Medicare & Nursing Home Care: Protect Yourself From Fraud

Medicare & Nursing Home Care: Protect Yourself From Fraud

Medicare doesn’t generally pay for long-term nursing home care. However, Medicare Part A covers medically necessary, short-term care in a skilled nursing facility (SNF) within a nursing home under certain conditions. SNFs play a crucial role in providing therapy and rehabilitation after you or a loved one have suffered a debilitating illness or stroke. After a qualifying stay in the hospital, Medicare beneficiaries frequently need some time in a SNF to regain their strength.

However, some unscrupulous facilities (even some associated with national chains) have taken to fraudulent billing.

To report suspected fraud, contact the Senior Medicare Patrol by calling 877.808.2468 or by emailing info@smpresource.org.

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