The Aphasia Corner

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Medicare Capped Rental: What is it and how does it affect me?

The speech-language community is buzzing with talk about a new term, “capped rental.” You may have heard from a colleague or peer that capped rental is going to impact Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) devices. While this is true, we are here to help clarify what this change means for you and your clients.

New CMS Rules for 2013 Mandate Face-to-Face Visit for SGDs

Patients’ speech conditions must be documented by physician prior to purchase 

In recent months, we’ve been monitoring potential changes to Medicare’s requirements for covering speech-generating devices (SGDs).

Helping Clear Confusion Around Medicare Caps and Speech-Generating Devices

Changes — or perceived changes — to an already complex healthcare system can bring uncertainty and confusion. This is what happened recently when beneficiaries received letters from Medicare outlining payment caps for patients receiving speech therapy services.

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