Alaska <br>  Speech-Language-Hearing <br>         Association

AKSHA Advocacy Information

Here you will find links to find your local, state and federal representatives.  We will post informaiton regarding pending legislation, issues, or changes that effect speech language and audiology services.  Check back often so you are an educated member and can advocate for services, reimbursement, and regulations.


Service delivery during school closure

The U.S. Department of Education published a "question and answer" document on March 12, 2020, regarding providing services for children with disabililies.

Questions and Answers from the U.S. Department of Education

https://www2.ed.gov/policy/speced/guid/idea/memosdcltrs/qa-covid-19-03-12-2020.pdf

U.S. Department of Education COVID-19 information page

https://www.ed.gov/coronavirus

Have you checked the ASHA website for information regarding the Coronavirus.  They have a page with updates and additional links of resources.

https://www.asha.org/About/Coronavirus-Updates/

ASHA Alaska regulations reference page

https://www.asha.org/advocacy/state/info/AK/

Telepractice regulations by commercial and Medicaid

http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/COVID-19-State-Medicaid-Telepractice-Policy-Tracking.pdf

https://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/COVID-19-Commercial-Insurance-Telepractice-Policy-Tracking.pdf


Alaska specific informaiton

Alaska Medicaid telemedicine therapy update

http://manuals.medicaidalaska.com/docs/updates.htm

Alaska expansion includes audiology

http://manuals.medicaidalaska.com/docs/dnld/Update_Temp_Expansion_of_Medicaid_Telemed_Coverage_Revised.pdf






LInk to your federal legislators

Senator LIsa Murkowski https://www.murkowski.senate.gov

Senator Dan Sullivan https://www.sullivan.senate.gov

Congressman Don Young https://donyoung.house.gov


Link to find your State of Alaska representatives

Interactive district map https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1hingVvzX3Rs2xnR5bB2EYV_jzOk&ll=57.55425448136699%2C-158.81583250000006&z=4

Alaska Senators http://akleg.gov/senate.php

Alaska House of Representatives http://akleg.gov/house.php



            
               

           

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