Perspectives, SIG 5, Vol. 3, Part 2, 2018
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The articles address the coding system for health care billing relevant to speech-language pathology practice. Articles also address the role of the speech-language pathologist during velopharyngeal imaging assessments and implementation of a quality of life scale. Imaging methods, articulation analysis, speech sampling techniques, and clinical evaluation of velopharyngeal insufficiency-specific quality of life are outlined. Case studies are used to guide learning and illustrate how information from the evaluation impacts billing, patient quality of life, and collaboration between professionals for the assessment of velopharyngeal dysfunction.
You will be able to:
- describe the two billing coding systems (ICD-10-CM and CPT®)
- describe the basic guidelines for structuring articulation tasks during perceptual evaluation
- explain how to incorporate use of the VPI Effects on Life Outcome (VELO) in an established clinic