Anne Stark and LuAnne Hemmsta went to Washington, DC and spoke to Iowa’s members of Congress to encourage them to support the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act.
H.R. 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015 was re-introduced recently in the House. This bill would name Respiratory Therapists in Medicare, something that we have been striving for. Telehealth is very important to our profession. Please, support our profession, show your pride, take a couple of minutes to send some emails to DC.
It is easy to do. Just follow this link http://c.aarc.org/advocacy/lobby_week/, click on “Email” and then on “get more detailed information.” Fill out the form and it will automatically send it to your representatives. And then ask others to do the same; physicians, patients, co-workers, caregivers, family, or anyone with an interest in the importance of respiratory patients having access to and receiving care from respiratory therapists. We need everyone’s help to make this happen!
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