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Risk factors for disability discharge in enlisted active duty Army soldiers

Amanda L. Piccirillo, M.P.H., Elizabeth R. Packnett, M.P.H., David N. Cowan, Ph.D., M.P.H., Michael R. Boivin, M.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 9, Issue 2, p324–331 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2015.11.005 Background The rate of permanent disability retirement in U.S. Army soldiers and the prevalence of combat-related disabilities have significantly increased over time. Prior research on risk […]

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Temporal trends in disability evaluation and retirement in the Army, Navy, and Marine Corps: 2005–2011

Marlene E. Gubata, M.D., M.P.H., Elizabeth R. Packnett, M.P.H., David N. Cowan, Ph.D., M.P.H. Disability and Health Journal, Vol. 7, Issue 1, p70–77 Published online: September 23, 2013 DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dhjo.2013.08.003 Background Surveillance of trends in disability is necessary to determine the burden of disability on the U.S. military, the most common types of disability conditions, […]

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Congress Expands Hospital Inpatient Mental Illness Coverage for U.S. Military Personnel and Their Families

Congress has expanded mental illness coverage through the TRICARE health insurance program. The Mental Health Liaison Group (MHLG) advocated the legislation. Available here is the December 22 Mental Health Weekly article summarizing the legislation: PDF.

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Using Medicaid by Military Families with Children with Special Health Care Needs

Available here is the November 2013 Department of Defense (DoD) report. The report was discussed at the July meeting of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Veterans and Military Families. AAHD is a CCD member.

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Expanding Supports for Children with Developmental Disabilities in TRICARE

Senate legislation, supported by AAHD, has been introduced to expand supports for children with developmental disabilities in TRICARE. The Senate May 14 press release is here: PDF.

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Rehabilitative Therapy Under Tricare

Tricare recently denied renewal of rehabilitative therapy for a teen with significant disabilities. AAHD has joined the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Task Force on Veterans and Military Families in seeking Congressional resolution of this denial. The May 17 letter is available for download: PDF.

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