Publication Year: 2012
Affordable Care Act
This webinar hosted by Robert 'Bobby' Silverstein and the Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Vocational Rehabilitation (VR RRTC) complements Bobby's timely new paper Funding Health-Related VR Services: The Potential Impact of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the Use of Private Insurance and Medicaid to Pay for Health Related Services. The webinar discusses findings on the potential impact of the ACA on the payment for certain health-related VR services, including physical and mental restoration services, assistive technology devices and services, and personal assistance services.
This is another webinar in the series of the webinars on the impact of Affordable Care Act on funding VR services. Robert "Bobby" Silverstein will be presenting results from his latest paper. This webinar will illustrate the policy actions that can be taken by VR agencies, as the Affordable Care Act will allow many states to minimize their VR agency's expenditures for insurance services and increase the number of clients they were otherwise able to serve.