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  • adj. that serves to habilitate


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  • They could undoubtedly afford the care, medical, psychological, and habilitative, that is necessary to assist such a person to the full realization of their potential.


  • As Congress determines the structure of our updated health care system, it is important that obstacles to access, such as pre-existing conditions, as well as obstacles to coverage, such as the refusal of many insurance companies to cover "habilitative" care for children and adults with developmental disabilities, be considered and addressed.

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  • Rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices

    Defining 'Essential' Care

  • Patient advocates say that consumers shouldn't have to pay extra for habilitative coverage.

    Defining 'Essential' Care

  • In addition to autism, habilitative services could be used to help children with cerebral palsy learn to walk, children with Down syndrome to acquire language skills or people with schizophrenia to learn basic social skills.

    Defining 'Essential' Care

  • Jeffrey Kang, Cigna Corp.'s chief medical officer, who submitted a statement to the Institute of Medicine in January, suggested that many habilitative therapies might not be included in the most basic plan sold on exchanges, known as bronze plans.

    Defining 'Essential' Care

  • "A 25-year-old doesn't think they will need habilitative care, and they need to be able to afford the benefit package they pick," said Virginia Calega, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield's vice president of medical management and policy.

    Defining 'Essential' Care

  • The debate over exactly what habilitative services to include in the new rules—and how much of them—exemplifies the challenge of defining what health benefits are truly essential.

    Defining 'Essential' Care

  • Fortunately, a new clause in the health-reform bill includes, under essential benefits, both rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices.

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  • Specializes in diagnostic evaluation of hearing; prevention, habilitative, and rehabilitative services for auditory problems; and research related to hearing and attendant disorders.

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