Susan Jaffe

'Improvement standard' lives on, Medicare refuses to cover Jimmo herself

'Improvement standard' lives on, Medicare refuses to cover Jimmo herself

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Medicare officials continue to cite an "improvement standard" as a reason for withholding benefits from Glenda Jimmo, whose 2012 legal victory was supposed to end this type of denial, Kaiser Health News reported Monday. The situation shows why both beneficiaries and providers are confused about current policy, and why some nursing homes continue to expect business-as-usual, an expert told McKnight's.