VLC Reboot May 14 – 23
We are very pleased to have Representative Mike Thompson (D/CA) introduce the BREATHE Act, H.R. 2508, on May 2, 2019, along with Representatives T. J. Cox, (D/CA), Mike Kelly (R/PA) and Buddy Carter (R/GA).
To recap, this legislation is a 3-year pilot that allows respiratory therapists to furnish disease management services, such as self-management education and training, demonstration / evaluation of proper inhaler techniques, smoking cessation and remote patient monitoring to Medicare beneficiaries with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Its purpose is to demonstrate the value RTs bring to the health care system and their patients through improved health outcomes and lower costs and to identify RTs as telehealth practitioners in the Medicare statute.
On May 20 Reach Your Congressional Leaders via Twitter
Twitter is a highly influential tool for persuading Congressional leaders on legislation, so spread the word to your coworkers and friends that May 20 we will flood Twitter with our message! By sending mass ‘blasts’ of messages to our congressional leaders we can have our voice heard loud and clear. It’s easy! Just visit Take Action web-page next week where you simply select the Twitter button to reach your Congressional leader in a snap! Use our populated message or make it your own – just don’t forget to use the hashtags #HR2508, #telehealth, #breathingmatters #aarclobby so that our impact is strong and united.