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STAR—New Definition of Individual Speech Therapy Encounter—Effective September 1, 2017

Thursday, September 7, 2017

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is changing the definition of an individual speech therapy encounter.

Effective September 1, 2017, the definition of an individual speech therapy encounter is as follows:

An encounter for speech therapy individual treatment is defined as face-to-face time with the patient and/or caregiver for a length of time compliant with nationally recognized professional speech-language pathology standards for a typical session.

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