Lifting Therapy Caps Proves A Load Off Medicare Patients’ Shoulders

(By Susan Jaffe for Kaiser Health News)

Physical therapy helps Leon Beers, 73, get out of bed in the morning and maneuver around his home using his walker. Other treatment strengthens his throat muscles so that he can communicate and swallow food, said his sister Karen Morse. But in mid-January, his home health care agency told Morse it could no longer provide these services because he had used all his therapy benefits allowed under Medicare for the year. Continue reading article here…

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