On Wednesday, October 7, 2009, the House and Senate Armed Services Committees
announced that they had reached an agreement on a conference report to
H.R. 2647, the Fiscal Year 2010 National Defense Authorization Act.
In a major victory for the brain injury community, the report included
an amendment that authorizes the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot
program for providing cognitive rehabilitation therapy services under
TRICARE. BIAA worked with the Congressional Brain Injury Task Force to
preserve its status as part of the final conference report. We are thrilled
to have contributed to this important step towards providing better access
to care for returning service members.