Seniors denied needed rehabilitation care

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News release from Dorian Maples Associates:

Seniors Denied Needed Rehabilitation Care

(August 9, 2013) – Dorian Maples and Associates would like to share with northeast Indiana two recent press releases by the National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Management with survey results of 315 aging experts concerning senior citizens being denied needed rehabilitation care.  This is due to the growing trend of “observation” visits being labeled for the patients at Medicare hospitals. Congress is currently involved in reviewing the laws in order to help change so seniors are not stuck with unexpected bills or not receiving the care they need. Seniors could see benefits from receiving help from doctors and care managers to avoid this trap while waiting on the laws to change.

  • Seniors Increasingly Victims of Medicare’s “Observation Status” Trap Says Survey of Aging Experts; Congress Considers Changes
  • HHS OIG Report and Care Manager Survey Show Need for Changes to Medicare Hospital “Observation Status” Rules To Assure Seniors’ Access to Needed Nursing Home Care

Dorian Maples and Associates, locally owned and operated provide professional geriatric care management in nine counties of northeast Indiana. We work with clients, their families, and/or guardians to make decisions about living arrangements, coordinate services, and provide ongoing support around the various challenges associated with aging, bringing peace of mind to you and your family.


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