Landmark Settlement Rejects Medicare 'Improvement Standard'

, New York Law Journal

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In his Elder Law column, Daniel G. Fish of Daniel G. Fish, LLC writes that despite a history of successful challenges, it has been a long accepted article of Medicare faith that once a patient is no longer improving, coverage ceases, even if skilled care is necessary to maintain the patient's condition. A signed settlement agreement may soon fundamentally alter that practice of automatic denial.

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