NASL

The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is a trade association representing the legislative and regulatory interests of companies that provide physical, occupational and speech-language pathology therapies; portable x-ray/EKG and ultrasound; health information technology systems; and products such as complex medical equipment, parenteral and enteral supplies, equipment and nutrients; and additional specialized supplies for long term and post acute care settings nationally. The mission of NASL is to represent ancillary service providers and suppliers in the long term and post acute care community on healthcare policy and to advocate for high-quality, cost-effective care.

 

 

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NASL 2017 Winter Conference
February 6-8, 2017
Loews Madison Hotel, Washington, DC
Pre-register now through February 1, 2017

 

NASL Room block closes JANUARY 13. Visit https://www.loewshotels.com/madison/nasl2017 to make your reservation at the Loews Madison Hotel now.

 


 

American Health Lawyers Association
Long Term Care and the Law
 
February 22-24, 2017
San Diego, CA.

Sessions will focus on cutting edge issues that are front and center within the post-acute continuum and include cybersecurity and privacy breach, value based payments, SNF requirements of participation, and compliance post-Escobar, along with an individual educational track for nursing facility, assisted living and home health attorneys and providers. NASL members receive the AHLA member rate of $845; Provider registration is $625.

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IN THE NEWS

 

 

CMS issued the CY 2017 Physician Fee Schedule final rule on November 2, published in the November 15, 2016 issue of the Federal Register and accessible here. The Final Rule updates Medicare Part B payment policies, rates, and quality provisions for services provided in CY 2017. These services include diagnostic tests, therapy services, office visits, and specified preventive services. A Fact Sheet on the rule is available here, and an NASL summary of the policies in the final rule that may be of interest to NASL members is available here.  (November 15, 2016)

 

Damgaard elected President of new NASL Board.  McKnight's Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living reports on the election of new NASL officers and directors.  (11/1/16)

 

NASL elects new Board at 27th Annual Meeting.  "[B]ecause NASL is making such a difference in LTPAC policy ... I’m honored to work with this outstanding Board and to serve as the new NASL Board President,” said John Damgaard, NASL's newly elected President. (10/27/16)

 

"Data sharing can improve clinical care and reduce errors during patient transfers, but who decides what pieces of information are shared?  Is too much admission/discharge information worse than no information at all?" Long Term Care Living magazine reports on NASL's panel of long-term care thought leaders presented at the NASL 27th Annual Meeting.  (10/17/16)

 

The Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities FINAL rule was released late this afternoon.  It will be published in the Federal Register on October 4, 2016.  CMS states they received 9,800 comments.  The pre-publication version is available here. (9/28/16)

 

CMS released a new Fact Sheet on the SNF Quality Reporting Program for the FY2018 reporting year, highlighting that data collection begins October 1, 2016 and runs through December 31, 2016 for this first reporting year. Providers have until May 15, 2017 to correct and/or submit their quality data. (9/28/16)

 

What Impact Will the IMPACT Act Have?  "The IMPACT Act creates an opportunity for providers . . . to identify and verify the health status of an individual as they transition from one setting to another," says NASL IMPACT Act Implementation Workgroup Co-Chair Robert Latz in an article in VBPmonitor enews.  (9/28/16)

 

NASL and three therapy organization - AOTA, APTA, and ASHA issue joint document on Compliance Reporting. (9/16/16)

 

On September 15, NASL joined with several post-acute provider organizations to send a letter to House Ways and Means Committee leadership, in which we requested their consideration of major changes to the Committee’s Medicare Post-Acute Care Value-Based Purchasing Act (H. R. 3298).  This bipartisan bill would establish a value-based purchasing program across home health agencies, nursing homes, inpatient rehabilitation facilities and long-term care hospitals. NASL also sent the Committee a comment letter on September 20, which further refines the PAC coalition's recommended changes.  Read more.   Read NASL’s letter; read the PAC Coalition’s letter.

 

McKnight's: Experts argue court didn't go far enough in new 'Jimmo' case mandate.  “I am disappointed that the court didn't order CMS to better clarify the benefit manual that governs the policy,” said NASL Executive VP Cynthia Morton.  (8/21/16)

 

 McKnight's: Payment hike achieved, providers turn focus to quality aspects of FY 2017 rule.  “It's a bit of a game changer with this final rule, it is our changeover from fee-­fo-r­service to fee-­for-­value, for at least part of our reimbursement,” said NASL Executive VP Cynthia Morton.  (8/3/16)
 


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Countdown to MDS Section GG - 
Collaboration Between Nursing and Therapy

July 20, 2016 - Co-hosted by NASL and AANAC

Full Replay or Slides only NASL member login required.

 

NASL Webinar:  Countdown to IMPACT

May 25, 2016

Full Replay or Slides only.  NASL member login required.​​​​