Sen. Susan Collins
Medicare should pay for skilled nursing services without a qualifying hospital stay, experts tell SenatorsJuly 31, 2014
The time has come to eliminate hospital stay requirements for beneficiaries to qualify for Medicare coverage of skilled nursing services, experts told a Senate committee Wednesday.
The Medicare claims review process is unfairly burdening healthcare providers and failing to improve program integrity, due in part to the payment system for certain auditors, Senate leaders said during a roundtable hearing Wednesday.
The U.S. Senate has passed a resolution intended to raise awareness for fall-prevention practices for the elderly.