What will Medicare cover for Mom's second rehab stay?

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My mom was admitted to the hospital 5 days ago. She then went to inpatient rehab for 17 days. Was discharged home with home health care. Was readmitted to the hospital after 18 days & is on her 4th day back at hospital. Looks like she will be admitted to rehab again. What will Medicare cover for 2nd rehab stay?

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Just went to Medicare.gov. it looks to me as though this will all be part of the same benefit period, since there was not a 30 or 60 day time period when she was not getting rehab.

Ask the discharge planning department to check with medicare if her stay will be covered in full or if mom will be responsible for the $164 per day copay that is owed for days 21-100 of an eligible stay.
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It depends on several factors, like whether this is the same problem or a new one.

Talk to the discharge planners at the hospital.
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As long as it's seen as medically necessary, then they should.
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