Comment on CMS' proposed rule "Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities" (CMS-3260-P)
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MACRA - the New Physician Fee Schedule, MIPS, Targeted MMR & More:  The NASL 2015 Policy Wrap Up Webinar
Wednesday, December 9 at 2:00pm EDT


Presented by NASL's Executive Vice President Cynthia Morton, MPA, and NASL Policy Counsel Alan Parver, Esq., Shareholder, Arnall Golden Gregory, LLP


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February 8-10
Loews Madison Hotel
Washington, DC

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NASL responded to CMS' Request for Information Regarding Implementation of the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System, Promotion of Alternative Payment Models and Incentive Payments for Participation in Eligible Alternative Payment Models (CMS-3321-NC).  (11/18/15)


The audio recording, transcript, post-call clarification, and updated slide presentation from CMS' October 21 MLN Connects National Provider Call on the IMPACT Act are now available.   (11/4/15)


CMS Issues Final Rule for Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2016.  The pre-publication version of the final rule for the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY2016 is available here.  NASL's preliminary summary of the final rule is available here.   10/30/15

NASL, along with other post-acute care and provider organizations, sent a letter to Rep. Kevin Brady, Chairman of the House Health Subcommittee, and Rep. Ron Kind offering principles and requested changes to H.R. 3298, the Medicare Post-Acute Care Value-Based Purchasing Act of 2015.​  10/6/15


During a public meeting, the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission research staff presented an initial report, "Mandated Report:  Developing a unified payment system for post-acute care (PAC)."  The presentation slides are available here.  NASL's summary of the presentation is available here.  9/10/15


NASL filed comments on Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY2016 Proposed Rule (CMS-1631-P).  9/8/15


NASL filed comments on Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement Payment Model for Acute Care Hospitals Furnishing Lower Extremity Joint Replacement Services Proposed Rule (CMS-5516-P).  9/8/15

Regulations are a fact of life in the healthcare community - but can too many regulations prevent professionals from delivering on the promise of the Triple Aim?  Regulations that Misfire, Kristy Brown, President and CEO, Centrex Rehab, NASL Member; McKnight's Long-Term Care News & Assisted Living.  8/28/15


The FY 2016 SNF PPS Final Rule went on display today at the Office of the Federal Register’s Public Inspection Desk.  It can be downloaded at:  A fact sheet for the final rule can also be downloaded at:


National Quality Organization Endorses Profession's Key Quality Indicators:  Prestigious National Quality Forum Signals Its Support for Functional Outcomes Measures Developed by NASL and AHCA. Read AHCA Press Release here7/28/15


CMS' proposed rule, Medicare & Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long Term Care Facilities, which was released during the White House Conference on Aging on July 13, 2015, was published in today's Federal RegisterNASL's complete summary is available here (member login required). 7/16/15


CMS Releases CY2016 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rulethe first Physician Fee Schedule issued since the SGR repeal.  Read NASL's email to members sent on July 8, highlighting key sections of the proposed rule.  7/16/15


NASL filed comments on the Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing for Skilled Nursing Facilities FY 2016, SNF Value-Based Purchasing Program, SNF Quality Reporting Program, and Staffing Data Collection; Proposed Rule.  6/19/15