Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Article in Today's NYTimes

This appeared today (10/23/12) in the New York Times. It has very positive implications for those with ME/CFS and many other chronic debilitaing diseases who need long-term care.

"Tens of thousands of people with chronic conditions and disabilities may find it easier to qualify for Medicare coverage of potentially costly home health care, skilled nursing home stays and outpatient therapy under policy changes planned by the Obama administration.

"In a proposed settlement of a nationwide class-action lawsuit, the administration has agreed to scrap a decades-old practice that required many beneficiaries to show a likelihood of medical or functional improvement before Mediare would pay for skilled nursing and therapy services."

Full article here:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/us/politics/settlement-eases-rules-for-some-medicare-patients.html?ref=todayspaper&_r=0

Billie Moore
 
 
 

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