USA Today reports that “military health officials are refusing to pay for a new treatment for traumatic brain treatment despite widspread support for the therapy among doctors and lawmakers.”
The treatment in question is cognitive rehabilitative therapy, or CRT. Tricare Management Agency, a component of the military health system, made a statement to The Military Times saying, “There is insufficient, evidence-based research available to conclude that cognitive rehabilitative therapy is beneficial in treating traumatic brain injury.”
While the formal policy remains under review, an internal study conducted by Tricare in 2009 found that CRT does not warrant coverage as a stand-alone treatment for brain injuries.
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