Hospital Discharge Appeal Notices

Hospitals are required to deliver the Important Message from Medicare (IM), CMS-R-193 to all Medicare beneficiaries (Original Medicare beneficiaries and Medicare Advantage plan enrollees) who are hospital inpatients. The IM informs hospitalized inpatient beneficiaries of their hospital discharge appeal rights. Beneficiaries who choose to appeal a discharge decision must receive the Detailed Notice of Discharge…

Co-signing Notes Written by Assistants

A question I am often asked are notes written by physical therapist assistants and occupational therapy assistants need to be cosigned by the supervising physical therapist or occupational therapist? To fully answer this question, we must look in two places, your state practice act and the rules and regulations of the insurance carrier. In this…