Professional Practice: From Salary Equivalency to the Prospective Payment System The long anticipated changes in the health care reimbursement field have finally arrived! These changes herald the most dramatic shifts in health care financing in several decades. The two-step process involves the introduction of Salary Equivalency (SE) followed several months later by the Prospective Payment System (PPS). It is ... Article
Article  |   May 01, 1998
Professional Practice: From Salary Equivalency to the Prospective Payment System
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Swallowing, Dysphagia & Feeding Disorders / Professional Practice
Article   |   May 01, 1998
Professional Practice: From Salary Equivalency to the Prospective Payment System
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), May 1998, Vol. 7, 6-9. doi:10.1044/sasd7.1.6
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), May 1998, Vol. 7, 6-9. doi:10.1044/sasd7.1.6
The long anticipated changes in the health care reimbursement field have finally arrived! These changes herald the most dramatic shifts in health care financing in several decades. The two-step process involves the introduction of Salary Equivalency (SE) followed several months later by the Prospective Payment System (PPS). It is essential, that speech-language pathologists as health care providers gain a rapid and thorough understanding of both payment systems. The clinician needs to understand and master SE while at the same time preparing for PPS. This article addresses the two payment systems and focuses on the common skill elements needed by to optimize their practice in either payment system.
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