The Impact of Salary Equivalency on Dysphagia Delivery in Long-Term Care Settings Health care is changing as never before. There are many forces impacting on health care seemingly almost at once (e.g., salary equivalency, prospective payment, and managed care). Each one in itself would be enough to exact major change. However, the combined effect is phenomenal. The purpose of this article ... Article
Article  |   November 01, 1997
The Impact of Salary Equivalency on Dysphagia Delivery in Long-Term Care Settings
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  • Pete Johnson
    NovaCare, Inc.
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Article   |   November 01, 1997
The Impact of Salary Equivalency on Dysphagia Delivery in Long-Term Care Settings
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), November 1997, Vol. 6, 7-8. doi:10.1044/sasd6.3.7
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), November 1997, Vol. 6, 7-8. doi:10.1044/sasd6.3.7
Health care is changing as never before. There are many forces impacting on health care seemingly almost at once (e.g., salary equivalency, prospective payment, and managed care). Each one in itself would be enough to exact major change. However, the combined effect is phenomenal. The purpose of this article is to address only one of the reimbursement issues that will impact contracting therapists practicing dysphagia therapy in this country—salary equivalency (SE). It is assumed that SE will be the first of the above forces influencing dysphagia therapy. It is possible, however, that prospective payment may control your practice as much as SE, in the same time frame. For example, many skilled nursing facilities will begin to transmit minimum data set (MDS) data as early as December 1997. It is important now to examine the impact of SE to the treatment of dysphagia patients at this time.
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