The Telerehabilitation SIG works to develop innovative systems “tools” to be used for telerehabilitation, to collect data of evidence-based outcomes of telerehabilitation clinical applications and acts as a resource for policy and reimbursement issues.
The Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group’s (SIG) mission is to enhance access to rehabilitation services through the use of telehealth technologies. The Telerehabilitation SIG includes rehabilitation occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, rehabilitation engineers, assistive technologists, rehabilitation physicians, audiologists, educators, rehabilitation nurses, neuropsychologists, disability specialists, policy experts and telehealth agencies involved in applying computer-based technologies and telecommunications to improve access to rehabilitation services and support independent living.
Director of Telehealth
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital
CEO and Founder
Go 2 Care, Inc
Los Angeles, CA
- Foster dialogue concerning barriers to interstate practice and other policy issues via collaborations between ATA (Latoya Thomas); American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT); American Speech-Language-Hearing(ASHA); National Council of State Boards of Examiners (NCSB); American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT); and the Center for Connected Health Policy (CCHP).
- Create a TR SIG Business and Service Model (BSM) Database of current providers, health care systems, agencies, organizations, companies that are providing telerehab services to educate members and stakeholders about Telerehab value.
The TR SIG subcommittees, listed below, generate targeted resources to advance the practice of rehabilitation using telehealth technologies.
- Education/Research: The primary aim of the education subcommittee is to provide our membership with the best available resources on how to incorporate telehealth technologies in rehabilitation including training, technology selection etc. Our subcommittee members are experts in this area and have experience in research, teaching, operations, and practice.
- Policy/Coding: The Policy and Coding subcommittee is our advocacy group. The mission of this group is to provide resources and help advocate for telerehabilitaiton policy and reimbursement.
- TR SIG Outreach: The purpose of this subcommittee is to communicate with active and prospective members through our SIG newsletter, “TR SIGnatures”, social media, etc.
2019 State of the States Report
This comprehensive, state-by-state analysis includes a review of how patient settings, different technologies, and provider types are treated across the country, as well as detailed information on the unique policies dictating reimbursement and coverage of telehealth services in the U.S.