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What is the StAMP Network?State-Advocacy-Networks-StAMPs

The mission of the State Advocates for Medicare Policy (StAMP) Network is to enhance and perpetuate the advocacy, leadership, and communication of ASHA members at the state level to influence administrative and public policy decisions that impact Medicare coverage and reimbursement of audiology and speech-language pathology services.

What do StAMP Network participants do?

StAMP Network participants are appointed by ASHA recognized state speech-language-hearing associations. They advocate for Medicare coverage and reimbursement of audiology and speech-language pathology services in the states.

The StAMP representative is responsible for establishing or enhancing effective links to medical directors, consultants, and key personnel with

  • Medicare administrative contractors (MACs),
  • Medicare regional office officials,
  • state health agencies (certify Medicare facilities)
  • consumer groups,
  • and other related professionals.

How can the StAMP Network help me?

StAMP representatives serve as a resource to fellow audiologists and speech-language pathologists regarding compliance with local and national Medicare coverage and payment policies. Getting in touch with them is easy! Just find your state’s representative(s) below and send them an e-mail with your questions or concerns. If your state does not have a representative, e-mail instead.

How can I get involved?

For more information on becoming a representative to the StAMP Network, contact Lisa Satterfield, ASHA’s Director of Health Care Regulatory Advocacy, at 800-498-2071, ext. 5671 or

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The End

lindsayThe end is just the beginning in many cases.  And, in my case that is true!  The end of my term of president of the Nevada Speech-Language-Hearing Association is upon me, but it’s just the beginning of my service to Nevada’s Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.  I will continue on the Executive Board in the past-president position, guiding and mentoring new board members.  The end is also a time for me to reflect on our accomplishments as an organization, relationships that have been formed and solidified, as well as NSHA’s commitment to our professionals and clients.  The end is a bittersweet time, but I am confident that NSHA will successfully continue in the tradition of service and advocacy.  I am proud to be a part of this organization, and am truly grateful to all of those who I have served with.

Lindsay Culbert