American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

ASHA Thesaurus


The ASHA Thesaurus is a controlled vocabulary used to organize information in the fields of audiology and speech-language pathology.

Terms marked "(node label only)" are for classification only and should not be used for indexing. Non-preferred terms are in italics.



Professional practice activities and issues
Professional practice activities and issues
Advocacy
.. Coalitions
.. Consumer advocacy
.. Grassroots advocacy
... Take Action
.. Individual advocacy
.. Lobbying
.. Public policy
Competencies
.. Self-assessment (practice issues)
Complaints
Cost-effectiveness
Documentation
.. IEP
.. Individualized Family Service Plans
.. Medical records
... Orders
.. Patient / client reports
... Evaluation reports
... Patient discharge reports
... Patient progress notes
.. Prescriptions use Referral
.. Record retention
Employment (professional practice issues)
.. Benefits (employment)
.. Careers
.. Employer demands
.. Jobs (practice issues)
.. Multiskilling
.. Salaries
... Annual salaries
... Hourly salaries
... Pay differential
... Salary supplement
.. Supply and demand
... Shortage
.. Unions
.. Work/life balance
.. Workload
... Caseload
End of life
Equipment and supplies
.. Audiologic equipment and supplies (node label only)
... Audiograms
.. Calibration
.. Office equipment and supplies
.. Test materials
Ethics (Professional practice issues)
.. Abandonment
.. Competition
.. Confidentiality
.. Conflicts of interest
.. Misrepresentation
.. Patients' rights
.. Privacy
Evidence-based practice
.. Best practices
Forensics
.. Expert witness
Gender issues
Health care disparities
Jurisdiction
Legislation and regulation
.. Americans with Disabilities Act
.. Balanced Budget Act
... Prospective Payment System (Balanced Budget Act)
.... Home Health Prospective Payment System
.... In-patient Rehabilitation Prospective Payment System
.... Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System
.. Bilingual Education Act
.. Campaign finance reform
.. Civil Rights Act
.. Direct access
.. Direct billing
.. Early Hearing Detection and Intervention
.. English only (legislation)
.. Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
.. Government funding
... FIPSE
.. Health care reform
.. Higher Education Act
.. HIPAA
... National Provider Identifier
.. IDEA
... Due process
.. Medicare cap
.. MIPPA
.. No Child Left Behind
.. PL 94-142
.. Section 504
.. Stark law
.. Student loan forgiveness
.. Workers' compensation
Marketing (professional practice activities)
Practice management
.. Administrative support
.. Budgets
.. Quality management
Prevention
Private practice
.. Corporate speech-language pathology
Productivity
Professional consultation
Professional relationships (node label only)
.. Autonomy
.. Encroachment
.. Interdisciplinary teams
.. Referral
Professional titles
Recruitment
Reimbursement
.. Billing codes
... Current Procedural Terminology
.... Time-based coding
... G-codes
... HCPCS
... ICD-10
... ICD-9
.. EPSDT
.. Fees (practice issues)
.. Managed care
.. Medicaid
... State waiver programs
.. Medical necessity
.. Medicare
... Physician Quality Reporting Initiative
... Prospective Payment Systems
.. Private health insurance
.. SCHIP
.. Superbills
Retention
Risk management
.. Fraud
.. Liability
... Liability insurance
.. Malpractice
.. Negligence
Schools (practice issues) (node label only)
.. Cognitive referencing
.. Common Core State Standards
.. Disproportionate identification
.. Educational performance
.. Value-added assessment
Scope of practice (professional practice issues)
Service delivery
.. Duration (service delivery)
.. Eligibility
... Admission/discharge criteria
.. Frequency (service delivery)
Supervision
.. Performance evaluation
Telepractice


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