New Online Resource: Reimbursement and Advocacy Billing for speech-language and audiology services is a complex maze. Graduate students and new clinicians working in schools and health care need to know the basic requirements posed by different health insurers (private or public), settings (private practice, inpatient facility, outpatient facility, university clinic, school), and state laws. Similarly, clinicians ... ASHA News
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New Online Resource: Reimbursement and Advocacy
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ASHA News   |   February 01, 2011
New Online Resource: Reimbursement and Advocacy
The ASHA Leader, February 2011, Vol. 16, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.16022011.8
The ASHA Leader, February 2011, Vol. 16, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.AN1.16022011.8
Billing for speech-language and audiology services is a complex maze. Graduate students and new clinicians working in schools and health care need to know the basic requirements posed by different health insurers (private or public), settings (private practice, inpatient facility, outpatient facility, university clinic, school), and state laws. Similarly, clinicians and students who want to advocate for changes in federal, state, and school financing policies need to understand basic protocols.
Three ASHA groups collaborated to produce an online educational series on key concepts in audiology and speech-language pathology reimbursement and advocacy to help graduate students and new clinicians learn the fundamentals. The narrated PowerPoint presentations were developed by the Subcommittee on Education and Coding in Universities of the Health Care Economics Committee, Governmental Relations and Public Policy Board, and School Finance Committee. The free series includes an introduction and eight modules.
Introduction
This presentation introduces each of the modules, describes program outcomes, and offers additional resources.
Coding and Reimbursement Modules
(developed by the Health Care Economics Committee)
  • Module 1: Current Procedural Terminology (CPT)—Using Codes to Report Your Services

  • Module 2: International Classification of Diseases, 9th Revision, Clinical Modification (ICD-9-CM)—Using Codes to Report Patient Diagnoses

  • Module 3: Documentation of Speech-Language Pathology Services in Different Settings

  • Module 4: Documentation of Audiology Services in Different Settings

  • Module 5: Application Module for Speech-Language Pathology

  • Module 6: Application Module for Audiology

Advocacy Modules
  • Module 7: Advocating for Our Professions (developed by the Government Relations and Public Policy Board)

  • Module 8: Advocacy and School Finance (developed by the School Finance Committee)

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