NASL

Please note our new address, effective December 1:

 

1444 I ("Eye") Street NW, Suite 301
Washington, DC  20005

 

Our phone number remains the same (202-803-2385).

 

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

 

Let Congress know that a permanent solution to the Medicare therapy caps must be enacted before the end of the year.  #Stopthecap

NASL Calls for Repeal of the Outpatient Therapy Cap in a Final Push Before Year's End
For Providers

For Family Members

For Patients

"We're close, but please keep up the pressure," urges Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) in his video message.

 


Take Action to Change Policy that Threatens Beneficiary Access to SNF Care

 

Ask your Member of Congress to support the Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act of 2017 (S. 568, H.R. 1421), which creates a full and permanent solution to solve the problem of SNF eligibility for beneficiaries receiving care under observation.

 


 

Important Legislation

 

 

NASL 


2017 End-of-Year Policy Wrap Up


Presented by
NASL EVP Cynthia Morton &
NASL Policy Counsel & Sims Strategies Founder Michaela Sims


Wednesday, December 20, 2017
3:00 – 4:00 pm EST

Free to NASL Members

Register today

 


 

NASL 2018 Winter Legislative
& Regulatory Conference


February 5 -7, 2018
The Madison Hotel
Washington, DC


Pre-register through January 31.
Reservations now being accepted at The Madison Hotel.

 



Click the calendar for upcoming NASL Committee and Workgroup calls

                      

 



​NASL Webinar Archive
Member login required

 

Therapy Cap Update
November 14, 2017

Full Replay or Slides only 

     

 


IN THE NEWS

 


'Extenders' Package Would Repeal Therapy Caps, but SNF Payment Changes May be Included.  Cynthia Morton calls the therapy cap repeal "pretty exciting," telling McKnight's that she believes there's momentum to end the 20-year old therapy cap problem.  (McKnight's 10/16/17)

 

Three Committees - Senate Finance, House Energy and Commerce, and House Ways and Means - announced that they reached a bi-partisan, bicameral agreement on policy to permanently repeal the Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap.  The policy will repeal the therapy caps as of January 1, 2018, continue to require that an appropriate modifier be included on claims indicating the services are medically necessary, and continue targeted medical review of claims established by the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA).    A copy of the discusion draft as well as a red line version that is easier to review are available for download through the NASL Member Resources page (member login is required).  (10/27/17)

 

Don't miss the great summary from ONC Principal Deputy National Coordinator for Health Information Technology on HealthITBuzz blog about the recent LTPAC Summit with NASL members & key stakeholders. NASL applauds our IT Committee members that have signed the ONC Health IT Interoperability Pledge, too. Read Out of NHIT Week Long-Term and Post-Acute Care Summit. (HealthITBuzz blog, 10/26/17)


At its 28th Annual Meeting, NASL names Leigh Ann Frick, President, Care Navigation Consulting, its 2017 Member of the Year.  (10/16/17)

 

Pay rates for lab tests threaten access for long-term care beneficiaries, group warns. NASL "expressed its 'significant concerns' with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' draft lab test payment rates for calendar year 2018, which were published last week," reports McKnight's. (McKnight's 9/27/17)
 

Skilled nursing facilities lag acute care settings in EHR, HIE use. In response to the ONC findings, NASL expressed its appreciation for the agency's survey results on the subject.  (Health Data Management 9/11/17)