November 2023 Newsletter

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From The Certified Elder Law Attorney's Desk:

William W. “Bill” Erhart

Medicare Appeals When It Really Matters

Two times you may need to appeal a decision for the denial of Medicare benefits is when you are in the nursing home or in the hospital. There is no time to consult with a lawyer. Indeed, lawyers are of little use when you or your family member are hurting and need treatment. What you need is to get your doctor involved as fast as possible and take action.

Nursing Home Appeals

Medicare beneficiaries should seek “expedited review” of a skilled nursing facility, home health, hospice or comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation facility (CORF) services discharge or termination.

Expedited review is available in cases involving a discharge from the provider of services, or a termination of services....

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