Policy: Physical/Occupational/Speech Therapy Medical Necessity Criteria
Policy Number: UR 43
Last Update: 2020-09-01
Issued in: Oregon, Washington
This policy applies to Medicare
Voice Therapy and Surgery:
Acquisition of voice and communication skills for the transgender member, consistent with their sexual identity. The American Speech and Hearing Association states: The speech-language pathologist provides voice and communication training. The SLP will look at a variety of aspects of communication including vocal pitch, intonation and resonance and nonverbal comunication.
Updated on Nov 17, 2020