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What is post acute care?


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June 01, 2009 1:18PM

Post Acute care is comprised of the health care services that one may receive after a stay in an acute care hospital. The services may include stays in a Long Term Acute Hospital, Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilty or Skilled Nursing Facility. In additiona, post acute care may be delivered at an outpatient facility or by a Home Health Agency. In the United States, approximately 40% of people that are medicare eligible will receive post acute care after being hospitalized.