DHCS Releases Official Announcement Regarding New and Less Restrictive Billing Requirements for Certain Credentialed Speech-Language Pathologists

The California Department of Health Care Services (DHCS) recently released a Policy and Procedure Letter (PPL) outlining the passage of State Plan Amendment (SPA) 05-010, which removes supervision requirements for certain credentialed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP). The California Speech-Language-Hearing Association (CSHA) has also released a summary of the new PPL to its members, analysis...

Determining Which Speech-Language Credentialed Providers Require Supervision to Bill Under the California LEA Billing Option Program

Following the approval of California State Plan Amendment (SPA) 05-010, supervision is no longer required for Local Education Agency (LEA) providers holding a preliminary or professional clear credential in speech-language pathology to bill eligible assessments and treatments under the LEA Billing Option program. This guide is intended to help LEA coordinators determine how SPA 05-010 will affect...

Speech-Language Equivalency – Closed in December 2011

Summary In California, speech-language equivalency refers to an opinion issued by the state Attorney General in 2006 acknowledging that certain types of credentialed speech language pathologists (SLPs) were equivalent to the federal standard for speech pathologists, and the efforts made to incorporate this equivalency by removing restrictive billing requirements on credentialed SLPs participating...

California Attorney General Opinion No. 06-1011: Speech-Language Equivalency

In November 2006 California Attorney General, Bill Lockyer, issued an opinion on the equivalency of preliminary and clear credentialed speech-language pathologists to federal standards governing Medicaid reimbursement to speech pathologists. Read the California Attorney General Opinion on Speech Equivalency Nov 30 2006...

California Assembly Bill No. 2837 (AB 2837) – 2006

An act to add Section 44265.3 to the Education Code, and to amend Section 14132.06 of the Welfare and Institutions Code, relating to speech-language pathologists, and declaring the urgency thereof, to take effect immediately. This bill was a foundational document in establishing speech-language equivalency in California for credentialed SLPs. Read AB 2837 LEA Speech Language Pathologists...