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Washington Updates: Health Policy, Coding & Reimbursement

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Presenters: Laurie Alban Havens, M.A., CCC-SLP, Sarah Warren, M.A., Neela Swanson, B.A.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2018

UPDATED Location:
East Meadow High School Auditorium
101 Carman Avenue 
East Meadow, NY 11554

: 5:30pm
Workshop: 5:45pm-9:00pm

Earn .3 CEUs (ASHA and AAA)

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This program is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs Intermediate Level: Professional Area

LISHA is approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of .3 CEUs. Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.


FinancialLaurie Alban Havens, is an ASHA salaried employee.

Non-Financial - Laurie Alban Havens, is a member of ASHA.


Financial – Sarah Warren, is an ASHA salaried employee.

Non-Financial – Sarah Warren, has no non-financial relationship to disclose.


Financial – Neela Swanson, is an ASHA salaried employee.

Non-Financial – Neela Swanson, is an Author of for-sale ASHA products and receives no compensation for sales.


East Meadow High School Auditorium
101 Carman Avenue 
East Meadow, NY 11554

Workshop Coordinators:

Melissa Kreuder, M.A. CCC-SLP
Denise McKeon, M.S., CCC-SLP
Co-Vice Presidents


This session will focus broadly on reimbursement and coverage policy impacting audiologists and speech-language pathologists. Specific attention will be provided to Medicare and Medicaid policy as well as a providing detailed focus on coding and reimbursement issues and best practices. Participants will receive an update on what’s new in coding and health care payment policy in 2018 as well as information on what policy changes are taking effect across various payer systems. Bring your coding and payment questions!


Laurie Alban Haven has experience both as a reimbursement and coverage expert and as a speech-language pathologist. She is ex-officio to ASHA’s Medicaid committee, facilitator to ASHA’s State Advocates for Reimbursement network, and liaison to the health task force of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities, as advocacy group comprised of over 100 organizations. With education in health care administration as well as speech-language pathology, her previous experience includes employment as a compliance officer, reimbursement consultant, skilled facility administrator, and speech-language pathologist.

Sarah Warren, MA, is the Director of Health Care Policy, Medicare at ASHA. In this role she supports ASHA’s membership through responding to member inquiries, anticipating Medicare payment policy trends, and commenting on Medicare’s proposed policies. She has worked on health care payment policy for more than 10 years. Prior to joining ASHA, Ms. Warren represented inpatient rehabilitation facilities at the American Medical Rehabilitation Providers Association (AMRPA) and physical therapists at the American Physical Therapy Association.

Neela Swanson, BA, is ASHA’s director of health care policy for coding and reimbursement. She serves as a resource for ASHA members regarding coding and reimbursement issues that affect their daily practice. She works with the ASHA Health Care Economics Committee, the American Medical Association CPT Editorial Panel and Relative Value Update Committee, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, ASHA members, and other specialty societies on Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) and International Classification of Diseases (ICD) coding issues related to audiology and speech-language pathology. 

**LISHA speaker selection does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or procedures. We reserve the right to substitute speakers due to circumstances beyond our control.**

Learning Objectives

Participants will:  
1.  Describe basic ICD-10 and CPT coding principles and guidelines. 
2.  Identify appropriate coding and payment resources. 
3.  Describe the differences between Medicare and Medicaid. 


5:30-5:45 Registration

5:45-6:45 Medicaid

     • Introduction and Disclosures

     • Recent Trends in Medicaid Coverage

     • New York Specific Developments 

     • Medicaid Waiver Challenges

     • Questions and Answers

6:45-7:45 Medicare

     • Introduction and Disclosures

     • Recent Trends in Medicare Coverage

     • Enrollment & Compliance Requirements

     • Upcoming Changes to Medicare

     • Questions and Answers

7:45-8:00 Break

8:00-9:00 Coding

     • Introduction and Disclosures

     • Coding and Payment Rules and Tools

     • What’s New in Coding & Payment Policy for 2018

     • Questions and Answers


Confirmation of registration can be obtained at or E-mail at


Please note: Registrants will receive a certificate of completion when the course has been successfully completed.
If you wish to receive ASHA CEUs, you must complete the CEU form and hand it in at the completion of the workshop.


PowerPoint/Handouts: Presentations will be emailed to confirmed attendees, 72 hours prior to the workshop. There will be no internet access at the venue to download handouts. You will need to either print a copy or download the file to a computer, tablet or phone before the workshop.

Paper handouts will NOT be available at the workshop.







May 1st, 2018 5:30 PM   through   9:00 PM
101 Carman Avenue
East Meadow High School
East Meadow, NY 11554
United States
Event Fee(s)
Free Event to Members (You must sign in for this to be FREE) $ 50.00

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