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Brain Injury Association of Virginia Selected as 2019 Winner for Two National Awards

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia has been selected as the 2019 Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) winner for excellence in collaboration and in governance/management. The collaboration award recognizes excellence in working together with others to achieve meaningful work to advance an organization’s mission; the governance/management award recognizes excellence in association administration and development. Read More »

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Camp Bruce McCoy Director Receives Prestigious Occupational Therapy Award

The Award of Merit is the highest honor given by the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association; it recognizes OT’s who have made outstanding contributions to occupational therapy scholarship and practice. This year, Lauren Carter-Smith was the deserving recipient. She was nominated by a co-worker, who said, “Enough cannot be said about what Lauren does for the Read More »

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Stength-Based Parenting after Brain Injury Training Announced!

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Attend a free 3-hour training for Virginia’s civilians and veterans with TBI and their non-injured partners. Learn hands on tools to assist couples in positively changing the way families deal with the stress associated with brain injury. A gift card incentive of $200 for participants (one per couple) will be provided. Flyer with More Information

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Project Achieve

Looking for Participants! Project Achieve: This program provides specialized services to assist women student veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and/or Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) who are enrolled in post-secondary education. Participants receive iPads and apps, individualized case management and vocational rehabilitation, and assistance with job placement and maintenance.  To sign up or make a referral, go to or contact Stephanie Lau Read More »

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Electronic Visit Verification Update!

The October 1 deadline is still in place with some changes! A Virginia Department of Medical Assistance Services (DMAS) policy clarification has been issued stating that a transition period for Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) will take place from October 1- January 1, 2020.  During this period, providers will still be reimbursed if they do not Read More »

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Survey Opportunity

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  Hello,   BIAA invites you to participate in an international survey conducted by a leading global biopharmaceutical company Ipsen and Carenity, an online patient community dedicated to people living with chronic conditions, to better understand the experiences of patients (and caregivers) receiving botulinum toxin type A injections.   If you or a family member/loved Read More »

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Agency and Consumer Directed personal care, respite care, and companion services will require EVV beginning October 1, 2019.

DMAS will implement EVV for Agency and Consumer Directed personal care, respite care, and companion services that originate or conclude in the member’s home beginning October 1, 2019. What is Electronic Visit Verification? Electronic Visit Verification (EVV) systems are technology-based systems that electronically record when attendants begin and end providing services to individuals who have Read More »

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Caregiving Spouses or Partners of a TBI Survivor are invited to participate in a brief research study

Caregiving Spouses or Partners of a TBI Survivor are invited to participate in a brief research study being conducted by a clinical psychology doctoral student (PsyD) from Loyola University Maryland. We are looking to better understand the unique experience of burden that many spousal caregivers face following TBI, so that caregivers at greatest risk can Read More »

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