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:

CMS SNF Quality Reporting Program Provider Training
June 
21 and 22, 2016
​Check CMS' Nursing Home Quality Initiative 
webpage for details.

 


 

 

 

June 26-28, 2016
Reston, Virginia
Agenda and Registration

 


 

 

NASL 27th Annual Meeting 

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

Now accepting registrations:

 

NASL 27th Annual Meeting 
NASL/AHCA Symposium on Rehabilitation Therapy ONLY

 

 

IN THE NEWS

 

CMS posted a save-the-date notice to its Nursing Home Quality Initiative webpage for its upcoming SNF Quality Reporting Program Provider Training to be held June 21 and 22, 2016.  (5/18/16)

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)