PDE Educational Specialist Certification
Register for a Webinar presented by the PDE that explains how you can obtain the new PDE Educational Specialist Certification.
Medicare Outpatient Therapy Cap
Tell Congress to support the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2015, S. 539/ H.R. 775, legislation that would repeal the Medicare outpatient therapy caps and ensure Medicare patients continue to have access to medically necessary speech-language pathology, occupational therapy, and physical therapy services. A repeal of the Medicare therapy caps should also be included in any Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) reform package.
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Education Specialist Certification for Speech-Language Pathologists in the Schools.. Read more
Bill signing for the updated licensure act.
PSHA reprsentatives in the photo are Anne Gilberston, Emily Katzaman and David Tive.
Action Alert: Help Protect SGD Access for Medicare Patients
Speech-language pathologists are needed to garner support for a letter opposing Medicare’s SGD regulations! Read more.
Questions Asked Concerning the New Licensure Law.
Pennsylvania Bill Becomes Our New Licensure Law
On June 26, 2014 the House of Representatives passed the final version of our new licensure act, Senate Bill 137. It went to the Senate on June 30, 2014 and passed unanimously. The bill was then sent to the Governor on June 30, 2014 which was subsequently approved and signed on July 2, 2014. Our bill is now Act 106 of 2014! Read more.
Medicare changes to funding speech generating devices (SGDs). For reliable and accurate information on this topic, click here.
If you provide SGD-related services to Medicare beneficiaries, please consider completing the brief survey. Survey data will be used to formulate a response to recent announcements from CMS regarding changes to the way Medicare funds SGDs.
Talking Points and Sample Letter - To Take Action