The NSRC is assisting the AARC in advocating for Congressional support of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act. This important legislation expands Medicare telehealth services to include respiratory therapists as telehealth practitioners and includes coverage of respiratory services and remote patient monitoring and training for patients with COPD.
Telehealth services are those that occur via an interactive telecommunications system that permits real-time communication between health care practitioners and patients or other health care providers who are at different locations.
In anticipation of our DC Hill Advocacy Day (March 17-18), the AARC will be launching its Virtual Lobby Week (VLW) on Monday, March 9.
NSRC members are encouraged to have as many RTs, RT students, friends, family, etc. go to the Capitol Connection website, where we’ve drafted email letters (which can be edited) that supporters can send to their Congressional members, preferably during VLW.
The NSRC is seeking nominations for the regional respiratory therapists of the year.
The NSRC is comprised of three regions where respiratory care is provided: Omaha, Lincoln, and outstate Nebraska. We are seeking to find outstanding therapists in all three of these regions for the 2015 Therapist of the Year.