Advocacy

The Coalition to Preserve Rehabilitation  will maintain an advocacy campaign to preserve and improve access to rehabilitation services for all Americans. The coalition advocates for policies that ensure access to rehabilitative care so that individuals with disabilities, injuries, or chronic conditions may regain and/or maintain their maximum level of independent function.

Coalition Letters

6/28/13:  CPR Testimony to House Ways and Means Health Subcommittee on Proposals to Reform Medicare Post-Acute Care

2/14/12: CPR Asks President to refrain from using offsets in the FY 2013 federal budget that would reduce access to inpatient rehabilitation hospital care

12/2/11: CPR Asks Congressmen to Sign-On to  letter expressing concerns about the Medicare proposals that would severely restrict access to rehabilitation services and devices penned by Representatives LoBiondo and Neal

11/1/11: Invitation to Congressional Briefing on Importance of Rehabilitation Services for Every American

10/21/11: Letter to HHS re: proposed rule making for Summary of Benefits and Coverage and Glossary of Terms

12/2010: CPR Comments to the Institute of Medicine Health Benefits Survey

10/14/11: Letter to the Joint Committee on Deficit Reduction (Super Committee) voicing opposition to policies under consideration that would restrict access to rehabilitation services under the Medicare program

Background Information on Issues of Concern

The 60% Rule (75% Rule)

Cuts to Rehabilitation Funding

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