How Long Will Medicare Pay For A Rehab Facility?

How Long Will Medicare Pay For A Rehab Facility?

Medicare will pay for a rehab facility for up to 100 days. This reimbursement is based on daily room & board with no limit on the number of days you can be in the facility.

Many rehab facilities qualify for the Medicare program, but it is up to you to make sure the facility you choose is approved by Medicare. If a facility is not approved, Medicare will not reimburse you for your stay.

If you are having difficulty finding a facility that is approved by Medicare you can contact the Social Security Administration and they will be able to assist you. You can contact the SSA at the following number: (800) 772-1213 or you can get more information by clicking here.

Medicare will pay for a rehab facility if you meet the following 3 rules:

You must be eligible for Medicare. That means you qualify for full or limited benefits based on your age or disability status.

You must have a condition that can be treated in a rehab facility. Medicare will not pay for general health problems. To find out if you are eligible for Medicare or if you need help applying for Medicare check out our Medicare page.

You must be able to return home and get the services you need there. If you need help with daily activities at home like bathing or getting in and out of bed Medicare will pay for a home health aide to help you.

In addition to paying for a rehab facility Medicare will also pay for home health aides and you can get up to 100 days of coverage.

When you are released from the rehab facility Medicare will pay for you to get home health services such as physical, occupational, and speech therapy.

Medicare will pay for up to 100 days of home health care.

To find out more information about Medicare and its coverage of home health care click here.

Once your home health care services are complete you can get Medicare coverage for home health aides for up to 100 hours a week for the rest of your life.

You can get additional coverage for home health aides by getting a Medicare Advantage Plan.

Medicare Advantage Plans are private plans that can be offered by many different types of health insurance providers. To find out more information about Medicare Advantage Plans click here.

Medicare Advantage Plans offer additional coverage for home health aides and many other kinds of medical services not covered by original Medicare.

Medicare Advantage plans can often be less expensive than traditional Medcacare but with more coverage.

To find out more information about Medicare Advantage Plans click here.

What should I look for in a Medicare approved rehab facility?

Medicare approved rehab facilities are the best choice for getting coverage for your stay in rehab.

Medicare approved rehab facilities must meet certain criteria to get Medicare approval.

To find out more about the criteria Medicare approved rehab facilities must meet click here.

The rehab facility must have a doctor on staff who is approved by Medicare.

The facility must have certain medical supplies and equipment on hand.

The facility must provide certain medical services.

The facility must meet certain safety standards.

The facility must have a nurse on duty 24 hours a day.

The facility may not discriminate in admission based on race, color, national origin, or religion.

The facility must have a written transfer agreement with a hospital.

The facility has to give you a copy of its Medicare policies.

The facility must have an infection control program.

The facility must give you a copy of their policies on billing third parties such as Medicaid or your private health insurance.

The facility must meet certain staffing requirements.

The facility must accept your Medicare benefits.

What is a Medicare Advantage Plan?

Medicare Advantage Plans are private health insurance plans that are offered by a number of different insurance providers.

Medicare Advantage Plans are designed to provide more services than original Medicare.

To find out more about Medicare Advantage Plans click here.

Medicare Advantage Plans can be less expensive than original Medicare and with more coverage.

What is the difference between Part A and Part B of Medicare?

Part A of Medicare is the hospital part of Medicare.

Part A pays for inpatient hospital care and skilled nursing care.

Part B of Medicare is the medical insurance part of Medicare.

Part B pays for doctor visits, tests, prescriptions, dental care, and other medical services.

Part A of Medicare is sometimes called Original Medicare and Part B is sometimes called the Medicare Advantage Plan.

To find out more information about Medicare Parts A and B click here.

Does Medicare pay for physical therapy?

Medicare does pay for physical therapy.

Medicare Part B pays 80% of the cost for physical therapy and you are responsible for 20% of the cost.

To find out more about what Medicare Part B pays for click here.

To find out more information about Medicare and physical therapy click here.

Does Medicare pay for occupational therapy?

Medicare may pay for occupational therapy.

Medicare Part B pays 80% of the cost for occupational therapy and you are responsible for 20% of the cost.

To find out more information about Medicare and occupational therapy click here.

Does medicare pay for speech therapy?

Medicare Part B does pay for speech therapy.

Medicare Part B pays 80% of the cost for speech therapy and you are responsible for 20% of the cost.

To find out more information about Medicare and speech therapy click here.

Do rehabilitation facilities need to be approved by Medicare?

Rehab facilities need to be approved by Medicare in order for Medicare to pay for your stay at the facility.

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