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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
Many students earn a bachelor’s in CSD but don’t proceed directly to graduate school: Perhaps they want to take some time off, need to earn some money, or weren’t accepted into a program. How do they fill the gap of time between undergraduate and graduate studies to become more effective SLPs?
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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Exactly why I don't work in for-profit skilled nursing homes anymore!!!!!! 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.
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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.