The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has revised the Medicare Benefit Policy manual to clarify that skilled care and skilled therapy may be covered even for conditions that will not improve, per the settlement in the high-profile Jimmo v. Sebelius case.
The federal government has intervened in a whistleblower lawsuit alleging that a large hospitalist company systematically overbilled government health programs, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.
Multi-layer compression stockings promote more long-lasting healing of venous leg ulcers than traditional bandages, according to a recently published study.
A much-criticized system of reviewing certain Medicare therapy claims is still beset by problems, with about a third of this year's claims awaiting processing, according to a recently released survey from the National Association for the Support of Long-Term Care.
While the obvious problems to fix are easy to see, facilities aren't always able to uncover the root causes of more complicated issues.”
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Of all the newly diagnosed bladder cancer patients, 25%-30% of them will have muscle-invasive disease that ideally will require major surgery in the form of a radical cystectomy, bilateral pelvic lymphadenectomy and creation of a urinary diversion as an integral part of curative therapy.