I'm the medical proxy for a friend of 30+ years. She was diagnosed with locally advanced cervical cancer last month. She was in the hospital and discharged to a rehab facility while she continues to be treated with chemo and radiation.
The rehab facility is providing skilled care in managing chemo and radiation side effects, pain management, and with physical therapy. She is severely overweight and diabetic. She was just barely mobile prior to the diagnosis, and after a week or so in the hospital was unable to stand or sit unassisted. After a couple of weeks in rehab, she is now able to stand and sit up with assistance, and to use a walker to go about 5 feet.
Now the insurance (Horizon BC/BS) says she is not progressing quickly enough, and they are planning to stop paying for the rehab. Her own apartment is not appropriate for her now since it has too many stairs, among other issues. I saw the article "Does Medicare Cover Stays in Skilled Nursing Facilities, and noted the section "Debunking Medicare's Improvement Standard." I'm looking for advice on how to proceed with addressing this issue.