NASL’s 2018 Mid-Term Post-Election Outlook
The 2018 Mid-Term Congressional Elections have now come and gone, but resulted in significant changes to the makeup of Congress. With Democrats taking control of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Republicans retaining control over the U.S. Senate, many changes are on the horizon for the 116th Congress in 2019, particularly with regard to the makeup of key, healthcare-related Congressional committees.
NASL’s Summary and Analysis of the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule
NASL recently sent out our detailed Summary & Analysis of the CY 2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, which was published to the Federal Register on November 23rd. The Final Rule is effective January 1, 2019, for CY 2019.
Recent NASL Support Letters
In addition to the policies affecting Part B outpatient therapy, portable x-ray services, and the calculation of payment rates for Part B services, CMS’ Final Rule also provides that physical and occupational therapists, and speech-language pathologists are now eligible to participate under the Merit-Based Payment System (MIPS).
NASL has recently supported two important issues by signing on to two separate letters that were submitted to Congress.
NASL Elects New Board at 29th Annual Meeting
NASL issued a press release on Monday, October 22, 2018, announcing the election of a new president and NASL Board of Directors for 2018 – 2019 and celebrating NASL's Member of the Year.
Record-Breaking Attendance at NASL’s 29th Annual Meeting in San Diego
PDPM isn't the only hot topic around, but it seemed that way for a few days in San Diego earlier this month. NASL's 29th Annual Meeting opened with a full house – nearly 200 attendees – all eager to take on the topic of the new Patient Driven Payment Model or PDPM.