Transitional care management services

Medicare covers transitional care management services if you’re returning to your community after an inpatient stay at certain facilities, like a hospital or skilled nursing facility . You’ll also be able to get an in-person office visit within 2 weeks of your return home.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay coinsurance and the Part B deductible .

Things to know

The health care provider who’s managing your transition back into the community will work with you, your family, caregivers, and other providers to coordinate and manage your care for the first 30 days after you return home. 

The health care provider may also:

  • Review information on the care you got in the facility
  • Provide information to help you transition back to living in the community
  • Help you with referrals or arrangements for follow-up care or community resources
  • Help you with scheduling 
  • Manage your medications

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