NASL Press Releases & Statements
NASL Statement on Discussion Draft to Repeal the Therapy Caps (November 3, 2017) NASL issued a statement on Friday, November 3, 2017, regarding the discussion draft released by the three committees with jurisdiction over Medicare – the Senate Committee on Finance and the House Committees on Energy & Commerce and Ways & Means – that would repeal the Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap.
NASL Press Release Announcing New Board for 2017 - 2018 and Celebrating NASL Member of the Year (October 23, 2017) NASL issued a press release on Monday, October 23, 2017, announcing the election of the NASL Board of Directors for 2017 – 2018 and celebrating NASL’s Member of the Year.
NASL Press Release Expressing “Significant Concern” with CMS’ Proposed Clinical Lab Reimbursement Rates (September 26, 2017) NASL issued a press release on Tuesday, September 26, 2017, expressing "significant concerns" regarding the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid’s (CMS) proposed CY2018 Medicare reimbursement rates for clinical laboratory tests under the Protecting Access to Medicare Act (PAMA) of 2014.
NASL Statement on New ONC Data Brief on EHR Use in SNFs (September 8, 2017) NASL issued a statement to the press on Friday, September 8, 2017, commenting on the HHS Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s (ONC’s) release of ONC Data Brief #39, Electronic Health Record Adoption & Interoperability among U.S. Skilled Nursing Facilities in 2016.
NASL elects new Board at 27th Annual Meeting. (October 27, 2016) "[B]ecause NASL is making such a difference
in LTPAC policy ... I’m honored to work with this outstanding Board and to serve as the new NASL Board President,” said John Damgaard, NASL's newly elected President.
At the 2016 Winter Conference, NASL recognized US Representative Mike Thompson (D-CA) with its NASL 2016 Congressional Leadership Award for his significant contributions to advancing telehealth. Rep. Thompson is the author and an original co-sponsor of the Medicare Telehealth Parity Act (HR 2948). (September 12, 2016)
NASL Announces 2015-16 Board of Directors at its 26th Annual Meeting (October 15, 2015)
The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) elected new directors to serve on the Association’s Board of Directors for the 2015 – 2016 term at last week’s 26th Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas.
NASL Elects 2014 - 2015 Board of Directors; Honors Founding Member Laurence Lane during NASL 25th Annual Meeting (October 27, 2014)
The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) elected its 2014 – 2015 Board of Directors during the annual meeting of the now 25-year old association.
NASL Survey Shows Congress’ Part B Outpatient Therapy Medical Review Plan Not Working (December 4, 2013)
NASL released survey results of its members that show the Manual Medicare Review (MMR) process ordered by Congress is seldom conducted in the required 10 days - and at least 33% of the submitted MMR claims since January 1, 2013 are still waiting processing by Medicare contractors.
NASL Applauds House Majority Joining Bipartisan Call to Delay Medicare DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program (June 13, 2013)
Just over a week ago, Representative Glenn “G.T.” Thompson (R-PA) told DMEPOS providers and suppliers at NASL’s legislative meeting that having 150 Members of the House of Representatives sign a letter calling on Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Administrator Marilyn Tavenner to delay the DMEPOS competitive bidding Round 2 program could be “significant.”
Congressman Thompson Briefs NASL Members on Capitol Hill (June 4, 2013)
NASL issued a press release on June 4, 2013, in anticipation of the June 5 fly-in where participants heard directly from Representative G.T. Thompson (R-PA) about the bipartisan efforts he is leading in the House of Representatives that would delay implementation of Medicare's DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program.
NASL Statement on Medicare Competitive Bidding Round 2 (February 1, 2013)
NASL issued a statement to the press on Friday, February 1, 2013, in response to the January 31st announcement by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), which stated that rates for Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics & Supplies (DMEPOS) would be cut an average of 45 percent beginning in July 2013.
NASL Elects 2012-2013 Board of Directors (October 26, 2012)
NASL announces its new Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 term. Officers were elected during NASL’s 23rd Annual Meeting in Tampa, FL on October 9, 2012.
CMS & ONC Rules Published in Federal Register (March 7, 2012)
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) have published their proposed rules in the Federal Register as of today.
Congress' Must-Pass List for 2011: Therapy Cap Extension (December 6, 2011)
Washington, DC - The long term care profession today called on Congress to act and extend the therapy cap exceptions process for medically necessary Medicare Part B outpatient therapy services.
CMS Announces DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Timeline and Starts Bidder Education (December 1, 2011)
CMS announced operational details for Round 2 of the Medicare Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) Competitive Bidding Program.
The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care Elects 2011-12 Board of Directors (November 7, 2011)
NASL announces its new Board of Directors for the 2011-2012 term. Officers were elected during a special meeting of the Board of Directors held on November 3, 2011.
HHS Office of Inspector General Issues Fiscal Year 2012 Work Plan (October 5, 2011)
The annual OIG report lists a number of areas within Medicare that will receive special scrutiny by the HHS spending watchdog, including DME and nursing homes.
Therapy Cap Repeal Legislation Would Benefit Medicare Patients & Ensure Access to Care (April 15, 2011)
The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care (NASL) today is hailing the introduction of legislation that would repeal the arbitrary caps on Medicare outpatient therapy services.
NASL Board Elects New Leadership for 2011 Term (March 16, 2011)
The NASL Board of Directors elected Dan Cobb of HealthMEDX, Inc. to succeed Floyd "Doc" DeVore as President of the association for the 2011 term.
NASL Applauds Introduction of DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Repeal Bill (March 15, 2011)
NASL today hailed the introduction of bipartisan legislation, Fairness in Medicare Bidding Act (H.R. 1041), to repeal the Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) competitive bidding program.
Patients Lose Under DMEPOS Competitive Bidding Program (March 1, 2011)
Speaking to a Capitol Hill audience at a congressional briefing sponsored by Representatives Glenn Thompson (R-PA) and Jason Altmire (D-PA) on the DMEPOS competitive bidding program, Cynthia Morton, NASL Executive Vice President, criticized defects in the program that will lead to serious ramifications for Medicare beneficiaries.
Congressman Glenn Thompson Honored With Congressional Leadership Award (February 15, 2011)
NASL presented Congressman Glenn “GT” Thompson with the 2011 Congressional Leadership Award at the NASL Winter Legislative & Regulatory Conference in Arlington, Virginia. NASL bestows the Congressional Leadership Award to Members of Congress who demonstrate leadership in protecting the needs and interests of patients and residents served in long term and post acute care settings.
NASL Elects 2010-2011 Board of Directors (October 18, 2010)
NASL announces its new Board of Directors for the 2010-2011 term. Officers were elected during the 21st Annual NASL Meeting held in Long Beach, CA on October 12, 2010.
Cynthia Morton Named NASL Executive Vice President (July 30, 2010)
NASL is pleased to announce that Cynthia Morton has been named Executive Vice President of the association. Most recently, Ms. Morton was the Vice President of Political Affairs for the American Health Care Association/National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL).