Section 455.33 - Speech and hearing therapy

455.33 Speech and hearing therapy. This functional reporting center must contain all expenses associated with the utilization of modalities and tests of speech and hearing therapy and rehabilitation nursing in a coordinated and integrated program of services under the direction and prescription of a physician. Additional activities include but are not limited to the following: evaluation by conducting diagnostic tests; consultations, prescriptions, and carrying out prescriptions; assisting patients with personal needs; and participation in discharge coordination as required by code.

(a) Standard unit of measure: number of treatments. Count the number of treatments for each modality or procedure provided to a patient. When a combination of modalities and procedures is provided, the count shall include the individual modality(ies) and procedure(s).

(b) Data source. The number of treatments shall be obtained by an actual count maintained by the speech and hearing therapy department.
 

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