A bipartisan coalition of doctors in Congress recently  introduced the Strengthening Medicare for Patients and Providers Act (H.R. 2474), which would add a permanent payment update to the Medicare PFS to address the annual payment uncertainty affecting Medicare-participating practitioners under the Medicare PFS.

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Medicare payment cuts threaten access to clinical laboratory services and undermine our nation’s health care infrastructure.  ADVION needs all of our advocates to reach out to their Members of Congress today and tell them to protect Medicare patients and enact the Saving Access to Laboratory Services Act (SALSA) (H.R.2377/S. 1000).





NASL becomes ADVION in ‘inspired’ move; home health, outpatient services gain focus

Jim Berklan, McKnight's Long-Term Care News, October 10, 2022.






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House Ways & Means Chairman Jason Smith (R-MO) is presented with ADVION's 2023 Congressional Leadership Award on March 8, 2023, in his Washington, DC office by ADVION President Mike Capstick, his constituent and ADVION Board Member Cheryl Strickland, and ADVION Executive Vice President
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 Quad A is offering a 10% discount on the AAAASF annual fee for ADVION Members.  Proof of active ADVION membership or payment of membership dues must be provided with your payment to AAAASF to receive the discount; please contact ADVION if you need assistance.  Email Michael Barnett with any questions.



CMS Clarifies Therapists in Nursing Facilities, Rehab Agencies, Home Health Can Continue to Utilize Telehealth, ADVION Press Release, May 23, 2023.

"Without clear and timely guidane from CMS, this puts providers in a risky situation," Cynthia Morton.  Therapy Association Urges Cautious Use of Telehealth Until HHS Responds, James Berklan for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, 5/15/23.

Therapy groups serving long-term care and other institutional providers were left hanging Thursday as the public health emergency officially lapsed and federal regulators still had not given clarification on whether certain telehealth practices would still be allowed."  
Therapists Anxious Without CMS Guidance on Telehealth Coverage Post-PHE, James Berklan for McKnight's Long-Term Care News, 5/12/23


"The ability for therapists to continue [utilizing telehealth] was intended by Congress and we are asking that CMS provide clear guidance . . . ," Cynthia Morton.  Nursing Homes Face 'Sobering Reality' as PHE Ends Amid Operational, Financial Challenges, Zahida Siddiqi for Skilled Nursing News, 5/10/23.


CMS released a new state survey memo QSO-23-13-ALL, Guidance for Expiration of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (PHE) on May 11, 2023, which states that CMS will soon end the requirement that covered providers and suppliers establish policies and procedures for staff vaccination.  Further, the White House released a statement announcing that it will end the COVID-19 vaccine requirements for Federal employees, Federal contractors and international travelers when the PHE ends on May 11th.  5/2/23


CMS released the FY 2024 SNF PPS Proposed Rule which updates the payment rates used under the SNF PPS for fiscal year 2024.  Read ADVION's immediate summary here.  The pre-publication version of the Proposed Rule is available here.  CMS' Fact Sheet is available here.  4/4/23