Are you considering rehabilitation care? It's important to understand the costs associated with this type of care. Rehabilitation can take place in a special section of the hospital, in a skilled nursing facility, or in a stand-alone rehabilitation center. The cost of rehabilitation care depends on the type of care you receive and where you receive it. If you are receiving care in a hospital, Medicare will cover some of the expenses.
For days 1 to 60 of a benefit period, Medicare will cover all costs. You will be required to pay a per-day charge set by Medicare for days 61 to 90 of a benefit period. If you are receiving care in a skilled nursing facility or stand-alone rehabilitation center, Medicare will cover some of the costs. You will be responsible for paying a daily co-payment for days 21 to 100 of a benefit period.
The amount you pay depends on the type of facility and the services you receive. It's important to understand that Medicare does not cover all costs associated with rehabilitation care. You may be responsible for paying for some services, such as physical therapy or occupational therapy. You may also be responsible for paying for any medications or medical supplies that are not covered by Medicare.
It's also important to understand that Medicare does not cover long-term care or custodial care. If you need long-term care or custodial care, you will need to pay for it out of pocket or through private insurance.