COVID-19 Updates

MICHIGAN SLPs!!!!  MSHA has been trying to push for telehealth services, but we need your help! Please contact your State of Michigan House Member or Senator to ask that we be reimbursed for services—we’ve even prepared a word document that you can use. If you’re not sure who your Representative or your Senator is, you can find out here: 


Contact your Representative at

♦Template Letter to your Representative 

Contact your Senator at

♦Template Letter to your Senator

Letters to You from MSHA:
Letter to the Membership (March 27, 2020)
♦Letter to Membership
Petitions and Advocacy:
♦Nationwide Petition for PPE
♦Enhance Older Adult Access to Telehealth Services
Provide Financial Relief for Small Business Owners and Independent Contractors in COVID-19 Response Legislation
Students: Tell Congress to expand access to telehealth services in Medicare by cosponsoring (H.R. 4932/S. 2741) the CONNECT for Health Act of 2019
♦COVID-19 Updates
ASHA COVID-19 Updates
♦Executive Order from Gov. Whitmer
♦MDHHS Interim Recommendations   
Executive Order No 2020-21, Temporary requirement to suspend activities that are not necessary to sustain or prolong life 
♦Executive Order No 2020-5, Temporary prohibition on large assemblages... (March 13, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-07, Temporary restrictions on entry health care facilities... (March 16, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-13. Temporary enhancements to operational capacity and efficiency of health care facilities (March 21, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-16, Expanding child care access.... (March 21, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-17, Temporary restrictions on non-essential medical and dental procedures (March 21, 2020)
♦Executive Order No 2020-20, Temporary restrictions on the use of place of public accommodation  (March 22,2020)
♦Compliance Requirements for IDEA and MARSE during a Public Health Emergency
Questions and Answers on Providing Services to Children with Disabilities During a COVID-19 Outbreak
♦MDHHS COVID-19: Relaxing Face to Face Contact
♦State of Michigan & Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS)
♦Payment and Coverage Considerations for Telepracttice Services During COVID-19 
♦Telepractice Services and COVID-19
♦Medicare Telemedicine Health Care Provider Fact Sheet
♦Medicare Telehealth frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
♦Telepractice Guidelines    
♦Telepractice Services and COVID-19
♦Medicare Telehealth
♦ Press Release  (March 31, 2020)
♦Remote Digital Learning With Everyday Speech During COVID-19
♦Educational Resources
♦Telepractice Resources During COVID-19
♦Center for Disease Control (CDC) 
♦World Health Organization (WHO)
♦U.S. Department of State
Teletherapy materials & resources to increase patient outcomes during COVID19