Court Orders Additional Education Regarding Jimmo "Improvement Standard" Settlement

Chris Herman, MSW, LICSW

Aging, Health

Practice Alert


The Jimmo v. Sebelius settlement deemed inappropriate use of an “improvement standard” for Medicare coverage of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech–language pathology, and skilled nursing services. Four years after the settlement was approved, however, Medicare beneficiaries continue to face challenges in accessing these services. This publication describes recent developments in the Jimmo settlement.

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