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Proposed Changes to Medicare Coverage for Speech-Generating Devices (SGDs)

Whether you are a clinician who works in AAC, have a family member who uses a communication device or are a device user, you should be aware of significant changes to Medicare coverage of Speech-Generating Devices (SGDs). These changes have forced users of Medicare-funded devices to be without their devices if they are hospitalized or admitted to a nursing home. Additional changes have been proposed that would limit Medicare funding to devices that have extremely limited functionality.

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A Letter from Barry Romich to the Secretary of Health and Human Services Regarding Changes to CMS Coverage for AAC Devices

4  September, 2014The Honorable Dr. Sylvia M. BurwellSecretary of Health and Human Services200 Independence Ave SWWashington, DC 20201 RE: Changes to CMS Coverage for Augmentative and Alternative Communication Devices Severely Limit          the Utility of these Crucial Devices Dear Madam Secretary: I am the Chairman of the Board and co-founder of the Prentke Romich Company (PRC), a small business in Wooster, Ohio.

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Noah Trembly selected for 18th Annual Edwin and Esther Prentke Distnguished Lecture Award

Ohio University student Noah Trembly has been selected to present the 18th Annual Edwin and Esther Prentke Distinguished Lecture at the 18th Annual American Speech-Language Hearing Association (AHSA) Convention in Orlando, FL. The award cover's Noah's expenses for the conference as well as an honorarium.

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Medicare Capped Rental Announcement

Medicare Capped Rental FAQ If your clients are covered by Medicare If you provide services to clients covered by Medicare, we want to be sure you are aware of upcoming changes to how speech generating devices (SGD) will be administered by Medicare. Effective April 1 of this year, Medicare will reimburse a SGD under a ‘capped rental’ category. This includes all six of the E-codes related to speech devices.

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PRC Introduces Accentâ„¢ 800 and Accentâ„¢ 800-D

A Portable New AAC Solution for Individuals with Speech DisabilitiesPortable and Powerful Device Makes Communicating and Connecting Fast and Easy Wooster, OH – December, 2013 - Prentke Romich Company (PRC), the leading developer of augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) technology for individuals with speech disabilities, recently announced the release of the Accent 800 and Accent 800-D Accent 800 and Accent 800-D are the smallest and most portable PRC devices that offer the

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