Religious Nonmedical Health Care Institution (RNHCIs) | Medicare GlossaryMedicare Glossary Topic.
A facility that provides nonmedical care items and services to individuals that need hospital or skilled nursing facility care, but whose religious beliefs prohibit conventional and unconventional medical care. Medicare Part A (hospital insurance) covers inpatient non-religious, nonmedical care when the following conditions are met:
The RNHCI is certified to participate in Medicare
The RNHCI Utilization Review Committee agrees that the individual would require hospital or SNF care if they weren’t in the RNHCI
The individual has a written election with Medicare showing that their need for RNHCI care is based on both eligibility and religious beliefs.