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Presenter(s): A Collaborative Project of ASHA Professional Development and SIG 13, Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia)
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: Speech-language pathologists working in health care are faced with many challenges, including an ever-changing reimbursement and regulatory landscape and varied patient population. These challenges require ongoing education and training, as well as knowledge of evidence-based practices and appropriate roles and responsibilities. This self-study addresses issues that SLPs working with dysphagia need to consider so that they can help their patients achieve the best possible clinical outcomes. The course begins with a discussion of the role of the SLP in addressing cough and then delves into a further discussion of sensory processing and how that may affect swallowing. It continues with a detailed description of issues the SLP must consider in long-term care settings and when providing palliative care. SLPs working with individuals with dysphagia can use this information to improve services and advocate for their role in the challenging health care environment.
Presenter(s): Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This course provides an overview of the documentation requirements for Medicare reimbursement for dysphagia-related services, including evaluation, treatment plans, treatment notes, progress notes, discharge summaries, and common diagnostic and procedure codes. The speaker discusses frameworks – including the SMART and International Classification of Functioning, Disability, and Health (ICF) frameworks – to help focus treatment plans on meaningful, measureable, and functional goals, giving examples of long- and short-term goals. The course also includes tips for streamlining documentation and suggestions for documenting progress to show skilled service.
Presenter(s): Michelle S. Bourgeois, PhD, CCC-SLP; Tammy Hopper, PhD, CCC-SLP; Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP; Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 5.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.55
Summary: This course includes five recorded sessions from the 2016 online conference “Maximizing Functional Outcomes for Patients With Dementia.” These sessions focus on key components of functional assessment and treatment of dementia within the constraints of current service delivery models. The conference included a total of 13 sessions, with the broad goal of describing a range of evidence-based clinical care techniques to get to the heart of patient-centered dementia care.
Presenter(s): Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP; Neela Swanson, BA
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This on demand webinar covers the latest speech-language pathology CPT and ICD-10 coding and payment updates and provides a targeted review of the 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and its impact on payment for speech-language pathology services. Speakers review key health care payment compliance guidelines related to coding, billing, and supervision as well as tackle complex coding, payment, claims, and compliance scenarios submitted by clinicians throughout the year.
Presenter(s): Allison Biever, AuD, CCC-A; Nanette Thompson, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session illustrates how telehealth/telepractice can enable professionals to make their services more easily accessible to clients with cochlear implants who are in poor health or live in remote areas where travel is a challenge. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
Presenter(s): Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This on demand webinar explains Medicare's definition of and requirements for skilled maintenance therapy compared with skilled restorative-based care. The speaker discusses the regulatory history and landscape changes related to Medicare coverage of skilled maintenance services. The speaker then provides guidance on best practices for developing maintenance treatment plans and documenting skilled care.
Presenter(s): Neela Swanson, BA; Wendy DeLeo LeBorgne, PhD, CCC-SLP
Credit(s): PDHs: 2.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.2
Summary: This course provides a foundation of practical coding knowledge to help SLPs accurately submit payment claims. The course reviews diagnosis and procedure coding fundamentals, including the important rules and tools to help avoid common pitfalls. Speakers explore real-world coding and claims case studies and provide strategies you can use to navigate your own unique scenarios.
Credit(s): PDHs: 6.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.6
Summary: This journal self-study course compares language performance in children with and without cochlear implants from preschool to 6th grade. The articles examine levels of language from phonology to prosody, offering insights into areas of strength and weakness as well as clinical directions. The first article examines consonant acquisition patterns based on hearing exposure. The second and third articles compare morphosyntactic, lexical, and phonological awareness profiles, the effect of literacy on each language skill, and types of errors produced in school-age children with and without cochlear implants. The fourth article explores differences in word-learning strategies that could affect lexical development and offers clinical suggestions based on these findings. The final article explores children’s abilities to discriminate emotional intent based on suprasegmental characteristics in the speech signal.
Presenter(s): Blair Richlin, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS AVEd, TSSLD
Credit(s): PDHs: 0.5, ASHA CEUs*: 0.05
Summary: This session is a case study that focuses on patients and families with diagnosed hearing loss and additional disabilities who participated in aural habilitation/rehabilitation and speech/language intervention focusing on development of listening and spoken language skills with support of alternative and augmentative communication (AAC).
Presenter(s): Caroline Arnedt, AuD; Kelly Nichols Starr, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT
Credit(s): PDHs: 1.0, ASHA CEUs*: 0.1
Summary: This session will discuss listening and spoken language skills assessments for accurate diagnosis of auditory neuropathy in children as well as various treatment options and considerations, including cochlear implantation. This course is a recorded session from the 2019 online conference “Audiology 2019: Cochlear Implants.”
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