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Rebuttal From Drs Fuhrman and AransonRebuttal From Drs Fuhrman and Aranson

Thomas M. Fuhrman, MD, MMSc, RRT, FCCP; Robert Aranson, MD, FCCP
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From the Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (Dr Fuhrman); and the White River Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Dr Aranson).

Correspondence to: Robert Aranson, MD, FCCP, 20 Lookout Dr, Freeport, ME 04032; e-mail: aransonr@comcast.net


Financial/nonfinancial disclosures: The authors have reported to CHEST that no potential conflicts of interest exist with any companies/organizations whose products or services may be discussed in this article.

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Chest. 2014;145(2):216-217. doi:10.1378/chest.13-2518
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We appreciate the opportunity to comment on Drs Courtright and Manaker’s viewpoint.1 Drs Courtright and Manaker incorrectly state that HR 2619, the Medicare Respiratory Therapist Access Act of 2013, “proposes independent billing specifically of RT [respiratory therapist]-directed SME [self-management education] for COPD.”1 In fact, HR 2619 does not propose such billing. Instead, the billing would be incident to the supervising physician.2

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