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Jimmo v. Sebelius: Updates for Skilled Nursing & Therapy Services

Posted by Kris Mastrangelo, OTR/L, LNHA, MBA on Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Alice Bers, Esq., an attorney at the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc., and co-counsel for the plaintiffs in Jimmo v. Sebelius, a class action challenging Medicare’s improvement standard, provided attendees of the Harmony 2014 SNF Interdisciplinary Symposium with a recap of the litigation, settlement and recent updates.

To summarize, on January 18, 2011, a Federal Class Action lawsuit was filed by the Center for Medicare Advocacy challenging the inappropriately imposed “improvement standard” on Medicare beneficiaries by the fiscal intermediaries.

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Topics: Jimmo, Improvement Standard, medicare benefit policy

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