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Rehab stays and the Medicare loophole

Do you expect Medicare to pay for your rehabilitation in a nursing home after a stay in the hospital? Then you better know about this rule! A problem often occurs when someone goes into the hospital for surgery and then goes immediately to a skilled nursing facility (SNF) for rehabilitation (rehab). Most people assume that the rehab stay in the SNF will be covered by Medicare. Unfortunately, that is not necessarily the case. Medicare mandates that a patient must spend at least three consecutive days, meaning three midnight stays, in a hospital as an inpatient on admitted status in order …

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