Rules for rehabilitation: An agenda for research

Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Neurorehabilitation and neural repair (Impact Factor: 4.62). 07/2005; 19(2):72-83. DOI: 10.1177/1545968305275718
Source: PubMed

ABSTRACT Rehabilitation services have grown tremendously in the United States over the past 2 decades. Rules originally designed to guide Medicare reimbursement policies have had substantial effects in shaping the design of clinical services. This article traces the development of the most significant federal rules regarding rehabilitation, outlines the existing empirical evidence to support these rules, and discusses an agenda for research to improve the evidence for future policy development.

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