spell of illness

spell of illness

Etymology: ME, spel + illr, bad
a period regarded by Medicare rules as the number of days between the admission of an insured patient to a hospital and the day that marks the end of a period during which the insured has not been an inpatient in a hospital or a skilled nursing facility.
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Nemeth later enjoyed a relatively successful spell with the German club Alemannia Aachen, after overcoming a spell of illness.
Laxman passed away on Monday evening at the age of 93, after a prolonged spell of illness.
She'd had a spell of illness and a major operation in 1996 and thought that a life in the sun would do her good.
The concept is supposed to help someone who has got back to work after a spell of illness or unemployment, say, or a financial mishap that has wrecked their credit history.
I have just come out of a spell of illness that lasted two years because they couldn't get my medication right.
Did you know: Medicare can be billed up to 100 days per spell of illness.
A TEENAGER dropped dead just a day after telling his dad he hoped to start playing rugby again after a spell of illness.
Sadly, Jack died in 1988 after a spell of illness in hospital and Mary lived alone for around four years until she moved to Preston Towers in 1992.
My husband is extremely supportive and he helps me to balance my work and home life and I have a team of people who are very supportive and helpful and they helped to carry me through a recent spell of illness.
After a spell of illness, she was delighted when running an impressive eight minutes 52.
If he gets better and leaves the hospital, he then becomes eligible for a new round of Medicare payments (after the deductible) for any subsequent "spell of illness" But if instead that original spell of illness requires hospitalization beyond 60 days--in other words, if the illness is catastrophic--well, that just isn't Medicare's problem.
Plans which provide a specified number of sick leave days per illness are most beneficial to employees with a recurring illness because the full amount of the benefit is available for each new spell of illness.