NASL 32nd Annual Meeting

Oct 10, 2021 12:00pm -
Oct 12, 2021 03:00pm
InterContinental Hotel at the DC Wharf, Washington, DC

Event Description

Proof of  full COVID-19 Vaccination is required to attend the NASL 32nd Annual Meeting.


NASL 32nd Annual Meeting

October 10-12, 2021
Intercontinental Hotel at the DC Wharf
Washington, DC

Register today!

The NASL 32nd Annual Meeting will be located nearby AHCA/NCAL's Annual Convention & Expo, which will be held just across the Potomac River at the Gaylord National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.  As in previous years, NASL and AHCA will co-host the preconference Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium at the Gaylord National Harbor.  Registration for the Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium is available with your NASL 32nd Annual Meeting registration for an additional fee of $125.  Registration is also available for the Symposium only for a fee of $299.  Transportation will be provided to NASL members between the InterContinental Hotel at the DC Wharf and the Gaylord National Harbor for the Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium.

NASL attendees are also invited to attend non-ticketed events at the AHCA/NCAL Annual Convention & Expo.  Tickets for the Expo Hall (which includes lunch) are available for purchase during registration for $91 per day.   For travel between venues, easily accessible transportation by taxi or water taxi is available just outside both venues.  The Gaylord National Harbor is 8 miles from the InterContinental at the DC Wharf. 

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Schedule of Events


Sunday, October 10th


7:30 – 8:00am

NASL/AHCA Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium Sponsors’ Coffee


Gaylord National Harbor

8:00am – 12:30pm

NASL/AHCA Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium


*pre-conference educational session - $125 add-on to your NASL 32nd Annual Meeting registration or $299 for the Rehabilitation Therapy Symposium only.

**Transportation will be provided to NASL attendees between the NASL 32nd Annual Meeting and the Gaylord National Harbor  FOR THIS SUNDAY SESSION ONLY.


Gaylord National Harbor


1:00 – 2:00pm

NASL Welcome to Washington Social
Sponsored by TridentCare

InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


2:15 – 3:30pm

Telehealth During COVID: An Experiment with Lasting Implications**


Kyle Zebley, Vice President, Public Policy

American Telemedicine Association


Join us as we examine the potential impact of utilizing expanded telehealth services on the overall structure of healthcare delivery in the U.S.  We will learn the latest on CMS’ contribution to extending telehealth services – and what is required from Congress to further CMS’ efforts.  Mr. Zebley will compare and contrast the elements of telehealth currently employed that could be made permanent.  Explore options for how the payment structure for telehealth services could be constructed and discuss the latest on federal legislation introduced to extend telehealth authorities after the public health emergency ends.



**This session has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit.


InterContinental Hotel- DC Wharf


3:30 – 4:45pm

Challenges and Tactics of Argentum’s Expanded Advocacy Program


Maggie Elehwany, Senior VP of Public Affairs, Argentum


Hear how leading senior living facilities trade association Argentum has designed and implemented their expanded advocacy process from Senior Vice President of Public Affairs, Maggie Elehwany.  Ms. Elehwany will help to identify both barriers and opportunities for senior living facility providers at the federal and state level.  Discuss how Argentum’s advocacy campaigns address the challenges and learn from their tactics for successfully achieving advocacy goals in an effort to improve our own strategies.


InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


5:15 – 6:15pm

NASL’s Eye on Washington


Michaela Sims, JD, President, Sims Strategies, NASL Policy Counsel


Join NASL’s policy counsel, Michaela Sims, as she identifies key health-related priorities of the Biden Administration and discusses the latest on the current political environment in Washington as it relates to broad health policy changes that Congress may undertake.  Michaela will share her unique insight on trends in other healthcare sectors that could impact long-term and post-acute care providers and the likelihood of forthcoming health laws in the closing days of 2021.  


InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


6:30 – 8:00pm

NASL Opening Night Reception

InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


Monday, October 11th


7:00am – 5:00pm

NASL Registration Open

InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


7:30 - 8:15am

A Conversation with CMS’ Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Lee A. Fleisher


Lee A. Fleisher, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, CMS


InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf

8:15 - 9:00am

Long-Term Care Policy Update**


Cynthia Morton, MPA, Executive Vice President, NASL


Join NASL’s senior policy expert for an overview of the newest and most impactful regulatory requirements for Medicare providers, specifically in the long-term and post-acute care settings. Cynthia Morton will identify key priorities of the Secretary of Health and Human Services and CMS and how their policies will apply to and impact long-term care settings and Medicare beneficiaries.  Additionally, Cynthia will outline key regulatory changes in the sector and those that have an impact on the sector.



