Who is Eligible for Post-Acute Rehabilitation?

Anyone who has suffered an injury, illness, or acute medical event that required hospitalization is a candidate for post-acute rehabilitation care. For Medicare Part A to cover a patient's post-acute rehabilitation care, the medicare beneficiary must have had a qualifying hospital stay before being admitted to the post-acute rehabilitation facility. In most circumstances, that means a three night or more hospital stay. Medicare beneficiaries also need an order from their physician certifying that they require daily skilled care. For patients covered by private insurance, the eligibility requirements for a post-acute rehabilitation stay vary by insurance provider. If you have questions about what post-acute rehabilitation services are covered by your insurance company, please give us a call at 1-866-330-0609.

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