Eligibility after being out of SNF only 2 1/2 weeks and got new injury. Does 100 days start over with a new injury?

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Husband was in a SNF for broken bone in leg, 3 months total. He was discharged and came home, then in just 2 1/2 wks he went to the ER and had a new injury, a broken ankle. Will the 100 days start over when he returns to the SNF for therapy again?

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It restarts with a new medical condition. So if you go in for a broken leg and then a month later have a stroke, the clock starts over. There can also be other variables, depending on which company carries your health insurance. Read your policy carefully. For our mom the $100 a day co-pay started on day one.

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