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Re: Medicare paying for stroke rehabilitation

Re: Medicare paying for stroke rehabilitation

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Posted by larry coldiron on October 22, 2000 at 11:07:12:

In Reply to: Medicare paying for stroke rehabilitation posted by Katie Hogan on October 22, 2000 at 00:42:49:

: Hi: I'm appealing an appeal on a Medicare decision, and any feedback would be appreciated. Basically, the "skilled nursing care" facility within 72 hrs. of admission decided that an elderly stroke would not benefit from physical therapy, thereby denying him of the benefits of physical therapy, and making his stay there ineligible for Medicare. When he left there months later, the next facility did give him PT and he greatly benefited from it. Question: Does the facility make more money off a private patient than one eligible for Medicare? What internet sites do you think would be helpful? Thanks

not aware of any helpful site, but just found out a couple things about medicare my stroke was 8 years ago now in need of a new wheelchair the company informed me that if medicare purchased the original chaie they want it bacl when a new one is bought. also medicare only covers up to $1500 for new chair any amount above the $1500 i'm responsible for 20% of that and the company must settle for the medicare's payment as full payment leaving the balance to be absorbed by the company selling the chair.therefore i'd say that yes the facility would make more dollars off the private patient because they'd bill them in full and not having to except the partial medicare payment as full.
only my opinion.Larry Coldiron
coldiron@delanet.com hope this helps


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