Legal Nurse Consulting Issues In Medicare
An interesting topic for Legal Nurse Consultants and Legal Nursing Issues – the denial of skilled care for patients who can not get any better than their current condition.
Julian Gray and Frank Petrich of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette write about the problem in their article, “Elder Law: Where is ‘Plateauing’ Today in Medicare”
What is “plateauing” in the context of Medicare skilled nursing care, and where is it today? Well, it’s sort of like not going over the “fiscal cliff” because you’re on the plateau, but by being on the plateau you get shoved off the cliff with adverse financial and physical results.
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