Medicare Part A: Medicare will pay for a semi-private room, meals, nursing services, rehabilitation services, medications, supplies and durable medical equipment for up to 100 days of skilled care. Typically, for the first 20 days in a skilled nursing facility, Medicare covers 100 percent of skilled care. From day 21 through day 100, the resident must pay a daily co-insurance rate.
If at any time during these 100 days the need for skilled services ceases, Medicare may no longer cover and payment either becomes private pay or Medicaid (if eligible).
Medicare Part B: Residents who are covered under Part B are responsible for an annual deductible plus 20 percent of the total charges for services such as therapy. The deductible also applies to medical supplies.