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.

 

 

CURRENT CALLS FOR ACTION 

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

NASL Supports Repealing the Outpatient Therapy Cap

Take action now to ask your Member of Congress to support repeal of the therapy cap by supporting and signing onto the Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act of 2017 (S. 253/H.R. 807)!

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Section 16008 of the 21st Century Cures Act mandates stakeholder input on the methodology for using information from the DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Programs for adjusting Medicare fee schedule amounts paid in non-competitive bidding areas.  During this call, learn about the new legislation and provide feedback to CMS. 

Thursday, March 23 from 2 to 3:30 pm ET

To register or for more information,
visit MLN Connects Event Registration.


Click the calendar for upcoming NASL Committee and Workgroups calls

     

 


IN THE NEWS

 


NASL has prepared an overview of the March 2, 2017,  Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) meeting, where Commissioners continued to debate policies addressing a unified post-acute care (PAC) prospective payment system (PPS).


 

 

"A salute to an LTC legend" is the title of a recent blogpost on McKnight's Long-Term Care News. The post starts with "Meet the smartest guy in the room." NASL knows him as longtime member and founder of the NASL IT Committee - John Derr. (2/10/17)

 

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)

 


​​​Visit our Webinar Archive.

 

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.​​​​