bed confined

bed confined

A term used in the context of medical necessity, which is defined by Medicare as the inability to get up from bed without assistance, ambulate or to sit in a chair or wheelchair.
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The United States asserts that the ambulance companies falsely represented to Medicare that Massachusetts patients being transported by ambulance on routine, scheduled non-emergency calls were bed confined or had other medical conditions that rendered it medically necessary for those patients to be transported by ambulance when, in fact, the companies either had no information to support the representations contained on the Medicare claims forms or were in possession of information that contradicted the representations made on the claims forms.
They submitted or caused to be submitted claim forms stating that patients were bed confined or unable to walk when they either had no information to support that statement or the information in their possession indicated that the patient was not bed confined and could walk; ii.
Mints spread rapidly by underground stems, so plant them where they can be controlled - in tall, wide pots (so runners don't touch the ground and root) or in a bed confined by paving.