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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Julie Verhoff discusses the advantages to supporting the hearing aid assistance tax credit.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has informed ASHA that it is rescinding the policies from the February Durable Medical Equipment (DME) contractors' "coverage reminder" that required speech-generating devices (SGDs) to undergo product approval and reclassification.
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Significant win for the audiology community – Medicare keeps the audiology osseointegrated implant as a benefit.
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ASHA Addresses Paperwork Burden, Calls on SLPs to Describe Difficulties
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Is paperwork your biggest organizing challenge? Then you are not alone! In this blog post I share the most common organizing problem I hear - and give you some quick and simple strategies to start to get on top of your paper pile.
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.
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A Legacy of Singing, Generations of Giving: Harry Belafonte brought the music of Jamaica’s streets and fields to America—and with it an awareness-raising message about poverty and inequality. He’s passed on a legacy of work on American civil rights and international relief to his daughter and granddaughter.
When a Child Goes Silent A bilingual child stops speaking and nobody knows why. With no language to guide them, speech-language pathologists may struggle to determine whether the root cause is selective mutism, the silent period of second-language learning, or something else.
The Identification Conundrum: How do we keep bilingual children from being over- or under-identified with speech-language impairments? There’s no failsafe method. But we minimize the risk of misdiagnosis when our assessments are rich, deep and drawn from multiple unbiased sources.
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.
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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.
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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.
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Video: Hip Hearing Aids "High-tech products to help you hear better" from the Today show.
Not your grandfather's hearing aids: Hip, high-tech products can help you hear betterAbout 36 million American adults report some degree of hearing loss, with more men likely to be affected than women. But only one in five people who could be helped by wearing a hearing aid actually wears one.
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.
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Protect your children on an Android smartphone or tablet with restricted profiles and third-party apps By Marie Brewis | PC Advisor | 30 July 13 Kids are increasingly tech-savvy these days, and even a toddler will manage to use your Android smartphone ortablet in ways you didn't know were possible. Apart from running up a heavy bill in app and game purchases, this means your children may also be at risk from online predators and adult content. Here we show you how to set up sensible parental controls, and explain the new restricted profiles feature added to Android Jelly Bean 4.3.
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.