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Medicaid versus Medicare

Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

March 26, 2021

What is the difference between Medicaid and Medicare?   Read More


Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)

Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 18, 2018

What are the two levels of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System?   Read More

  


Changes to Healthcare that Impact Rehabilitation

October 23, 2017

What are some of the current changes to the healthcare industry that will directly impact rehabilitation disciplines, especially speech-language pathology?   Read More

     


Medicare's Requirement for Swallowing Assessments

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

March 13, 2017

What does Medicare expect to see in a swallowing assessment?   Read More

   


Billing for One Evaluation

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

May 2, 2016

Why are there different evaluations for cognitive, versus voice, versus dysphagia, etc.? I have been told that I can just bill for one, and the others need to be stuck under treatment.   Read More

  


When to Re-evaluate a Patient in a SNF

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

April 11, 2016

What does it mean to “re-evaluate as needed” in terms of providing services to patients in skilled nursing facilities?   Read More

   


What is the OASIS?

Megan L. Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, M.A., CCC-SLP

February 3, 2016

What is the OASIS and who does it assess?   Read More

   


ICD-10 Code for Social-Pragmatic Disorder

Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 15, 2015

I have evaluated an adolescent who has a social pragmatic disorder. What is an appropriate ICD-9 code and what will the code be when using ICD-10?   Read More


ICD-9 Codes and CPT Codes

Rebecca Jarzynski, MS, CCC-SLP

January 5, 2015

What is the difference between ICD-9 and CPT codes?   Read More

 


Pediatric Assessment Code

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

September 8, 2014

If my speech and language testing for a 5-year-old child includes two 1-hour sessions on separate days plus a 45 minute additional session with the parents to explain results, how is this coded?   Read More

   


CPT Code for Cognitive Assessment

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 21, 2014

I am seeing a patient for a cognitive assessment. I used to use CPT 92506. What should I do now?   Read More

  


What are Skilled Services?

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

July 14, 2014

What are some examples of skilled services?   Read More