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Today's Federal Alert on Identifying & Reporting Nursing Home Abuse & Neglect

For Immediate Release August 28, 2017 As ordered by the federal judge in Jimmo v. Sebelius, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a new webpage containing important information about the Jimmo Settlement on its CMS.gov website. The Jimmowebpage is the final step in a court-ordered Corrective Action Plan, designed to reinforce the fact that Medicare doescover skilled nursing and skilled therapy services needed to maintain a patient’s function or to prevent or slow decline. Improvement or progress is not necessary as long as skilled care is required. The Jimmo standards apply to home health care, nursing home care, outpatient therapies, and, to a certain extent, for c

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