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Medicare is just one of the options available for patients at NHC HealthCare, Clinton.
While in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare Part A (Hospital Insurance) will pay for up to 100 days of skilled care, provided that the resident requires a daily skilled service as defined by Medicare guidelines and the admission to the facility is within 30 days of a three day or more hospital stay. For the first 20 days, Medicare pays 100% of the covered charges and for the next 80 days, Medicare pays all but $152.00 per day of covered charges, provided the resident continues to require skilled care.
Medicare Part A pays for the following services except when another payment source is primary:
The following chargeable services are not covered by Part A if they should be requested by the patient:
If the resident is not eligible for Part A benefits, the resident may receive services under Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). Part B will pay for an unlimited time frame after the resident meets an annual deductible of $152.00. Part B pays 80% of allowable charges. Services covered include:
Medicare Part D helps pay for prescription drugs not covered by Medicare Hospital Insurance Part A.
How to Apply for Medicare
To apply for Medicare benefits, contact your local Social Security Office. The toll free number is 1-800-772-1213. You may also visit the Medicare website by clicking on the link - Medicare.gov.
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