Nursing home charges $8K a month for room and board. Should canned liquid be "board"?

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Father has dysphagia with feeding tube only-no food by mouth. I am being charged daily for canned nutrition over and above the room and board rates. (Father also has Medicare Part B which is supposed to cover feeding tubes and accessories under Durable Medical Equipment. I must be the only one who has EVER had this problem because NH doesn't seem to know how to file for it. Anyone else have a loved one in NH who is NPO but paying regular rate even tho there are no meals per day and cans do not count towards that and are an additional charge? Thanks.

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Even the LTACH she was at for 2 days before being transferred back to ICU charged and was paid by Medicare $6400
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All things considered,that's not too bad, still a lot,though,but better than many places in and around Cleveland. Ironically,my mom's Medicare statements have been coming in. Hospital and Assisted Living,made some nice money at her expense.
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zythr - I'm in Michigan and NH rates vary wildly here from one city to the next. In our small town, the average rate is $7800 for a resident on full care in a shared room (thats without any insurance or Medicaid of any kind). A private room is more.
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What state are you in NH room and board is $8000 month? Some NHs in Ohio are over $10K, some not including telephone.

That being said you should read the contract. Generally room and board, is the room, meals, nurses and activities. PT, medicine, and the like are extra, and if not covered by insurance falls on the patient and/or his/her family. NH are in the business to make money and to provide the very least to make sure they make a profit.
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Read the contract thoroughly. Somewhere in the fine print it should tell you what is covered by "board". Medicare covers the equipment, but will only cover the food liquid if it is a prescribed product for a particular condition that is being treated.
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