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Health Policy and Advocacy Conference 2021 On Demand

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This two-session health policy and advocacy conference provided an outstanding overview of current issues related to pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Presentation topics included:

  • perspectives on how health policy will likely change with the new administration; and
  • an overview of health care disparities in the management of sleep disorders and approaches to improve outcomes for at-risk groups

Updates to relevant topics that affect patients and practices were covered, including:

  • coding and reimbursement;
  • changes in oxygen access, delivery, technology, and patient education;
  • multisociety efforts to improve access to home mechanical ventilation, noninvasive ventilation, and other PAP therapies for OSA and complex patients; and
  • the current and future roles of telemedicine in the management of pulmonary, critical care, and sleep medicine.

Item Number: 92792


Neil S. Freedman, MD, FCCP
Division Head, Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Immunology
Vice Chair of Inpatient Medicine
Department of Medicine
Northshore University Health System
Evanston, IL
Clinical Professor of Medicine
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Kathleen F. Sarmiento, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Sleep Medicine
University of California San Francisco
VHA TeleSleep Lead
San Francisco VA Health Care System
San Francisco, CA


Amy M. Ahasic, MD, FCCP
Section Chief,
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Norwalk Hospital, Nuvance Health
Norwalk, CT

Dennis E. Doherty, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, VA

Gary Ewart, MHS
Chief, ATS Advocacy and Government Relations
American Thoracic Society
New York, NY

Peter C. Gay, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Consultant in Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Nicholas S. Hill, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical care and Sleep Medicine
Tufts Medical Center
Boston, MA

Susan S. Jacobs, RN, MS
Research Nurse Manager,
Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine
Nurse Coordinator, Interstitial Lung Disease Clinic
Stanford University/Stanford Healthcare
Stanford, CA

Kathy Lester, JD, MPH
Lester Health Law, PLLC
Washington, DC

Barry J. Make, MD, FCCP
Director, COPD Program
Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep
National Jewish Health
Denver, CO

Michael E. Nelson, MD, FCCP
Private Practice Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine
Shawnee Mission, KS

Kathrin Nicolacakis, MD, FCCP
Associate Professor of Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University
Director of Medical Compliance, Billing and Reimbursement
Cleveland Clinic, Respiratory Institute
Cleveland, OH

Robert L. Owens, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, CA

Sairam Parthasarathy, MD
Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care, & Sleep Medicine
Director, University of Arizona Health Sciences Center for Sleep & Circadian Sciences
Medical Director, Center for Sleep Disorders, Banner University Medical Center
Tucson, AZ

Marc Raphaelson, MD
Martinsburg WV Veterans Administration Hospital
Martinsburg, WV

Thomas Ryan
CEO American Association for Homecare
Arlington, VA

Jaspal Singh, MD, FCCP
Atrium Health and Levine Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine
Medical Director, Innovation in Pulmonary Oncology
Medical Director, Critical Care Education
Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Charlotte, NC

Keith S. Studdard
Vice President

Jeffrey J. Kimbell & Associates
Washington, DC

Lisa F. Wolfe, MD, FCCP
Professor of Medicine and Neurology
Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois

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