Health Care Reform Update
Last week, the Health and Human Services (HHS) department asked for public comments regarding their draft strategic framework on multiple chronic conditions (MCC). The framework addresses approaches to improving the health of individuals with concurrent MCC by providing options for HHS to strengthen coordination of its efforts internally and collaboration with stakeholders externally.
BIAA submitted a document detailing the concern that the draft framework does not include TBI in the list of conditions that constitute concurrent multiple chronic conditions. BIAA argued that because brain injury has been linked to epilepsy, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease and that individuals with brain injury manifest neurologic, neuroendocrine and psychiatric disorders as well as cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, urologic and sexual dysfunction it absolutely should be addressed in the framework.
BIAA will continue to advocate for its inclusion and will update grassroots advocates on our progress.