NASL The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is the leading national organization with exclusive involvement in legislative and regulatory matters affecting all ancillary services to the long term and post acute care setting, including therapy, medical products and supplies, diagnostic testing and information systems. Learn more about NASL. ACTION ALERTS UPDATE: Therapy Cap Exceptions Process will expire on March 31. NASL Members visited Capitol Hill this week asking Congress to: Repeal the arbitrary therapy cap, thereby ending the need for an annual Congressional extension of the therapy cap exceptions process. Show their support by co-sponsoring, The Medicare Access to Rehabilitation Services Act (H.R. 713/S.367). Maintain the current Medicare Part B outpatient therapy cap exceptions process for a period of such time until CMS brings forward the long needed new payment system. Also, incorporate needed changes to the manual medical review process in any SGR fix. Contact your Member of Congress now. Urge your Representative to Co-Sponsor H.R. 1717, the Medicare DMEPOS Market Pricing Program Act of 2013. Please email your Member of Congress now! For documents related to the November 19th NASL Therapy Issues Legislative Fly-In, including issues briefs, and slides and replay from NASL's preparatory advocacy webinar, click here. IN THE NEWS NASL honors Representative Erik Paulsen (R-MN) with our 2014 Congressional Leadership Award during the 2014 NASL Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference on February 11, 2014 in Washington, DC. Visit our Winter Conference Photo Gallery. 2/27/14CMS has announced the next Skilled Nursing Facilities/Long-Term Care Open Door Forum:Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014Time: 2:00pm Eastern Time To participate by phone: Dial 1-800-837-1935 and reference conference ID 71246266Please dial in at least 15 minutes prior to start time of the call. 2/21/14Inside Health Policy reports Therapy Cap Coalition Lobbies to Get Tweaked Senate Language Into Final SGR Bill. 1/9/14NASL submits its statement to the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health for its hearing on "The Extenders Policies: What are They and How Should They Continue Under a Permanent SGR Repeal Landscape?"