“The guidelines for Medicare are lengthy and complex. Yet, understanding the inner workings of the Medicare program is necessary for providers to guide patients and their families through the maze of long term/post-acute care coverage. With any program, especially one that has been in existence for more than 50 years, it’s common for myths to develop over time. Below are eight Medicare myths and truths to keep in mind while navigating coverage for long term care skilled services.”
LTC Comment (from Stephen A. Moses, President, Center for Long-Term Care Reform):
Central planning especially with Medicare-style regulatory micro-management leads to great complexity which leads to errors which lead to investigations which lead to even more regulations and complexity. In a free market, competition fixes problems, culls failures, and rewards success.