ASHA is pleased to provide the document: Essential Coverage: Rehabilitation and Habilitation Services and Devicesto be used to explain the role of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) in providing services to clients who require rehabilitation and habilitation services and devices for the purposes of education and advocating within Pennsylvania to maximize coverage of member services. The guide contains the federally adopted definition of rehabilitation and habilitation and provides clinical examples of medically necessary audiology and SLP services under the defined benefit category. The new federal definition provides an opportunity to advocate for expanded coverage of habilitation services that have previously been denied.
PSHA's Response to the Essential Health Benefits Benchmark Plan
Medicare Outpatient Therapy Cap
Tell Congress to support the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2015, S. 539/ H.R. 775, legislation that would repeal the Medicare outpatient therapy caps and ensure Medicare patients continue to have access to medically necessary speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy services. A repeal of the Medicare therapy caps should also be included in any Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform package.
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Education Specialist Certification for Speech-Language Pathologists in the Schools.. Read more
Bill signing for the updated licensure act.
PSHA reprsentatives in the photo are Anne Gilberston, Emily Katzaman and David Tive.