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.
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The new code set in place since Oct. 1 has some clinicians revisiting their coding practices. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions. #ICD-10 #slpeeps #audpeeps #medicare

Every Student Succeeds Act gives school-based audiologists and speech-language pathologists a greater role in literacy efforts and more funding to carry them out.

MEDICAID: New rules help states figure out if there are enough providers to meet beneficiaries’ needs—and if reimbursement rates affect that access to care.

Yudin to Speak at ASHA Connect 2016

2016 Key Legislative Priorities

2016 Issue Briefs

ASHA Blog: Using Presidential Debates to Teach Social Language Concepts

State of the States 2015. States—mirroring the federal trend—passed fewer bills and regulations than in previous years that affect audiologists and speech-language pathologists in 2015.

MEDICARE: Reimbursement-related expectations for efficiency, quality and outcomes will be even greater in 2017.

ASHA member, Regina E. Goings, MHS, CCC-SLP, has been selected to serve on ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Commitee

GAO confirms paperwork and administrative burden, but failed to make any recommendations

ACTION ALERT: Write your representatives to support telehealth reimbursement for audiologists and SLPs

See what ASHA is advocating for in 2016!

EHDI reauthorization legislation in the Senate...Learn more and take action!

Find resources on ESSA implementation

ASHA releases 2014-2015 Advocacy Report. Check it out to see what ASHA is doing for you!

It's a chilly windy #spring day on #CapitolHill but that didn't stop #ASHA staff and members from visiting #legislators to advocate for #speech and #hearing issues. Thank you to all who participated! #ASHAonthehill #ashaigers #slpeeps #audpeeps

Julie Verhoff discusses the advantages to supporting the hearing aid assistance tax credit.

New Year's Resolution....be an active advocate!

Significant win for the audiology community – Medicare keeps the audiology osseointegrated implant as a benefit.

Is paperwork your biggest organising challenge? Then you are not alone! In this blog post I share the most common organising problem I hear - and give you some quick and simple strategies to start to get on top of your paper pile. #organising #clutter #office #paperwork

New National Definition Broadens SLPs’ Scope of Practice: The organization that defines health care provider type—and thus influences providers’ ability to bill certain services—has broadened the definition of health care speech-language pathologists to include swallowing and cognition services.