NCRTA is joining up with ATRA for an evening of support and collaboration behind HR 8746 – please read below for more information on this bill. NCRTA members are encouraged to join us on Tuesday, December 13th at 7pm via zoom. Please scan the QR code or click the link below to join the zoom meeting room.
If prompted, the passcode is 277723.
Representatives Joe Courtney (D-CT), Glenn Thompson (R-PA), and G.K. Butterfield (D-NC) recently introduced the bipartisan Access to Inpatient Rehabilitation Therapy Act of 2022 (H.R. 8746).The bill returns authority to the physician and rehabilitation team in an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) to determine the right mix of therapies for an individual to meet the intensity of therapy requirements.
Specifically, the bill will clarify that therapy requirements at an IRF shall consist of physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology services, and/or orthotic or prosthetic services at the time of admission, and after admission may be modified based on the physician and rehabilitation team’s judgment to include:
- Recreational therapy
- Respiratory therapy
- Other skilled services
This legislation will help increase patient access to recreational therapy where it is appropriate and ensure that patients have a rehabilitation plan that is designed to best meet their needs.