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SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2000, Vol. 10, 21. doi:10.1044/nnsld10.1.21
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, April 2000, Vol. 10, 21. doi:10.1044/nnsld10.1.21
Each year at the ASHA Legislative Council (LC) meeting in November, after extensive information review and even more extensive debate, the LC drafts 4–6 Focused Initiatives which are then sent to the Executive Board. These Initiatives are selected as reflecting the most important tasks ASHA must accomplish for the following year. Funding decisions for legislative and regulatory advocacy and allotment of the National Office staff time are based on which Focused Initiatives are selected.
During the past two years, elimination of the Medicare $1,500 cap was one of the selected Initiatives. The results were spectacular. Focusing ASHA’s time, funds, and energy forced a change on what was supposed to be an immovable barrier, the Balanced Budget Act.
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