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NASL winter conference arrives amid uncertainty

The 2017 winter legislative and regulatory conference of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care takes place Monday through Wednesday in Washington.

Damgaard elected to new board

Damgaard elected to new board

John Damgaard has been elected president of the board of directors for the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care.

NASL winter conference kicks off Monday

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The National Association for the Support of Long Term Care is holding its annual winter legislative and regulatory conference Monday through Wednesday in Washington.

NASL winter conference to focus on regulatory, legislative issues

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The Winter Legislative and Regulatory Conference of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care takes place Monday through Wednesday in Washington. In addition to Congressional visits, the gathering will feature an address by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), the vice chairwoman of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, as well as Marc Hartstein, a director from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.

3 national long-term care meetings on tap

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A trio of national annual meetings for long-term care stakeholders will take place in the week ahead, and luckily for those wanting to attend, they'll all be at the same location. The American Health Care Association and its companion group, the National Center for Assisted Living, will hold its 65th annual convention in Sunday through Wednesday in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with those two groups' meetings, the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care will be hold its 25th annual meeting Sunday through Tuesday, also at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center at National Harbor in the District of Columbia.

Stakeholders need to prepare for the loss of long-term care's exemption to e-prescribing

Stakeholders need to prepare for the loss of long-term care's exemption to e-prescribing

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is set to lift long-term care's exemption from its e-prescribing rule as of Nov. 1. This is bigger news than most realize right now, and there has been no indication CMS is going to postpone things.

Providers prep for NASL annual meeting

Operators, including many providers of ancillary services, are getting ready for the 24th annual meeting of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care. The event will take place Oct. 6-8 at the Phoenix Convention Center. Recently confirmed as a featured speaker is David W. Saÿen, administrator for the San Francisco Regional Office of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. He'll address implications of the Affordable Care Act, including insurance exchanges. Other sessions will tackle CMS' "expanding audit empire," health data exchanges and other top issues.

NASL leader praises government investigation into medical equipment bidding process

NASL leader praises government investigation into medical equipment bidding process

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A government investigation could shed much-needed light on the Medicare competitive bidding process for durable medical equipment, prosthetics and supplies, according to Cynthia Morton, executive vice president of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care.

MedPAC's rate cut plan will harm care, operators: NASL

MedPAC's rate cut plan will harm care, operators: NASL

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Resident care would suffer if Congress acts on the latest recommendations from the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission, long-term care advocates say.

LTC advocates pushing lawmakers for delay of competitive bidding program

The National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care is hosting its annual "Congressional Fly-In" on Wednesday in Washington. NASL leaders remind providers and other stakeholders that the event is an opportunity to personally ask their respective members of Congress to advocate for the adoption of H.R. 1717, the Market Pricing Program. The bill would immediately modify the Medicare the Medicare competitive bidding program and establish a market-based pricing system. Rep. G.T. Thompson (R-PA) will address association members about his proposal, which would require CMS to delay Round 2 of the Medicare DMEPOS competitive bidding program before it expands July 1.

We're all in this together

We're all in this together

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Most people around my age have relatively little experience with long-term care. Still, how many times has someone said to you something to the effect of, "Ugh, I could never do what you do. How depressing."

CMS explains therapy cap notification requirement, but more guidance needed, NASL leader says

CMS explains therapy cap notification requirement, but more guidance needed, NASL leader says

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A recent Centers for Medicare & Medicaid memorandum provides some clarity regarding new therapy cap notification rules, but providers still need guidance on other aspects of therapy reimbursement, according to Cynthia Morton, executive vice president of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care.

Laws and policies in focus next week for LTC therapy and ancillary services providers

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A keynote address by Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, will highlight opening day of the annual winter Legislative and Regulatory Conference of the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care.

Regulators outline new process for manual medical review of therapy claims

Regulators outline new process for manual medical review of therapy claims

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Officials from the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Tuesday clarified how the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 will affect the therapy cap exceptions process.

Conference call will bring Supreme Court's ruling on healthcare reform into better focus for long-term care

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Long-term care stakeholders will learn during a special webcast Tuesday why they should care about the Supreme Court's decision to uphold the healthcare reform law. Starting at 2 p.m. (Eastern Time), attendees will learn what will happen to provider payment cuts and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services programs, as well as the case-mix index and the Dual Coordination Office. Alan K. Parver, Esq., Shareholder at Polsinelli Shughart will delve into the ramifications for the long-term care sector. Cynthia Morton, the executive vice president for event sponsor the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care, will moderate.

LTC groups urge Congress to pass a therapy cap extension

LTC groups urge Congress to pass a therapy cap extension

Congress should extend the therapy caps exception process for medically necessary Medicare Part B outpatient therapy services, several long-term care groups said Tuesday.

Pending legislation would end therapy caps

Pending legislation would end therapy caps

A measure to terminate Medicare therapy caps will soon be introduced in Congress, a top association official said during a McKnight's Super Tuesday webcast yesterday.

McKnight's Super Tuesdays kick off today

McKnight's Super Tuesdays kick off today

McKnight's Long-Term Care News is kicking off its Super Tuesdays webcast series today. Cynthia Morton, executive vice president of the National Association for the Support of Long Term Care, will be joining McKnight's editors during today's event.

New durable medical equipment bidding process ill suited to long-term care, Congress told

Structural flaws in the newly implemented durable medical equipment competitive bidding process have caused significant service interruptions and supply problems for residents in long-term care facilities, congressional staff heard at a briefing Tuesday.

New therapy rule could harm rehab patients in skilled nursing facilities, NASL says

New therapy rule could harm rehab patients in skilled nursing facilities, NASL says

Another long-term care organization took a swing at the new multiple procedure payment reduction policy, which affects Medicare beneficiaries in skilled nursing and post-acute care facilities.