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Don't withhold home health entitlements from qualified beneficiaries

Beth Noyce

Tags Home Health, Medicare Coverage, no improvement standard

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The Center for Medicare Advocacy (CMA) continues working to increase access to home health and hospice services for qualified beneficiaries who, unfortunately, are denied access to their Medicare entitlements based on erroneous coverage information. Some home health providers, either due to agency policy to control costs, or due to misunderstanding of Medicare coverage policies, withhold entitlements that are medically reasonable and necessary for qualified beneficiaries, to recover from an illness or injury, or to prevent or slow decline.