Reminder: Our final OSRC board of director's meeting for 2017 and the first for 2018 will be held this Saturday at PACA, Inc. in Columbus beginning at 0930. All respiratory care professionals who work in Ohio are welcome to attend and become active.
Below is a letter penned by Sue, Dave, and partly, myself to state representatives from Ohio regarding HB 49: We are very disappointed that the House leadership has chosen to ignore the opponent testimony and calls from our professional association (Ohio Society for Respiratory Care) when crafting Sub. HB 49. Sub. HB 49 abolishes the… Continue reading HB 49 and Board Consolidation
Below is additional proof that the future of respiratory therapy is in disease management: A Respiratory Therapist Disease Management Program for Subjects Hospitalized With COPD Patty C Silver, Marin H Kollef, Darnetta Clinkscale, Peggy Watts, Robin Kidder, Brittany Eads, DebbieBennett, Carolyn Lora, Michael Quartaro Respiratory Care Jan 2017, 62 (1) 1-9; DOI: 10.4187/respcare.05030 Abstract BACKGROUND:… Continue reading The Value of Respiratory Therapists as Disease Managers
Strategically Positioning Skilled Nursing Facilities for Success Under the Affordable Care Act Beginning October 1, 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) began to penalize acute care hospitals for readmitting patients diagnosed with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) within 30 days of discharge. This was the result of the national Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program,… Continue reading SKILLED NURSING-BASED RESPIRATORY THERAPY SERVICES