in Medicare lawsuit
In October, a proposed settlement was reached in
a nationwide lawsuit that
challenged the Centers for
Medicare & Medicaid Services’
(CMS) practice of denying
Medicare coverage to people
unable to show improvement
after certain skilled care services.
The so-called “Improvement
Standard” particularly affected
people with chronic diseases
such as multiple sclerosis, for
whom skilled services such as
home health care and therapy are
often necessary—and expensive.
The National MS Society joined
other organizations such as
the Parkinson’s Action Network
and Paralyzed Veterans of
America as a plaintiff in the
COURTESY OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL CHAPTER
Save the date:
MS Awareness Week, March 11–17
Mark your calendars to move us closer to a world free of MS.
The Society’s year-round awareness campaign kicks off March 11.
Call 1-800-344-4867 or visit MSConnection.org
for ideas on ways to join the movement.