**This session has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit.


InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


9:15 – 11:00am

NASL Medical Services Committee Meeting

InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


11:00am – 12:30pm

NASL Diagnostic Testing Committee Meeting



InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


11:30am – 3:00pm

AHCA/NCAL Expo Hall – visit NASL in Booth #440


*Tickets for the AHCA/NCAL Expo Hall are available with your registration for the NASL 32nd Annual Meeting for $91 per day and include lunch.

**Transportation to the Gaylord National Harbor  for the Expo Hall is on your own.  Taxis and water taxis are available just outside the InterContinental Hotel.


Gaylord National Harbor

3:30 – 4:45pm

The Patient’s Digital Health Data Journey 


Hannah Patterson, NASL IT Committee Chair & VP of Operations, Netsmart (facilitator)

Therasa Bell, President & CTO, Kno2

William Charnetski, Executive Vice President of Health Systems Solutions & Government Affairs, PointClickCare

Doc DeVore, Director of Enterprise Interoperability, MatrixCare

Tracy Fritts, Vice President of Quality & Outcomes, Consonus Healthcare

Josh Pickus, CEO, Net Health Systems


Only NASL can deliver this kind of content!  By tracking a patient’s health data on its interoperability journey, NASL’s Digital Health Panel will discuss the current state of interoperability across the healthcare continuum - with special emphasis on acute to post-acute care.  Panelists from each stop on that journey will illustrate how interoperability improves patient care through care coordination and automation and consider whether information blocking speeds that journey.  Panelists will also discuss how the federal government’s interoperability rules are driving exchange of health data across care settings/provider types (e.g., pharmacies, physicians, hospitals, etc.) and how various elements of care and services needed in long-term and post-acute care interface with the electronic medical record.  How the Trusted Exchange Framework & Common Agreement (TEFCA) will affect health exchange in the long term and post-acute care (LTPAC) sector in 2022 will also be discussed.


InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


4:45 – 5:00pm

Refreshment Break

InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


5:00 – 6:00pm

Data For Advocacy: An Update for NASL Membership


Peter Klug, FRKL Insights
Former NASL Board of Directors member

Cynthia Morton, Executive Vice President, NASL

NASL has been working to develop expedient access to therapy data that we can analyze and use in our advocacy campaigns to fight cuts.  Access to a national data set to run queries in support of NASL policy positions or to analyze policy proposed by Capitol Hill or CMS is an important advancement in support of NASL’s advocacy objectives.  Peter and Cynthia will brief the membership on this important advancement.   


InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf

6:15 – 8:30pm

NASL Board of Directors Meeting

InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


Tuesday, October 12th


7:00am – 12:00pm

NASL Registration Open

InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


7:30 – 9:30am

NASL IT Committee Meeting



Digital Health Standards & Exchange:  What It Means for Clinical & Administrative Workflow**


Alix Goss, Vice President & Senior Consultant, Imprado, National Committee on Vital Health Statistics Co-chair, Intersection of Clinical & Administrative Data Task Force

Hannah Patterson, VP of Operations, Netsmart
NASL IT Committee Chair


Transformation of the US healthcare system to achieve healthcare value and optimal population health is a national priority. Legislative, regulatory and private sector efforts are concurrently pursuing new strategies to support administrative simplification, clinical delivery, community engagement, public health and research objectives to keep pace with rapidly evolving business models and technologies. In this presentation on Health IT standards, data exchange & interoperability and their impact on clinical & administrative processes, Ms. Goss and Patterson will explain approaches to capturing, protecting and appropriately sharing interoperable data. Further, this session will discuss initiatives shaping national health and health IT policy and standards for health information data and the impacts on clinical and administrative processes. 



**This session has been approved for 1.0 hour of continuing education credit.


InterContinental Hotel - DC Wharf


10:30am  - 1:30pm

AHCA/NCAL Expo Hall – visit NASL in Booth #440


*Tickets for the AHCA/NCAL Expo Hall are available with your registration for the NASL 32nd Annual Meeting for $91 per day and include lunch.

**Transportation to the Gaylord National Harbor  for the Expo Hall is on your own.  Taxis and water taxis are available just outside the InterContinental Hotel.


Gaylord National Harbor




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NASL 32nd Annual Meeting Sponsors


NASL Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancelations received on or before October 1, 2021 will receive a credit toward a future meeting for the paid registration fee, minus a $50 processing fee.
  • Credit issued for a canceled registration must be used within one year and will be forfeited if not used within that time. 
  • Credits are transferrable to another employee of the NASL member company.
  • Credit will not be issued for cancelations received after October 1, 2021.


Event Type:Conference
Category:Annual Meeting
Early registration ends on Jun 30, 2021.
Regular registration starts on Jul 01, 2021 and ends on Oct 09, 2021.
Late registration starts on Oct 10, 2021.
(GMT-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
Member Fee: $700.00$700.00$800.00
Non-Member Fee: $1400.00$1400.00$1500.00