Public Policy and You Do You Know Where Your Funding Is? Article
Article  |   December 01, 2000
Public Policy and You
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Article   |   December 01, 2000
Public Policy and You
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2000, Vol. 10, 29. doi:10.1044/nnsld10.4.29
SIG 2 Perspectives on Neurophysiology and Neurogenic Speech and Language Disorders, December 2000, Vol. 10, 29. doi:10.1044/nnsld10.4.29
The dramatic job cuts and losses of speech-language pathologists providing services in Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNFs) over the past year is beginning to affect university and hospital programs in a domino effect. University programs are experiencing decreasing enrollments and increasing difficulty placing students at health care extern sites. In some states, hospital programs are having difficulty not only in hiring experienced speech-language pathologists, but in hiring any speech-language pathologists at all.
Why this is happening is apparent to everyone: funding cuts effected by the implementation of the Prospective Payment System (PPS). An important question, however, is being increasingly asked. Are all of these dramatic decreases solely due to PPS, or is some of it over-reaction and in-action of speech-language pathologists? Where did the funding go and why?
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