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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.

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

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.

Cynthia Morton

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.

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