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Introduced to Congress: Inpatient Rehabilitation Act

01 May 2015 5:50 PM | Anonymous member

US Representative, Glenn "G.T." Thompson, former ATRA President and CTRS, introduced HR 1906 -- the 2015 Bipartisan Inpatient Rehabilitation Act on April 22. View a video of Congressman Thompson's introduction of this bill to the US House of Representatives. The bill was co-introduced by Congressman Thompson and Congressman G.K. Butterfield of North Carolina.

According to Congressman Thompson, "This legislation will undo the unnecessary barriers imposed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services in 2010 that placed limitations on what types of therapy a beneficiary could receive." He continues, "these limitations restrict recreational therapy from being prescribed, despite it being medically necessary in many cases."

Detailed information and a Call to Action will be forthcoming from ATRA's Federal Public Policy team. Be prepared to assist ATRA's Federal Public Policy team with support for this critical legislation.
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