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NYS Medicaid Speech Generating Device & Related Accessories Guidelines

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NYS Department of Health (DOH)

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Augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) includes all forms of communication (other than oral speech) that are used to express thoughts, needs, wants and ideas. People with severe speech or language problems rely on AAC to supplement existing speech or replace speech that is not functional. Speech generating devices and related accessories are covered when NYS Medicaid's minimum coverage criteria have been met. This document provides information on the coverage guidelines for speech generating devices and related accessories.

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AccessibilityAssistive TechnologyCommunication SkillsFinancial SupportsHealth InsuranceLanguage & Speech Services/SigningNeurological DisorderSelf-Directed CareSocial Skill DevelopmentVision Impairment/Blindness

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AACaugmentative communicationsgd
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