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Are skilled nursing facilities covered by medicare?
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Dr. Isaac Vielma
Family Medicine
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In brief: Depends
In california if a patient has been in the hospital for at least 72 hours, a patient quailifies for rehabilitation services which is covered by medicare part a.
Once the "part a days" are used or the person no longer is benifitting from rehab, then the person is discharged home. If the person needs to stay to live, either family pays for room & board or medicaid covers this.

In brief: Depends
In california if a patient has been in the hospital for at least 72 hours, a patient quailifies for rehabilitation services which is covered by medicare part a.
Once the "part a days" are used or the person no longer is benifitting from rehab, then the person is discharged home. If the person needs to stay to live, either family pays for room & board or medicaid covers this.
Dr. Isaac Vielma
Dr. Isaac Vielma
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Dr. Gutti Rao
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
In brief: Insurance
Most of the patients admitted to nh have medicare/medicaid.
Skilled nursing homes bill to the insurance companies for the services.

In brief: Insurance
Most of the patients admitted to nh have medicare/medicaid.
Skilled nursing homes bill to the insurance companies for the services.
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao
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