NASL Issue & Advocacy Center


NASL Advocacy Efforts & Issue Briefs

NASL 2019 Issue Briefs:

NASL Letters of Support


NASL Coalition Involvement
  • Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition
  • Coalition to Protect Rehabilitation (CPR)
  • Observation Stays Coalition
  • Therapy Cap Coalition
  • LTPAC Health IT Collaborative
Additional Advocacy Resources


URGENT ACTION NEEDED TODAY – Carter/Blunt Rochester Sign-On Letter to CMS re Significant Cuts to the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Resulting from E&M Changes by CMS

Rep. Buddy Carter (R-GA) and Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) are leading a sign-on letter from members of the U.S. House of Representatives to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) regarding the significant cuts to the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule resulting from Evaluation and Management (E&M) changes by CMS.  The letter is urging CMS to respond to Congress with answers to specific questions on how CMS formulated the Medicare cuts. 

NASL, along with a number of health provider groups who are impacted by the cuts, is asking for our members to please reach out to their respective Representative to ask them to add their signature to the “Carter/Blunt Rochester sign-on letter to CMS” on the fee schedule cuts. 

Please contact your member of the U.S. House of Representatives today and ask that he or she add their signature to the Carter/Blunt Rochester Congressional sign-on letter.



Welcome to the NASL Issue & Advocacy Center

Mounting public and private pressure to restructure the nation's healthcare delivery system, a growing number of elderly Americans and limited financial resources have created an uncertain environment for long term and post acute care providers. 

NASL's advocacy efforts serve to provide your organization with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure that your voice is heard in the congressional health care debate. The role of an informed constituent is a crucial one; you have the expertise and the local knowledge to provide valuable information to your legislators.

NASL encourages members to become involved - whether it's by scheduling a meeting with your elected representative, writing a letter, or making a phone call.






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Important Federal Legislation tracked by NASL: