Medicaid SGD Funding Update

Medicaid SGD Funding Update: Current Developments and Issues – Thursday, February 8, 2018

Part of the USSAAC Webinar Series

Presenter:  Lewis Golinker, Esq., is an advocate and attorney for people with complex communication needs. He has been serving this population for more than 35 years. He has worked to establish and protect Medicaid coverage for speech-generating devices (SGDs) as well as coverage through other health programs nationwide.

Moderated by: Amy Goldman

USSAAC Education Committee: Sarah Blackstone, Betsy Caporale, Gretchen Cole-Lade, Amy Goldman, Amanda Hettenhausen, Mike Hipple, Richard Hurtig, Stephanie Meehan, Wendy Quach, Lisa Timm

This webinar discussed current developments regarding the Medicaid program that relates to SGD coverage. It included a brief history of Medicaid SGD coverage and discussed several issues that affect present and possibly future SGD access by Medicaid recipients.

Learn About:
-The basis for Medicaid funding for SGDs
-Current Medicaid landscape related to SGD coverage
-SLP evaluations
-Managed care organizations that administer Medicaid for some recipients
-Medical need standards
-“Tablet computer” coverage issues arising from natural disasters
-Current SGD coverage and access impediments
-Advance registration is available to USSAAC members only as a benefit of membership. Only the first 100 attendees to log into the webinar will be guaranteed spots.

  • Administrative fees for ASHA CEUs are included in USSAAC membership fees. For non-members, the cost is $25.
  • This webinar was recorded and is available on this page after the webinar. ASHA CEUs are only available to those attending the live webinar.





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