May is National Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of adult disability. About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year. Be sure to know the signs and symptoms of stroke, so you can be prepared to take quick action and perhaps save a life.
Signs of Stroke in Men and Women
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you or someone else has any of these symptoms.
Medicare covers Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) care to help you recover from a stroke after a 3-day related hospital stay. SNF care is health care given when you need skilled nursing or therapy staff to manage, observe, and evaluate your care. A SNF could be part of a nursing home or hospital. Medicare certifies these facilities if they have the staff and equipment to give skilled nursing care, therapy services, and/or other related health services.
Review the CMS publication “Medicare Coverage of Skilled Nursing Facility Care” for more information on finding and using a Skilled Nursing Facility. You may also use the Nursing Home Compare web tool to find and compare nursing homes.
May Training Webinars
Monthly Update Webinar
May 5, 2015 2:30 – 3:30 pm ET
Each month we offer an update webinar featuring subject matter experts who share information on current topics. This month we’ll feature revisions to the Nursing Home Compare 5-Star Quality Rating System, an overview of the April Plan Finder release, and a presentation featuring Social Security initiatives and campaigns
Join the audio portion of the webinar on 1-800-603-1774, conference ID: 43244841 and join the webinar athttps://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/
Medicare Learning Series – Medicare’s Compare Websites
May 14, 2015 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
Join the CMS National Training Team as we share an overview of Medicare’s compare websites, including Physician Compare, Hospital Compare, Nursing Home Compare, Dialysis Facility Compare and Home Health Compare.
Join the audio portion of the webinar on 1-877-267-1577, conference ID: 998 275 879 and join the webinar at https://webinar.cms.hhs.gov/