Recording of All Member Call on Improvement Standard Now Available
Monday, February 25, 2013
by: VNAA Policy Team

Section: Public Policy and Advocacy




On February 20, VNAA hosted an all member conference call with Gill Deford, Director of Litigation at the Center for Medicare Advocacy and the lead attorney on the legal settlement on the Improvement Standard. The settlement, finalized on January 24, 2013, was the result of a class action lawsuit, Jimmo v. Sebelius, will eliminate a CMS policy that required Medicare beneficiaries to show a likelihood of medical or functional improvement before Medicare would pay for skilled nursing and therapy services.

This call was recorded for members who could not participate on the phone. This recording will be available until May 1, 2013. To access the recording, please click here.

For additional information on the Improvement Standard, please visit the Center for Medicare Advocacy Website here
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