CMS Issues Fact Sheet on Improvement Standard Changes

CMS has issued a fact sheet on the Jimmo v. Sebelius settlement agreement. The settlement agreement puts an end to the Medicare contractors inappropriately applying an “Improvement Standard” in making claims determinations for Medicare coverage involving skilled care.

The fact sheet is the first of several education initiatives CMS will be undertaking in the coming months. In addition, CMS will be revising the program manuals used by the Medicare contractors.

Click here to access the fact sheet.

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