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Saturday, August 23, 2014

URGENT: Contact Congress-person before Monday!

Contact your members of Congress before Monday, August 25 and ask them to sign on to a letter addressing all of the policies limiting SGD access (it's easy at this link): 
Help Protect SGD Access for Medicare Patients

Medicare Delays September 1 Speech-Generating Device Policies
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Pricing, Data Analysis and Coding (PDAC) Contractor announced that they are delaying the policies from the “Coverage Reminder” that requires speech-generating devices (SGDs) to undergo product approval and reclassification. Additionally, the announcement indicated that any recent reclassifications of SGD products are rescinded until the code verification of all SGD products is completed...

Read more on the issue from ASHA, HERE.

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