State Network Representatives
ASHA’s Government Affairs and Public Policy department has developed networks with representatives from individual states. Each of these networks focus on a different priority issue.
Enhances and perpetuates the advocacy, leadership and clinical management skills of school-based ASHA members at the state and local levels to influence administrative and public policy decisions that affect the delivery of speech-language pathology and audiology services in school settings.
Enhances and perpetuates the advocacy, leadership and communication of ASHA members at the state level to influence administrative and public policy decisions that impact the Medicare coverage and reimbursement of speech-language pathology services and audiology services. Reviews and provides input/comments to LCDs.
Leads advocacy efforts and creates coverage and reimbursement strategies with state associations. STAR Network members link their states to ASHA in advocacy with legislators, state insurance commissioners, health insurance executives, unions and employers on matters related to private health plan and Medicaid coverage and reimbursement.