Daneen Groomes

Daneen Groomes

Daneen Grooms, MHSA, is ASHA’s director of health reform analysis and advocacy. Her focus is on advocating for the inclusion of audiologists and speech-language pathologists in health reform initiatives, including alternative payment models.

She is liaison to the Center for Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS).

This episode is not just for Speech Therapists. Daneen visits with Scott about how current and future healthcare changes are affecting not only therapy but private practice.

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Email Daneen:  dgrooms @ asha.org (no spaces)


ASHA Advocacy Page – Be informed


ASHA State Advocacy Page – Be informed about your state


Patient Centered Medical Homes – Explained by US Department of Health


ASHA Explains Patient Centered Medical Homes and the impact on Therapy


AOTA Explains Patient Centered Medical Homes


APTA Explains Patient Centered Medical Homes and the impact on Physical Therapy



Here is some of what we cover:

  • What type of alternative payment models are happening right now?

  • What do these payment models mean for therapy and private practice?

  • What about 3rd party evaluations? Who is doing them and what is it?

  • Who controls the money in the “Episodes of Care Payment Model?”

  • What’s the best way for a practice owner to access the money?

  • How can we be informed and what can we do?

  • How do therapists prove our quality outcomes?

  • And More…



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