5002 – Return on Investment: Post Acute Rehabilitation of Persons with Brain Injury
Case managers who work with persons who have sustained brain injuries face unique and long term challenges in advocating for needed services for their patients. Post acute rehabilitation services are typically not a listed or covered service under a person’s benefit plan, however through expert negotiation and advocacy skills of the case manager some persons with brain injury are able to access this level of treatment intervention. This presentation will provide empirical research evaluating the effectiveness of post acute rehabilitation of persons who have sustained brain injury. Implications for return on investment of health care dollars are reviewed and evaluated along twelve domains. Funding decision factors and realities in working with this patient population are discussed, as well as the effects of early versus later access to services and the overall impact on functional gains.
1. Participants will be able to define “Return on Investment” within the context of rehabilitation and healthcare costs.
2. Participants will be able to describe three examples of research studies using quantified outcomes of individual gains maintained over one year.
3. Participants will be able to describe how time post brain injury impacts efficacy of post acute rehabilitation outcomes as reported in research.