This session discusses the changes to reimbursement and coverage stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic and related public health emergency (PHE). The speaker addresses ASHA advocacy initiatives and changes in policy related to telehealth as well as other key aspects of coverage, reimbursement, and policy requirements during the PHE. Additional topics include workforce changes, HIPAA flexibilities, state variations in PHE declarations, and variations with different payers in different health care settings. The session discusses payer-specific advocacy, policy developments, and outcomes as well as next steps and what to expect in the future.
This course is a recorded session from the "2022 ASHA Health Care Summit: Grand Rounds in COVID-19 Rehab" online conference.
You will be able to:
- Identify the major changes to coverage and reimbursement during the COVID-19 pandemic
- Explain ASHA's advocacy initiatives related to telehealth across health care settings
- Advocate for improved telehealth coverage with various payers
View all courses from the 2022 ASHA Health Care Summit: Grand Rounds in COVID-19 Rehab online conference.
Tim Nanof, MSW, is ASHA's
Director of Health Care and Education Policy. He leads the Health Care &
Education Policy Team, which is focused on reimbursement and regulatory issues
related to Medicare, Medicaid, private insurance, education, and other federal
programs. Nanof is the staff ex-officio to the ASHA Health Care Economics
Committee and provides leadership related to ASHA's policy development efforts
across settings. Before coming to ASHA, he was the American Occupational
Therapy Association's Director of Federal Affairs for 8 years.
Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.
To earn continuing education credit, you must complete the learning assessment by August
Program History and CE Information
conference dates: June 8–20, 2022
Content origination date: June 8, 2022
End date: August 18, 2024
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).