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Dear NASL Advocate, Congress is working to address many priorities including tax reform, continuing resolutions, funding for 2018, CHIP reauthorization, and the so-called Medicare “Extenders Package” that will contain the Therapy Cap repeal and related provisions.  The situation is fluid with Congress identifying and negotiating offsets, or other policies to pay for these priorities.  NASL is now hearing that it is possible the Medicare “Extenders Package” may not be taken up by Congress prior to December 31st.  The current exceptions process runs through December 31, 2017.  This could mean that Congressional action on the Therapy Caps does not take place … Continue reading

Support the Cardin Amendment to Repeal the Therapy Caps – Take Action Now!

Support the Cardin Amendment to Repeal Therapy Caps Take Action! On March 26, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a permanent Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) repeal package – H.R. 2, the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act – by a vote of 392-32. The Senate decided not to vote on H.R. 2 prior to its two-week recess.  So, the next step is for the Senate to vote on and pass H.R. 2, when Senators return from recess on Monday, April 13th. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) is considering offering an amendment to H.R. 2 that would permanently repeal Medicare’s Part B outpatient therapy … Continue reading