Ask your U.S. Representatives to Support Legislation to Mitigate Cuts to the
CY 2023 Physician Fee Schedule




Therapy Collaboration in SNFs:
A Certificate of Skills in Medicare, MDS, and PDPM for Therapy Professionals


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A message from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden,
Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee and

Winner of NASL's 2021 Congressional Leadership Award




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Update: NASL has cancelled its requirement for proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend the NASL 33rd Annual Meeting.  


NASL 2023 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference
March 6-8, 2023
Washington, DC




NASL Webinar:  CMS’ CY 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule and Prospects for Congressional Intervention

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A new independent study on the SMART Act (H.R. 5536) identifies potential Medicare cost savings by changing the supervision requirement for the Part B outpatient setting and underscores the critical role of physical therapist assistants (PTAs) and occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) in rural and medically underserved areas. Read our joint press release and the report.

Though 4% is not draconian, in the context of what has been an annual decrease and will continue to be because of some of the code changes that will be coming into play in a year or two, there’s just no relief on the horizon,” Mark Besch, NASL Medical Services Committee Chair, Aegis Therapies.  CMS Proposes Further Cuts to Therapy Providers With 'No Relief on the Horizon' by Alex Zorn for Skilled Nursing News.  Martha Schram, NASL Immediate Past President, Aegis Therapies, and Cynthia Morton, NASL Executive Vice President, also quoted.  July 13, 2022.


NASL filed comments on the CMS Skilled Nursing Facilities Prospective Payment Proposed Rule for 2023.  Thank you to the members of NASL's SNF PPS Workgroup who worked on the comments, submitted on June 10, 2022, and over 400 NASL advocates who submitted their own comments through NASL's Call to Action. 



Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary, Xavier Becerra, extended the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) for an additional 90 days, effective Saturday, April 16th, 2022, the date that the current PHE is set to expire.  The new expiration date for the COVID-19 PHE is now set for Friday, July 15th, 2022.  Read the official HHS announcement here.


The US Supreme Court issued a mixed ruling, holding that the CMS COVID-19 vaccine mandate should stand but blocking the OSHA vaccine mandate for private companies with over 100 employees.  As a result of the ruling, the 24 states that issued temporary injunctions blocking the mandate must now move forward with its implementation while the matter plays out in the Court of Appeals for both the Eastern District of Missouri and the Western District of Louisiana.  In all states, the mandate stands for now.  (1/13/22)


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