How Medicare Rewards Copious Nursing-Home Therapy

(By – CHRISTOPHER WEAVERANNA WILDE MATHEWS, and TOM MCGINTY, via www.wsj.com) 

During his 2013 California nursing-home stay, Jack Furumura became severely dehydrated and shed more than 5 pounds, partly because staff didn’t follow written plans for his nutrition or the facility’s policies, a state inspection report shows. Still, during many of his 21 days there, the 96-year-old man suffering from dementia received two hours or more of physical and occupational therapy combined, records show. Read more…

 

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