By Ramsey Cox
“This new Improving Access to Medicare Coverage Act would allow senior citizens to count time spent under this ‘observation status’ towards Medicare-covered rehabilitation,” Schumer said Wednesday. “If you are holed up in a hospital bed for days on end, it shouldn’t matter what your billing status is, and this plan will save … seniors thousands.”
Schumer’s bill would ensure that patients 65 and older are eligible for coverage for their rehabilitation services, as long as they are in the hospital for three days.
Schumer said the “flawed Medicare law” is “leaving seniors high and dry.”