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ACA Repeal – Update on Graham-Cassidy Amendment    NASL, 9/25/2017

Over the last couple of weeks, Senate Republicans have mounted a last-ditch effort to replace provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). On September 19, NASL’s Board of Directors voted to formally oppose the latest effort, the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson amendment to the American Health Care Act (H.R. 1628), which is the vehicle for Republicans’ ACA-repeal efforts. A copy of NASL’s opposition letter to the Graham-Cassidy bill  is available on NASL.org.



General Announcement
Congress Marks Up CHRONIC Care & Telehealth Bills   NASL, 9/25/2017

On September 13, the full House Ways & Means Committee and the Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Health passed numerous pieces of bipartisan health care legislation, including several Medicare extenders and technology-related bills as well as components of the Senate’s broader CHRONIC Care package. 



General Announcement
OIG Issues Early Alert on Elder Abuse   NASL, 9/25/2017

On August 24, 2017, the HHS Inspector General Daniel Levinson issued a memo to CMS Administrator Seema Verma, MPH, entitled, Early Alert: The Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services Has Inadequate Procedures to Ensure That Incidents of Potential Abuse or Neglect at Skilled Nursing Facilities Are Identified and Reported in  Accordance with Applicable Requirements (A-01-17-00504).



General Announcement - Therapy
Latest on Therapy Caps   NASL, 9/25/2017

NASL and members of the Therapy Cap Coalition met with staff from the three committees of jurisdiction – the House Energy & Commerce, House Ways & Means and Senate Finance – who are working together to produce therapy cap language, which could be included in legislation considered later this year. The Therapy Cap Coalition has provided the committee staff draft language that would repeal the cap.



General Announcement - Therapy
OIG Issues Report on Fox Rehabilitation   NASL, 9/25/2017

In August, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) released a report entitled, Fox Rehabilitation Claimed Unallowable Medicare Reimbursement for Outpatient Therapy Services (A-02-16-01004). 



 

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