We’re delighted to announce that on August 1, 2016, Pate Rehab joined the Coventry network as a provider of traumatic brain injury (TBI) rehabilitation services. The Coventry integrated network is the largest national workers compensation network in the industry.
The Coventry network includes carriers such as First Health, Liberty Healthcare, Travelers, Texas Star and many other exceptional insurance carriers. Pate’s three traumatic brain injury programs in Dallas Ft Worth, in coordination with the Coventry Network, will provide the people of Texas access to services from a premiere, evidenced-based, brain injury rehabilitation program with over 30 years of experience.
Workers compensation is a type of insurance carried by employers to cover employees who are injured on the job. It provides medical benefits and wages to employees during their recovery. Some states require employers to carry this insurance, but the state of Texas does not. Texas employers who choose to forego worker’s comp insurance are at risk of facing a potentially company-ending personal injury lawsuit.
Traumatic brain injuries are unfortunately quite common in Texas. According to the Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council in 2014, the numbers are significant.
- 146,000 Texans are injured by a traumatic brain injury every year – that’s one person every four minutes
- 10,000 Texans are permanently disabled every year by a TBI – that’s one person every eighty minutes
- A half million Texans live with a traumatic brain injury disability
Pate Rehabilitation treats over 450 patients a year for traumatic brain injuries and other acquired brain injuries. Pate provides services across the continuum of care, from outpatient and inpatient rehab to long term, supported living residences. Services include physical, speech and language, occupational, cognitive and vocational therapies. Joining forces with Coventry network will allow more people to benefit from Pate’s world class rehabilitation services for individuals who sustain a traumatic brain injury.