Dad fell last December at an ALF and I got him to the VA hospital. they sent him to a SNF, which was paid for by medicare. now he has VA Home Based Care, which means they provide him the care instead of medicare, but he has medicare options to go out to private care if he needs it.
but now, VA only approves him for 6 visits, which is 2 weeks, which is nothing ... he could use PT for 2 months to get him on his feet again. it could be that the VA doesn't think he's going to get any better, but they wont say. they are very hard to reach.
My question is: does medicare pay for PT if a doctor prescribes it? or is it part of the skilled nursing that wont pay after so many days pass? or is it subject to the 20% deductible? he has no advantage plan because one of the skilled nursing canceled it because getting the bill paid by medicare is so much quicker. this stuff need a college degree to understand! thanks! Linda