Current Legislative/Regulatory Activity

ASHA Develops a New Advocacy Tool for Protecting Therapy Coverage Under the ACA

Recent changes by the federal government give states more leeway to determine what services are covered or excluded in ACA health plans. Speech, Language, and Hearing Services: Essential Coverage of Habilitation and Rehabilitation is a tool developed by ASHA for ASHA-recognized state associations and Habilitation Advocates to use when speaking with exchange officials, insurance commissioners, and state legislators about the value of audiology and speech-language pathology services as an essential health benefit. We encourage you to use this tool as an educational resource!

Interstate Compact Update

ASHA participated in a meeting with staff from the U.S. Department of Defense-State Liaison Office (DSLO) to discuss how interstate compacts will address the needs of service members and military families. DSLO staff discussed their historical involvement in promoting expedited licensure for military spouses and shared their interest in interstate compacts. Representatives from current health interstate compacts and those in development, including representatives from ASHA, discussed ways to work with the state liaison office to promote compacts. Learn more about the speech-language-hearing interstate compact.

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Medicare Therapy Service (Post Therapy Cap)

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ASHA Releases Position Statements on Facilitated Communication (FC) & Rapid Prompting Method (RPM)

Information on ASHA Position Statements Policy

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View the ASHA RPM Position Statement

CMS Proposes Overhaul to the Home Health Prospective Payment System in 2020

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Practice Area Resources

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Medicare Therapy Service (Post Therapy Cap)

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CMS Proposes Overhaul to the Home Health Prospective Payment System in 2020

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FDA Approves Telepractice Option for Cochlear Implants

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See our General Resources at the bottom of the page to learn more about becoming an OSLHA Mentor!

Healthcare

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Medicare Therapy Service (Post Therapy Cap)

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CMS Proposes Overhaul to the Home Health Prospective Payment System in 2020

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See our General Resources at the bottom of the page to learn more about becoming an OSLHA Mentor!

Schools

U.S. Dept of Education Launches New Website Focused on English Language Learners in Our Schools

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Medicaid and CHIP Payment & Access Commission (MACPAC) Publishes Update on Current Status of School-Based Services:

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CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Medicare Therapy Service (Post Therapy Cap)

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CMS Proposes Overhaul to the Home Health Prospective Payment System in 2020

 Learn More about this proposal…

Medicaid and CHIP Payment & Access Commission (MACPAC) Publishes Update on Current Status of School-Based Services:

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See our General Resources at the bottom of the page to learn more about becoming an OSLHA Mentor!

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Medicare Therapy Service (Post Therapy Cap)

Read the ASHA Headline on This Topic For Details

CMS Proposes Overhaul to the Home Health Prospective Payment System in 2020

 Learn More about this proposal…

See our General Resources at the bottom of the page to learn more about becoming an OSLHA Mentor!

Medicaid and CHIP Payment & Access Commission (MACPAC) Publishes Update on Current Status of School-Based Services:

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See our General Resources at the bottom of the page to learn more about becoming an OSLHA Mentor!

University & Student Affairs

University Student Resources

Ohio Programs to Consider

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Cultural & Linguistically Diverse
(CLD)

Reimbursement for Transgender Voice Therapy Services Informational Resources Available Courtesy of ASHA:

Reimbursement of Voice Therapy Services for Transgender People

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Medicare Therapy Service (Post Therapy Cap)

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U.S. Dept of Education Launches New Website Focused on English Language Learners in Our Schools

View the Website & Resources 

 

See our General Resources at the bottom of the page to learn more about becoming an OSLHA Mentor!

CMS Issues Guidance Regarding Medicare Therapy Service (Post Therapy Cap)

Read the ASHA Headline on This Topic For Details

CMS Proposes Overhaul to the Home Health Prospective Payment System in 2020

 Learn More about this proposal…

Medicaid and CHIP Payment & Access Commission (MACPAC) Publishes Update on Current Status of School-Based Services:

Read More on This Topic…

FDA Approves Telepractice Option for Cochlear Implants

Read the FDA News Release

See our General Resources at the bottom of the page to learn more about becoming an OSLHA Mentor!