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 Advocacy Efforts & Issue Briefs


NASL 2020 Issue Briefs:

NASL 2020 Legislative Priorities and Fact Sheet
 

2021 Cuts to Medicare Part B Programs Reduce Beneficiaries’ Access to Care

 
LTPAC Health IT Essential To Achieving Efficient, Effective Healthcare System

 

Benefits of a New Payment Model for Clinical Laboratory Services Provided to Nursing Home or Homebound Patients
 

Novitas Reimbursement Reduction Poses Huge Risk for Medicare Beneficiaries and Suppliers of Portable X-Ray Services
 

Hospital Observation Status Harms Beneficiaries’ Access to Medicare’s Skilled Nursing Benefit
 

Expand Telehealth Services for Medicare Beneficiaries
 

NASL Coalition Involvement
  • Independence Through Enhancement of Medicare and Medicaid (ITEM) Coalition
  • Coalition to Protect Rehabilitation (CPR)
  • Observation Stays Coalition
  • Therapy Cap Coalition
  • LTPAC Health IT Collaborative
Additional Advocacy Resources

 

 

Contact your member of the U.S. House of Representatives TODAY and ask that he/she add their signature to the Marshall/Rush Dear Colleague letter to HHS and CMS asking them to take immediate actions to delay or mitigate the Medicare payment cuts at this time while allowing the scheduled increases to primary care and other office-based specialties to go into effect. 
 

The sponsors of the letter are keeping it open through Wednesday, September 23rd so NASL advocates must 

TAKE ACTION NOW! 

 




NASL Advocates Need Voices Heard on 2021 Physician Fee Schedule Cuts
Contact your Member of Congress today, and urge them to oppose significant cuts to patients’ rehab therapy and diagnostic services especially during the public health emergency.
 

TAKE ACTION NOW 
 


 

Tell Congress to Waive Restrictions on the Use of Telehealth: Support the CONNECT for Health Act (H.R. 4923/S. 2741)

Email your members of Congress urging them to include the CONNECT for Health Act in any future COVID-19 legislation.


TAKE ACTION NOW

 


 

 

Welcome to the NASL Issue & Advocacy Center



Mounting public and private pressure to restructure the nation's healthcare delivery system, a growing number of elderly Americans and limited financial resources have created an uncertain environment for long term and post acute care providers. 

NASL's advocacy efforts serve to provide your organization with the knowledge and tools necessary to ensure that your voice is heard in the congressional health care debate. The role of an informed constituent is a crucial one; you have the expertise and the local knowledge to provide valuable information to your legislators.

NASL encourages members to become involved - whether it's by scheduling a meeting with your elected representative, writing a letter, or making a phone call.

 


 

Issues

 

 

Diagnostic Testing Issues

 

DMEPOS Issues

 

Health IT Issues

 

Therapy Issues

 

Important Federal Legislation tracked by NASL: