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

 

 

 

Thank your Members of Congress for supporting patients and permanently ending the caps on therapy care for America's seniors.

 

NASL members visit Members of Congress at the conclusion of the NASL 2018 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference

2018 Winter Conference Gallery

 

IMPACT Act: Frequently Asked Questions Call
Thursday, June 21, 2018 
From 2 to 3 pm ET

Register for Medicare Learning Network events.

During this call, learn more about the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation Act of 2014 (IMPACT Act). CMS answers your frequently asked questions on quality measures, standardized data elements, the CMS data element library, and future directions of the IMPACT Act. A question and answer session follows the presentation.



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June 24 - 26, 2018
Washington Hilton Hotel, Washington, DC

NASL Members receive a $100 discount.
Get your discount code here.
Call 202-483-3000 to make your reservations. 

Register today
 


 



Early registration now open!

NASL
 ROOM BLOCK AT THE
Hilton San Diego Bayfront
IS NOW OPEN FOR RESERVATIONS.

 

 

 

Click the calendar for upcoming NASL Committee and Workgroup calls

                                        
 

NASL Webinar Archive
 

 


IN THE NEWS

 

CMS announced Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF), Long Term Care Hospital (LTCH) and Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility (IRF) Provider Preview Reports have been updated. Providers may preview their performance data from now until June 30, 2018, before the reports are publicly displayed on the Nursing Home Compare, LTCH Compare and IRF Compare sites respectively.  Read more on CMS.gov under the Quality Reporting Spotlight Announcements for LTCHs, IRFs and SNFs.  (6/1/18) 

CMS released an interim final rule that will increase pay for durable medical equipment provided in rural and other areas not covered by the competitive bidding program from June through the end of the year, and CMS says more rules are planned on rates for DME and enteral nutrition in 2019 and beyond.  The rule also excludes from the bidding program certain drugs used with DME. (5/9/18)

NASL submitted comments to CMS on the IMPACT Act Transfer of Health Information & Care Preferences - Medication Profile Transferred Draft Measure. The draft measure is being reviewed and will not be implemented this October as originally planned Read NASL's comments.  (5/3/18)


As a co-organizer of the LTPAC Health IT Summit, NASL is delighted to confirm that the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, Dr. Don Rucker, will keynote the Summit on the morning of Tuesday, June 26, 2018.  Register today (5/2/18)


CMS released three (SNF, IRF, LTCH PPS) proposed rules this week, to include:

NASL members may download a short summary of the proposed rules here (4/27/18)


Myths busted! SNF therapy is a great place for debunking persistent misconceptions and lore. NASL and its members are featured in a McKnight's article about NASL's "Top 100 Medicare Therapy Myths in Skilled Nursing & Home Health” resource. (McKnight's, 04/08/18).