What is Private Rehabilitation?

The Private Rehabilitation industry has grown incrementally from its inception when it was referred to as “Insurance Rehabilitation” in the early 1970’s.  The distinction was important then as the founding members of the International Association of Rehabilitation Professionals (IARP), who consisted of vocational rehabilitation counselors and nurses, were entering into a new practice setting and phase that was vastly different from the public agencies and institutions within which they were formerly trained and employed.  

Originally working as case managers for insurance companies or as vocational rehabilitation counselors developing medical and vocational care plans within State Workers’ Compensation Systems, their respective scopes of practice have remained essentially intact since that time.  Soon thereafter, the social security disability program began to require vocational input for the sound adjudication of disability claims and added their identity and skills to the industry.  

Over decades of professional growth and development, today’s private rehabilitation professional has emerged to a unique place of prominence as a service to the community as it deals with vocational and disability issues in a broad range of civil litigation actions, federal and state workers’ compensation programs, disabled veteran programs, and federal and state disability programs.  Today’s private rehabilitation professional works in a broad range of settings, with each case producing a combination of personal challenges and rewards.  

IARP is the only organization focused on and committed to comprehensively serving the professional private rehabilitation industry, be it for the private practitioner or the professional employed in the private-for-profit sector.  IARP has four specialty practice sections – Rehabilitation and Disability Case Management, Forensic Rehabilitation, Life Care Planning, and Social Security Vocational Expert.  There are 30 chapters across the North America and internationally.

The IARP membership is truly multi-disciplinary in nature comprised of rehabilitation counselors, nurses of multiple specialties, occupational therapists, physical therapists, speech therapists, social workers, physicians, psychologists, career counselors, and more.

Professional Discounts

IARP operates a growing affinity program that provides discounted rates for services that IARP members use in their professional practices.  Here are some of IARP's current affinity partners.

AAACEUs has been a source of pre-approved CEUs since 2003 and is one of the first national online educational services to specialize in continuing education for certified healthcare professionals in the following areas (certifications):

Nursing - all states
Case Management - ACM, CCM, CPUR, CPUM, CPHM
Rehabilitation -- CRC, CDMS, CRRN
Vocational Experts - ABVE
Social Work - ASWB and California
Counseling - NBCC
Life Care Planning - CLCP And more!
The American Hospital Directory® provides data and statistics about more than 6,000 hospitals nationwide.  AHD.com® hospital information includes both public and private sources such as Medicare claims data, hospital cost reports, and commercial licensors. AHD® is not affiliated with the American Hospital Association (AHA) and is not a source for AHA Data.  AHD data are evidence-based and derived from the most authoritative sources.  IARP Members receive a 10% discount.

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Easy-to-use online search tool puts cost information at your fingertips.

This is a Special Offer for IARP Members Only

IARP is pleased to launch a new program to make healthcare cost information available to its members at discounted rates. IARP wants to make it as easy as possible for members to confidently develop plans based on reliable, robust geographically-specific information about future healthcare expenses.

That’s why we have teamed with FAIR Health, Inc., an independent, nonprofit maintaining the country’s largest, most trusted repository of privately billed medical and dental charge data to bring reliable cost information to your desktop—through a special, discounted licensing arrangement.

FAIR Health’s online tool and the data that support it are:

  • Convenient. Makes cost data accessible to you through an easy-to-use online tool—enabling you to quickly create a customized healthcare cost profile and resulting in considerable savings to you in both cost and time.
  • Flexible. Enables you to easily conduct a new cost search and update your plan whenever your client’s healthcare needs change.
  • Comprehensive. Offers charge data for professional and facility codes for medical-surgical, dental, anesthesia, inpatient, outpatient, ambulatory surgery center and HCPCS services (including ground and air ambulance services).
  • Representative. Features benchmark charges based on data from many of the nation’s largest health plans and payors that cover more than 150 million individuals.
  • Geographically specific. Provides granular local data for 493 three-digit zip regions nationwide.
  • Affordable. Flexible packages are available starting at just $385. Ask about bulk discounts.

For personalized service, contact Jeff Newbauer at FAIR Health. Jeff worked closely with IARP to develop the program and can help you get started.

Jeff Newbauer
FAIR Health Account Manager
jnewbauer@fairhealth.org
(440) 247-5720


This program is only available to members of IARP.

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