Child in school

There are more than 3,000 children attending public school in Virginia that are identified as having a brain injury. We know there are more students than that who have sustained a brain injury who may be eligible for Special Education services., and we are concerned about definitions, eligibility and the services students with disabilities receive. …

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VDH

Visit the Virginia Department of Health Covid-19 vaccine webpage to learn more about what phase of vaccine administration your locality is in and to learn more about what phase you fall in in receiving the vaccine. NEW! Add your name to a list to be notified when it is your turn to receive the vaccine!

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press release

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV), the only statewide association dedicated exclusively to improving the lives of people impacted by brain injury in Virginia, is pleased to announce its officers and directors for 2021. The Board of Directors volunteer their time and talents to govern the association, raise public awareness, and engage in strategic…

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Press release

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia has received a 1-year grant from the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) to fund a project focusing on domestic violence (DV) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). The project will focus on developing and implementing new programs to screen for brain injury in domestic violence shelters throughout Virginia. The Brain…

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Virtual Regional Budget Hearings will be January 6, 2021; four separate hearings will occur across the state at the same time. See the details below Comments can be submitted electronically, but if you and/or your members/clients want to speak, you’ll need to sign up electronically on January 5th, the day before the hearing, for the…

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The Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for 2021, which goes into effect January 1, drastically cuts payments to physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) physicians, critical therapists, and other providers essential to caring for people with brain injury.   The Holding Providers Harmless from Medicare Cuts During COVID-19 Act of 2020 (H.R. 8702, S. 5007) is bipartisan…

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Open enrollment

If you are enrolled with either or both Medicare and/or Medicaid, it’s the time of year to choose whether to switch or keep your health insurance companies. The dates and choices are different for different programs. Medicare is the health insurance available once you turn 65 or if you were deemed as a disabled worker…

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Press release

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia has been selected as the 2020 Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) winner for Excellence in Collaboration. The award recognizes excellence in working together with others to achieve meaningful work to advance an organization’s mission. The Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV), which has served as a voice for…

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Brain Injury Association of Virginia Press Release

The Brain Injury Association of Virginia’s (BIAV) Executive Director, Anne McDonnell, was awarded the William A.B. Ditto Excellence in Public Policy at the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) annual conference. The award recognizes NASHIA members who have significantly impacted service delivery for individuals living with a brain injury due to public policy…

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Map of Virginia

RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today announced $73 million in federal Coronavirus Aid, Recovery, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funding to provide hazard pay to home health personal care attendants who served high-risk populations during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic. A one-time, pre-tax payment of $1,500 will be available to an estimated 43,500 home health…

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