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Ethical Considerations for Voice and Upper Airway Clinicians (WEBS0320317)

Presenter(s): Sandra A. Schwartz, Dee Adams Nikjeh, and Katherine McConville
Course Description

These Perspectives (SIG 3) articles address ethical considerations for voice and upper airway clinicians. Speech language pathologists are responsible to conduct clinical and business activities ethically, legally, and with a high level of integrity. Billing questions and reimbursement issues that often arise related to ever-changing insurance regulations and Medicare guidelines will be addressed. Additionally, factors that guide ethical decision-making to determine what comprises medically necessary voice therapy that involves or targets singing voice will be presented.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • describe differences among error, waste, negligence, abuse, and fraud
  • discuss frequently encountered misconceptions related to clinical regulations and/or billing for clinical services related to voice evaluation and/or voice therapy.
  • discuss key factors that distinguish voice therapy approaches from singing lessons within the context of ethical principles

Ethics Professional Development Requirement

This course counts toward the ASHA certification maintenance professional development requirement for Ethics. See more courses that count toward this requirement or read more about professional development requirements for certification maintenance.

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 1.5
ASHA CEU*: 0.15
Item #(s): WEBS0320317
Available Through: September 03, 2023