A memorandum [PDF] from the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense to the Army, Navy, and Air Force recognized ASHA as a clinical certification board, thus allowing the ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) as a qualification to receive Non-Physician Health Care Provider Board Certified Pay (NPBCP). NPBCP is prescribed by Title 37, United States Code, to ensure the highest quality of health care is provided to Department of Defense beneficiaries. The specialty pay, ranging from $2,000 to $5,000 a year, is offered to audiologists and speech-language pathologists who are active duty officers in the Army, Navy, or Air Force. Any active duty audiologist or speech-language pathologist with current CCCs should contact the local finance, military pay, or personnel support office responsible for servicing payroll for information about NPBCP.
For more information, contact Lisa Satterfield, ASHA's director of health care regulatory advocacy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.