NASL

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



              

 

NASL 2019 Winter Legislative
& Regulatory Conference

PRE-REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

February 25-27, 2019

 

Reservations now being accepted at the 

Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Reserve online or call 1-877-803-7534

to receive NASL's $285 conference rate.

 



Join us in thanking the sponsors of the
NASL 29th Annual Meeting
.


​NASL Webinar Archive
 


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and Workgroup calls     


 

 


IN THE NEWS

 

 

Speech Therapy Poised to Take Center Stage in Skilled Nursing Under PDPM
Featuring Garry Pezzano, Senior Vice President of Clinical Practice at Genesis Rehab Services and Josh Pickus, CEO of Optima Healthcare Solutions.  Skilled Nursing News (11/28/18)

 

Aegis CEO: Therapy Can Still Drive Skilled Nursing Revenue Under PDPM
With PDPM scheduled for implementation on Oct 1, 2019, SNFs and therapy providers alike are scrambling to catch up and prepare. In this changing landscape, [
NASL President] Martha Schram, President and CEO of Aegis Therapies, is tasked with making sure care and service providers of all stripes are prepared.  Skilled Nursing News (11/15/18)

CMS issued the CY2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Final Rule, which takes effect on or after January 1, 2019.  The Final Rule updates Medicare Part B payment policies, payment rates and quality provisions for services under the Medicare PFS and is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 23, 2018.  (11/1/18)

  • Read NASL's full Summary and Analysis(Member login required.)
  • Read NASL's short summary of the Final Rule
  • Read the pre-publication version of the Final Rule entitled, Medicare Program: Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; etc.
  • Read CMS’ press release
  • Read CMS’ fact sheet


CMS is providing updated rankings for all SNFs included in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 program year.  A list of each SNF’s incentive payment multiplier and updated ranking can be found on the SNF VBP website(10/31/18)

NASL – the Little Engine that Does
.  “What we do is pinpoint the intersection between the clinical and the technology.  We don’t silo discussions, we integrate them … It’s where the policy meets the practical. That’s what makes us a little different,” says Cynthia Morton of the NASL 29th Annual Meeting to Jim Berklan of McKnight’s.  (10/3/18)


NASL submitted comments to CMS in response to the CY 2019 Physician Fee Schedule Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

CMS issued three final 2019 Medicare payment rules – the Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System (SNF PPS), Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System (IRF PPS) and the Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System.  The pre-publication version of the FY19 SNF PPS Final Rule is available for public inspection at the Federal Register; the published version will appear in the Federal Register on August 8, 2018.  NASL will prepare a detailed summary of the FY19 SNF PPS Final Rule for NASL members in the coming days.  Read the pre-publication copy of the FY19 SNF PPS Final Rule, the FY19 SNF PPS Final Rule Fact Sheet, the FY19 IRF PPS Final Rule Fact Sheet, and the FY19 Psychiatric Facility PPS Final Rule Fact Sheet.  (7/31/18)


CMS issued the CY2019 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) Proposed Rule, which would take effect on or after January 1, 2019. The proposed rule updates Medicare Part B payment policies, payment rates and quality provisions for services under the Medicare PFS and is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on July 27, 2018.  The Proposed Rule includes a major change for rehab therapy providers, and one that NASL has advocated. CMS is eliminating the collection of functional reporting.  (7/12/18)

  • Read the pre-publication version of the proposed rule entitle, Medicare Program: Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2019; Medicare Shared Savings Program Requirements; etc.
  • Read CMS’ press release
  • Read CMS’ fact sheet