MEDICARE DOESN’T COVER IT

I know you will be shocked to hear this – but it seems our health care laws, rules and regs, may not be serving Americans very well.

In today’s Wall Street Journal, Laura Landro writes about the increased use of IV medical treatment for patients that need home in-fusion therapy. A;though private insurance often covers the home therapy, apparently, Medicare does not.

So what does this mean for a Medicare patient in need to IV therapy? It means they have to be in the hospital. The article interviews one such patient that had to stay in the hospital for two months, at a rate of $2000 a day, rather than stay at home and receive in home therapy.

Seems like a huge waste to me — And sadly, when the issue involves MEdicare, its a federal legislative issue.

The moral to this story – we truly live in a society where private insurance is needed, even supplements.

Lauren Ellerman

Lauren Ellerman

In 2011, Lauren Ellerman was named "Young Lawyer of the Year" by the Roanoke Bar Association for her work in the community. To speak with Lauren about your personal injury case, contact her at lellerman@frithlawfirm.com.