Medicare Coverage Policies: Speech-Language Pathology

There are many rules and regulations speech-language pathologists must follow in order to bill Medicare. The links below provide important speech-language pathology related coverage policies. Providers are responsible for understanding and being in compliance with both national and local policies.

National Coverage Policies

Local Coverage Determinations (LCDs)

LCDs are coverage guidelines developed by the local Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) to provide rules either for determination of coverage in absence of a national policy or for further clarification of a national policy. Providers should be aware of LCDs published by their local contractor.

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