March 7, 2019

“Improvement Standard” not appropriate for Medicare coverage

Many patients, and more importantly, many medical providers, still don’t know that the “improvement standard” is no longer an appropriate measure for Medicare’s coverage of skilled nursing and rehabilitative services for patients. Frequently, Medicare providers deny or stop treatment of patients who are no longer improving from therapy or skilled nursing services. This “improvement standard” […]
April 10, 2018

New Medicare cards to be issued – beware of scams

Beginning in April 2018, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is issuing new Medicare cards to remove Social Security Numbers from the cards.  New Medicare enrollees will receive one of these new cards containing an account number instead of their Social Security Number. Those already enrolled in Medicare will start receiving new cards over […]
February 1, 2018

Medicaid 101: Part 1 – What Are Medicare and Medicaid?

This post is the first of a series of blogs that will address eligibility criteria and concepts relating to the Ohio Medicaid program.  The blog posts will build on each other to help give you a broad overview of the program and its requirements and benefits. Let’s start at the top:  What is Medicare?  How […]