My friend lives in Penn and has been in a rehab in NYC for almost 100 days. If he transfers by the 100th day, does Medicare start over?


They told him if they move him to another facility in Penn, by the 100th day or after, does the Medicare start over? He was told by the Rehab Medicare will pay if he is transferred to another in Pennsylvania.

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Does he need more time in rehab? Or is he going to need long term care placement, such as assisted living or a nursing home?

I guess I wouldn't rely on the information from the rehab facility. Call the Medicare office in Pennsylvania with your question.
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Reply to jeannegibbs

Being a PA resident Don't think he can get Medicaid in NY. He may have to be transferred to a rehab in Pa and file for Medicaid, a Social Worker at the facility can help.
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Reply to JoAnn29

No, Medicare does not start over since it is a national system. Medicaid, however, is state by state.
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