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  • BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA ADOPTS JOURNAL OF HEAD TRAUMA REHABILITATION

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 26-Nov-2008

    Two highly respected leaders team up to improve clinical management and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injury. Vienna, VA, November 20, 2008 – The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) and Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams and Wilkins (LWW) today entered an agreement that designates the Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation (JHTR) as BIAA’s official scholarly ...
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  • 2008 Election Outcomes and Legislative Impact

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Nov-2008

    Powers Pyles Sutter &Verville, PC has produced a memorandum which reviews the 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections and provides analysis of the future direction of White House policy and the ramifications for the near-term political makeup of the House and Senate and relevant congressional committees. This memorandum, distributed to members of the Disability and Rehabilitation ...
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  • BIAA Testifies at Social Security Administration Compassionate Allowances Hearing

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Nov-2008

    On November 18, 2008, BIAA Director of Consumer Services, Greg Ayotte, testified in Arlington, Virginia at a Social Security Administration (SSA) Compassionate Allowance outreach hearing on brain injuries. The purpose of this hearing was to consider views about the advisability and possible methods of identifying and implementing compassionate allowances for children and adults with brain ...
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  • BIAA Urges Repeal of Medicare's Two-Year Wait Period

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Nov-2008

    On November 12, 2008, BIAA joined the Coalition to End the Two-Year Wait for Medicare – which represents over 75 health advocacy organizations – in launching its campaign to urge the next Congress to end the 24-month wait for Medicare coverage faced by people with disabilities. At a press conference held on Capitol Hill, people currently caught up in the waiting period described their ...
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  • Congressman Pascrell Introduces Bill to Improve Concussion Management in Schools

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Nov-2008

    In response to the tragic death of Montclair High School's Ryne Dougherty, U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ), the co-founder and co-chairman of the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force yesterday introduced legislation in the House of Representatives to help schools better protect student athletes from brain injuries. The legislation, called the Concussion Treatment and Care Tools (ConTACT) Act, ...
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  • Defense Secretary Gates Responds to Senators' Letter on Cognitive Rehabilitation

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Nov-2008

    United States Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has responded to the letter a group of Senators issued on August 4, 2008 calling on him to ensure official TRICARE coverage of cognitive rehabilitation. As you may recall, BIAA played a crucial role in helping initiate and promote this letter, which was led by Senator Evan Bayh (D-IN). In his response, Secretary Gates continues to defend TRICARE's ...
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  • VA Signs Interagency Agreement With NIDRR-Funded TBI Model Systems

    Posted By Scarlett Law Group || 24-Nov-2008

    In an exciting development, the U.S. Department of Education's National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR) recently signed an Interagency Agreement (IAA) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for the NIDRR-funded Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems National Data and Statistical Center (NDSC) located at Craig Hospital in Englewood, Colorado to provide consultation, ...
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