Cincinnati Insurance Initiative: Grassroots Advocacy Speech-language pathologists from private practices, non-profit agencies, and hospital settings in the Cincinnati area began meeting informally in 1996 to discuss mutual problems and billing procedures relative to the nebulous, changing regulations of insurance coverage for communication disorders. For those professionals investing in this grassroots advocacy effort, the complex ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2003
Cincinnati Insurance Initiative: Grassroots Advocacy
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  • Diane Games
    Tri-County Speech Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Fluency Disorders / Regulatory, Legislative & Advocacy / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2003
Cincinnati Insurance Initiative: Grassroots Advocacy
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, September 2003, Vol. 13, 10-12. doi:10.1044/ffd13.1.10
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, September 2003, Vol. 13, 10-12. doi:10.1044/ffd13.1.10
Speech-language pathologists from private practices, non-profit agencies, and hospital settings in the Cincinnati area began meeting informally in 1996 to discuss mutual problems and billing procedures relative to the nebulous, changing regulations of insurance coverage for communication disorders. For those professionals investing in this grassroots advocacy effort, the complex world of managed care had become a major factor in the treatment of clients and in obtaining reimbursement for services. The professionals in the Cincinnati area collaborated on practice approaches by sharing information concerning how to obtain reimbursement and educating each other on office management strategies. However, a series of meetings in 1997 with representatives of a physician-run managed care organization in the Cincinnati area called Choice Care remain memorable. It was during these meetings that the terminology and philosophy of the managed care reimbursement system was explained and the reasons for our difficulties became clear.
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