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Patient Success Story: Advocating for Change By Adam Robertson AMRPA Marketing Communications Manager Thirty years ago this month, a major victory was achieved in the ongoing civil rights movement for legal rights and protections for people with disabilities. On July 26, 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was passed and signed into law, prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability and helping ensure equal access to opportunities. This groundbreaking legislation is recognized today as the most comprehensive disability law in the United States, mirroring and supplementing the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Rehabilitation Act ...
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AMRPA: Serving You This Summer By Remy Kerr, MPH AMRPA Health Policy and Research Manager AMRPA leadership, counsel and staff have been notably busy in recent weeks, as the association continues advocating on a host of issues impacting the inpatient rehabilitation industry. While COVID-19 regulatory and financial relief, and providing operational member support remains a major focus, AMPRA has also been busy on several other fronts. Since June, AMRPA submitted three comment letters to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on proposed rules and responded to a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee white paper requesting ...
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AMRPA Legislative Update By Martha M. Kendrick, Esquire Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Congress Contemplates Further Coronavirus Relief as Global Cases Surge The global toll of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) now exceeds 573,000 deaths and 13.1 million confirmed cases, with the United States leading in cases, followed by Brazil and India. Throughout June, the Trump Administration focused on “reopening” the country, but the new surge in cases is placing increased urgency on Congress to pass additional economic relief legislation, commonly referred to as “Phase 4.” On May 15, the House voted 208-199 to pass H.R. 6800, ...
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 Welcome to AMRPA Access!   By Robert Krug   AMRPA Chairman As the Chairman of the AMRPA Board, I’m honored to provide the inaugural post on the new AMRPA Access. As I looked back on the first half of 2020 – and yes, believe it or not, we are only just now at the halfway mark – I could never have anticipated the public health emergency-related challenges and tumult that I faced within my hospital, my health system, and the Association. In the midst of these challenges, however, one thing became abundantly clear: the real-time education and engagement that AMRPA provides to its hospitals is one of the greatest values of AMRPA ...
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