Resolution Of Class Action Lawsuit Against Federal Government To Impact Untold Numbers of Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare Advocacy, Inc.

| Oct 25, 2012

Listen in as the Center for Medicare Advocacy legal experts Judith Stein and Gill Deford, U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02), along with other healthcare advocates discuss the resolution of the "Improvement Standard" class action lawsuit filed in 2011 (Jimmo v. Sebelius, No. 11-cv-17 (D.VT.)) and its implications for Medicare beneficiaries today. For more than thirty years, the wrongful interpretation of the Medicare statue has led to the illegal denial of care for tens of thousands of Medicare beneficiaries on the grounds that the individual's condition is stable, chronic, not improving, or only requires "maintenance care."

The lawsuit asserted that the "Improvement Standard" violates requirements of the Medicare statue and regularly causes harm to its beneficiaries.The majority of Medicare beneficiaries have at least two chronic conditions and may face such Medicare denials for the skilled treatment they require to maintain their conditions, improve quality of life and to keep their diseases in stasis. Today's announcement is expected to affect the lives of tens of thousands of Americans with long-term and chronic conditions.  
Call in to learn more, ask questions and get in-depth details on the resolution of the "Improvement Standard" case. For dial-in info, press inquiries and interviews with the Center for Medicare Advocacy, representatives from organizational plaintiff groups, or for patient stories, please contact: or call 914-833-7093 or Lauren Weybrew at or call 646-214-0514. Learn more about the Center for Medicare Advocacy, Inc. at

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Categories: Medicare Beneficiaries , Chronic, Class Action Lawsuit (Jimmo v. Sebelius, Improvement Standard , Maintenance Care, Medicare Advocacy, No. 11-cv-17 (D.VT.), U.S. Congressman Joe Courtney (CT-02),

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