President Obama's 2017 budget has been released. (2/9/16)
NASL's summary of legislation passed in late December, including the Omnibus Spending Bill and the Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act of 2015 (the "Tax Extenders Bill") is now available. Please note that your member login is required to access this document.
NASL's summary and analysis of CMS' Medicare CY2016 Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule, which was published in the Federal Register on November 16, 2015, is now available. Please note that your member login is required to access this document.
NASL responded to CMS' Request for Information Regarding Implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of Alternative Payment Models and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models (CMS-3321-NC). (11/18/15)
The audio recording, transcript, post-call clarification, and updated slide presentation from CMS' October 21 MLN Connects National Provider Call on the IMPACT Act are now available. (11/4/15)
CMS Issues Final Rule for Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016. The pre-publication version of the final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY2016 is available here. NASL's preliminary summary of the final rule is available here. 10/30/15
NASL, along with other post-acute care and provider organizations, sent a letter to Rep. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Health Subcommittee, and Rep. Ron Kind offering principles and requested changes to H.R. 3298, the Medicare Post-Acute Care Value-Based Purchasing Act of 2015. 10/6/15
During a public meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission research staff presented an initial report, "Mandated Report: Developing a unified payment system for post-acute care (PAC)." The presentation slides are available here. NASL's summary of the presentation is available here. 9/10/15
NASL filed comments on Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY2016 Proposed Rule (CMS-1631-P). 9/8/15
NASL filed comments on Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model for Acute Care Hospitals Furnishing Lower Extremity Joint Replacement Services Proposed Rule (CMS-5516-P). 9/8/15