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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.

Q and A on billing and coding for pediatric audiology services

Use this checklist to help avoid simple mistakes on the Medicare Part B CMS-1500 claim form.

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How Medicare Reimbursement Works in Skilled Nursing Facilities: SLPs and other rehab professionals feel squeezed by a system that reimburses skilled nursing facilities only for face-to-face time with patients.

Under Pressure: Speech-language pathologists in many skilled nursing facilities report high productivity expectations amid sweeping changes in health care delivery. And they’re speaking out about the effect of these expectations on patient care and service delivery.

ASHA’s CSO for Audiology, Neil DiSarno, was on the TODAY Show to discuss how the latest hearing aid technology can help people with hearing loss. Only one in five people who could be helped by wearing a hearing aid actually does so. Celebrate #BHSM by sharing the video with your friends and family.

Changes Ahead for Speech-Generating Device Reimbursement: SGDs—as part of a Medicare category that includes high-ticket equipment and are, therefore, often the target of fraud and abuse—face tighter restrictions.

Are you interested in learning more about ASHA's advocacy efforts? If your answer is yes, then check out the 2013-2014 Agenda in Action.

Does your state mandate hearing aid coverage for children?

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists who submitted Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) codes on their 2013 claims can check their participation on the Physician and Other Health Care Professionals Quality Reporting Portal.

Patient have new health claim appeal rights under the Affordable Care Act

On March 31, 2014, the Senate voted to pass the House-approved bill (H.R. 4302) to suspend the projected 24% cut to Medicare Part B payments and to extend the therapy caps exceptions process through March 2015. The legislation will also postpone implementation of ICD-10.

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.