New England Tech Respiratory Care (RC) students recently completed a capstone project focusing on advocating for the Medicare Respiratory Therapist Reimbursement Act – HR 2619. RC students met with Congressmen James Langevin and David Cicilline and presented their views on the importance of the HR 2619 act. At the conclusion of each presentation, both Congressmen Langevin and Cicilline agreed to co-sponsor HR 2619. This capstone project will be submitted as a “Best Practices” model for Respiratory Care advocacy to the American Association of Respiratory Care.
This project was a great example of how these students used the knowledge they gained in the classroom to the betterment of their profession and the treatment of patients.