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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Judge Accepts Medicare’s Plan To Remedy Misunderstanding On Therapy Coverage

Today's post is shared from Kaiser Health News

"A federal judge has accepted Medicare’s plans to try once more to correct a commonly held misconception that beneficiaries’ are eligible for coverage for physical and occupational therapy and other skilled care only if their health is improving.

"'Confusion over the Improvement Standard persists,' wrote U.S. District Court Chief Judge Christina Reiss in Vermont in a decision released by the court Thursday. Advocates for seniors say coverage is often mistakenly denied simply because the beneficiary reaches “a plateau” and is no longer making progress.

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