Welcome To NCSHLA

The Voice of Speech, Hearing and Language Professionals in
North Carolina

NCSHLA promotes the professional practice of the speech, language and hearing sciences, advocates and serves as the voice of the profession, and works to enhance the lives of communicatively impaired citizens in North Carolina.

Posted On: 2017-05-18 13:44

Representatives Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) and John Larson (D-CT) and Senators Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) have introduced the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act (H.R. 2465/S. 1132). The legislation builds on the Steve Gleason Act of 2015 to permanently fix Medicare's policy that limits access to speech-generating devices (SGDs).

Take action now to ask your members of Congress to sign on to this important legislation.

Posted On: 2017-05-22 11:33

David Shulkin, MD, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, has suggested the need to eliminate routine care from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in order to better address access to care for wounded veterans. Secretary Shulkin listed audiology services, specifically services for hearing aids, as falling under the category of "routine" health care. Although there are currently no proposals in place, Congress needs to hear that high quality audiologic care for our nation's veterans is anything but routine.

Posted On: 2017-05-24 11:35

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued several proposed annual Medicare payment rules for fiscal year (FY) 2018, including inpatient and long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) [PDF], skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) [PDF], and inpatient rehabilitation facilities (IRFs) [PDF].

Posted On: 2017-06-09 13:13

Medicaid providers may receive notice from the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) that they have been randomly chosen for an audit of services provided Medicaid or N.C. Health Choice beneficiaries. But providers may not understand what that means.