U of O
The Center on Brain Injury
Research & Training

Services Advocacy Toolkit

Welcome to the CBIRT Services Advocacy Toolkit!

These are informational tools that can be used when advocating for evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation services for individuals with brain injury. We will periodically update these resources and invite you to submit any comments and questions to lpowell@uoregon.edu.

Documents

Cognitive Rehabilitation: Using research evidence and careful documentation to strengthen the case for insurance funding (Sohlberg, M., Ehlhardt Powell, L., deDomingo, K., - Pacific NW Brain Injury Conference; March 2011; power point presentation)

Cognitive Rehabilitation: Using research evidence and careful documentation to strengthen the case for funding

Cognitive rehabilitation IS medically necessary (Ehlhardt, L., deDomingo, K.- Pacific NW Brain Injury Conference; March 2010; power point presentation)

Cognitive Rehabilitation Is Medically Necessary

Evidence-based practice (EBP) Critically Appraised Article Summary Worksheet (Lemoncello, R., Fanning, J; Oregon Speech Hearing Association Conference, 2010)

EBP - Critically Appraised Article Summary Worksheet

Insurance coverage for cognitive rehabilitation in Oregon (deDomingo, K., pdf; updated March, 2011)

Insurance Coverage for Cognitive Rehabilitation

Blue Cross-Blue Shield (BCBS) Coverage (by state) (deDomingo, K., pdf; updated March, 2011

BCBS Cognitive Rehabilitation Coverage

Finding and Using Resources:Examples of Places to Go and People to Meet to Get the Help You Need (Sohlberg, M., Thomas, C., Ehlhardt Powell , L., Johnson, L.; updated March, 2010)

Finding and Using Resources: Examples of Places to Go and People to Meet to Get the Help You Need

Links

Cognitive rehabilitation literature reviews - Broad reviews:

Cicerone, K. D., Langenbahn, D. M., Braden, C., Malec, J. F., Kalmar, K., Fraas, M., et al. (2011). Evidence-Based Cognitive Rehabilitation: Updated Review of the Literature From 2003 Through 2008. Archives Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, 92(4), 519-530 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21440699

Cicerone, K. D., Dahlberg, C., Malec, J. F., Langenbahn, D. M., Felicetti, T., Kneipp, S., et al. (2005). Evidence-based cognitive rehabilitation: updated review of the literature from 1998 through 2002. Archives Of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, 86(8), 1681-1692. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16084827

Cognitive rehabilitation literature reviews–Reviews to establish practice guidelines

Practice Guidelines of the ANCDS. Practice Guidelines for Traumatic Brain Injury(scroll to bottom of page).
www.ancds.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=9&Itemid=9

Turkstra Kennedy (2008).Traumatic Brain Injury and Cognitive Rehabilitation.
www.asha.org/Publications/leader/2008/080715/f080715a/

NPR Series on Tri-Care and coverage for cognitive rehabilitation services, Miller Zwerdling.
www.npr.org

The following link leads to our CBIRT Products page. There you will find "Fact of the Matter" briefs that provide an overview of evidence-based practices on a variety of topics including: sports concussion, behavior management, use of external aids, managing executive function impairments, and systematic instruction following TBI.