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    Hawaii Chapter Helps Thwart Cuts to Outpatient Rehab Under QUEST

    Advocacy efforts by the Hawaii Chapter successfully helped prevent cuts in outpatient rehabilitation benefits under Hawaii's Medicaid program, known as QUEST.

    Gov Neil Abercrombie's office recently announced that the state "will still tighten income eligibility for adults in QUEST starting in July, which means about 3,500 adults could lose health insurance coverage, but will cancel limits on hospital stays and the elimination of outpatient rehabilitation, optometry services and prosthetics." The administration announced last month that it would cancel cuts for durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and oxygen tanks.

    "We're extremely pleased with the Abercrombie administration's decision to keep outpatient rehabilitation benefits intact for QUEST beneficiaries," said Art Lum, PT, MA, president of the Hawaii Chapter. "This victory could not have been possible without the support of our chapter's membership and APTA staff, and the work of the chapter's legislative team."


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    Excellent Hawaii membership,President and alway hard working Leg Com. Aloha, Marilyn Miller
    Posted by Marilyn Miller -> CLYbA on 6/25/2012 2:52 PM
    That is an odd sort of written paragraph. How well was it "thwarted"? Is it gone for good?
    Posted by philthom4s on 2/27/2014 10:35 AM
    My grandma just got hip surgery and will be going to a rehab center after to recover. Will this be considered outpatient rehab? I just want to make sure she will be able to keep her benefits. Mia | https://www.dictoguard.com/Security_Systems.html
    Posted by Mia on 3/12/2014 3:37 PM
    It will be interesting to see what happens to the health care system in Hawaii. A lot more people will be required to file for new health insurance. All the new signings should be great for the industry. http://www.overheaddooromaha.com/aboutus.html
    Posted by Bob Strong on 3/28/2014 10:04 PM
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