My Aunt is in a nursing home in NJ. She has Medicare/Medicaid for payment to the Nursing home. She was recently hospitalized for 10 days. My question is: Is the Nursing home entitled to her full Medicare/Medicaid payment for that month? Reason I am asking is...when she was in a nursing home in another state...she was hospitalized there too...and that Nursing home did not take all her full check for the time she was hospitalized. They pro-rated the payment...and the balance was placed into my Aunt's personal account...which she had to "spend down" by the end of that month. I don't know if things differ from state to state. I would ask the Nursing home directly ...but they have already given me incorrect information (ie: they can open all my aunt's mail...found that not to be true). If anyone has any information...would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!