NYT: Failure To Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, To Deny Medicare Coverage

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The New York Times: Failure To Improve Is Still Being Used, Wrongly, To Deny Medicare Coverage 
For months, physical therapists worked with Mrs. Kirby, a retired civil servant who is now 75, trying to help her regain enough mobility to go home. Then her daughter received an email from one of the therapists saying, “Edwina has reached her highest practical level of independence.” Translation: Mrs. Kirby wouldn’t receive Medicare coverage for further physical therapy or for the nursing home. If she wanted to stay and continue therapy, she’d have to pay the tab herself. (Span, 9/12)