Telepractice is the application of telecommunications technology to the delivery of Speech Language Pathology professional services remotely by linking clinician to client for assessment, intervention, and/or consultation.
The American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) adopted the term telepractice, rather than the frequently used terms telemedicine or telehealth, to avoid the misperception that these services are used only in health care settings.
Use of telepractice must be equivalent to the quality of services provided in person and consistent with adherence to ASHA’s Code of Ethics, HIPAA guidelines, as well as state and federal laws.
All of our Quality Telepractice sessions are conducted via the HIPAA-compliant (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) version of Zoom. This version meets the HIPAA Security Standards which require the platform to:
- Ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of all electronic PHI (protected health information) the covered entity creates, receives, maintains, or transmits.
- Protect against any reasonably anticipated threats or hazards to the security or integrity of such information.
- Protect against any reasonably anticipated uses or disclosures of such information that are not permitted or
required under the privacy regulations.
- Ensure compliance by its workforce.
In addition, this platform employs Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) encryption to protect all sessions. For more information, please refer to Zoom’s HIPAA Compliance Guide.
All of our Quality Telepractice providers are highly qualified and experienced in their respective fields.
Our therapists are Speech-Language Pathologists and licensed and certified (CCC-SLP).
Our Arts Instructors hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Music or Music Education.
You will be matched with a provider based upon your individual needs and goals, and on your provider’s area of expertise and availability. You are welcome to learn more about our team of highly-qualified and experienced professionals by visiting the Our Team page.
Medicare Part B: As of March 1, 2020, and in response to the spread of COVID-19, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) now allow speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to provide limited covered services. At this time, Cognitive Care and Dysphagia are NOT covered. Only these codes are covered: Speech, Language Voice, Communication (92507, 92508), Speech Fluency (92521), Speech Sound Production (92522, 92523), Voice & Resonance (92524).
Medicaid: We do not accept Medicaid at this time.
Health Insurance: We encourage you to check with your insurance company to see if they will cover and reimburse online speech therapy. Acceptance of telepractice is on the rise and more insurance companies cover this service every day.
You will be charged 24 hours prior to the beginning of your first session of the month, for all sessions taking place in that month.
If you need to cancel or reschedule a session, please notify us at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled session start time at Dr.Debra.Edgar@QualityTelepractice.com in order to avoid a No-Show fee. No-Show fees are charged as the cost of a complete session.
You will receive a reminder about your upcoming sessions from Quality Telepractice via both email and text, 24 hours prior and then again one hour before your session is scheduled to begin.
To access your session, click on the link included in your reminder email, which will take you directly to the Zoom page, into your secured session.
- A quiet area is ideal for a successful session
- A Laptop or Desktop computer with:
- A reliable internet connection
- An email address
- A built-in or external webcam
- Built-in or external speakers, or headphones (recommended but not required)
- A built-in or external microphone
Costs vary depending on the type of service provided. For a complete price list, please visit our Pricing page.