This New York Times article is incredibly important and provides a foothold for real advocacy for those needing skilled care and continuing physical therapy and occupational therapy services. Do not let a provider deny services for oft-cited “failure to improve” or “plateau” claims. That is NOT the standard and yet many providers still use it to justify withdrawing or discontinuing care. In fact, Medicare must cover skilled care and therapy when those services are necessary to maintain the patient’s current condition or prevent or slow further deterioration.
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