Medicare & Medicade, A National Issue

Medicare & Medicade, A National Issue

For example: Medicare will not cover tablet devices for communication even though they can be “locked” and dedicated as a Speech Generating Device Only. Wyoming Medicaid does not cover any form of Speech Generating Device of any kind in its fee for service or State Plan Medicaid. Logic fails to explain how in an effort to contain costs, augmentative speech devices costing as much as $8500 are still purchased when universal technology and apps can be purchased for under $1500. Due to policy restrictions, providers are forced to choose more complicated devices when simple applications and tablets would suffice.


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July 21, 2015

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