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Medicare coverage is available for stroke victims. With a stroke comes plenty of side effects. Medicare coverage includes both inpatient and outpatient care. Medicare can cover rehab services to help you regain normalcy in life. Also, Medicare covers any Durable Medical Equipment you may need to use because of your stroke.
What Does Medicare Pay for After a Stroke
Will Medicare Pay for Skilled Nursing Facility for Stroke Patients?
Medicare will cover Skilled Nursing Care that you might need following your stroke. To qualify, you’ll need to meet Skilled Nursing Facility requirements just like any other patient. Costs for SNF care are the same for stroke victims as anyone else in need of those services.
Fact: 8 out of 10 Medicare Supplement plans will cover the skilled nursing coinsurance.
Will Medicare Pay for Long-Term Care Facilities for Stroke Patients?
Will Medicare Cover Walkers for Stroke Patients?
Does Medicare Advantage Cover Stroke Patients?
There are Medicare Advantage Chronic Care Special Needs Plans specifically for Stoke survivors. If one of these plans are available in your area, this could be an option for you if you don’t qualify for a Medigap plan. Before choosing to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan, there are a few things to consider; are your doctors, hospitals, and specialists in-network? Does the policy cover your pharmacy and drugs? And, just how much will a catastrophic event cost?
While some coverage is better than none, if you can fit Medigap into your budget, it’s highly recommended.