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What is skilled nursing?

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A skilled nursing facility provides the staff and equipment to administer skilled nursing care, rehabilitation services or other health care services.

Is Original Medicare coverage enough?

Is Original Medicare coverage enough?

If you shun private coverage, can you get by on Original Medicare without purchasing supplemental coverage (Medigap and Part D prescription coverage) or using a Medicare Advantage plan?

What is skilled nursing?

Skilled nursing care is care provided by a registered nurse or a licensed practical nurse and which may be provided in a skilled nursing facility or in the patient’s home. Skilled nursing care is often necessary as a patient rehabilitates from an illness or injury, but the care provided is above and beyond that which can be provided by certified nursing assistants (CNAs) or home health aides.

Skilled nursing care can be covered by Medicare, Medicare, or other health plans. Original Medicare will only cover a stay in a skilled nursing facility (including the skilled nursing care that’s provided during the stay) if the patient has at least a three-night inpatient (not observation) stay in the hospital prior to the stay in the skilled nursing facility.

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