Tag: skilled care

Ask the expert: Skilled care confusion

Q: When a resident in a SNF exhausts their 100 days of Medicare, can they be re-skilled after a 3-day hospital stay if they have been on a tracheotomy tube the whole time? A: In order to generate a new 100 day benefit, the beneficiary needs to go 60 consecutive days without skilled care being […]

Ask the expert: Medicare coverage

Q: A resident in a SNF has not used her Medicare benefit since 2005. She was receiving rehab therapy 5x week prior to qualifying for a hospital stay. Are we allowed to skill her upon re-admission? A: Your question cannot be answered without more information.  Did the beneficiary ever go 60 days without receiving skilled […]