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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.


ASHA Advocacy

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It’s here! Get your copy of the new 2015 Coding and Billing for Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology. This is a must-have reference for anyone involved in coding and billing.

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.

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

Organizing, Implementing, & Monitoring Social Content Marketing

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.

Consensus Statement on Productivity and Revenue Conflicts in Health Care Settings.

2015 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Released!

ASHA releases 2015 plan for advocacy.

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?

Families shoulder burden of children's hearing aids.

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

Best jobs for 2014 by CareerCast.com...#5 Audiology and #10 Speech Pathology!

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.

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