Medically Complex Patients: Coverage of and Payment for SLP Services
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of and payment for SLP services for patients with complex medical conditions
requires SLPs to navigate provider guidelines and payment systems related to
multiple sites of service and multiple episodes of care. SLPs must also exhibit
professional mastery of the principles of clinical decision-making pertaining
to a continuum of care from intensive skilled treatment to maintenance intervention
and termination of SLP care. This session presents critical information to
support accurate payment for SLP services provided to patients with complex
medical conditions. The speakers share a pediatric and an adult case scenario
and provide useful resources.
is a recorded session from the 2021 online conference “Maximizing Outcomes for
Medically Complex Patients of All Ages.”
You will be able
- define payment systems (e.g., prospective, fee-for-service), practice settings (e.g., acute care, outpatient), and payer sources related to the continuum of care for patients with complex medical conditions
- articulate differences between skilled and maintenance intervention compared to unskilled services
- describe episodes of care and discharge criteria
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