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Attorneys Representing Injured Residents of Crescent Manor Rehabilitation

Both the State of Vermont and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) conduct routine unannounced inspections and scheduled surveys on every nursing facility in the state. These inspections allow surveyors to review records and identify serious concerns involving resident safety.

Surveys at even the best run nursing homes identify an average of 6 to 7 violations and deficiencies at every survey. However, these issues tend to be minor in scope.

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Recent decisions by Federal Courts in Pennsylvania and Vermont may pave the way to extended Medicare benefits to individuals with chronic medical conditions.

Expanded Medicare CoverageIf the decisions are upheld, no longer will a Medicare recipient be required to demonstrate that their condition will improve in order for the treatment to be covered under Medicare. These decisions may help clarify the type of benefits a large number of Medicare recipients are entitled to who suffer from progressive conditions that are difficult categorize.

Both cases have effectively invalidated the standards utilized by the Obama administration for determining if Medicare will cover care related to treatment of chronic conditions and disabilities such as: Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis and broken hips.

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