Nursing Home Facilities Must Provide Residents with Information on How to Apply for Medicare and Medicaid
If you need information or assistance on how to apply for Medicare and Medicaid to pay for charges at a skilled nursing facility or nursing home – there is a federal regulation that provides the facility must provide this information.
§483.10 Resident rights.
The resident has a right to a dignified existence, self-determination, and communication with and access to persons and services inside and outside the facility. A facility must protect and promote the rights of each resident, including each of the following rights:
(a) Exercise of rights.
(10) The facility must prominently display in the facility written information, and provide to residents and applicants for admission oral and written information about how to apply for and use Medicare and Medicaid benefits, and how to receive refunds for previous payments covered by such benefits.
If you have questions or concerns about the quality of care provided in a nursing home or assisted living facility call Ken at 612-743-9048 on his direct number.