We have a patient who exhausted part A benefits but continued to need PT/OT and was picked up under the part B benefit. Does the need for continued rehab keep the patient from starting a 60 day wellness period? Also, wouldn't that patient have to have a sixty day wellness period before regaining any benefits, even if the person was readmitted with a different diagnosis? First hospitalization and skilled stay was for a hip fracture; spent a week in the hospital and was readmitted with a diagnosis of CHF.
Thanks for any help.