​NASL Advocates Need Voices Heard on 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Cuts
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NASL Submits Letter to Congressional Leadership and Hill.  NASL's letter focuses on the message that during an ongoing public health emergency is the wrong time to impose steep cuts to the financial support that underpins care for Medicare beneficiaries, and urges Congress to include provisions providing relief from the E/M cuts in the CY 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule in a legislative package before the end of the year.  The letter was also submitted to the Senate Finance, House Ways & Means, and House Energy & Commerce Committees, as well as to every office in both the House and Senate (535 in all).   (10/22/20) 

NASL submitted comments to CMS in response to its CY2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule, focusing on concerns with the prpoosed change to the CY2021 Conversion Factor, the importance of continuing telehealth services after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, and other issues.  (10/5/20)

CMS launched its new, streamlined, user-friendly Medicare Care Compare website, which allows users to “find and compare doctors, hospitals and other providers near you.”  (9/3/20)


The Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2021 was released in this morning's Federal Register.  Access the 1,300+ page pdf here; access CMS' Fact Sheet on the Physician Fee Schedule here; access NASL's Summary of the Proposed Rule here and NASL’s full Summary and Analysis here (member login required). (8/7/20)


SNF Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. Data reflects what will be published on Nursing Home Compare during the October 2020 refresh of the website.  Providers have until August 30, 2020 to review their performance data and to request a CMS review of their data if they believe the quality measure scores that are displayed within their Preview Reports are inaccurate. (8/6/20)


CMS released the SNF PPS Final Rule for FY 2021 this afternoon.  In the unpublished version of the Final Rule, the market basket was finalized lower than the proposed rule; 2.2% rather than the proposed  2.3%.  A Fact Sheet on the Final Rule is available here.  We are still awaiting release of the CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule.  (7/31/20)


Meet Cynthia Morton, McKnight’s 2020 Women of Distinction Hall of Honor InducteeMcKnight’s Long-Term Care News (7/20/20)

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