A Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Facility (CORF) is a medical facility that provides outpatient diagnostic, therapeutic, and restorative services for the rehabilitation of your injury, disability, or illness. CORF care is commonly known as outpatient rehabilitation care. CORFs must provide medical care, therapy, and certain social or psychological services.
Medicare Part B covers CORF services if your doctor certifies that you need skilled rehabilitation care. Typically your doctor must create a treatment plan and recertify you at least once every 90 days in order for Medicare to continue covering your care.
Covered items and services at a CORF include:
- Doctors’ services
- Physical, occupational, and respiratory therapy, and speech-language pathology services
- Prosthetic and orthotic devices, including testing, fitting, and/or training in the use of these devices
- Social and psychological services if they relate to and are needed to carry out the rehabilitation treatment
- Nursing care provided by or under the supervision of a registered professional nurse
- Supplies and durable medical equipment (DME)
Original Medicare covers CORF care at 80% of the Medicare-approved amount. If you receive care from a participating provider, you pay a 20% coinsurance after you meet your Part B deductible ($198 in 2020). You may receive a separate bill if you receive medical equipment or supplies during your stay. In this case, too, Medicare covers 80% of its approved amount, and you pay a 20% coinsurance.
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