How long can you stay in rehab under Medicare?

How long can you stay in rehab under Medicare?

100 days
Medicare covers inpatient rehab in a skilled nursing facility – also known as an SNF – for up to 100 days.

How many weeks does medicare pay for rehab?

Medicare will pay for inpatient rehab for up to 100 days in each benefit period, as long as you have been in a hospital for at least three days prior. A benefit period starts when you go into the hospital and ends when you have not received any hospital care or skilled nursing care for 60 days.

Is a rehab center the same as a nursing home?

Unlike nursing homes which are residential in nature, rehab facilities provide specialized medical care and/or rehabilitation services to injured, sick or disabled patients. Rehab facilities are regulated and certified by the federal government. Stay at these facilities is covered by Medicare for up to 100 days.

Who is the nurse in the rehabilitation unit?

A nurse in the rehabilitation unit is caring for an older adult patient who is in cardiac rehabilitation following an MI. The nurse’s plan of care calls for the patient to walk for 10 minutes 3 times a day. The patient questions the relationship between walking and heart function.

When do you go to an inpatient rehabilitation facility?

You’re transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility directly from an acute care hospital. You’re admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility within 60 days of being discharged from a hospital.

When does the rehabilitation period start for Medicare?

This is because your benefit period starts on day one of your prior hospital stay, and that stay counts towards your deductible. For example: You’re transferred to an inpatient rehabilitation facility directly from an acute care hospital. You’re admitted to an inpatient rehabilitation facility within 60 days of being discharged from a hospital.

How often do I need to go to rehab?

3 hours of therapy per day at least 5 days per week; or In certain well-documented cases, at least 15 hours of intensive rehabilitation therapy within a 7-consecutive day period, beginning with the date of admission; Reasonably be expected to actively participate in, and benefit significantly from, the intensive rehabilitation therapy program