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Pelvis Rehab Medicare Will
Broke pelvis two weeks ago, sent to rehab ctr, was told medicare will cover only 20 days? What now?
LEAVE: Medicare is right. Unless there are complications that are reported by the physician, twenty days is perfectly adequate, if one is at a competent rehab center. If you need further rehab, and have not reached optimal functioning, you are eligible for outpatient rehabilitation and physical therapy. Get moving. ...Read more
Medicare is a federal program that pays for certain health care expenses of individuals who are 65 years or older. It is divided into three parts, with Part A covering hospital bills, Part B covering doctor bills, and Part C providing the option to choose from a package of health care plans. Individuals who have Medicare ...Read more
Doesn't medicare pay for part of the outpatient pt a couple of months after inpatient and rehab pt from pelvic fracture?
Probably: If the outpatient therapy is medically necessary and ordered by your doctor, then medicare should cover the cost of it outside of any copays you may have. Usually when someone has a referral for pt, the pt office does check beforehand to make sure it will be covered by insurance. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Follow Ur surg advis: Some pelvic fractures r simple and need no special care they range fron that 2 complex fx's that need surgery with a long rehab. The best advise is to ask ur treating ortho surg & follow hie/her advice. ...Read more
How old do you have to be to go to a rehab center and how long to stay for pt after broken pelvis?
See below: Some rehab hospitals have pediatric units but most do not. There is no particular age requirement. With regard to a broken pelvis, the answer to length of stay will depend on the extent of the injury to the pelvis, where the pelvis was fractured, if the person is able to bear weight on the legs as well as many other factors. I would expect at least one week and maybe up to 4 weeks in most cases. ...Read more
"after month of good pt rehab for broken pelvis, when can I return to assisted living? Who must ok?
3mo ago hospitalized for broken pelvis, catheter caused uti. Then rehab for a month, another uti. Two more. All 4 treated. First ones in my life. Why?
Maybe UTI, maybe not: Normally, the human urinary system is designed to 1) flow one way (i.e. Out) and 2) completely empty the bladder. The catheter can cause a "back wash" of urine (with bacteria) into the bladder. Now, if the diagnosis is based solely on WBC in the urine, then it may not be a UTI but rather, a pyuria due to irritation of the bladder by the balloon that keeps the catheter in place. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Broke pelvis 3mo ago, did rehab ctr 1mo, then back to al. Daughter (poa) did not arrange pt, aides wont escort me using walker. How can I get strong?
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