Accurate payment for SLP services depends on compliance with payer guidelines (e.g., coverage, supervision) and the specific payment system (e.g., prospective payment, fee-for-service) relevant to the practice setting (e.g., inpatient, outpatient) in which the service is provided. This course will define and illustrate the interrelationship of these three professional elements, including their relevance to supervision requirements, and will provide resources for further assistance.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify and contrast multiple payer sources for SLP services.
- After this course, participants will be able to define and differentiate payment systems and practice settings for Medicare Part A, Part B (aka Original Medicare), and Part C (Medicare Advantage Plans).
- After this course, participants will be able to describe SLP supervision requirements with respect to multiple healthcare practice settings and payer sources.
|5-25 Minutes||Various payer sources for SLP services|
|25-45 Minutes||Payment systems and practice settings for Medicare Part A, Part B, and Part C|
|45-55 Minutes||SLP supervision requirements|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, is an expert in health care coding systems, compliance requirements, and billing practices for the field of speech-language pathology. She co-chairs ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee and the American Medical Association's Relative Value Update Committee/Health Care Professionals Advisory Committee and is an Expert Witness in the field of speech-language pathology for the United States Department of Justice Civil Division-Fraud Section. Dr. Nikjeh's professional career in the field of communication sciences and disorders spans four decades as a clinician, supervisor, researcher, educator, mentor, consultant, and an advocate of the profession. She has served on ASHA's Legislative Council and the Executive Board of the Council of State Association Presidents. She is a past-president of the Florida Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.
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