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Medicare’s Home Health Care Rules to Focus More on Prevention

November 5, 2012

By Stephen Nohlgren, The Tampa Bay Times

TARPON SPRINGS — Larry Tilson, 52, figures he’s doing pretty well for a guy with Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Three-quarters of people with the incurable neuromuscular condition die within 3 to 5 years of diagnosis. Tilson recently passed that five-year mark and can still walk, talk and dress himself. He credits an innovative therapy that has helped his brain and muscles stay in synch.

But he gets the therapy only sporadically. Medicare provides a home health therapist off and on, but Tilson has to suffer a medical crisis, such as a fall, first. (more…)