Pediatric Versus Adult Dysphagia Access to care for pediatric patients with dysphagia problems is generally still available through a number of funding sources. This stands in marked contrast to the Medicare reimbursement changes occurring with the adult population. The enactment of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 resulted in the introduction of Medicare ... Article
Article  |   October 01, 1998
Pediatric Versus Adult Dysphagia
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Article   |   October 01, 1998
Pediatric Versus Adult Dysphagia
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 1998, Vol. 7, 13-14. doi:10.1044/sasd7.3.13
SIG 13 Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), October 1998, Vol. 7, 13-14. doi:10.1044/sasd7.3.13
Access to care for pediatric patients with dysphagia problems is generally still available through a number of funding sources. This stands in marked contrast to the Medicare reimbursement changes occurring with the adult population. The enactment of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 resulted in the introduction of Medicare Part B Caps. This has brought the future access of care for adults to a crisis point. The speech-language pathologist working with the pediatric population would be prudent to attend to the changes affecting adults and safeguard pediatric access to care. Certainly legislation could be introduced to reduce pediatric care in the same fashion as that currently impacting the adult population.
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