“Thought for the Day” #655 – by Stephen R. Elville, J.D., LL.M.

February 2, 2016

Medicare has only a very limited program to pay for nursing facility care (up to 100 days).  If a person has a hospital stay of at least three days and three nights (admittance) and then enters a skilled nursing facility and requires skilled nursing or rehabilitation services, Medicare will pay 100% for the first 20 days.  For days 21 through 100, the patient must pay a co-pay of $161.00 per day.