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Speech-Language Pathology in Home Health

Speech-language pathology is a home health qualifying skilled service. Refer to The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Medicare Benefit Policy Manual (CMS Pub. 100-02, Ch. 7, § 40.2.3)External PDF for coverage information.

New requirements were mandated in the Calendar Year 2011 Final Rule for therapy services provided in the home health setting for episodes beginning on or after April 1, 2011. These were published in Medicare Learning Network (MLN) Matters article, MM7374. In addition, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published FAQs on this topic.

Updated: 07.30.12


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