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Disabled patients to benefit from Medicare change
San Francisco Chronicle

Thousands of Medicare patients with severe chronic illnesses such as Alzheimer’s would get continuing access to rehab and other services under a change agreed to by the Obama administration, advocates said Tuesday. The proposed agreement in a national class action suit would allow Medicare patients to keep receiving physical and occupational therapy and other skilled services at home or in a nursing home so they can remain stable, said Gill Deford, a lawyer with the Center for Medicare Advocacy.

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