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ASHA Advocacy

ASHA Advocacy communicates and informs ASHA's Advocates about federal and state issues related to health care, education, and speech-language pathology and audiology.

ACTION ALERT: Contact Congress to Repeal the Medicare Therapy Cap!

If you don’t report quality measures correctly and often enough on Medicare bills, you will pay for it in future years. Here’s how to do it right.

ICD-10 Delayed Until October 1, 2015

Do you know what billing codes to use to get reimbursed?

If you treat Medicare-eligible clients, you need to comply now with new outcome reporting requirements—or face future penalties. Here’s what you need to know.

A system that requires congressional intervention every year needs a long-term fix, and lawmakers are grappling with what that might look like.

Happy Valentine’s Day! “Like” if you love being an audiologist or SLP.

ASHA Members is Action for 2013! Learn more about ASHA Advocacy.

Schools Serving Students with Telepractice Deserve Parity in Medicaid Reimbursement

New product for sale!! 2014 Coding and Billing for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology FYI....these books are flying on the shelf. If you've been lucky enough to get a copy, please tell us what you like about it.

Online Chat: New CPT Codes for SLPs Feb. 12, 2014, 8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m. ET. This free event is open to all ASHA members (it is not offered for CEUs).

Avoid losing up to 2% of your Medicare payments, or more in the future. Participate in our upcoming webinar, Maximize Medicare Payments With PQRS, to receive step-by-step guidance on working with the PQRS system.

Thanks to students and faculty from the University of Maryland and Gallaudet University for being our screeners at the Senate Health Fair! Here is our group from Gallaudet in the booth.

ASHA Special Interest Group 15, Gerontology, is sponsoring a Live Online Chat on February 12, 2014, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., EST, titled "New CPT Codes for Speech-Language Pathologists."

The following tables for speech-language pathology related CCI and OCE edits are derived from the complete lists of edits published on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) CCI website. They apply to both Medicare Part B and Medicaid services.

Reps. Kline and Rokita Request GAO Examine Burdensome Special Education Paperwork Requirements

NOW AVAILABLE: Outpatient Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Services

ASHA has awarded the 2014 student advocacy grant to the following state associations for developing/increasing student participation in state advocacy day activities: Georgia, Nevada and South Dakota. Grants are awarded to state associations that have not previously received this award from ASHA.

Congress Requests Investigation Into Excessive Special Education Paperwork Policies

Quarterly Update to Home Health Consolidated Billing Will Not Impact January 1 Implementation of New Speech-Language Pathology Evaluation Codes

New Federal Oversight for Student Loan Servicing Companies

Medicare Therapy Cap Rules Apply to Critical Access Hospitals

The Medicare Therapy Cap and the SGR, created together and should be fixed together. Share and tell Congress to #StopTheTherapyCap