Legal settlement paves way for Medicare to cover more home care
Published on December 18, 2012 at 5:44 AM
The Wall Street Journal: Medicare To Cover More Home Care
For years, Medicare recipients with chronic conditions have had difficulty qualifying for home health services administered by nurses and therapists. Now, a legal settlement between consumer advocates and the federal government has paved the way for patients with chronic conditions to receive such services both at home and in skilled-nursing and outpatient facilities (Tergesen, 12/16).
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