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We believe the TextSpeak is the most affordable Speech Generating Device available today. In fact, in many cases we provide pricing reduced by 800%-1000%….or more than $5000, over competitive solutions.
How do I purchase?
We have developed the TextSpeak series of products with the expectation that they will be purchased directly from our customers… so we have maintained the most affordable prices possible. Payment is normally arranged from Purchase Orders, pre-payment, check or credit-card. We offer a 30 day return policy period for you to evaluate and be sure you are sure we offer you the best solution.
What about Insurance?
TextSpeak Keyboards are considered a “Speech Generating Device” (SGD) and can qualify for medical insurance coverage, both private and Medicare under guidelines described below. Many insurance companies, and
Medicare, provide 80% to 100% coverage and can reimburse you for payments made to own a TextSpeak product. If you have private insurance, please contact your insurance provider. They will offer guidelines to help you understand how they can reimburse you for costs you have paid.
Generally, insurance coverage for SGD requires a doctors prescription. In addition, most insurance companies will ask for the “HCPCS” qualifying medical device code when filing your claim.
What type of Medical Device is a TextSpeak TS-04 Keyboard?
Medicare CoverageAn informative links on Medicare more info and
Medicare is the nation’s largest health insurance program, giving coverage to people aged 65 years or older, disabled people receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), and people with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure treated with dialysis or a transplant).
|Medicare refers to AAC devices as “Speech Generating Devices”, or SGDs. Medicare classifies SGDs as “durable medical equipment”, and they are available to Medicare beneficiaries when the following four (4) criteria are met:
A speech generating device (E2500, E2508 – E2511, E2502 – E2506) is covered when all of the following criteria (1-7) are met:
If one or more of the SGD coverage criteria 1-7 is not met, the SGD will be denied as not medically necessary.
Codes E2500, E2508 – E2511, and E2502 – E2506 perform the same essential function – speech generation. Therefore, claims for more than one SGD will be denied as not medically necessary.
View the Medicare RMRP and NCD web site for more details.
Medicare requires that a speech-language pathologist (SLP) conduct, write, and sign the recommendations for specific AAC equipment and forward it to your physician for the agreement of medical necessity.
There is a particular way SLPs should conduct the evaluation. Medicare created a SGD Assessment Protocol as a guide so that speech language pathologists will conduct complete assessments and prepare written reports that address all of the points identified in the RMRP.
Medicare utilizes one of four (4) Durable Medical Equipment Regional Carrier (DMERC) to process their claims.
Note: Many health insurance providers now cover 80% of the cost of this equipment too.
Check with your insurance provider and ask if they cover…
“Speech Generating Devices (HCPCS Code E2510KX)”
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