Susan Jaffe

Susan Jaffe appears in the following:

To Sell Medical Students On Joys Of Geriatrics, Send In 90-Year-Olds

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

As the number of older Americans grows, so does the need for geriatricians to care for them. But few medical students are interested in the specialty, which isn't particularly glamorous or lucrative.


Progress For Bill To Bolster Medicare Patients' Hospital Rights

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Even when some Medicare patients stay overnight in the hospital, they are are being classified as outpatients under something called observation status. It sounds innocuous but can trigger big bills.


Administration Proposes Rules To Modernize Nursing Home Safety

Monday, July 13, 2015

If nursing homes want to be paid by Medicare and Medicaid, they'll likely have to meet a range of new requirements for quality and safety, including more training of nurses in dementia care.


Medicare Concedes, Agrees To Pay For Woman's Home Health Care

Thursday, October 30, 2014

A 78-year-old Vermont woman has won the latest skirmish in her long-running battle with Medicare. The agency agreed to pay for home health care coverage even though she remains disabled.


Disabled Vermont Woman Who Led Class-Action Suit Sues Medicare Again

Monday, October 27, 2014

A legally blind woman who has led a fight to make Medicare pay for care even when patients' medical conditions don't improve is in court to get Medicare payment for her own home care.


Medicare May Be Overpaying Hospitals For Patients Who Don't Stay Long

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Medicare told doctors to admit patients expected to stay in the hospital through two midnights or longer. Then Medicare said it wouldn't enforce the rules, adding to the controversy.


Can Congress Put An End To Annual Medicare Payment Ritual?

Friday, March 14, 2014

House Republicans passed a bill that would change Medicare's pay formula for doctors. To fund it, the measure would delay penalties for people who don't buy insurance under the Affordable Care Act.