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2024 Coding and Payment Update for Speech-Language Pathologists (On Demand Webinar) (PD102852)

Presenter(s): Duane V Trahan, MS, CCC-SLP; Wendy LeBorgne, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

In this webinar, members of ASHA’s Health Care Economics Committee explain and discuss key 2024 coding and health care payment updates for SLPs. Topics include new CPT codes for caregiver training, relevant updates to ICD-10 diagnosis codes, the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, and common coding and billing challenges and solutions. The speakers will present scenarios across a variety of settings and patient populations to illustrate how SLPs should apply coding and payment principles for proper claim submissions.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Discuss how to correctly use the new caregiver training CPT codes 
  • Discuss the 2024 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule, including payment changes 
  • Discuss in-depth clinical coding and billing scenarios


  • Introduction (5 min.)
  • 2024 Medicare Fee Schedule Updates (10 min.)
  • ICD-10 Updates for 2024 (5 min.)
  • Coding & Billing for Cognition and Language (15 min.)
  • Practical Coding & Billing Scenarios for Cognition and Language (10 min.)
  • Audience Q&A  (10 min.)
  • New Caregiver Training CPT Codes (30 min.)
  • Practical Coding & Billing Scenarios New Caregiver Training CPT Codes (15 min.)
  • Audience Q&A (15 min.)
  • Closing (5 min.)

Presenter Information

Duane Trahan, MS, CCC-SLP, is a member of the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee and is the lead speech pathologist in the DOHNS at University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). He is a co-founder and director of Facial Nerve Rehabilitation of the UAB Facial Nerve Multidisciplinary Clinic. He has served in an administrative capacity in a variety of settings, including skilled nursing facilities, in-patient rehabilitation and acute care, and outpatient settings. He is heavily engaged in multidisciplinary education and training for dysphagia and communication-related issues related to head and neck surgery. Clinically, his areas of focus are oropharyngeal and esophageal dysphagia, head and neck cancer and functional outcomes, and facial nerve deficits and impact on communication.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of ASHA Health Care Economics Committee 

Wendy LeBorgne, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a sought-after voice pathologist, international speaker, best-selling author, and master-class clinician regarding vocal wellness and vocal athletes. Dr. LeBorgne actively presents on the professional voice and vocal wellness. She is an associate professor at Mount St. Joseph University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in their speech pathology program. She also serves on ASHA's Health Care Economics Committee.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • Member of ASHA Health Care Economics Committee

Assessment Type

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 and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Content origination date: February 23, 2024
End date: February 25, 2025

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).

Additional ASHA Resources

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102852
Available Through: February 25, 2025