Understanding Medicare Coverage For Nursing Care (Coach’s Corner episode 13)

Episode 13 of the Coach’s Corner Podcast is entitled Understanding Medicare Coverage For Nursing Care. Grasping Medicare coverage can be tricky, especially when it comes to Part A coverage for nursing care. This episode will focus on clearing up those myths and misconceptions about Medicare Part A with special guest, Nicholle Dixon, Messiah Village Billing Coordinator. Learn more about:

  • Medicare versus Medicaid
  • how Medicare Advantage Plans differ from traditional Medicare
  • what are the qualifications for nursing coverage
  • what is considered skilled nursing care, as opposed to intermediate or custodial care
  • the myth of the 100 day benefit period and details on days 1 to 20 and 21 to 100
  • where to get help with Medicare

Medicare Resources

Statewide APPRISE Medicare Counseling Program Pennsylvania offers a free health insurance counseling program (APPRISE) designed to help older Pennsylvanians with Medicare. Counselors are specially trained staff and volunteers who can answer your questions about Medicare and provide you with objective, easy-to-understand information about Medicare, Medicare Supplemental Insurance, Medicaid, and Long-Term Care Insurance. Click [here] to visit the APPRISE website.

Official United States Government site for Mediacare www.medicare.gov/

Matthew J. Gallardo

Matthew J. Gallardo

Matt is the Director of Community Engagement and Coaching at Messiah Lifeways. He brings nearly 20 years of experience in counseling, advocating, and guiding older adults and caregivers through many of life’s tough decisions. His diverse background of working in hospital and rehabilitation settings, community services, and senior housing gives him the breadth and depth of knowledge to provide unique solutions, opportunities, and help individuals proactively plan for the future. He serves as the Lifeways Coach and as a writer, blogger, podcaster, and speaker for Messiah Lifeways, located in Mechanicsburg, PA.

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