We are a company that strives to bring transparency to health-related decisions, making the process easy and efficient for everyone. We do the research and build tools to help you make the best decision.
Ah. Rockfish are one of the longest-living fishes, sometimes living 200 years! They come in many different shapes, sizes, and color patterns, and live in various habitats.
Rockfish is a meaningful name for us as we want to help everyone achieve a long and great quality life just like that for the rockfish.
Rockfish tools are free to use by any interested individuals including patients and their caregivers. Care providers and other partner organizations may pay a subscription or referral fee.
SNF is an acronym for Skilled Nursing Facility. A SNF is an inpatient care facility with resources to provide skilled care, rehabilitation and other related services to patients who need nursing care, but do not require hospitalization.
You are likely a Medicare or Medicaid beneficiary.
The benefits under the Medicare and Medicaid programs are pre-defined. For example, your cost-sharing is the same among SNFs that accept your government insurance. However, if the length of SNF stay is > 100, Medicare beneficiaries may see cost differences among SNFs because Medicare only provides coverage up to 100 SNF days per year and days 101+ will be incurred at the self-pay rate.
The Rockfish cost estimates usually cover basic services that include room, meals, laundries, and basic supervision. There may be additional costs for services beyond the basics including prescription medication administration and other nursing services. We recommend that you check with the SNFs to understand their pricing schedule.
The cost information for that facility is not yet available. We are working diligently with the SNFs and our partners to add those information.
Medicare is a Federal health insurance program that pays for hospital and medical care for people over age 65 and those meeting specific disability standards.
No. Medicare only provides coverage for skilled care, i.e., care that requires supervision of skilled or licensed medical personnel such as a nurse, doctor, or therapist.
Medicaid is a means-tested health and medical services program for certain individuals and families with low incomes and few resources. Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid program.