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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North East fans no doubt will be disappointed to hear the local actor, who rejoined the TV series following a spell of illness, will not be appearing in the live show when it opens at the Theatre Royal next September.
Chris, a native of Old Swan but now living in Wallasey, only took up painting about 10 years ago after a spell of illness rendered him temporarily un-able to work.
Tariq Ahmed Buch passed away early Monday morning after a brief spell of illness, reported.
His mother Aijaz Fatima has been suffering from a long spell of illness and is admitted at the hospital.
A factory closing, a spell of illness and life unravels when income is modest.
AUSTRALIA rugby star Christian Leali'ifano has been diagnosed with leukaemia following a short spell of illness.
Only last year, the Akroyds were invited to be chief guests at the club's open day for boys and girls and, during a spell of illness, they sent officials to visit him at his home.
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.
10) A spell of illness starts with the first day that a Medicare beneficiary is admitted to a hospital or nursing facility, and it ends 60 days after discharge.
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.