Court Rules for Further Review of ALJ Non-Homebound Decision

According to a recent magistrate judge’s report, an administrative law judge (ALJ) ignored evidence and misapplied applicable law when denying a Medicare beneficiary’s Part A home health care coverage for skilled nursing services (Russell v. Sebelius, D. Vt., No. 1:08-cv-00091-jgm-jmc, 2/2/2010). According to the magistrate, the ALJ upheld denial of services based on “homebound” status…