The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is a trade association representing the legislative and regulatory interests of over 100 companies providing 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.




Expand Coverage of Telehealth Services under Medicare

Please contact your Representative today to express your support for bipartisan efforts to advance the benefits of telemedicine in the Medicare program!  Ask them to co-sponsor the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act and CONNECT for Health Act (S. 2484/H.R. 4442) today!



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CMS releases CY 2017 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; and Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements proposed rule.  (6/27/16)


CMS releases End-Stage Renal Disease Prospective Payment System, Coverage and Payment for Renal Dialysis Services Furnished to Individuals with Acute Kidney Injury, End-Stage Renal Disease Quality Incentive Program, Durable Medical Equipment, etc. (6/24/16)

NASL files comments on the CY2017 SNF PPS Notice of Proposed Rulemaking.  (6/20/16)


More than two dozen national and state organizations, including NASL, wrote to House and Senate leaders encouraging them to take up a bill that would delay the implementation of competitive bidding rates for medical devices in certain regions.  Read more​(5/27/16)


CMS released the Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities Proposed Rule for FY 2017.  The proposed rule is available for public inspection here.

CMS released a large dataset called the Skilled Nursing Facility Utilization and Payment Public Use File (SNF PUF).  The SNF PUF contains 5 tables: 1) aggregated information by provider, 2) aggregated information by provider and RUG, 3) aggregated information by RUG, 4) aggregated information by RUG and state, and 5) aggregated information on therapy minutes by provider.  (3/10/16)


CMS SNF Quality Reporting Program Provider Training
June 21 and 22, 2016​

Since CMS’ Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) Quality Reporting Program (QRP) Provider Training this week in Atlanta is sold out, CMS will be streaming the training live here between 8:30am and 5:00pm EDT on June 21, and between 8:30am and 4:00pm ET on June 22.  Materials for the training have been posted to the CMS website at the bottom of the page under Downloads.





June 26-28, 2016
Reston, Virginia
Agenda and Registration




NASL 27th Annual Meeting 

October 16-18, 2016
Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Nashville, Tennessee

Now accepting registrations:


NASL 27th Annual Meeting 
NASL/AHCA Symposium on Rehabilitation Therapy ONLY



NASL Webinar:  Countdown to IMPACT

May 25, 2016

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