NASL 2022 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference

Mar 08, 2022 11:00am -
Mar 09, 2022 05:00pm

Event Description


Conference Agenda


Tuesday, March 8


11am – 12pm


NASL's Legislative & Regulatory Update

NASL’s eyes and ears on the ground present the latest intel during their in-depth Legislative & Regulatory Update, including their always insightful thoughts on what we can expect from Congress, the Administration and CMS in 2022 and beyond.


Michaela Sims, JD, President, Sims Strategies


Cynthia Morton, MPA, Executive Vice President, NASL


12pm - 1pm

Remote Physiologic and Therapeutic Monitoring Reimbursed by Medicare from the Expert

A strategic advisor on digital health and medicine and an expert on CMS coding, coverage and payment of digital medical services talks about the new Medicare reimbursed remote physiologic and therapeutic monitoring codes.


Robert Jarrin, JD, Managing Member, The Omega Concern, LLC; Member, Digital Medicine Payment Advisory Group, and Co-Chair, AI Working Group, The American Medical Association


Break 1pm - 2pm


2pm - 3pm

Medicaid Home and Community Based Services: Opportunities to Improve Post-Acute Care

President Biden’s American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 provided nearly $13 billion to states to increase access to home and community-based care for Medicaid beneficiaries.  Dr. Bowdoin will present on how CMS is administering these funds and other home and community-based policies under Medicaid.


Dr. Jennifer Bowdoin, Director, Division of Community Services Transformation, CMS

3pm - 4pm

Congressional Staff Panel Review of the SMART Act

The Stabilizing Medicare Access to Rehabilitation and Therapy (SMART) Act (H.R. 5536) is critical bipartisan legislation that NASL advocates have worked extremely hard to advance through Congress since its introduction last year. Introduced by Reps. Bobby Rush (D-IL) and Jason Smith (R-MO), the bill would temporarily suspend the 15% therapy assistant cut through January 1, 2023, and provide an exemption to the policy for providers treating Medicare beneficiaries in rural and medically underserved areas.  Staffers from the Congressional offices championing the SMART Act share their insights on prospects for the bill as well as where they think the Hill is headed with the Medicare program as we move through another election year. 


Presentation of the NASL 2022 Congressional Leadership Award -
US Representative Bobby Rush (D-IL)


Lauren Citron, Legislative Director, Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL)


Ari Kirsh, Legislative Assistant, Rep. Jason Smith (R-MO)

Wednesday, March 9


11am – 12pm

Remote Monitoring Roundtable
Medicare is now paying for remote monitoring of patients.  What is the difference between Remote Physiologic Monitoring and Remote Therapeutic Monitoring?  Which one can rehab therapists now bill through Medicare?  This panel will take you through some of the foundational pieces of this type of this nascent program, including the therapist’s role and the patients that it could benefit. 


Alice Bell, Senior Payment Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association

Berry Brunk, Chief Product Officer, Birdsong Life
Leslie Freeman Davidson, Chair, Clinical Research and Leadership, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Holly Hester, Senior Director, Strategic Client Partnerships, Net Health

Amy Hobbs, Vice President of Clinical Operations, ACP

Jim Mack, Director of Sales, Owlytics Healthcare

Meredith Mull, Vice President of Community Health Strategy, Select Rehabilitation

Gwenlynn Reeves, Vice President of Compliance & Education, Choice Rehabilitation

Holly Taylor, President & General Manager, Keet Health




12pm - 1pm

CMS’ Hospital at Home Waiver: 
Tales from the Field

Learn first-hand about this emerging area from a hospital at home waiver participant and passionate proponent for redefining healthcare delivery through technology, process and quality improvement.


Kevin Riddleberger, MBA, MS, PA-C, Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, DispatchHealth

Break 1-2pm


2pm - 3pm


NASL’s Rehab Advocacy Dataset

An update on NASL’s Rehab Advocacy Dataset, a valuable asset that raises the profile of NASL and its ability to advocate on behalf of the industry.  

NASL Technical Team:



Mike Capstick, President, Select Rehabilitation

Julie Donachy, Regional Director of Clinical Services, Restore Therapy

Genice Hornberger, Director, Regulatory Affairs – Skilled Nursing, PointClickCare

Peter Klug, Managing Director, FRKL Insights

Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President, NASL



3pm - 3:45pm

State of the LTPAC Industry in 2022 and Beyond

A conversation with Governor Mark Parkinson on the current state of the LTPAC industry and the challenges he sees coming in 2022 and beyond.


Governor Mark Parkinson, CEO American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)


3:45pm – 4:30pm

NASL Member Engagement Event

"Name That Tune," an exciting, interactive trivia game that will challenge your musical knowledge!  Questions span decades and genres from the 70's to today, with a series of music video clues.  Questions include true/false, multiple choice and fill-in-the-blank.  Bring you love of music, trivia, and conversation to this fun-paced game!!  There will be time to network after the game.


By Zoom



Tuesday, March 22


1pm – 3pm


NASL IT Committee Meeting



Presentation by Raymond Wedgeworth,
Director of the Data Analytics & Systems Group in CMS' Center for Program Integrity 


(IT Committee sessions are included in your Conference registration.)

By Zoom

Thursday, March 24


11am – 1pm

NASL Medical Services Committee Meeting




Professional Therapy Panel Discussion
Moderated by Mark Besch, NASL Medical Services Committee Chair

Presentation:  Future of Rehab in Home Health Presentation

Dawn Greaves and Shannon Lien, Aegis Therapies


(Medical Services Committee sessions are included in your Conference registration.)


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Event Type:Conference
Category:Winter Conference
Early registration ends on Feb 01, 2022.
Regular registration starts on Feb 02, 2022 and ends on Mar 08, 2022.
Late registration starts on Mar 09, 2022.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 2022 Winter Conference
Member Fee: $500.00$599.00$599.00
Non-Member Fee: $1000.00$1199.00$1199.00