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Legislative Priorities

TBI Act

Advocacy to increase funds for programs authorized through the Traumatic Brain Injury Act is an ongoing priority for the Brain Injury Association of America as well as ensuring continuation of the TBI Act in order to provide adequate resources to state TBI programs.

FY 18 TBI Programs Sample Letter Request Signature on Dear Colleague
FY18 TBI Programs Dear Colleague Letter
FY17 TBI Appropriations Testimony Senate 2016
FY17 TBI Appropriations Testimony House 2016
TBI Legislative Issue Brief 2016
FY15 TBI Act Appropriations Testimony Senate 2014
FY15 TBI Act Appropriations Testimony House 2014
TBI Act Fact Sheet 2014
TBI Act Reauthorization Letter to Senate HELP Committee 2013
FY14 TBI Act Appropriations Testimony House 2013
FY14 TBI Act Appropriations Testimony Senate 2013
TBI Act Fact Sheet 2013
TBI Act Fact Sheet 2012
FY12 TBI Act Appropriations Organizational Letter House 2011
FY12 TBI Act Appropriations Organizational Letter Senate 2011

Health Care Reform (HCR)

The Brain Injury Association of America is committed to ensuring access to care for the millions of Americans living with brain injury continues as the health care reform law takes shape in the regulatory stages of implementation.

Health Care Reform Webinar Presented by The Powers Firm 2017
Protect the ACA Letter to the United States Senate
Protect the ACA Letter to the House of Representatives
Protect the ACA Letter to Leadership
Protect Medicaid Letter
BIAA Comments on ACA Non-Discrimination Rule 2016
Patient Access to Medical Rehabilitation in Medicare Advantage Plans
BIAA Comments on ICD-10-CM Codes
Access to Care Legislative Issue Brief 2016
House Energy and Commerce Committee Hearing on PAC Bundling April 2015
Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Memo by PPSV
Health Care in the President's FY 2016 Budget
Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Implementation Update and Medicaid Expansion by PPSV Webinar Slides
PAC Bundling Testimony House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health
Health Care Reform Update by PPSV Webinar Slides
Access to Care Fact Sheet 2014
One Month into Health Care Reform by PPSV Webinar Slides
Health Care Reform Update by PPSV Webinar Slides
Access to Care Fact Sheet 2013
Comments to AHRQ on Future Research Needs
Comments to CMS on Medicaid Essential Health Benefits Regulation
Access to Care Fact Sheet 2012
Comments to HHS on Wellness Programs Regulation
Comments to HHS on Essential Health Benefits Regulation
Essential Benefits Plan for Rehabilitation and Habilitation
Comments to CMS on Data Collection for Essential Health Benefits
Comments to CMS on Home and Community-Based Services
Comments to AHRQ on Multidisciplinary Postacute Rehabilitation
Comments to HHS on Essential Health Benefits Bulletin
Access to Care Fact Sheet 2011
HRC External Appeals Preliminary Determinations 8.1.11
CBITF Colloquy Post-Acute Medical Guidelines (pp.16-17) 2011
CBITF NDAA Funding Letter 2011
PPACA Health Benefit Exchange Letter 2011
Giffords Letter HHS 4.7.11
Pascrell Letter HHS and Dear Colleague 4.7.11
Comments to CMS Community First Choice Option Proposed Rule 2011
Anne's Story 2011
Access to Care Survey 2011
AHRQ Comparative Effectiveness Review Comments 2011
BIAA IOM Testimony 2011
CCD IOM Testimony 2011
IOM Essential Benefits Memo 12.6.10
State Exchange Comments 10.4.10
Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan Program 9.28.10
Claims and Appeals Comments 9.21.10
CCD Patients' BIll of Rights Comments 7.27.10
Multiple Chronic Conditions Statement 2010
HCR Final Statement Pascrell 3.22.10
HCR Summit 2010
HCR Position Paper 2010
HCR Final Law Analysis 2010
HCR Timeline 2010
Are You Covered Fly-In Handout

Military

From the inclusion of cognitive rehabilitation as a covered benefit under the TRICARE program to wider support for military families and caregivers, the Brain Injury Association of America remains active in ensuring that our military population receives the best brain injury care and treatment available.

TRICARE Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment Comments April 2016
AL TBI Pilot Program Testimony April 2014
Assisted Living TBI Pilot Program - Military Fact Sheet 2014
Military Fact Sheet 2012
Military Fact Sheet 2011
VHA Assisted Living TBI Letter 2011
HR 6123 Endorsement 9.17.10

Cognitive Rehabilitation

HBCBSNJ Joint Letter on Cognitive Rehabilitation Access 4.2016
Cognitive Rehabilitation Position Paper 11.06
Cognitive Rehabilitation Evidence 11.06
Senate Cognitive Rehabilitation Letter 8.08
House Cognitive Rehabilitiation Letter 9.08
Cognitive Rehabilitation Letter Announcement 8.09
Cognitive Rehabilitation Press Statement 5.9.09
Anthem Cognitive Rehabilitation Coverage Announcement 10.08
UHC Cognitive Rehabilitation Coverage Announcement 5.09
Cognitive Rehabilitation Letter to President Obama 6.6.09
FY 2010 NDAA Cognitive Rehabilitation Amendment 9.09
CBITF NDAA Cognitive Rehabilitation Amendment Support Letter 10.1.09
Cognitive Rehabilitation CBO request 7.30.09

Research

Increased research continues to be a priority for the Brain Injury Association of America as we advocate for important studies through the TBI Model Systems administered through the Administration for Community Living, National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR) among other research programs.

Research Legislative Issue Brief 2016
BIAA Letter to CDC on TBI Research Priorities
Research Fact Sheet 2014
Blue Ribbon Panel Report on Medical Rehabilitation Research at NIH
Research Fact Sheet 2013
Research Fact Sheet 2012
Research Fact Sheet 2011
BIAA NASHIA Letter FY12 NIDRR report language 2011
CBITF letter FY12 NIDRR report language 2011
Giffords Letter FY12 NIDRR report language 2011
OMB TBIMS Letter 1.12.11

Congressional Brain Injury Task Force (CBITF)

The Brain Injury Association of America is committed to furthering the message of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force and to growing its membership.

CBITF Fact Sheet 2011
 

 
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