ASHA's State Medicare Administrative Contractor (SMAC) Network
Problem: Medicare doesn't notify us until after they change a local policy
Solution: ASHA Members in Action! Learn how the State Medicare Administrative Contractor (SMAC) Network can help you!
What is the SMAC Network?
The mission of the State Medicare Administrative Contractor (SMAC) Network is to enhance and perpetuate the advocacy, leadership, and communication of ASHA members at the state level to influence administrative and public policy decisions that impact Medicare coverage and reimbursement of audiology and speech-language pathology services.
What do SMAC Network participants do?
SMAC Network participants are appointed by ASHA recognized state speech-language-hearing associations. They advocate for Medicare coverage and reimbursement of audiology and speech-language pathology services in the states.
The SMAC representative is responsible for establishing or enhancing effective links to medical directors, consultants, and key personnel with
- Medicare administrative contractors (MACs),
- Medicare regional office officials,
- state health agencies (certify Medicare facilities)
- consumer groups,
- and other related professionals.
How can the SMAC Network help me?
SMAC representatives serve as a resource to fellow audiologists and speech-language pathologists regarding compliance with local and national Medicare coverage and payment policies. Getting in touch with them is easy! Just find your state's representative(s) below and send them an e-mail with your questions or concerns. If your state does not have a representative, e-mail email@example.com instead.
How can I get involved?
For more information on becoming a representative to the SMAC Network, contact Lisa Satterfield, ASHA's Director of Health Care Regulatory Advocacy, at 800-498-2071, ext. 5671 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State Medicare Administrative Contractor Network Roster
The contact information was current at the time it was submitted to ASHA by the network representative.