This week, BIAA partnered with Wounded Warrior Project to follow up with
Congressional staff regarding the recent press around TRICARE's non-coverage
of cognitive rehabilitation for medically retired service members. Many
initiatives spearheaded by BIAA in the past few years have been highlighted
as a part of an ongoing story generated by National Public Radio (NPR).
In recent weeks, several Senators and Congressman have sent inquiries to
the Department of Defense (DOD) to encourage a decision on whether or
not this vital treatment should be covered. As a part of this push, BIAA
has been invited to participate in a meeting held by the Institute of
Medicine (IOM) Committee on Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy for Traumatic
Brain Injury. The meeting will include presentations by TRICARE Management
Activity and all participants will be able to make statements before the
BIAA is optimistic that its years of tireless advocacy on behalf of these
service members will finally pay off and TRICARE will recognize the efficacy
of Cognitive Rehabilitation as a medically necessary intervention for
our wounded warriors.