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General Announcement - Therapy
NASL & DHA Discuss Therapy Assistants Provision of NDAA   NASL, 4/23/2018

Earlier this month, NASL met with the Defense Health Agency (DHA), which is the Department of Defense (DoD) agency that oversees the military’s TRICARE program for active duty and retired military and their families. The focus of NASL’s meeting with DHA was implementation of  the therapy assistants provision included in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was signed into law last December. 

General Announcement - Therapy
Updated Part B Therapy Claims Processing Instructions    NASL, 4/23/2018

As NASL has reported, the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which was enacted February 9, 2018, contained a number of provisions that may have impacted SNF Part B therapy claims, including the Work Geographic Practice Cost Index (GPCI) Floor and the permanent repeal of the outpatient therapy caps as of January 1, 2018.

General Announcement
GAO Reports on Medicaid Funding in Assisted Living   NASL, 2/28/2018

On February 5, 2018, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report entitled, Medicaid Assisted Living Services: Improved Federal Oversight of Beneficiary Health & Welfare Is NeededThe report responds to a 2015 request from Senators Susan Collins (R-ME), Claire McCaskill (D-MO), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), who asked for a review of Medicaid spending and federal and state oversight of care provided to Medicaid beneficiaries in assisted living. 

General Announcement
Your New Medicare Card Will Soon Be In the Mail   NASL, 2/28/2018

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin mailing the new Medicare cards in April 2018. Read more to learn what you need to know about this mailing process:

General Announcement
NASL Wraps Up the 2018 Winter Conference by Repealing the Therapy Cap   NASL, 2/13/2018

If you missed NASL’s 2018 Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference last week in Washington, DC, you missed a lot. Another conference with record-breaking attendance was just the start. 



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