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.