Medicare Settlement Does Not Expand Long-Term Care Benefits

Last week, Medicare agreed to expand its skilled nursing care and rehabilitation therapy benefit for some people with chronic disease, including many elderly. This added care, which came in a settlement of a lawsuit brought by a Vermont woman named Glenda Jimmo, the Center for Medicare Advocacy, and others is potentially very important for some Medicare beneficiaries. But the settlement [...]

By |2012-10-31T21:57:40-04:00October 31st, 2012|Aging, Health Care, Medicare, nursing homes|0 Comments

Medicare Rehab: You Don’t Need to be “Improving” to Get Help

You hear it all the time: "Medicare will only pay for rehab or personal care as long as you are getting better. If you are no longer improving after, say, a stroke, these benefits will stop." But according to the Center for Medicare Advocacy, a non-profit patient's rights group, this "improvement standard" may have become ingrained in the care system, but it [...]

By |2010-01-01T15:51:06-05:00January 1st, 2010|Medicare|0 Comments