Jimmo Corrective Action Plan Completed
CMS Adds Resources Regarding Medicare Coverage
To Help People Who Need Skilled Maintenance Nursing or Therapy
As ordered by the federal judge in Jimmo v. Sebelius, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a new webpage containing important information about the Jimmo Settlement on its CMS.gov website. The Jimmowebpage is the final step in a court-ordered Corrective Action Plan, designed to reinforce the fact that Medicare doescover skilled nursing and skilled therapy services needed to maintain a patient’s function or to prevent or slow decline. Improvement or progress is not necessary as long as skilled care is required. The Jimmo standards apply to home health care, nursing home care, outpatient therapies, and, to a certain extent, for care in Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities/Hospitals.