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Court Approves Language For CMS To Explain End Of 'Improvement Standard'

February 24, 2017
A federal district court recently signed off on a statement for CMS to use when conducting outreach on the end of the so-called improvement standard following a four-year-old settlement agreement under which the agency said it would end the widespread, unofficial policy of halting coverage for certain services when beneficiaries stopped improving. Earlier this month, the court laid out a plan for CMS to fix its effort to educate stakeholders about the end of the improvement standard, agreeing with much...

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