Thursday, October 28, 2010

False Assessments in Medicare Dispute

 I've noticed how more and more cases arise concerning individuals losing Medicare support because they haven't planned ahead and lack the help of an attorney. Wanda Papciak, an 81 year old woman, was receiving Medicare support in a skilled nursing facility after her hip surgery. She was then falsely assessed by an agency who claimed she no longer needed the skilled support and was placed in custodial care, cutting off her Medicare financial support. Eventually after an appeal to the federal district court, it was declared that Miss Papciak was not considered for a long term support plan by the Medicare agency and needed more time under skilled nursing facility rehabilitation.

Whenever a person is denied Medicare because a lack of skilled care is needed, the patient (or their representative) must receive notice and an opportunity for a fair hearing. If you believe a loved one still needs skill care, it is important not to miss this opportunity to appeal to a fair hearing. The assistance of a qualified elder law attorney can be very helpful in this situation. If you would like more information on how I can help you plan to prevent this from happening to you or your loved ones, contact me, attorney Gerald J. Turner, at Orsi, Arone, Rothenberg, Iannuzzi & Turner, LLP.

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