- Christina Buchanan
How corporate medical speech therapy models have shifted over the last 10 years.
The world of medical speech-language pathology has vastly shifted in the last decade, specifically within the corporate infrastructures of hospitals, subacute, skilled nursing, and outpatient centers of America. Speech-language pathologists (SLPs), physical therapists, and occupational therapists have faced unprecedented, often drastic, changes in both internal and external realms of corporate healthcare reform as the infrastructure of companies continues implement ever changing roles & responsibilities of leadership and staff, insurance restrictions and set practice guidelines for patient policy holders, efficiency and productivity expectations, amendments to policies and procedures, and ongoing reform to compliance measures.
Healthcare reform acts and insurance regulations have shifted corporate medical infrastructures on various levels leaving professionals questioning the ever changing tides of reform. How will our role shift over the next decade with reform?