An adult child contacted me about a bill from Medicare. Her mother had been in the hospital due to an emergency. She thought her mother was covered. The hospital sent her the bill showing Medicare wouldn’t cover it. Just because the doctor says you should be the hospital doesn’t mean Medicare will cover it.
Medicare has its own requirements. Based on the doctor’s order, the adult child placed her mother in a rehabilitation facility. She discovered; $18,000 later, that her Mother’s stay was also not covered. In order to qualify for rehab, her mother had to be formally admitted to the hospital and stay for three days.
Just because the doctor recommends something for your senior doesn’t mean it’s covered. Medicare has its rules. Consultations help you learn what questions to ask, and keep you out of trouble. Your phone has a GPS app to help you find your way. The (G)eriatric (P)rocess (S)ystem can be just as confusing, Contact Senior Sidekicks.
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