Use New Guide to Advocate for Rehabilitation and Habilitation Coverage Do you want to make sure audiologists and speech-language pathologists have a role in your state’s health insurance marketplace? A new tool, “Essential Coverage: Rehabilitative and Habilitative Services and Devices,” can help in the effort to advocate for consistent, fair and comprehensive coverage of rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices ... ASHA News
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ASHA News  |   November 01, 2015
Use New Guide to Advocate for Rehabilitation and Habilitation Coverage
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ASHA News   |   November 01, 2015
Use New Guide to Advocate for Rehabilitation and Habilitation Coverage
The ASHA Leader, November 2015, Vol. 20, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.20112015.63
The ASHA Leader, November 2015, Vol. 20, 63. doi:10.1044/leader.AN2.20112015.63
Do you want to make sure audiologists and speech-language pathologists have a role in your state’s health insurance marketplace? A new tool, “Essential Coverage: Rehabilitative and Habilitative Services and Devices,” can help in the effort to advocate for consistent, fair and comprehensive coverage of rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices in each state’s health plans.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 requires most health insurance plans to provide benefits in 10 essential categories, one of which is rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices. Each state, however, has flexibility in deciding what services to include in each category.
ASHA’s comprehensive advocacy guide, designed for state associations and interested members, explains the integral services audiologists and SLPs provide to people who need rehabilitation and habilitation services. It also provides clinical examples of medically necessary audiology and speech-language pathology services under the rehabilitative and habilitative services and devices benefit category. State association leaders can use the document to advocate for more robust and comprehensive coverage for audiology and speech-language rehabilitative and habilitative services in their state.
The document includes a step-by-step guide to help state associations and members get started and to identify their state contacts, and includes talking points that state advocates can use when speaking to stakeholders, such as state regulators, legislators or health plan officials.
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