CMS updates skilled nursing care policy as part of legal settlement

03/25/2014 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

The CMS changed its policy manual this year to remove requirements that patients must show improvement to receive skilled nursing care. The action was taken as part of a settlement reached in a class-action lawsuit brought by Medicare patients and advocacy groups. Margaret Murphy of the Center for Medicare Advocacy said the updates may benefit elderly adults who want to avoid institutional care and live independently.

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