Separate benefit for complex rehab: 'We need to take all the ideas that we've talked about and pare them down'


Industry stakeholders will convene in St. Louis next week to begin finalizing a white paper that will detail the changes they hope to make to the complex rehab benefit.

“In our workgroup discussions to date, we’ve had some pretty freewheeling discussions, understandably and rightfully so,” said Don Clayback, executive director of NCART, this morning. “Now we need to reign those in and take all the ideas that we’ve talked about and pare them down.”

Stakeholders plan to discuss the white paper with interested parties during a March 4 Webinar (to register for the session at 8:30 a.m. EST, click here; for 5 p.m. EST, click here).

Efforts to create a separate benefit for complex rehab are attracting more attention: During the last Webinar on Jan. 22, about 120 interested parties participated, Clayback says.

“There were about 20 minutes of questions,” he said. “I’m happy to see people are starting to get engaged.”

Liz Beaulieu