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Medicare Window

The Medicare Window is the 30-day period during which Medicare will pay for a patient to be readmitted to a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF – pronounced “sniff”) facility under the following criteria:

  • the patient has received Part A benefits covering a stay in an acute hospital or skilled nursing center within the past 30 days
  • the patient requires rehabilitative services or skilled nursing care
  • the patient has days remaining on their skilled nursing Part A, 100-day benefit period
  • the patient has physician orders for readmission