Inpatient rehabilitation care

Inpatient rehabilitation care


 care you get in an inpatient rehabilitation facility or unit (sometimes called an inpatient “rehab” facility, IRF, acute care rehabilitation center, or rehabilitation hospital). Your doctor must certify that you have a medical condition that requires intensive rehabilitation, continued medical supervision, and coordinated care that comes from your doctors and therapists working together.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay this for each


  • Days 1-60: $1,364 deductible.
  • Days 61-90: $341 coinsurance each day.
  • Days 91 and beyond: $682 coinsurance per each “lifetime reserve day” after day 90 for each benefit period (up to 60 days over your lifetime).
  • Each day after the lifetime reserve days: all costs.
What it is

Inpatient rehabilitation can help if you’re recovering from a serious surgery, illness, or injury and need an intensive rehabilitation therapy program, physician supervision, and your doctors and therapists working together to give you coordinated care.

Medicare covers:

Medicare doesn’t cover:

  • Private duty nursing
  • A phone or television in your room
  • Personal items, like toothpaste, socks, or razors (except when they’re provided as part of a hospital admission pack).
  • A private room, unless medically necessary
Things to know

 covers doctors’ services you get while you’re in an inpatient rehabilitation facility.

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