Aetna HMO and 60 day wellness break.

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My family and I were just thrown a loop. Dad was in hospital last August with fractured hip. During that time he developed colon cancer. He was discharged f rom medical rehab 12/12/14, and had to go back into the hospital from 12/17/14 - 12/22/14. He is currently back in the hospital. Was supposed to have surgery 1/12/15. Has chosen not to do surgery and would like hospice (with doc referral.) We were just told Dad's Medicare plan through Aetna requires 60 day wellness period upon discharge from facility before they will pay for hospice. I have health insurance background and I totally missed this. Does anyone have any experience with this? I know of financial aid, and Visiting Angels options. thanks.

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