Cognitive Treatment: Is It Covered?

Reimbursement policies for SLP-provided cognitive assessment and treatment depend on payer, facility, patient’s diagnosis and type of treatment.

from ASHA

Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat communication difficulties related to many causes, including cognitive deficits resulting from conditions such as dementia, stroke and traumatic brain injury. Although assessment and treatment of cognitive deficits are clearly in SLPs’ scope of practice, some public and private payers are putting up roadblocks to reimbursement for these services.

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