Medicare Funding for AAC Devices This article is intended to provide a brief overview of the Medicare program and to alert speech-language pathologists that Medicare is a viable source of funding for ACC devices. Medicare is the nation's largest health care funding program. It is the primary source of health care funding for all ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 1998
Medicare Funding for AAC Devices
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  • Lewis Golinker
    Medicare AAC Device Funding Policy Reform United Cerebral Palsy Associations Ithaca, NY
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Article   |   May 01, 1998
Medicare Funding for AAC Devices
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, May 1998, Vol. 7, 11-12. doi:10.1044/aac7.2.11
SIG 12 Perspectives on Augmentative and Alternative Communication, May 1998, Vol. 7, 11-12. doi:10.1044/aac7.2.11
This article is intended to provide a brief overview of the Medicare program and to alert speech-language pathologists that Medicare is a viable source of funding for ACC devices.
Medicare is the nation's largest health care funding program. It is the primary source of health care funding for all Americans age 65 and older and it also is an important source of funding for persons with disabilities of any age. Because there are people in both of these populations who have significant expressive communication disabilities, Medicare should be considered as a funding source for their augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices.
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