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MEDICARE UPDATE

*G-Codes discontinued for Medicare Part B patients

  • As of January 1, 2019 G-Codes will no longer be a required part of documentation for patients under Medicare Part B payer source.
  • Medicare Advantage plans, private insurers, and state Medicaid agencies might continue to use G codes even though CMS is eliminating them for Medicare. Check with each payer source individually until further notice.
  • Letters are being sent to these payers by ASHA to inform them that the requirements have been rescinded by Medicare and encouraging them to do the same.

* New SNF Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM) Finalized

  • Effective October 1, 2019 – Training will available through many avenues between now and then.

Check back here as new resources and information are available and refer to CMS’s new PDPM homepage for always up to date information on the subject: https://www.cms.gov/medicare/medicare-fee-for-service-payment/snfpps/pdpm.html

 

Have a question about these topics or any other Medicare policies?

Email office@lsha.org between November 28th and December 3rd to have your questions addressed during the next State Advocates for Medicare Policy meeting. 

 

Vision Statement            
LSHA's Vision is to be the unifying force for speech-language pathologists and audiologists to make effective communication-- a human right-- accessible and achievable for all in the state of Louisiana.

Mission Statement
The mission of the Louisiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association (LSHA) is to:
1. Serve individuals in the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.
2. Advocate for services provided to individuals with speech, language and hearing needs.
3. Establish and promote professional development and high ethical and professional standards.
4. Provide programs and services that meet members' needs.

 

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