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10/04/21

UHC Community Plan Revises SLP Coverage Determination Guideline

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Community Plan has revised their Speech Language Pathology Services Coverage Determination Guideline. QuestionWhat is the effective date of the revised policy? Answer QuestionWhat state(s) does the revised policy apply to? Answer QuestionWhat are some of the topics discussed in the policy? Answer QuestionHow can I access the revised policy? Answer I hope you found this article informative and helpful. Thank you for being a Gold Member! All material posted on our website is intellectual property of Gawenda Seminars & Consulting, Inc. and can’t be used, reproduced, or posted as your own material without prior written approval of Gawenda

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04/20/21

UHC Community Plan Revises SLP Coverage Determination Guideline

UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Community Plan has issued a revised Speech Language Pathology Services Coverage Determination Guideline (CDG). The effective date of this revised CDG is May 1, 2021 and only applies to the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin. To access the revised policy, click I hope you found this article helpful. Thank you for being a Gold Member.

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07/29/20

Hospitals: Providing Services Remotely versus Telehealth

With the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) expansion of telehealth services as well as their Hospital Without Walls initiative, many hospitals are confused on the differences between providing outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services remotely versus via telehealth and how to complete the UB-04 claim form. I published an article on June 18, 2020 explaining the differences between the two and how to do the billing for each type of service. Now, CMS has provided additional clarification on providing outpatient physical, occupational and speech therapy services remotely versus via telehealth and explains how to do the billing

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07/27/20

July 2020 Telehealth Updates

With the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services extending the Public Health Emergency (PHE) due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many private practices as well as facilities and organizations want to know what does this mean for the extension of providing outpatient therapy services via telehealth. In this article, I will provide updates on outpatient therapy services delivered via telehealth for the traditional Medicare Part B program and some of the larger national insurance carriers. Medicare (Traditional) Aetna Anthem BCBS of Colorado Anthem BCBS of Connecticut Anthem BCBS of Georgia Anthem BCBS of Indiana Anthem BCBS of Kentucky

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