Advocacy 101: Provider Guidelines—Empowering the Consumer Building a working relationship is a worthwhile investment of time and energy. Certainly, the members of the Cincinnati Insurance Initiative (CII) would agree about this investment. In recent years, CII has traveled a long and sometimes bumpy road building relationships with insurance companies, employers that purchase insurance, and consumers. ... Article
Article  |   September 01, 2003
Advocacy 101: Provider Guidelines—Empowering the Consumer
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  • Patricia Gruver Fisher
    Tri-County Speech Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
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Fluency Disorders / Regulatory, Legislative & Advocacy / Articles
Article   |   September 01, 2003
Advocacy 101: Provider Guidelines—Empowering the Consumer
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, September 2003, Vol. 13, 16-18. doi:10.1044/ffd13.1.16
SIG 4 Perspectives on Fluency and Fluency Disorders, September 2003, Vol. 13, 16-18. doi:10.1044/ffd13.1.16
Building a working relationship is a worthwhile investment of time and energy. Certainly, the members of the Cincinnati Insurance Initiative (CII) would agree about this investment. In recent years, CII has traveled a long and sometimes bumpy road building relationships with insurance companies, employers that purchase insurance, and consumers. The most significant curve on this road has been the learning curve. Members of the CII decided to work as a unified group, rather than have individual voices addressing issues concerning coverage for speech treatment.
The following is a summation of the Learning Notes that help to build the working relationships necessary for successful grassroots advocacy with insurance companies, employer groups, and consumers.
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