Dear MSRC members:

On Wednesday, April 11, 2018, we kicked off our 3-week Virtual Lobby Campaign. This year, the Campaign will focus on a Telehealth Pilot that focuses only on Respiratory Therapists as telehealth practitioners, and we need your help in making our voice heard. The pilot will give us the chance to gather information on both the health impact and costs associated with respiratory therapists as telehealth practitioners. It will also help demonstrate the expertise respiratory therapists bring to the health care system and their patients. Learn more about the pilot by reviewing the proposed specifications found on the AARC Lobby website

AARC staff put together great resources and tools to help you easily share your view on this subject with Congressional members. New for 2018 is Phone2Action, giving you direct and easy access to sending messages, Facebook posts, as well as calling your representatives.
The AARC Virtual Lobby Campaign webpage ( will go live on April 11. At that time, check out the site for resources and access to our Phone2Action communication platform. Send your senators and representatives messages about why you feel this pilot program is important to the respiratory profession and patient care.

As you help spread this message, please tag the AARC (@aarc_tweets or for Facebook) and include #breathingmatters, and #aarclobby in your posts.

You are the voice of respiratory care—share it.

Thank you for the dedication you give each day to your patients and the profession.

Valerie Stevenson, BAS, RRT
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