Saturday, January 26, 2013

Update on important Medicare settlement

This is an update from my blogpost of January 18th, 2013. The final approval of the settlement requires that skilled nursing and therapy services necessary to maintain a person's condition be covered by Medicare based on need rather on improvement in the benficiary's condition.

From the Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA):

"The Center for Medicare Advocacy, along with its co-counsel Vermont Legal Aid are pleased that the Settlement in the Medicare Improvement Standard case, Jimmo v. Sebelius,[1] was approved on January 24, 2013 during a scheduled fairness hearing, marking a critical step forward for thousands of beneficiaries nationwide. "

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