Written by attorney Gene D. Lipscher

Does Medicare Pay for Nursing Home Expenses?

Many people erroneously believe that Medicare automatically covers long term nursing home stays. However, in order for Medicare to cover an individual's stay at a nursing home, a patient must satisfy the following 4 criteria:

Additional resources provided by the author

42 C.F.R. Sec 409.30(a)&(b); 42 C.F.R. Sec 409.31(a)(1) & (b)

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