Medicare Settlement May Finally Uproot Reimbursement Myth

Law360, New York (November 14, 2012, 7:32 PM EST) -- Medicare's recent settlement of a case claiming the program improperly denied thousands of beneficiaries coverage for skilled home care may finally uproot a long-held myth that patients need to show some potential for recovery to get coverage, a misconception experts say has been tough to debunk, even within the agency itself.

The proposed settlement seeks to end a Vermont-based federal class action where patients accused Medicare of illegally denying coverage for a range of skilled care services because they showed little possibility that their health would...
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