NASL

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.

 

ACTION ALERTS

 

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!


 

 

Take Action.

Upcoming Events:

 

NASL Legislative & Regulatory Update Webinar For NASL Members Only
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 2:00pm EDT
 

NASL Executive Vice President Cynthia Morton shares the latest news from Capitol Hill and CMS during this exclusive, members only webinar.  Participation is limited, so register today.  (Replay will be available after the webinar.)  This is a free event available to NASL members only.

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Memory Care Forum Philadelphia
May 23-24, 2016
Ritz-Carlton, Philadelphia

 

Learn more and see the full agenda.  Promotional code 15% off: NASL15
 

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NASL 27th Annual Meeting 

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


Now accepting reservations for the Gaylord Opryland. Call (866) 227-1876 Mon-Fri, 9am-9pm Eastern and identify yourself as part of NASL's room block.
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Registration for the Annual Meeting and the Symposium on Rehabilitation Therapy opens May 16.

IN THE NEWS

 

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)

The US Senate HELP Committee marked up several companion bills to the House-passed 21st Century Cures Act. The MEDTECH Act (S. 1101) excludes certain health-related software from the FDA’s definition of a medical device. The Improving Health Information Technology Act (S. 2511) has a more direct impact on NASL member companies, and NASL members and staff met with Senate HELP Committee staff about the bill during our February Hill visits. NASL's Summary and Analysis of S. 2511 is available here.  (Member login required.) (3/9/16)

Inside Health Policy - CMS Lays Out Targeted Therapy Review Process, But Questions Remain.  CMS quietly released information on how the agency plans to target therapy manual medical reviews as required by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act, in a move that caught some stakeholders by surprise as the policy doesn't match what many were expecting and leaves questions unanswered. (2/17/16)

During the 2016 Winter Conference, NASL honored US Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) with its NASL 2016 Congressional Leadership Award for his significant contributions to advancing telehealth.  Rep. Thompson is the author and an original co-sponsor of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act (HR 2948).  (2/12/16 Press Release)