7. ANSWER: True.
Lots of people tend to think if they have an extended stay in a rehabilitation facility after surgery, an illness or injury that Medicare will help with the cost. Well, that can be an expensive assumption, because the answer is not always yes. “Medicare covers semi-private rooms, meals, skilled nursing and rehabilitative services, and other medically necessary services and supplies after a 3-day minimum, medically necessary, inpatient hospital stay for a related illness or injury.”
Additionally, coverage only continues for up to 100 days, with the first 20 days fully covered, and days 21-100 requiring a co-pay of $167.50 per day (2018). After 100 days, you are on your own.
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