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        Will Medicare Cover My Mother’s Necessary Nursing Home Stay?

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        Question:

        My  mother is in the hospital and I was told she will need to stay at a nursing home before returning home. Will Medicare pay for her visit?

        Answer:

        In order for your mother to qualify for Skilled Nursing Medicare Coverage she needs to meet certain guidelines, these are:

        • Have been a hospital patient for 3 consecutive days (not counting her discharge date);
        • She was admitted to a skilled nursing facility that is Medicare certified within 30 days of her hospital discharge;
        • She requires skilled nursing or rehabilitation services on a daily basis that as a practical matter, can only be provided on an inpatient basis;
        • Her doctor certifies that she requires skilled care services at the time of her admission.
        Clifford Horwitz
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        Clifford Horwitz

        As Principal Partner and lead trial lawyer of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Cliff has devoted his entire career to achieving justice for those who have been victimized by corporate negligence. He has won numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements, as well as what was the largest personal injury verdict in Illinois for an individual.

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