Keeping Score in the Private Sector Like most practitioners dealing with voice issues, the private practice sector looks forward to the information being collected by ASHA from the National Outcome Measure System (NOMS). In the treatment of voice disorders, there are ever-increasing questions about accountability, proof of quality of care, and cost effectiveness. Recently, outcome/result ... Article
Article  |   March 01, 2004
Keeping Score in the Private Sector
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  • Patricia Gruver Fisher
    Tri-County Speech Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH
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Speech, Voice & Prosodic Disorders / Voice Disorders / Practice Management / Professional Issues & Training / Speech, Voice & Prosody / Articles
Article   |   March 01, 2004
Keeping Score in the Private Sector
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2004, Vol. 14, 17-18. doi:10.1044/vvd14.1.17
SIG 3 Perspectives on Voice and Voice Disorders, March 2004, Vol. 14, 17-18. doi:10.1044/vvd14.1.17
Like most practitioners dealing with voice issues, the private practice sector looks forward to the information being collected by ASHA from the National Outcome Measure System (NOMS). In the treatment of voice disorders, there are ever-increasing questions about accountability, proof of quality of care, and cost effectiveness. Recently, outcome/result analysis has been referred to as a method to assess accountability, treatment performance, and cost effectiveness. These issues have directed practitioners toward the consistent use of some form of outcome/result measures. As with other clinical settings, the private sector is concerned with providing optimal services. Still, how can this be defined or evaluated? Hence, voice practitioners must consistently establish measurable goals, determine valid results, and apply appropriate analysis methods. There are at least four major issues to consider.
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