Landmark Jimmo v. Sebelius Settlement Helps Medicare Patients Receive Skilled Care (PDF)
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Settlement of a class-action suit filed against HHS makes it easier for patients to continue to receive skilled care services; the settlement removes clandestine policies requiring Medicare patients to exhibit improvement to continue receiving such services. Medicare will now pay for skilled care services needed to maintain a beneficiary's current health or prevent deterioration. Certain persons denied coverage may now have their cases reviewed.
Morris Klein, CELA, CAP, practices law in Maryland and the District of Columbia, He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), a Certified Elder Law Attorney, and a member of the Council of Advanced Practitioners. He is also a member of the NAELA Public Policy Committee and has served on the NAELA Board of Directors. He is a founding member and past president of the Maryland/D.C. Chapter of NAELA. Mr. Klein has been named a "top elder lawyer" by Washingtonian Magazine and a Maryland "Super Lawyer." He currently is the Chair of the Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland Elder Law Section. He has served twice as the Chair of the Maryland State Bar Association Elder Law Section and was the Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of the District of Columbia Bar Estates Trusts and Probate Law Section.
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