ASHA News: Institute to Focus on Changes in Health Care Environment Speech-language pathologists looking for information on weathering upcoming changes in health care delivery and reimbursement will find answers at ASHA's 2013 Health Care and Business Institute, April 27–28 in Orlando, where SLPs will find the clinical, practical and business skills they need to improve clinical outcomes and achieve business objectives. ... ASHA News
ASHA News  |   February 01, 2013
ASHA News: Institute to Focus on Changes in Health Care Environment
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ASHA News   |   February 01, 2013
ASHA News: Institute to Focus on Changes in Health Care Environment
The ASHA Leader, February 2013, Vol. 18, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.18022013.60
The ASHA Leader, February 2013, Vol. 18, 60. doi:10.1044/leader.AN8.18022013.60
Speech-language pathologists looking for information on weathering upcoming changes in health care delivery and reimbursement will find answers at ASHA's 2013 Health Care and Business Institute, April 27–28 in Orlando, where SLPs will find the clinical, practical and business skills they need to improve clinical outcomes and achieve business objectives.
Participants may attend sessions in any of the four institute tracks: business, adult neurogenic disorders, swallowing and pediatrics.
Paul Rao, vice president of inpatient operations and compliance at Medstar National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, D.C., will deliver the opening plenary presentation, "A Value Proposition: Speech-Language Pathology in the New Health Care Landscape." In his explanation of the impact of health care reform on communication sciences and disorders, Rao will focus on a value-based service delivery paradigm and how it differs from the current volume-based system; the new partnerships and alliances SLPs need to thrive in a value-based environment; and the use of the International Classification of Function as a framework for demonstrating the value of speech-language services.
The business track will include sessions on documentation, Medicaid changes, telepractice, productivity issues, ethical choices, billing code updates and reimbursement strategies, business strategies, situational leadership, supervision and more.
Adult neurogenic disorder sessions will examine assistive technology for cognition, college after traumatic brain injury, treatment for aphasic agrammatism and global aphasia in the changing health care environment, and other issues.
Swallowing sessions will focus on SLPs' roles in the intensive care unit, radiologic assessments for dysphagia, radiation safety, exercise-based dysphagia treatments and more.
The pediatrics track will include sessions on auditory processing disorder assessment and treatment, using music in speech-language treatment, tracheostomy issues in infants and children and the use of play in physical and mental well-being and development.
Participants can earn up to 1.3 ASHA continuing education units.
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