What is a Benefit Period?
A benefit period is a method used in Original Medicare is private fee-for-service health insurance for people on Medicare. It has two parts. Part A is hospital coverage. Part B is medical coverage. to measure a beneficiaries use of hospital and skilled nursing facility (SNF) services. With each new benefit period, the A person who has health care insurance through the Medicare or Medicaid programs. is charged a new benefit period A deductible is an amount a beneficiary must pay for their health care expenses before the health insurance policy begins to pay its share..
A benefit period begins the day you are admitted into a facility for Inpatient care refers to care provided in a hospital or other inpatient facility. Inpatients are admitted and stay at least one night depending on their condition.. A benefit period ends when the beneficiary has not received any inpatient hospital care (or skilled care in an SNF) for 60 days in a row for the same medical issue.