|SGD Funding General Resources|
A. SGDs are Medically Necessary Treatment for Severe Communication Impairments
Medical Professional Society Letters Supporting SGDs as effective treatment and medically necessary items for individuals with severe dysarthria, apraxia, and aphasia
American Medical Association
Ř Link to: AMA Letter
Ř Link to: AAN Letter 1
Ř Link to: AAN Letter 2
Ř Link to: AAN Letter 3
Ř Link to: AAPMR Letter
American Speech Language Hearing Association
Ř Link to: ASHA Letter
United Cerebral Palsy Research & Education Foundation
Ř Link to: UCPA REF Letter
Review of professional literature (through 1999) describing effectiveness of SGD use by individuals with severe communication impairments:
American Speech Language Hearing Association memorandum supporting SGDs as effective treatment and medically necessary items for individuals with Aphonia.
Ř Link to: Steve White Memo, June 2000
Ř Link to: SGD & SGD Related Items HCPCS Codes Table
C. Description of Speech Generating Device “Coding”
Ř Link to: Speech Generating Device “Coding” Memorandum
D. Medicare SGD Fee Schedule
E. Medicare SLP Services Fee Schedule
This information was taken from the ASHA web page.
Note: rates may vary slightly from state to state.
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