My mother had a stroke. Does the 100 day Medicare coverage include time spent in an acute rehab hospital also or is that stay counted separately?

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I think you are confusing "acute care" hospital and rehab.

Rehab is not acute care.

The max 100 days is based on the start of the stay in rehab...and continued improvement. I have not known of a stroke victim that was still making progress sufficiently after 30-40 days to allow Medicare to continue payment t remain.

After discharge, there is continued in home or in NH care...OT, PT, ST. Again..there are annual Maximums and also the requirement that improvement continue.
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Hi Larry,
So sorry to hear about your mother's stroke. Here is a link to a booklet explaining the 100 Days rule. medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10153.pdf I believe the 100 days starts when she is discharged (after at least a 3 day stay) from a hospital, and enters rehab (often referred to as a skilled nursing facility).
Good luck and remember, you can ask to speak with a discharge planner or the admit person at the rehab to get more info.
Margaret
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