American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA)

Reducing Fraud and Abuse

The skyrocketing cost of health care—including the cost of fraud and abuse within federal health care systems—is a primary concern addressed by the ACA. Some examples of how the law seeks to reduce fraud and abuse include:

Audiologists and speech-language pathologists should review their documentation and coding policies and refer to ASHA’s coding resources, guidelines, and policy statements for assistance in preparing claims. Numerous resources, including Medicare coding rules for audiology and speech-language pathology services, are available on the ASHA's Medicare Coverage website.

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