Speech-Language Pathology Assistants & Medicare Patients

April 23, 2018
Rick Gawenda

Lately, I have been receiving questions regarding the use of speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in the treatment of Medicare beneficiaries and are those services provided by SLPAs billable to the Medicare program when provided under the supervision of a speech-language pathologist (SLP)?

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  1. Rick, what about Medicare plans administered by a commercial insurance? We receive Medicare patients through commercial Payers like Kaiser Permanente. In those cases, are we still required to comply with Medicare guidelines such as this one for SLPA’s?