Patients and providers are both caught up in Medicare's Catch 22 rules. There are many, too many for 'whistle-blowers' and legislators to fix. Fix one and another pops up.
Here is one example of multiple conundrums. What ever happened to 'Precision Medicine" and "Patient-Centered Care" ? This is really all about money, and the aphorisms and politically correct mantras are a camoflage for what is embedded in the health system. The only other similar situations is government contracting for Defense and other agencies. It costs more to file for a grant and accomlish the followup paperwork than to build a product. Example: Federal Health Insurance Exchanges.
Now, on to Medicare Catch 22 rules and Skilled Nursing Facilities
It’s bad enough to be hospitalized. But thousands of seniors across the country are finding their medical problems compounded with financial frustration and large bills because of a Medicare technicality that can cost them dearly.
A 'Very Cruel' Medicare Rule - Golden Geezers Golden Geezers