March 23, 2017
The Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care’s Board of Directors and Officers have made the decision to fully support and promote the 2017 Tristate Respiratory Care Conference in lieu of sponsoring a state conference. This decision was made to minimize the competition between the two conferences and due to the low attendance and participation at recent MSRC State Conferences. The MSRC receives revenue sharing from the Tristate Conference.
The Tristate Respiratory Care Conference will be held for August 2 – 4, 2017 at the Beau Rivage in Biloxi, MS. 14 CRCE credits have been approved for the conference. These CRCE credits will be applicable for Mississippi RCP Licensure renewal this year, August 31, 2017. CRCE certificates will be available at the conference for a minimal fee. For more information about this conference, hotel reservations, and/or registration, visit www.tsrcc.net .
March 23, 2017
The Mississippi Society for Respiratory Care has been actively working with the AARC to help represent respiratory therapists. In a few weeks, over 100 respiratory therapists and supporters will participate in Hill Day in Washington D.C., speaking with representatives and senators about the respiratory profession and the need for support of patients with respiratory disease.
The MSRC Board of Directors and Officers are asking their members to become active in promoting our profession and the importance of the care we provide. Follow the link to the AARC’s advocacy page and complete the information to send our senators and representatives letters and emails: http://c.aarc.org/advocacy/lobby_week/
Please consider becoming involved in this important endeavor. The process can be done in less than five minutes.
Walton Wilson, MHS, RRT
April 12, 2016
This week Larry Johnson, MSRC BOD member is in Washington DC representing the respiratory profession for the great state of Mississippi. He is also giving support the HR 2948, The Medicare Telehealth Paritiy Act that would provide remote patient monitoring, training, clinical observation, assessment and treatment, and include RCP’s in these services. “So while you might not walk the halls of congress your voice can still be heard…”
Thank you, Larry for representing us so well! Larry does not get paid to represent us in Washington. He is a full time Respiratory Director in Jackson, MS.
Left to Right:
Anne Marie Hemell – AARC Lobbyist
Frank Salvatore – President of AARC
Congressman Greg Harper
Larry Johnson – MSRC PACT Representative
Please read this notice regarding The Medicare Telehealth Parity Act.
This bill expands Medicare telehealth services to INCLUDE RESPIRATORY THERAPISTS! This bill will give our pulmonary patients access to Respiratory Therapists as well as provide therapists the ability to interact with patients in an interactive telecommunications systems. Go to http://capwiz.com/aarc/issues/alert/?alertid=64117951
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