Medicare Minutes: Medicare Nursing Home Coverage

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A new video in the “What You Need to Know About Medicare” series is here! Today’s video is about what to do when your Medicare nursing home coverage is being terminated.

When someone has an injury or illness that requires hospital care, it’s not uncommon to go to a nursing home for rehab before going home. If the person will get better and go home, Medicare will often cover a nursing home stay. However, they do not cover long-term care services, which continue for the foreseeable future.

When this happens, you may get a Notice of Non-Coverage, a written notice issued at least two days before the last day of covered care. This two day period allows you to appeal the facility’s decision and determine the best course of action before you’re responsible for the bill. Learn more about what to do in the video below.

A video transcript is available here (accessible pdf).