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 Calls for Repeal of the Outpatient Therapy Cap - For Providers

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

 

NASL Calls for Repeal of the Outpatient Therapy Cap - For Family Members

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

 

NASL Calls for Repeal of the Outpatient Therapy Cap - For Patients

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

 

Take Action to Change Policy that Threatens Beneficiary Access to SNF Care

Ask your Member of Congress to support The Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2017, which creates a full and permanent solution to solve the problem of SNF eligibility for beneficiaries receiving care under observation.  Without a comprehensive solution, beneficiaries will continue to face barriers in accessing needed post-acute services.


Join NASL and our colleagues with the LTPAC Health IT Collaborative for the 13th Annual LTPAC Health IT Summit at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront in Baltimore on June 26 - 27,

2017. The hotel block closes on Friday, May 26, 2017.
Register now or learn more.

 


  
October 15-17, 2017
Mandalay Bay Resort & Convention Center
Las Vegas, Nevada 

NOW ACCEPTING PRE-REGISTRATION!

NASL ROOM BLOCK AT THE
MANDALAY BAY RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER
IS NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS.

Call the Housing Bureau at 866-227-1876.  Be sure to identify yourself as an NASL registrant to receive the special $242 per night conference rate.
 


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IN THE NEWS

 


GAO gets it right with need for more IT.  “It's good to have a "big dog" recognize that the long-term and post-acute care sectors should be given more help with information technology and exchange,” says McKnight’s guest columnist and NASL Executive Vice President Cynthia Morton.  (5/11/17) 
 

Content with capped 1% increase, providers turn focus to quality aspects of pay rule - McKnight's Long Term Care News & Assisted Living.  “We would have liked to had a higher payment update.  It's unfortunate but expected,” said Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL.  (5/1/17)

 

CMS Releases Multiple Proposed Rules.  CMS released several proposed rules and an advance notice of proposed rulemaking, to include:

  • Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System & Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF PPS) for FY 2018, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, etc. Proposed Rule
  • Medicare Program: Prospective Payment System & Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities: Revisions to Case-mix Methodology Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking
  • Medicare Program: Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) for FY 2018 Proposed Rule
  • Medicare Program: FY 2018 Hospice Wage Index & Payment Rate Update & Hospice Quality Reporting Requirements Proposed Rule

In addition to the above proposed rules, the Medicare Program: Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems for Acute Care Hospitals and Long Term Care Hospital Prospective Payment System and Proposed Policy Changes and Fiscal Year 2018 Rates; etc. (IPPS/LTCH Proposed Rule) was released. Read CMS’ Fact Sheet on the IPPS/LTCH Proposed Rule.  (4/27/17)

 

Joint Exercise - McKnight's Long Term Care News & Assisted Living.  Some health officials believe an alternative payment bundling project for joint replacement will eventually replace a fragmented and duplicative fee-for-service program. Meanwhile, the program serves only to illustrate how "exposed" the long-term care industry is, Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President of NASL, said. (4/5/17)