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February 2009 - Posts

ADVANCE Perspective: Respiratory Views

Unmasked Teacher Fights for Her Rights
February 19, 2009 11:47 AM by Frank Visco
A teacher who suffers from severe asthma is fighting for her right to wear a respiratory mask on campus after officials told her to stop wearing it because it caused "unwarranted disruption and alarm." Currently on leave from A.O. Marshall Elementary Read More...
Guest Blog -- From the Director's Chair: RTs vs. MDs
February 19, 2009 10:26 AM by test test
Let's face it, our working with physicians results in the best practice for both the therapist and the patient. Notice I said working with and not under. Have you ever encountered a physician with an attitude that it's my way or the highway? So how do Read More...
Deciphering Coding Conundrums
February 13, 2009 2:14 PM by Colleen Mullarkey
The Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC) demonstration program proved to be a great success for the Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services. Medicare already has recouped nearly $1 billion from providers in the five states where the program was launched Read More...
Smokers Pay Price as Obama Passes Children’s Health Care Bill
February 4, 2009 4:48 PM by Frank Visco
President Barack Obama took his first step toward fulfilling his campaign promise to get insurance coverage for all Americans this afternoon by signing a bill to expand the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). It will extend health care Read More...
Practice Makes (More) Perfect
February 3, 2009 4:50 PM by Frank Visco
In the first overall assessment of the 79 licensed lung transplant centers in the U.S. and Canada, Johns Hopkins researchers have discovered that centers that perform at least 20 transplants per year have better mortality outcomes. The findings were presented Read More...


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