Medicare vs. Speech Generating Devices

Medicare is poised to decline payments for speech generating devices that do not meet their criteria. It’s not that they are dictating improved functionality. They actually expect features to be removed for certain SGDs to qualify for reimbursement. Features that: Facilitate training that can enhance a user’s functional use of the device; Allow video conferencing between the person […]

Want, Need, Just GOT to Have: An Ounce of Prevention

My mom used to laugh about my teen-age way of requesting purchases outside the family budget. I approached it in stages. First was Mom, I want … She typically heard me, but the request was largely ignored until I ramped it up to the more strongly stated Stage Two: Mom, I need … By this […]