American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
March 5, 2013

ASHA Online Chat on Medicare Therapy G-Codes Basics

Note: A transcript of the March 12, 2013, online chat is available by selecting "replay."

ASHA Special Interest Group 15, Gerontology is sponsoring a Live Online Chat on March 12, 2013, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m., EST, titled "G-codes Basics: What Do I Need to Know?"

This live chat is a special "Ask the Expert" event on G-code basics. The following experts will answer questions and provide information and resources for reporting claims:

  • Lisa Satterfield, MS, CCC-A, director, Health Care Regulatory Advocacy (ASHA)
  • Mary Van deKamp, MS, CCC-SLP, senior vice president of Clinical Operations, RehabCare

Live Online Chats are not available for CEUs.


The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 mandated a claims-based data collection strategy for reporting patient condition and outcomes. To comply with this mandate, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services established non-payable G-codes for reporting on claims for Medicare Part B beneficiaries receiving therapy services.

Claims that do not comply with the data reporting requirements will be returned unpaid beginning July 1, 2013. All providers of therapy services to Medicare Part B beneficiaries should ensure that they are in full compliance with reporting prior to the July 1, 2013, deadline.

ASHA Resources

For more information on the new reporting requirement, see ASHA's webpage on claims-based outcomes reporting for Medicare Part B therapy services or contact the Health Care Economics and Advocacy Team at

For information on the live online chat, please contact Gennith Johnson at

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