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CURRENT CALLS FOR ACTION

 


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

               
 

Share your reactions and challenges in these first days of the implementation of PDPM by completing

NASL’s PDPM Implementation Challenges Survey

 


 

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CMS and the Medicare Learning Network be hosting a Physician Fee Schedule and Medicare Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System final rules call on Wednesday, November 6, from 2:15 – 3:45pm EST.  A question and answer session follows the presentation.  CMS encourages participants to review the final rules prior to the call.

 

 

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NASL 2020 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference
February 24-26, 2020
InterContinental Washington DC - The Wharf
Washington,
DC



Many thanks to the Sponsors of the
NASL 30th Annual Meeting


                 
 


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IN THE NEWS

 

 

CMS issued the CY 2020 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule (CMS-1715-F and IFC).  The Final Rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 15, 2019.  Read the pre-publication version of the Final Rule.  Read CMS’s Press Release.  Read CMS’s Fact Sheet.  Read NASL’s Summary of highlights of the Final Rule.   (11/1/19)

CMS issued the CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System (HH PPS) Final Rule (CMS-1711-FC).  The Final Rule is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 8, 2019.  Read the pre-publication version of the Final Rule.  Read CMS’s Press Release,  Read CMS’s Fact Sheet,  Read NASL’s Summary,  (10/31/19)

In a big win for portable x-ray providers and suppliers, CMS finalized its Omnibus Burden Reduction (Conditions of Participation) Final Rule (CMS-3346-F).  This Final Rule removes Medicare regulations identified through CMS’s Patients over Paperwork initiative as unnecessary, obsolete, or excessively burdensome on healthcare providers.  Modernizing the Medicare regulations related to the ordering of portable x-ray services, as well as the personnel qualification requirements for portable  x-ray technologists, are two issues that NASL has long been advocating on the Hill and to CMS, and the Final Rule addresses both.  Download the Final Rule; download CMS’ Fact Sheet, download NASL’s Patients over Paperwork Comments.  (9/26/19)

CMS posted the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual v1.17.1 and MDS forms effective October 1, 2019 at  the following link: https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/Quality-Initiatives-Patient-Assessment-Instruments/NursingHomeQualityInits/MDS30RAIManual.html  (9/18/19)

NASL released its full summary and analysis of the FY 2020 Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule.  (8/19/19)


 



The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is a trade association representing the legislative and regulatory interests of companies that provide physical, occupational and speech-language pathology therapies; portable x-ray/EKG and ultrasound; health information technology systems; and products such as complex medical equipment, parenteral and enteral supplies, equipment and nutrients; and additional specialized supplies for long term and post acute care settings nationally. The mission of NASL is to represent ancillary service providers and suppliers in the long term and post acute care community on healthcare policy and to advocate for high-quality, cost-effective care.