For a limited time, under certain conditions, Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) covers skilled nursing care provided in an SNF. Coverage includes:

  • Skilled nursing care
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy, if needed to meet health goal
  • Medical social services
  • Semi-private room (shared room)
  • Meals
  • Medications
  • Medical supplies and equipment used in the SNF
  • Ambulance transportation (when other transportation endangers health) to the nearest provider of needed services not available at the SNF
  • Dietary counseling