NASL

Please note our new address, effective December 1:

 

1444 I ("Eye") Street, NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC  20005

 

Our phone number remains the same (202-803-2385).

 

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

 

 

With the Therapy Cap in Place, NASL Advocates Need Their Voices Heard Now

Medicare beneficiaries are now subject to the cap on rehab therapy services. We need YOU to contact your Representatives and to tell Congressional leadership to repeal the therapy cap before January 19th – and BEFORE Medicare beneficiaries begin reaching the therapy cap limits.

 

"We're close, but please keep up the pressure," urges Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) in his video message.

 

 


NASL 2018 Winter Legislative
& Regulatory Conference

February 5 -7, 2018
The Madison Hotel
Washington, DC


Pre-register through January 31.

Registration for Hill Visits on February 7 is now CLOSED.

 

NASL's room block at The Madison Hotel has now closed.  Call the Madison directly at 202-862-1600 for availability.


Join us in thanking the sponsors of the NASL Winter Conference

    



Click the calendar for upcoming NASL Committee and Workgroup calls

                      

 

 


IN THE NEWS

 

 

Therapy Caps Back on as Congress Delays Action.  “From a patient perspective, the longer the therapy cap with no exceptions process is in effect, it becomes a problem,” Cynthia Morton told McKnight’s.

 

'Extenders' Package Would Repeal Therapy Caps, but SNF Payment Changes May be Included.  Cynthia Morton calls the therapy cap repeal "pretty exciting," telling McKnight's that she believes there's momentum to end the 20-year old therapy cap problem.  (McKnight's 10/16/17)

 

Three Committees - Senate Finance, House Energy and Commerce, and House Ways and Means - announced that they reached a bi-partisan, bicameral agreement on policy to permanently repeal the Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap.  The policy will repeal the therapy caps as of January 1, 2018, continue to require that an appropriate modifier be included on claims indicating the services are medically necessary, and continue targeted medical review of claims established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).    A copy of the discussion draft as well as a red line version that is easier to review are available for download through the NASL Member Resources page (member login is required).  (10/27/17)

 

Don't miss the great summary from ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on HealthITBuzz blog about the recent LTPAC Summit with NASL members & key stakeholders. NASL applauds our IT Committee members that have signed the ONC Health IT Interoperability Pledge, too. Read Out of NHIT Week Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit. (HealthITBuzz blog, 10/26/17)


At its 28th Annual Meeting, NASL names Leigh Ann Frick, President, Care Navigation Consulting, its 2017 Member of the Year.  (10/16/17)