USA TODAY Reports on Brain Injury Rehabilitation

Lakeview’s CEO and Chairman of the Brain injury Association’s Business and Professional Council Christopher Slover concurs with BIAA’s commentary that USA Today ("For Brain Injuries, a Treatment Gap") accurately reported the need for individuals who sustain brain injuries to access medically-necessary rehabilitation of sufficient scope, intensity and duration from licensed professionals in accredited settings to regain the physical abilities and cognitive skills needed to live healthy, independent and satisfying lives. Both Lakeview and the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) recommend everyone check his or her health insurance plan to make sure they are adequately covered in case of a serious injury.   Lakeview has long supported and maintained the position that individuals who sustain brain injuries should have access to the full continuum of medically-necessary rehabilitation services in hospital, outpatient, home and community-integrated settings.  Lakeview also recognizes that this needed care may be complex, addressing the full scope of brain injury related impairments, including neurobehavioral conditions and psychological health, as well as the physical and cognitive sequelae of TBI .  Lakeview,  along with BIAA and other organizations, urges the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to consider catastrophic injury in formulating regulations for the essential health benefits package under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. For more information and to find out how you can help, please see the BIAA Access to Care Fact Sheet 2011.