Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Reps. Mike Thompson (D-CA) Gregg Harper (R-MS), Diane Black (R-TN) and Peter Welch (D-VT) today introduced H.R. 2948, the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act of 2015. The bipartisan legislation will expand coverage of telehealth services under Medicare by putting them on the path toward parity with in-person health care visits.  Mike Thompson Newsroom

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On your fellowship induction into the American College of Chest Physicians

felix khusidFelix Khusid BS, RRT-ACCS, RRT- NPS, RPFT, FAARC, FCCM, FCCP is the Administrative Director, Respiratory Therapy Department New York Methodist Hospital Brooklyn, New York was induced as a Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians.

Felix holds a B.S. in Respiratory Therapy from Long Island University, Brooklyn NY. He has been a member of the AARC since 1991. He has published several articles on respiratory care and has spoken on many topics related to respiratory care. Felix was inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Respiratory Care in 2011.


Turning Stone Conference Vendors

Vendor Registration is Open

To our valued vendor colleagues:

This year, on Thursday and Friday, October 1 and 2, 2015; The 35th Annual New York State Society for Respiratory Care Symposium will be held at the Turning Stone Resort, located at Exit 33 of the NYS Thruway in Verona, New York. We anticipate that we will once again have a large turnout, over 300 therapists, other health care professionals, and 34 vendors attended in 2014. We think you will be particularly happy with the amply scheduled exhibitor times, as well as the vendor space planned for this year. As always, breaks and meals will occur adjacent to exhibits to maximize the visibility of your products.


35th Annual NYSSRC State Symposium

Registration Open! for the 35th Annual NYSSRC State Symposium this fall. The 35th Annual Meeting will be at the Turning Stone Casino Resort in Verona NY on Thursday, October 1 & Friday, October 2.

We have great local and national speakers confirmed to present at the symposium including: Jim Fink PhD, RRT, FAARC, FCCP; James Maguire, Ph.D., RRT, FCCP; Gary F. Nieman, MS SUNY Upstate Medical University; Nader M. Habashi, MD; Garry W. Kauffman, RRT, FAARC, MPA, FACHE; Peter J. Papadakos, M.D; Brian W. Carlin, MD; and David F Wolfe, MSEd, AE-C, RPSGT, RRT to name just a few.

We are applying for 10 CRCE's from the AARC.

The conference registration form and draft program is coming very soon. Don't miss out, please register and reserve your hotel rooms soon. Rooms at the Turning Stone Resort have been blocked for the conference participants until August 31 at the special discounted rate. The conference registration fees and hotel room rates will be listed in the brochure. I hope to see you all in October. Have a great summer!

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