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AARC lobbies for oxygen legislation
The American Association for Respiratory Care reports that its Annual Respiratory Fly-In on Sept. 27 saw 93 volunteers attend over 200 meetings on Capitol Hill in both the House and the Senate. AARC asked for Medicare Payment Reform for Oxygen, a piece of legislation soon to be introduced in the Senate by Bill Cassidy (R-Louisiana). This legislation is intended to help patients receive liquid oxygen and have access to respiratory therapists through a new payment in the Medicare system. The AARC also advocated for coverage of virtual pulmonary rehab, and highlighted bill number HR 1406, the Sustainable Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Services in the Home Act. A companion bill is anticipated to be introduced shortly in the Senate.
A whole lot of value in Orlando
There’ll be plenty of learning inside and outside the meeting rooms at the 2024 IMDA/HIRA Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 4-6. In formal sessions, you’ll receive updates on issues like how to deal with the threat of cyberattacks, how to navigate the world of contracts, and how to meet the clinical and financial needs of your customers. And outside the meeting rooms you’ll exchange ideas with peers during cocktails and shared meals, the Manufacturers Forum, and, of course, the golf course for those of that persuasion. Come to the 2024 IMDA/HIRA Conference. There’ll be a whole lot of learning going on. And it’s all for just $750 for IMDA members. Click here for more information.