NASL The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) is the leading national organization with exclusive involvement in legislative and regulatory matters affecting all ancillary services to the long term and post acute care setting, including therapy, medical products and supplies, diagnostic testing and information systems. Learn more about NASL. NASL 26th Annual Meeting October 4-6, 2015 Marriott San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel San Antonio, Texas Registration now open! Symposium on Rehabilitation Therapy only. Now accepting reservations. ACTION ALERTS Ask Congress to Eliminate Unnecessary Limits to SNF Services Tell Them to Support Legislation that Allows Observation Stays to be Counted for Medicare Coverage Latest Major Action: H.R. 2 became Public Law No: 114-10 Click Here. GPO: Text, PDF IN THE NEWS 6/19/15 NASL files Comments with CMS 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. 6/17/15 The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC) has released its June 2015 Report to Congress: Medicare and the Health Care Delivery System. 5/21/15 The House Energy & Commerce Committee today unanimously passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, by a vote of 51 – 0. Legislative text is available here. The bi-partisan bill was first introduced in January 2015 by House E&C Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Representative Diana DeGette (D-CO). The bill includes ideas proposed by both Republicans and Democrats, whose goal was to “conduct a comprehensive look at the cycle of cures – from discovery to development to delivery.” 5/6/15 NASL Board Member Co-Authors Article in ASHA Leader and NASL Meets with Therapy Organizations. This month, ASHA’s publication, Leader features an article co-written by NASL Board Member, Margaret Hemm, Ed.D. CCC-SLP and Janet Brown, ASHA staff. See article here. Garry Pezzano, President of NASL, is quoted in the article that details several meetings NASL leaders have had with ASHA (photo) regarding issues arising from speech language pathologists.