The Academy is working with other allied health-care professional associations to identify actionable strategies to mitigate the coronavirus situation and its impact on members.

Across the board, allied health-care professional associations are sharing concerns about the impact that the current situation may have on small business health-care providers as well as potential shortages of protective equipment such as masks and sanitizing products. In addition, allied health-care providers are interested in advocating for eliminating current Medicare restriction on the provision of services via telehealth—to ensure that patients continue to have access to critical services.

Congress is expected to pass a stimulus package both this week and next to address some of the expected fallout caused by the current health crisis. The Academy will be working diligently on your behalf to make the case that the above-mentioned items should be included in any upcoming legislative relief.