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  • By Capitol Associates, Inc. Several prominent Republicans began discussing the party’s priorities for the next COVID-19 relief bill. White House Chief Economic Advisor Larry Kudlow said President Trump might support a “back to work bonus.” This bonus could replace or supplement the temporary increase to unemployment benefits. Versions of this proposal have been introduced by Republicans in the Senate. They believe maintaining the increased unemployment benefits could incentivize unemployed people to refrain from seeking employment.
  • AHRA’s online Board of Directors election closed at midnight on May 18, 2020. We are happy to introduce to you the newest members of the AHRA Board of Directors.
  • By Capitol Associates, Inc. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published detailed guidelines for how to reopen businesses and schools. CDC Director Robert Redfield expressed confidence that the country is ready to begin reopening.
  • By Donna R. Morris, CRA, BS, R.T. (R) (MR) The RACC meets monthly to review our annual goals, the progress we are making and to seek opportunities to serve our fellow CRA’s in the best way possible. We take our work seriously and are committed to excellence as your elected representatives. When I think about that, it is not too terribly different than what we all do as healthcare leaders for our respective organizations each day.
  • By Adrienne Dresevic, Esq. and Arturo Trafny, Esq. of The Health Law Partners, P.C. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently updated its guidance regarding the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) and its impact on certain equal employment opportunity laws (the “COVID-19 Guidance”).
  • By Chris Tomlinson, MBA, CRA, FAHRA It’s been a tumultuous time in the healthcare industry. As leaders, our focus has been caring for our patients, protecting our staff and planning for the second pandemic; caring for the patients who didn’t get the healthcare they needed during this time for non-COVID-19 conditions. We are also tasked with re-opening strategies as our health systems/organizations are facing massive losses and the prospect of cost cutting.
  • By Tom Wall, RDMS, RVT It has been a difficult few months now with all the uncertainty and trying to return to a sense of normalcy. We have all had to adapt rapidly to the pandemic and now have to forge ahead assuaging fear and ease our way back in stages to provide our services.
  • By Capitol Associates, Inc. The House of Representatives is voting on R. 6800, the HEROES Act, a $3 trillion COVID-19 relief bill introduced by House Democrats. If passed, the bill will not receive consideration in the Senate. However, it could serve as the basis for future negotiations on bipartisan legislation. The bill is not expected to receive much Republican support if any. There are also some Democrats who oppose the bill.
  • By Eric Kallstrom, MBA, FACVP, FASE In these trying times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, receiving the 2020 AHRA Broadley Scholarship couldn’t have come at a better time. This scholarship not only provides value in the financial necessity to complete my graduate degree, but it is a symbol of the continuing support and commitment that the AHRA provides its membership, albeit in many different forms.
  • By Capitol Associates, Inc. CMS published a new “toolkit” of best practices for nursing homes. The document is intended to serve as a catalogue of resources dedicated to addressing the specific challenges facing nursing homes as they combat COVID-19.