New Medicare Law — Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage

New Medicare Law to Notify Patients of Loophole in Nursing Home Coverage

WASHINGTON — In November 2016 after a bad fall, 85-year-old Elizabeth Cannon was taken to a hospital outside Philadelphia for six and a half days of “observation,” followed by nearly five months at a nearby nursing home for rehabilitation and skilled nursing care. The cost: more than $40,000.    Click link to read the New York Times article — NY Times Article

 

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  1. It’s true in San Diego as well. Many of my clients that call me when they are in the hospital, need to be coached on advocating for their loved ones to be admitted patients for 3 days — and I’ve seen the hospitals switch it back and forth — so you have to keep on top of it several times a day.
    It’s also true that not all hospital workers know the system, and that can help when you advocated — but it’s always the insurance companies that control.
    Guess we’re getting pushed into nationalized medicine which isn’t what anyone wants because it’s 10 times worse than what we have now.

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