The US Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services' Medicare Learning Network (MLN) has released a summary of updates (.pdf) made to the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual as a result of the settlement agreement reached in Jimmo v Sebelius.
The settlement agreement, reached in January 2013, reinforced Medicare's policy that when skilled services are required to maintain the patient’s current condition or to prevent or slow further deterioration, coverage cannot be denied because of the lack of potential for improvement.
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