Kaiser Health News: Medicare’s Coverage Of Therapy Services Again Is In Center Of Court Dispute

Kaiser Health News: Medicare’s Coverage Of Therapy Services Again Is In Center Of Court Dispute

newsFour years after Medicare officials agreed in a landmark court settlement that seniors cannot be denied coverage for physical therapy and other skilled care simply because their condition is not improving, patients are still being turned away.

So federal officials and Medicare advocates have renewed their court battle, acknowledging that they cannot agree on a way to fix the problem. Earlier this month, each submitted ideas to the judge, who will decide — possibly within the next few months — what measures should be taken.

Medicare’s Coverage Of Therapy Services Again Is In Center Of Court Dispute