SLPs are the biggest advocates for their patients. We know they need the swallow study to guide our treatment. We have plenty of research to prove how vital these tests are. So, why are so many SLPs forced to go without?
We have to learn how to merge our clinical understanding of what our patients need with the financial understanding of what’s important to the people that we are asking to spend the money to make it happen.
Lyndsay Parker, MS, CCC-SLP is giving us the details on reimbursement and billing in the SNF setting to empower SLPs to advocate more effectively, gain the respect of their colleagues, and get the tools they need to do their job without begging every time a patient needs a FEES or MBSS.