No More Limits on Physical Therapy

A New York Times articles says Medicare has ended limits on how much physical therapy a person can receive.

The rules used to be that if a person receiving physical therapy was not improving, Medicare would no longer pay for Physical Therapy services.  A lawsuit challenging this rule  was filed in 2011 and a settlement was reached which led to changes in Medicare rules.

The New York Times article says:

That means Medicare now will pay for physical therapy, nursing care and other services for beneficiaries with chronic diseases like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease in order to maintain their condition and prevent deterioration.

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