Category Archive for: ‘Pain Care’

Navigating Medicare Policy on Physical Therapy and Other Services

By ANN CARRNS MAY 29, 2014 For years, some people on Medicare had difficulty getting insurance coverage approved for physical therapy, occupational therapy and other treatments. The prevailing approach was that if the therapy was not helping to improve a patient’s condition, then it was not eligible for coverage. “They’d get denied because they weren’t improving, or because they had plateaued,” …

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Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees

Ask Well: Squats for Aging Knees By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Ask Well I’m looking for exercises to strengthen aging knees. I’m in my late 60s, and I take part in dancing, weightlifting and yoga. All this makes me feel good, gives me plenty of energy and helps me control my weight. But my knees hurt enough to make me wonder how …

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Pain Pills Add Cost and Delays to Job Injuries

  By BARRY MEIER Published: June 2, 2012 Workplace insurers are accustomed to making billions of dollars in payments each year, with the biggest sums going to employees hurt in major accidents, like those mangled by machines or crushed in building collapses. Enlarge This Image Gretchen Ertl for The New York Times Some of Mr. Kulakowski’s medications. He has undergone …

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Hospice Care: Making The Best Choice

November 27, 2008 6:00 AMSeacoastonline.com PORTSMOUTH — While most people have heard of hospice, few really know how it works. Fewer still know that every American is entitled to hospice benefits through Medicare. As a result, only a small minority of Americans have executed advance health-care directives. This means that when a loved one approaches the end of life, most …

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