Did you know that the three day hospital stay required to get Medicare to pay for your rehabilitation costs isn’t as easy to get as it used to be?
It is no longer ANY three day hospital stay. Now, you must be ADMITTED to the hospital for three days. A little secret that most people are unaware of is that hospitals are now keeping people in the hospital “under observation” instead of admitting them.
Those two little words can be EXPENSIVE. It’s the difference between Medicare picking up the entire nursing home rehab bill and Medicare refusing to pay for any of the rehab bill and you paying thousands of dollars out of your own pocket.
This issue is further discussed in the NBC Nightly News article found at http://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/how-avoid-two-words-cost-thousands-medicare-bills-n38281.
If you or a loved one are facing the burden of these costs, contact our office at 1-877-912-3464 to discuss solutions that may be available to you.