Jimmo succeeds in getting Medicare coverage, two years after landmark case ended
Oct 31, 2014
Glenda Jimmo has reached a settlement with the federal government and will finally receive Medicare coverage for claims that were denied in 2007, which led her to file a class-action lawsuit over the so-called...
‘Improvement standard’ lives on, Medicare refuses to cover Jimmo herself
Oct 28, 2014
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...
High-profile consumer advocacy group sues over broken Medicare appeals process
Aug 27, 2014
Long-term care providers have been outspoken in their criticism of the Medicare appeals process, which has all but ground to a halt. Now a class-action lawsuit says Medicare beneficiaries also are being...
Jimmo implementation is troubled, long-term care expert says
Apr 30, 2014
Skilled nursing providers remain confused about Medicare changes related to the Jimmo v. Sebelius legal settlement, and many beneficiaries are not aware that their therapy might now be eligible for coverage,...
Profile: On the side of seniors
Mar 01, 2014
For those who work with Medicare beneficiaries, Judith Stein is a well-known powerhouse. Since founding the Center for Medicare Advocacy in 1986, she’s led numerous major cases involving Medicare...
LTC Commission wins praise for recommendations, but some members say the group failed to complete mission
Sep 16, 2013
Long-term care advocates have praised a set of recommendations issued by the Congressional Commission on Long-Term Care, but some commissioners broke ranks, saying the panel did not fulfill its mandate.
Time squeeze for LTC panel
Jul 01, 2013
The Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is on an “extraordinarily short time frame” that merits an extension, a member told McKnight’s in June.
Tight timeline forces LTC commission to narrow its ambitions, member says
Jun 18, 2013
With its report due by the end of September, the Congressional Long-Term Care Commission is setting its sights on what can be accomplished in an “extraordinarily short time-frame,” according...
Pelosi appoints three senior care experts to Commission on Long-Term Care
Feb 08, 2013
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Thursday named three people to the bipartisan long-term care commission created as part of January’s fiscal cliff deal.
Dec 18, 2012
Under a proposed settlement, a nationwide class of beneficiaries will be certified, numerous parts of the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual will be rewritten, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services...