Health-Care Professionals

 

 2019-2020 Healthcare Committee Members

Rosalyn Davis Vice-President,
 Karen Al-Saadi, Kathleen Baines,
Jessica Babcock, Lisa Bardach, Tamara Baubie Beth Benko, Susan Bennefield, Erica Boettcher, Robyn Borreson, Jennifer Brown, Stacey Brown, Ann Comstock, Tracey Cook, Paul DeVreugd, Carolyn Doty, Julie Kiefer EamanKristin Gifford, Naomi HashimotoBev Jaynes, Laura Joswiak,  Ramya KonnaiSherry Kuhn, Karen KurczMaria McElmeelPatricia Nizio, Melanie Reynolds, Amy Prichard Sova, Theresa Szmansky, Beth Taylor, Margaret Tiner, Jouel Trusdell-LewisTim Weise, Mary Wietzke, Kathleen Zych


 The purpose of the SLP Healthcare Committee is to support and represent the needs of speech-language pathologists or audiologists working in the community, private practice, health care or medical settings. The SLP Healthcare Committee monitors and responds to issues affecting the provision of services in these settings.  In addition, the committee encourages and celebrates excellence in these settings through the conferring of the Outstanding Clinician Award.


The SLP Healthcare Committee consists of speech,language and hearing professionals from across the state of Michigan. The functions of this committee include:

  • Monitoring issues affecting provision of services in medical speech pathology and audiology
  • Coordinating the Medical Speech Pathology Forum held at MSHA Annual Conference
  • Reviewing nominations and selecting recipients for the MSHA Outstanding Clinician Award
  • Submitting suggestions to the Program Committee for invited speakers at the MSHA Annual Conference
  • Maintaining contacts with reimbursement agencies including Medicaid, Medicare and Blue Cross

We are always looking for new members for our committee!  We need input from a greater number of MSHA members from all areas of the state who specialize in adult or pediatric healthcare.  The committee meets four to five times a year in the Detroit area.  If you are unable to be present in person at the meetings, you can participate via conference call. 

Please contact Rosalyn Davis at rdavis2@dmc.org  if you are interested in joining the committee.


The SLP Healthcare Committee is pleased to congratulate 2019 Outstanding Clinician Award recipients Alice Silbergleit, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Henry Ford Health System, and Margaret Tiner, M.S., CCC-SLP, Michigan Medicine.  SLP Healthcare Committee Outstanding Clinician Awards goal is to honor remarkable clinicians who support the overall mission of MSHA in their clinical practice and who go beyond normal work responsibilities.  We would like to recognize our Michigan colleagues working in health care and motivate others to provide excellent clinical service.  Consider nominating your colleague or someone you know working in health care who demonstrates exemplary professionalism with their clients with communication disorders.   The deadline for nominations is August 28, 2019 and submissions can be made by using the the Outstanding Clinical Award Nomination Form found here.   For more information see Outstanding Clinician Guidelines.

The winners will be notified in January of 2020 and will be honored at the MSHA 2020 Annual Conference at the MotorCity Hotel and Conference Center, Detroit and in MSHA publications and on the MSHA website. 

 To support and represent meet the needs of speech-language pathologist or audiologist members working in a community, private practice, health care or medical setting. affiliated with the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA). The Community and Hospital Services Committee (CHS) monitors and responds to issues affecting the provision of services in these settings. In addition, the CHS committee encourages and celebrates excellence in these settings through the conferring of awardsTo support and represent meet the needs of speech-language pathologist or audiologist members working in a community, private practice, health care or medical setting. affiliated with the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA). The Community and Hospital Services Committee (CHS) monitors and responds to issues affecting the provision of services in these settings. In addition, the CHS committee encourages and celebrates excellence in these settings through the conferring of awardsTo support and represent meet the needs of speech-language pathologist or audiologist members working in a community, private practice, health care or medical setting. affiliated with the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA). The Community and Hospital Services Committee (CHS) monitors and responds to issues affecting the provision of services in these settings. In addition, the CHS committee encourages and celebrates excellence in these settings through the conferring ofAnnouncements:

If you struggle to keep up with the latest research to  make sure that your treatment approaches are evidence-based, you’re not alone! Based on ASHA’s 2017 Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices survey, time is the top barrier for clinicians implementing evidence-based practice (EBP).
 
We know that your time is precious and that there are just not enough hours in the day. That's why ASHA has developed a time-saving tool that has done much of the work for you. The Evidence Maps organize systematic reviews, meta-analyses, clinical practice guidelines, and ASHA practice policies according to clinical topic. The articles have been appraised for quality and summarized to save your most precious resource – time. It’s searchable, free, and curated for your needs. Make the Evidence Maps a part of your EBP process today. Visit: www.asha.org/Evidence-Maps

Starting January 1, 2020, Clinical supervisors and CF mentors will be required to have 2 hours professional development in the area of Supervision post-certification.  ASHA is offering a free online webinar to help fulfill this requirement.  Also, MSHA will be offering a 2-hour class on Supervision at the MSHA Annual Conference, March 19-21, 2020 at the MotorCity Hotel and Conference Center in Detroit.

Beginning with the 2020–2022, ASHA certification maintenance interval, ASHA certificate holders will have to earn one of their 30 required certification maintenance hours (CMHs) in Ethics. MSHA will be offering a 1-hour class on General Ethics that will fulfill this new requirement at the 2020 MSHA conference.

♦Effective October 1, 2018, licensed SLPs can enroll in the MDHHS Community Health Automated Medicaid Processing System (CHAMPS) and be directly reimbursed for covered speech-language services provided to eligible Medicaid beneficiaries. The following link has useful information for registering as a Medicaid provider.  
For more information please use the following link  
https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mdhhs/MSA_18-29_631420_7.pdf 

♦MSHA along with the California and South Carolina Associations received an ASHA grant to produce public service announcement videos on Interprofessional Practice (IPP).   These professionally produced videos can be used to promote and explain IPP.  Please feel free to share these videos!

♦ Please help the Michigan Speech-Language-Hearing Association (MSHA) spread awareness of aphasia by sharing the video What Exactly is Aphasia?   Volunteer committee members of MSHA have collected resources to assist others in sharing information with other professionals and consumers.

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