ASHA FCMs Win Health Care Endorsement

Lusis, Ingrida
September 2008
ASHA Leader;9/2/2008, Vol. 13 Issue 12, p3
Trade Publication
The article reports that the National Quality Forum (NQF) has endorsed eight of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association functional communication measures (FCMs) related to speech language pathology of stroke patients. According to the article, the purpose of NQF-endorsed standards is to improve health care quality in health care settings through accountability. FCMs are a set of seven-point rating scales that describe changes in a patient's functional communication.


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