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The No Improvement Standard

Medicare & Maintenance Therapy

Course Overview

Maintenance therapy is a covered benefit under Medicare and can help to significantly prevent or slow declines in function that would otherwise occur for patients. Despite the fact that maintenance therapy has been a covered service, confusion regarding this benefit remains throughout the rehab community. This course provides the history of Medicare's No Improvement Standard and guidelines for how to determine which patients may qualify.

CEUs Earned

1.0 CEUs


Course Format

Independent online learning

Course Curriculum


The history of the Jimmo v. Sebelius case that was the defining cause for the clarification of the No Improvement Standard.

Understanding Coverage Criteria

Coverage criteria explained in a way that makes sense plus key differences between rehabilitative and maintenance therapy care.

Determine Who Will Qualify

Application of coverage criteria to patient conditions to provide a systematic approach to determine if a patient will quality for coverage.

Case Study Practice

Practical real-life case reviews of patients to determine if condition meets coverage criteria.


Frequency, duration, goals? All your questions answered here.

Course Exam

Final test to show off all you have learned and so that you can earn your Certificate for CEUs.

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