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NASL 2021 Virtual
Legislative & Regulatory Conference

April 23 & 28, NASL Committee Meetings on April 27


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NASL Webinars

Going on the Record:
Tips & Training for Dealing with the Media

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2021 Physician Fee Schedule
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Acting HHS Secretary Norris Cochran extended the current public health emergency for an additional 90 days, effective January 21st.  HHS has also made the decision that the PHE "will likely remain in place for the entirety of 2021."  (1/22/21)


The Biden Administration announced that former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Budget at HHS Norris Cochran will serve as Acting Secretary of HHS while the Senate holds confirmation hearings on the appointment of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as the HHS Secretary. The Biden Administration also announced that longtime veteran at CMS, Liz Richter, will serve as Acting Administrator of CMS while we await the appointment of a new CMS Administrator. (1/21/21)

CMS published a MLN Matters Article that provides for a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document on the 3-day payment window for services provided to outpatients who later are admitted as inpatients.  (12/30/20)


Congress passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (H.R. 133), a sweeping bipartisan $1.4 trillion dollar year-end government funding piece of legislation, which includes $900 billion in COVID relief.  The bill now heads to the President’s desk for final signature, which we expect to occur this week.  Of importance to NASL’s members, is a partial fix to the Physician Fee Schedule cuts scheduled to begin January 1 in the 2021 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS).  (12/22/20)


Devastating’ Medicare Cuts Threaten Access to Therapy in Senior Living,” Senior Housing News. “CMS Administrator Seema Verma has made comments that the Part B cuts were part of the normal ups and downs of Medicare reimbursement, but this is not the case, Morton told SHN. ‘I found those comments shocking,’ she said.” (12/14/20)

CMS' Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2021 released. (12/1/20)

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