Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy

Cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) is commonly used to refer to a class of cognitive rehabilitation treatment services designed to improve cognitive function after a brain injury, including traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Cognitive rehabilitation services are frequently part of a comprehensive package of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services provided to beneficiaries with TBI. For beneficiaries with TBI, TRICARE covers rehabilitative services provided by physicians, psychologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists. >>Learn More

TRICARE covers medical treatments that are proven safe and effective. Some treatments provided by certain CRT programs have not been fully proven as effective stand-alone therapy for TBI. Some CRT services may be individually covered for other retirees, active duty family members, and retiree family members, based on both medical-necessity determination and prior authorization.

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This list of covered services is not all inclusive. TRICARE covers services that are medically necessaryTo be medically necessary means it is appropriate, reasonable, and adequate for your condition. and considered proven. There are special rules or limits on certain services, and some services are excluded.

Last Updated 6/18/2020