The Journal of Rehabilitation

A quarterly, peer-reviewed journal published by the National Rehabilitation Association. Articles include original research, academic criticism, and expert debate in the field of rehabilitation.

Articles from Vol. 63, No. 3, July-September

Disability and Health Care Reform: Principles, Practices, and Politics
The magnitude of change in health care policy within the United States is parallel to the evolution of computer technology during the last decade. The changes have been swift, extensive, radical, and unprecedented. The reform in health service provision...
Managed Care for People with Disabilities
The managed care model, in its simplest form, is the application of business principles to the delivery of medical services which are both effective and efficient. This "savior" of rising health care costs, however, brings to the table multiple daemons...
Medicaid Policies and Home Health Care Provisions for Persons with Disabilities
Within recent years, the United States has experienced phenomenal growth in the provision of both formal (e.g., by paid agencies and professional personnel) and informal (e.g., by family members or friends) long term home care services for persons...
Personal Assistance Benefits and Federal Health Care Reforms: Who Is Eligible on the Basis of ADL Assistance Criteria?
The establishment of a national system for the provision of personal assistance services (PAS) remains at the top of the agenda for many disability and aging groups, despite some political setbacks. Lobbying efforts on the part of advocates and analysts...
Preparation of Rehabilitation Counselors for Case Management Practice in Health Care Settings
The American health care system and the insurance industry are currently undergoing significant reforms in order to rein in the high cost of delivering health care services in this country. Managed care is considered the cornerstone of the new health...
Reform Laws and Health Care Coverage: Combating Exclusion of Persons with Disabilities
The quest for accountability and efficiency of health care in the United States has been a priority for almost twenty-five years. With the passage of the Health Maintenance Organization Act in 1973 and the subsequent acceptance of the concept of diagnostic...
Survey of Rehabilitation Counselor Education Programs regarding Health Care Case Management in the Private Sector
For the past several years, the health care and insurance industries in America have been undergoing significant reform in order to rein in the high cost of delivering health care services. Managed care has become a cornerstone of this process (Strickland,...
Vocational and Medical Rehabilitation: The Impact of Health Care Policy and Funding on Service Provision
The United States economy is experiencing an environment of diminishing resources for social and human service programs. Government expenditures for such programs, as a percentage of the Gross National Product (GNP) and as a percentage of total funds,...