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CARF The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission in Tucson, AZ, asked 22 people — representing the rehab industry, rehab consumers, and others — to identify the major trends that will affect the industry’s future.
The Medical Rehabilitation Leadership Panel met in June 2000 and came up with this list of the major rehab trends and their implications: consumerism; decreased payment for medical rehabilitation services; E-health; technology; a need for improved access to service; increased regulatory environment; strategic alliances, partnerships, and linkages; increased scrutiny on the value of accreditation; increased need for flexibility and innovation in rehabilitation; and globalization.
The panel identified these five top trends:
2. Increased need for flexibility and innovation in rehabilitation.
3. Decreased payment for medical rehabilitation services.
4. Increased scrutiny on the value of accreditation.