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Separate SGDs from CRT Definition: Your Action Needed

The Issue

Presently, the Wisconsin Legislature is considering SB 381/AB 462.  This bill addresses Medicaid coverage and funding for a group of medical equipment items given the label “complex rehabilitation technology” (CRT).  The bill defines CRT and describes who identifies medical need for it and how it is distributed to Medicaid recipients. 
 

Cause for Concern

The concerns about this bill are the following:

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Enduring Access to SGDs: Your Action Needed

In 2014, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) stopped paying for eye gaze technologies, and classified speech generating devices (SGDs) in the category of durable medical equipment (DME) that was required to be rented for 15 months prior to purchase.  The “capped rental” requirement put Medicare recipients at risk of losing access to their device should they move to hospice, subject to the “place of use” limitation in the Medicare rules.  CMS said the “fix” needed to be done by Congress. <

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USSAAC Advocacy Alert: Medicare SGD Reporting

The issue:

SGD manufacturers have been giving heightened scrutiny to SLP reports for Medicare SGDs. Specifically, they have been raising questions about intended SGD uses outside the client's home. Out of home SGD use has never been a concern before. Obviously, SGDs are intended to be portable and come and go wherever the client's need to communicate will arise.

 

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SpeakUP Magazine - Spring 2017

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SpeakUP Magazine - March 2016

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SpeakUP Magazine - September 2015

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SpeakUP Magazine - April 2015

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