results will be shared at this year's AARC Congress, Nov. 10-13 in New Orleans.


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