Speech-language pathology services
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers medically necessary outpatient speech-language pathology services if your doctor or other health care provider (including a nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, or physician assistant) certifies you need it.
Your costs in Original Medicare
After you meet the Part B deductible, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount.
What it is
These services provide evaluation and treatment to regain and strengthen speech and language skills. This includes cognitive and swallowing skills, or therapy to improve or maintain current function or slow decline.