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


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.



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.




COVID-19 Helpful Links





​NASL's 31st Annual Meeting
& Rehab Symposium 

is going virtual!

Details coming soon.



Click the calendar for upcoming NASL Committee and Workgroup calls.



Therapy Collaboration in SNFs:
A Certificate of Skills in Medicare, MDS, and PDPM for Therapy Professionals



for more information or to sign up.       



NASL Webinar
2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule and
Advocating to Fight the Cuts



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CMS launched its new, streamlined, user-friendly Medicare Care Compare website, which allows users to “find and compare doctors, hospitals and other providers near you.”  (9/3/20)


The Physician Fee Schedule for CY 2021 was released in this morning's Federal Register.  Access the 1,300+ page pdf here; access CMS' Fact Sheet on the Physician Fee Schedule here; access NASL's Summary of the Proposed Rule here and NASL’s full Summary and Analysis here (member login required). (8/7/20)


SNF Provider Preview Reports have been updated and are now available. Data reflects what will be published on Nursing Home Compare during the October 2020 refresh of the website.  Providers have until August 30, 2020 to review their performance data and to request a CMS review of their data if they believe the quality measure scores that are displayed within their Preview Reports are inaccurate. (8/6/20)


CMS released the SNF PPS Final Rule for FY 2021 this afternoon.  In the unpublished version of the Final Rule, the market basket was finalized lower than the proposed rule; 2.2% rather than the proposed  2.3%.  A Fact Sheet on the Final Rule is available here.  We are still awaiting release of the CY2021 Physician Fee Schedule.  (7/31/20)


Meet Cynthia Morton, McKnight’s 2020 Women of Distinction Hall of Honor InducteeMcKnight’s Long-Term Care News (7/20/20)

NASL has established a webpage of information on the Coronavirus COVID-19 for NASL members here: