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First, the Foundation has formed the Stroke Recovery Fund to partially pay for needed therapy for those who cannot afford their treatments after insurance payments have terminated. To that end, a procedure is being developed to vet candidates for reimbursement. The Foundation is also seeking funding sources to assist survivors through its fund. Please stay tuned for further information.
Second, the Foundation is developing testimony as to the inequity of stroke reimbursement. Interestingly, the Foundation has found that different diseases are reimbursed at different levels, stroke recovery at a very low level. Unfortunately, there is no magic bullet when it comes to stroke recovery. There is no fancy pharmaceutical or biological fix for stroke at the recovery stage. Rather, most stroke recovery is built around physical, occupational and speech therapy, all labor-intensive, time-consuming, and difficult solutions. The testimony initiative would seek to explain why there needs to be an increase in funding for stroke recovery to level the playing field.
If you have some additional ideas or would like to share your story to make our efforts more meaningful please contact the Foundation.